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Peewhit

“Slope Soaring Addict”

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Name: Peter White

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I used to fly control line powered planes in my early teens.
 
When I semi retired in 2006 I thought I would try taking up the hobby again, only with gliders.
 
Mt first rudder/elevator model spent more time crashing than flying and then I discovered the free download of Slope Soaring Simulator which taught me HOW to fly a glider.
 
I purchased and built a Chris Foss Middlephase (aileron version) and after a couple of outings I became addicted to slope soaring, particularly aerobatics, and spent many happy hours with this model which is still flying in the hands of a colleague.
 
My next models were a  Phoenix Models Bedlam which I am still flying three years later, a Multiplex Blizzard (now deceased) an SAS Fusion which I now use for combat, and an Easy Glider electric for those windless days.
 
Then in January 2010 came that first mouldie, an RCRCM Typhoon, and the addiction strengthened tenfold, so much so that I splashed out on a 2.5M Wizard Compact which is absolutely superb.
 
Christmas 2010 will bring a performance DLG in the form of a Blaster 2.
 
Mr first Tx was a 36 MHz Futaba 6EX, then I upgraded to a Spektrum DX7 2,4 GHz, and I now have a JR DSX9 which I use to set up five separate modes on my two mouldies.
 
For a bit of retro balsa bashing 2011 has seen me build a Phase 6 which is all glassed and modified a bit to include a four servo wing, ballast tube, and all moving tail. it flies very well.

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