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Old 10-22-2014, 06:15 PM   #171
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A very long term goal of mine was met today. Find, and gain access to the Battle River Hang Glider slope site. Just 20 miles from home. What a great afternoon. Did a Maiden on a used Saggita 900, 62 minutes. Also a 2M Fling, 35 minutes.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:10 PM   #172
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A very long term goal of mine was met today. Find, and gain access to the Battle River Hang Glider slope site. Just 20 miles from home. What a great afternoon. Did a Maiden on a used Saggita 900, 62 minutes. Also a 2M Fling, 35 minutes.
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Wow that looks like a great site Dale and congrats on the flights!
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:47 AM   #173
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Nice! What direction does it face Dale?
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:35 AM   #174
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Mervin, it faces south. As you know, not very common around here. The forecast was the same for today. But, now has changed. I was hoping to get a Maiden in on my Sting. Doubt it will happen today. I'm loaded up we will see if it can happen.
Dennis, thank-you on the kind words. The Peace River Valley is on my Bucket list. Which means I will be close enough to come fly something (no choppers) with you.
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Most of the morning would have been perfect here Dale. South wind at 20 km but by noon it was SW 50km or more.
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It was calm here. As the wind grew, it started as SW, and kept turning towards the West.
Might take another 3 years before the start line up here.
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Hello all I am new to Calgary. I am looking for close slopes any ideas?
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:00 AM   #178
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I used to travel, and fly with some of the founding members.
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Just need to get the rx I ordered 3 weeks ago, and this one will be ready for the slope. Very nice kit, everything fits together well... If you decide yo get a Labelle just make sure to get small servos and receiver.
That looks nice. I hadn't thought of a discus launched plane as a slope soarer. It is probably great for slow, steady breezes.

I have 2 main sites that are both on the side of mountains with small landing areas. A worry is that there is always a risk of the wind shifting or a blast of cool air above pushing me down. My confidence in my ability to read the air currents has grown a lot and that photo made me realise that a discus launch would be a fun next step.

Today a folded the wings on my easy glider. The spar was plenty strong but there was only a thin bit of foam over the spar. The wing that broke off floated up into outer space. I will haul some garbage out of the bush for penance.
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That looks nice. I hadn't thought of a discus launched plane as a slope soarer. It is probably great for slow, steady breezes.

I have 2 main sites that are both on the side of mountains with small landing areas. A worry is that there is always a risk of the wind shifting or a blast of cool air above pushing me down. My confidence in my ability to read the air currents has grown a lot and that photo made me realise that a discus launch would be a fun next step.

Today a folded the wings on my easy glider. The spar was plenty strong but there was only a thin bit of foam over the spar. The wing that broke off floated up into outer space. I will haul some garbage out of the bush for penance.
Don't know if you've considered this or not, but flying wings are great for slope soaring. They don't have tails that break off on rough landings and work fairly well in restricted landing zones. I have a few wings but this one is my current favourite...



You might be able to salvage a couple of servos from the EasyGlider for use in a wing. HK also sells a pretty nice flying wing kit for less $. Let me know if you want further details.

Nothing wrong with using a DLG on the slope, but they are a little more fragile, IMO.
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