Subscribe to the slopeflyer.com email newsletter
 
HTML Text AOL
    Search for in  

  Slopeflyer Home

  Flight Log

  Flying Sites

  The Store

  Slope Trash Magazine

  Slopeflyer Gallery

  Slope News

  Plane Reviews

  Accessory Reviews

  Tool Reviews

  Tips

  Soaring Stories

  TWF

  Other RC Diversions

RSS Feed

Now you can get up-to-the-minute headlines from our site displayed on your webpages. Click here to learn how!


Welcome to slopeflyer.com!

slopeflyer.com is a resource for people interested in r/c slope flying and slope soaring related news. There is an extensive listing of slope soaring sites to fly and most slope site listings have local contact info so interested slope soaring pilots will know who to contact in a particular area. The more slope site and contact info you all send in, the more useful this site will be! If you are interested in posting a story please email Greg and I'll tell you how to do it.

We answer the question: What is slope flying?

slopeflyer slope soaring intro
Mirko flying his Wizard Compact at Concordia. Photo: Greg Smith

We also have slope plane, accessory and radio reviews, tips to get the most from your equipment, slope planes for sale, a flight log and race/competition coverage.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the site!


Now Available! The LEG EPP Building Clinic 4-Disc DVD Set

Posted by Greg Smith on Mar 22, 2007, 22:20
This 4-DVD set covers EVERYTHING about building a Leading Edge Gliders PSS slope plane. We take it from right out of the box through building, taping, covering, painting, weathering and even test fly it at the slope with plenty of great general rc slope soaring type info thrown in as well, so don't think this is just for PSS guys. While this video concentrates on the building of one of Jack's 60-inch PSS Warbirds, many of the tips and techniques are applicable to other EPP planes as well as model building in general.



slopeflyer.com Archives

Posted by on Feb 2, 2009, 21:39
You may notice the slightly changed logo in the upper left hand corner. The addition of "archives" means that very soon this part of the site will no longer be updated and that the new version will be the place to go! There is a bunch of content to move, and there are probably links in articles that will lead back to this "archives" section, so it will stay for the foreseeable future. In addition Google ranks a lot of those pages very well and it would be a shame to throw away that work!

FYI the current version of slopeflyer.com has served well since about September 1st, 2002. 6 and 1/2 years is a commendable run in the web world! Previous versions of slopeflyer go back to 1998. Someday I may throw them back up just for posterity's sake.




New site progress

Posted by Greg Smith on Jan 31, 2009, 22:00
I've been getting some work done on the new version of this site what with the 7 to 15 degree temps all week! Well, it was 40 today but the wind was totally wrong. Oh, well, it can't last for ever. Anyway, while it is just a start, and I am still using a modified stock template for the look of the place, if you are the curious type, you can see the progress at: http://www.slopeflyer.com/soaring/




slopeflyer.com Webserver Move

Posted by Greg Smith on Jan 30, 2009, 13:28
It looks like the server move went pretty seamlessly. There may be a few files that are missing or referenced wrong but I had to make the move in preparation for the rolling out of the revamped version of this site. It may be a bit rocky for a bit but I think the added functionality of the new system will be a greater benefit than any glitches along the way. At any rate, I will leave all the old pages in place for the foreseeable future and hopefully you all will still find the information you need!

I'll post up again with the new site directory in a few days so, if you are the curious type, you can follow the pain from the beginning!




Pompano Beach Slope Blog

Posted by Greg on Jan 12, 2009, 23:38
Our friend Mike Williams, who attended our WeaselFest event last April, has an impressive blog about the Pompano Beach Slope here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=5545
Check it out




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.



Formation DSing at Grants Pass

Posted by Greg on Jan 7, 2009, 13:18
Mirko sent me this YouTube link to a great video of formation DSing at Grant's Pass. Reminds me of South Dakota formation sessions. Can't wait for spring!



What the Heck is Up at slopeflyer.com? or 2008 year in review!

Posted by Greg on Jan 5, 2009, 13:58
No doubt many of you have noticed a fairly sparse update schedule for the past few months. Rest assured that after 10 years of running and hosting this site that I am not going anywhere but I figured I'd kill two birds with one stone. Get a post going and give you all an update on what is happening here at slopeflyer.com.



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.



iPhone Weather Apps for Slope Soaring Pilots

Posted by Greg Smith on Dec 23, 2008, 13:43
There are, at my last count, 62 applications in the Apps section of the iTunes store for the iPhone that have something to do with weather. 40 of them cost something. While I think some of the paid apps have merit, I figured that I would work through the free apps first to see if I could find one that does what I need so all listed here are either free from the App Store or websites with iPhone specific formatting.




---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Check out our Frappr!
Latest Headlines

 Flight Log
 Atwater Beach Sloping 01-10-09
 Slope Soaring Concordia Jan 3 2009
 More Concordia Slope Flying on Sunday
 Flying Sites
 Pompano Beach Slope Blog
 West Cornwall Slopers - UK
 West Sydney Slope Soarers
 The Store
 slopeflyer.com Sweatshirts - Just a Few!
 slopeflyer.com Piqué Sport Shirt w/embroidered logo
 slopeflyer.com Hats w/embroidered logo Now Available
 Slope Trash Magazine
 Hopeful Rebirth of a Slopey
 The Story of the 200mph Lead
 Slopers Guide to Lift Conditions
 Slopeflyer Gallery
 Midwest Slope Challenge 2006 Gallery
 LEG Slopefest 2007 Photo Gallery
 SODA Slope Trip May 2007
 Slope News
 Now Available! The LEG EPP Building Clinic 4-Disc DVD Set
 slopeflyer.com Archives
 New site progress
 Plane Reviews
 Off The Edge Sailplanes is Now Offering the Zipper
 Super Talon Conversion
 Orca Pitcheron Slope Ship
 Accessory Reviews
 Radio Carbon Art's F3 Building Clinic DVD
 Al the Bag Lady Custom Bag Review
 Review of the SkyKing RC Products Lost Model Alarm
 Tool Reviews
 Great Planes Precision Z-Bend Pliers
 Dremel Stylus Cordless Rotary Tool Model # 1100-01
 Perecman Router Base And Templates
 Tips
 South Dakota Rock 1, Extreme 0
 Hitec Focus III Elevator Modification
 Kevlar Leading Edge for Bagged Wings
 Soaring Stories
 First timers slope story…
 Madness On The Precipice
 RC Sailplanes Can Improve Your Work Performance
 TWF
 Rotor Build Part 5: Conclusion
 Rotor Build Part 4: Internal Bits
 Rotor Build Part 3: Fin and Stab Installation
 Other RC Diversions
 Racing Kyosho Mini-Zs, Radio Shack xMods, iWavers and Firelap Nanoracers
 A Man and His Plane
 xTreme Micro Copter / Picoo Z electric RC Helicopter


Help support slopeflyer.com: make a donation!

If you have a slope location you like and want to add it to our list,
give us a description, directions and contact info, send it to Greg