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Over yonder hill.....

Over yonder hill.....

Simon Cocker travels in search of his ultimate slope soarer

Tim Mackey12/04/2011 10:28:55
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Nice write up Simon - hopefully got a few more peeps interested in this addiction called slope soaring.
Malcolm Fisher12/04/2011 21:59:01
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It's also an obsession.
Like Simon, slope soaring was my first foray into R/C after many years of control line flying.
A couple of years or so ago I returned to the slopes and I really wish I'd never left them. Scratching around for lift can be very rewarding - especially when you find some. I often fly when the wind is so strong that I can remember having 40 powered planes struggling to make headway against similar wind yet have no problems with a glider. "dead stick" landings were never a problem when I flew power models. I am still flying an ancient Impala like that which hooked Simon and still get a lot of enjoyment from it as well as more up to date models.
Tom Satinet13/04/2011 09:34:57
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It's no wildthing though is it!
David Ashby - Moderator13/04/2011 09:37:40
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Quick question chaps and I know I could look up the answer from previous threads but I'm just being lazy - I've been told of a slope that's not too far from me and I intend to go along this year so what's best for a newbie - Zagi or Wildthing?
Tim Mackey13/04/2011 10:23:30
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Wildthing may be marginally less fussy about COG, and has enclosed pushrods and horns which can help avoid damage on rough landings /combat fun.
ken anderson.13/04/2011 10:23:57
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david-i started with a zagi a couple of years ago and found it very forgiving...its a whole new learning curve when you go from powered to gliding but very addictive and Fun.....for £30.00 ... i would buy the zagi....
ken anderson ne..1.
David Ashby - Moderator13/04/2011 10:26:39
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Thanks Tim and Ken, I aim to get up a slope for the first time this year.
Slopetrashuk16/04/2011 01:55:50
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You're not a newbie. Take something you already fly but with the prop off. What have you hung on to?
You'll be bored to death flying a Zagi or Wildthing.
Which slope is it? Inland or coastal?
Pablo22/04/2011 00:56:17
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Only just got onto this forum thing. But I used to fly a Zagi off the Cornish cliffs a few years ago and it really was the best fun. Watch out for the gorse bushes though that was the death for mine. I am in Flat Cambridgeshire now and it is a trek to get to a decent slope site. Happy landings all.

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