The Slope Soaring Flight Log lists stories from slope flyers all over the US and the World! Our goal is to keep you informed of what fellow r/c slope pilots are up to and where they are flying.
Atwater Beach Sloping 01-10-09
Posted by Greg on Jan 10, 2009, 23:05
Mirko, Dave and I had a good flying session at Atwater today. The temp
was about 27 degrees with a nice 15-20mph wind coming straight in to
the Northeast-facing slope at Atwater.
Slope Soaring Concordia Jan 3 2009
Posted by Greg Smith on Jan 5, 2009, 12:56
While we typically try to get in a slope flight in on New Year's Day,
this year did not cooperate with the wind direction. (We did get a bit
of *gasp* power flying in a AstroWings). Anyway, It wasn't until the
3rd that I got a call from Mirko reporting that the wind would be good
and the temperatures moderate at Concordia on Sunday. So, I went to the
shop early and got a couple of planes ready; my Bee and the LEG P-51.
More Concordia Slope Flying on Sunday
Posted by Mirko Bodul on Mar 31, 2008, 21:30
Chris and I arrived about 11:00 AM near the fisherman statue. The wind
was more from the south and I thought that we might be better off
flying from the bowl on the north end of Concordia, since the wind came
more from the right than on Saturday. So we drove over there, parked,
and I set up my 100” Dynamic, which I use as a test plane for first
flights when the wind seems light. Temperatures were again about 38 F
with a gray sky. This area was somewhat muddy compared to the south
end, but it had a larger landing area.
Concordia, for the First Time in 2008
Posted by Mirko Bodul on Mar 31, 2008, 21:10
We had blue sky at Concordia on Saturday, starting at about 11:00 AM
with Greg joining around noon and Dave somewhat later. Winds were ESE,
about 13-15 mph, with whitecaps on the water and 38 degree temps. Not a
raging wind but plenty of wind to fly my heavy Wizard, even later in
the day when the whitecaps disappeared.
Wisconsin Slope Safari - Mini Version - UPDATED
Posted by Greg Smith on Oct 27, 2007, 23:37
Dave K and I had planned to take a trip to South Dakota this weekend
and so he had a couple of days off from work. It is hunting season in
SD and rooms are few and far between. Our favorite motel in Chamberlain
was all booked so we decided to stay local. With the opening of our new
site at the Omega Hills landfill it was a safe bet that we would get
some flying in if there was wind.
Sloping the AvA at Concordia 09-03-07
Posted by Greg Smith on Sep 10, 2007, 22:07
This was the final stop on my LEG Slopefest weekend. When I past
Downtown MKE I saw that the wind was light from the East and, even
though I'd just driven about 450 miles I decided to zip another 10
miles past the house and look at Concordia.
Flying With Garwood
Posted by Greg Smith on Jul 24, 2007, 23:30
Not quite like I'm With Busey but still fun none the less!
Anyway, I had the opportunity to meet Dave Garwood, Andreas Mergner and
a local from North Adams named John at the Mohawk Trail launch site in
the Berkshires near North Adams, MA.
On the first day of my summer vacation I...
Posted by Greg Smith on Jul 20, 2007, 19:31
Well, on the first day I drove, to Virginia, then to the Carlisle, PA for the Polecat Aero Challenge. So, on the second day of my summer vacation, I woke up. I went down to
the flying field to fly my DLG. Then I landed out. Well, not too often
and the Polecat Aero Challenge was a really fun event.
Spring Slope Soaring in Milwaukee
Posted by Greg Smith on May 12, 2007, 11:09
Hi Folks! I've been a bit slack about local slope reporting. Not that
there hasn't been some flying just that it has usually been me alone or
with that local dog walker, Mirko, watching.
Mid-April South Dakota Slope Trip
Posted by Greg Smith on May 1, 2007, 22:23
I got in an early trip to South Dakota in mid-April. I met Emil, Rob, Dan and Reiner (SP?) for some SD slope action.
Milwaukee Slope Flying 04-03-07
Posted by Greg Smith on Apr 3, 2007, 19:44
We got a brief bit of east wind today and I made it to Big Bay Park. I
was only looking at 7 or 8 mph but some is better than none and I had
just watched the Menez-hom movie from a couple of years ago. It was at...
More Spring Slope Flying in Milwaukee
Posted by Greg Smith on Mar 29, 2007, 22:32
3 days in a row and 4 out of the last 5, Whooo Hooo. Hope this is a preview of things to come. It figures that as soon as I order a TD plane we get good slope days but I am not complaining.
Atwater Slope Flying on March 28th, 2007
Posted by Greg Smith on Mar 28, 2007, 21:20
I got out to Atwater Beach for about a half hour this morning and that
was enough! It was 40 degrees with a 15mph wind coming in at about 20
degrees off the slope but flyable for sure. Oh yeah, it was raining a
bit too so I got out the new Predator Bee and flew it a couple of
Milwaukee Slope Flying 03-20-07
Posted by Greg Smith on Mar 20, 2007, 21:52
Today was the last day of winter and we got some slope flying in at a few spots around Milwaukee.
Winter Slope Flying at Warnimont Park
Posted by Greg Smith on Feb 28, 2007, 16:38
We were supposed to get another 8-plus inches of dry, fluffy snow today
but it was more like a heavy, wet 4 inches. At least the forecast winds
were right on. 20mph ESE. With this wind direction we could have gone
back to Concordia but since the wind was a bit more easterly today we
went to the Gun Club slope instead.
A 30 MPH Wind, 25 Degrees and We're Sloping!
Posted by Greg Smith on Feb 26, 2007, 15:23
The weatherman said winds 25-30 out of the ESE today and he nailed it.
He also nailed the 8 to 12 inches of snow that we got that, when
coupled with the aforementioned 30 mph winds led to drifts 5 feet and
higher at the Concordia slope. No worries, there were spots where the
wind had blown the slope clear so Dave and I could walk to the edge to
Mini Ellipse Electric for Wind on a No Wind Day
Posted by Greg Smith on Nov 27, 2006, 22:28
I finally got around to installing a proper sized spinner on my mini Ellipse Electric which necessitated a new prop since the slimmer yoke would not take the 11x10 I had been using before. By the way, it has a Hacker B-20-15L and a ThunderPower 3S 1570 pack in it. I liked how the 11x10 really dug in...
It Was a Weaseley Day in the Neighborhood
Posted by Greg Smith on Nov 14, 2006, 21:23
We had a light wind but at least the right direction so I wnet out to do some slope flying with the Weasel at Atwater Beach and Big Bay.
When a 10-Minute Slope Flight is Enough!
Posted by Greg Smith on Nov 11, 2006, 01:02
I had my Pica pitcheron plane out on the slope today in 20-25mph winds. That plane is a blast in the big wind.
Soar Utah 2006
Posted by Greg Smith on Sep 11, 2006, 00:09
Some coverage from all 4 days of the 2006 Soar Utah slope soaring event held around Salt Lake City, Utah. We flew several famous spots including Butterfield Canyon, Point of the Mountain North and South as well as Francis Peak. Read on...
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