I started R/C soaring in 1980, when I moved to Los Gatos, CA. I had a buddy in high school who got me into it. I spent several years flying with the South Bay Soaring Society mostly sloping at Sunset Beach, Coyote Hills and Davenport.
I have been back in to flying for several years now after about a 15 year lull. I had always flown slope in Northern California and thought all my planes (a Rich Spicer Nova (before his RnR days) was my favorite) were useless when I moved to the Midwest (Milwaukee, WI). HLGs piqued my R/C interest again but my heart yearned for the slope, a 30mph wind and a ballasted rocket.
I noticed that when the wind is coming out of the east, the bluffs along Lake Michigan can be a pretty good substitute for the cliffs at Sunset Beach or the site at Davenport in NoCal and so I am back on the hills!
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