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West Cornwall Slopers - UK

Posted by on Sep 27, 2008, 09:52
Gary found our site on a Google search and he thought it would be nice if we could get Cornwall’s slopes more exposure! They’ve created a web site that allows tourists or locals to find out what slopes are available in Cornwall (there are quite a few!) So check this out!




West Sydney Slope Soarers

Posted by Greg Smith on Sep 15, 2008, 21:23
Stephen, the President of the West Sydney Slope Soarers sent in this note.
We have our own registered site at Mt Annan about 40 minutes south west of Sydney. The hill offers a great range of opportunities for every level of slope flyer including DS.



Middleton Mountain Vernon B.C. Canada

Posted by Greg Smith / Craig Topf on Sep 15, 2008, 20:42
Craig sent in this description of a slope just outside of Vernon B.C. which is in the Okanagan Valley of the B.C. Interior. Approximately 5 hours from Vancouver B.C., 6 hours Calgary, and 2.5 hours from the Washington border. The summit is about 630 metres ASL.




Rotor Build Part 5: Conclusion

Posted by J.S. Decker on May 9, 2008, 19:27


This is the final part of the Rotor build log.  I have not included much detail on finishing, but I have also included a couple a photos from taken while finishing the fuse and LE’s of the wing and stab.





Rotor Build Part 4: Internal Bits

Posted by J.S. Decker on May 9, 2008, 19:26

In this part, fabrication and installation of the internal parts is demonstrated.  The internal parts include the ballast tube, crush blocks, servo trays, canopy formers, and other parts that you can’t see from the outside of the plane.




New York Slope Site: Sterling Bluffs on Lake Ontario

Posted by Dave Garwood on May 8, 2008, 21:39
We like water out in front of our slope sites because without upwind turbulence-makers, we fly in smoother air. One such site available in upstate central New York is Sterling Bluffs in Sterling Park, located on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario, northwest of Syracuse and south of Oswego.



Rotor Build Part 3: Fin and Stab Installation

Posted by J.S. Decker on May 3, 2008, 15:27

After getting the wings mounted, it is time to mount the fin and stab.




Rotor Build Part 2: Pitcheron/Wingeron Hardware Installation

Posted by J.S. Decker on Apr 27, 2008, 15:59

The first major assembly step is to install the pitcheron/wingeron hardware.



Rotor Build Part 1: Preassembly and Component Weights

Posted by J.S. Decker on Apr 26, 2008, 21:13

Thought I would share my typical TWF assembly procedure.  This particular TWF is my version of a Rotor. 




Midwest WeaselFest is set for the Omega Hills Slope Site in Wisconsin

Posted by Greg Smith on Mar 31, 2008, 21:57
Join us for a Radio Controlled Slope Flying party at The Omega Hills Slope as AstroWings of Wisconsin welcomes slopers to The 1st Annual Midwest WeaselFest; A “Weasel-centric” Sloping Fun Fly to happen concurrently with the West Coast edition on Saturday, April 19th and Sunday, April 20th, 2008
The event is open to all AMA member pilots. For more info download our Midwest WeaselFest PDF flyer. It has all the answers!




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give us a description, directions and contact info, send it to Greg

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