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slope soaring who does it ? where and what are you flying?

Discussion in 'Aero-Tow, Slope, Thermal, Dynamic, GPS Speed, Etc.' started by IMAC FANATIC, May 21, 2015.

  1. IMAC FANATIC

    IMAC FANATIC 40% happier than most folks.

    20150502_173547.jpg Zagis, ask umx, at Fort Ord , Ca
     
  2. SleepyC

    SleepyC 150cc

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    I'm interested. I just got hooked to DLG's so now the gliding bug has snagged me....
     
  3. Judge

    Judge 70cc twin V2

    Used to do a lot of sloping. Nothing beats a late summer afternoon tooling back and forth at Torrey Pines with a big scale ship!! We've lost a lot of our better slopes to homes out here, but there are still some great places to go. Too many things to play with and not enough time or I'd do more of it. Best times for me were doing slope racing. Total demolition derby with 4 unlimited (118 -120 inch) planes ballasted to the max (11 pounds AUW) ripping in screaming lift for 10 laps!! Lost a lot of planes !!
     
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  4. Xpress

    Xpress GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I do it every now and then. I have a local slope I go to and hangout with a bunch of the usual jackasses and the flying diapers.

    Normally I fly my little Ridge Runt but now that I have access to Multiplex airplanes... Hmmm.....
     
  5. IMAC FANATIC

    IMAC FANATIC 40% happier than most folks.

    Go get the new eflite whipit, not a contender but still very fun. @ 67.00 you cant beat it.
     
  6. SleepyC

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    We did, best $60 ever!
     
  7. Tom Pack

    Tom Pack New to GSN!

    You're not to far from Cumberland, Maryland........ High Point Aviation has a field there that is both thermal and slope when the winds are from the west...... next event is mid July.
     
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  8. Islandflyer

    Islandflyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I loved flying slope in the California after-noons, after flying (glow) power all morning.
    I would still be doing it, but it's kind of hard to find a slope here in Central Florida...:)
    Through the 80's I flew The SOS (Son Of Savage) in Laguna Niguel, a place called Kite Hill. Judge, if you flew at Torrey Pines in the 80", you probably saw some Savage gliders flying there. The SOS 42", 50" and 60" I had were the smaller versions of it...could do cool 4 point rolls, barrel rolls, inverted flights, great times!
     
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  9. Judge

    Judge 70cc twin V2

    Holy crap. I had an SOS and flew at Kite Hill. I did not start flying there until late 91, but what a fun time. You would not recognize the place now. All built up across Alicia and Kite Hill is a small electrics place now more than slope. They even have a runway painted in the parking lot.. There is a pretty good slope down across Alicia called "Lily Shapell" Park. We also call it Highlands. I used to go over there with Brian McLean and fly before the homes got built. Trees are planted on that slope now, not nearly as much fun as it used to be. The slope in Dana point (great in south winds) overlooking the 5 Freeway was lost to homes a few years back as well.

    Wow. Small world, still wouldn't want to have to paint it, but a small world none the less!!
     
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  10. Islandflyer

    Islandflyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Judge, I guess we just missed each other: I moved from California in 1990. I flew a few times at the top of a road in Laguna Beach: goo lift, but rough landing! I visited in 2004, and stopped by Kite Hill: did not recognize any one, and the lift was killed by the reshaping of the hills for housing development...
    I am sure it would be hard to believe for the current residents there that we used to fly power in the parking of the federal building down below Kite Hill, and then later, we flew off Bake Pkwy and Alton Pkwy in Irvine....Mile Square was too busy for us. Fun times, but I don't miss all the crashes from guys turning their Tx on in the pits with no warning! I love 2.4!
     
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