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Flight Log

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.
more...




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 times. With...



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 launch.



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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Flight Log
Atwater Beach Sloping 01-10-09
Slope Soaring Concordia Jan 3 2009
More Concordia Slope Flying on Sunday
Concordia, for the First Time in 2008
Wisconsin Slope Safari - Mini Version - UPDATED
Sloping the AvA at Concordia 09-03-07
Flying With Garwood
On the first day of my summer vacation I...
Spring Slope Soaring in Milwaukee
Mid-April South Dakota Slope Trip
Milwaukee Slope Flying 04-03-07
More Spring Slope Flying in Milwaukee
Atwater Slope Flying on March 28th, 2007
Milwaukee Slope Flying 03-20-07
Winter Slope Flying at Warnimont Park
A 30 MPH Wind, 25 Degrees and We're Sloping!
Mini Ellipse Electric for Wind on a No Wind Day
It Was a Weaseley Day in the Neighborhood
When a 10-Minute Slope Flight is Enough!
Soar Utah 2006
Slope Safari 06 through Yellowstone and Jackson, WY
Sloping Cody and Trip to Red Lodge
More Slope Safari 06 Reporting
First Couple of Days of Greg's and Dave's Slope Safari 2006
Atwater Slope Flying June '06
April Slope Session at Concordia
Adam's SV report, Tuesday afternoon March 21
More March Slope Flying at Atwater Beach 03-21-06
Atwater Beach Slope Flying 03-20-06
DS Carnage - Jack Cooper Blows Up His Mini Charisma.


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