Racine Slope Flying Sites
In northern Racine County, Cliffside Park and a slope just south of that, Chapla Park are good for N to NE winds. Both overlook Lake Michigan.
Cliffside Park is almost inaccessible without a guide – me! (Mirko) I believe that I am the only one who has ever flown there. That was in 1998. It is only a 50 or 60 foot slope, but flying is good at both sites.
Ken Nelson added these sites for Racine:
FLYING SITE – CITY OF RACINE LAKEFRONT
There is a very flyable stretch of lakefront in Racine, Wisconsin south of the downtown area on Main Street between 14th and 16th Street. The slope is grass covered and very uniform in height. The slope is small at about 25-35 feet with large rocks at the base to prevent erosion of the slope.
I had the Prodij DSing in South Dakota on our recent Slopin’ Safari and it hauls ass! I have noticed before that it handles like a larger plane and the same holds true in the DS circuit, especially with the ballast. It covers lots of ground and really retains energy well. I was getting 400-500 foot punchouts after building up the speed!
The Prodij flies a bit differently than most other planes. You can fly it like most conventional 60-inch planes and it will already be as quick or quicker than most. But if you really want to extract the most performance make sure you set up your radio to use the left (throttle) stick to work the trailing edge as flaps. To get the plane to fly in lighter lift and really haul in heavier conditions, you have to be able to add camber or reflex. I have the flap set at neutral when the left stick is in the middle and am constantly using the left stick to change the wing to maximize what I am doing. This is the way the designer intended the plane to be flown.