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Old 05-10-2015, 02:48 PM   #191
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Very nice sloper Dale. A perfect airframe for the wide open space you are at. What was the wind speed that day? Love the v tail
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Old 05-10-2015, 04:42 PM   #192
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20, gusts to 35km/h.
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:46 PM   #193
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Re: Alberta Slope Patrol guide

I was working in the Griesbach neighborhood in Edmonton and came across a man made tobogan hill that looks like a very good light slope and even,dare I say Dynamic soaring hill. Its a long curved nice sized slope facing North ish. Found a couple of paraglider guys getting some practice.
It is across from a school near Gault Blvt and Sir Aurthur Currie Way.
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Good for an Alula or maybe Libelle?
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Old 05-16-2015, 05:10 PM   #195
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Hi Bob ,It is higher and steeper than it looks in the pictures. Packing up my libelle and weasel and heading over there right now to try it.
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Old 05-17-2015, 01:21 PM   #196
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Re: Alberta Slope Patrol guide

Here's a brief report on this new site.

The wind yesterday was blowing at blustery 25 to 35 kms. from the north-east. This site does produce urban slope lift although the turbulence level is also extreme at high wind speeds. There is enough slope "width" available to make passes and maybe enjoy some simple aerobatics. We need to try this site again with lower wind velocity to see if there is improvement in the lift to turbulence ratio. This site favours airframes which are compact and maneuverable.

David had some success with flying his reinforced Weasel with a couple of ounces of additional weight taped to the nose. It was able to punch through the turbulence well enough to make a few passes in the narrow lift band. His skill at rocking the Weasel through the turbulence was great to witness.

David's Libelle really struggled as did my Zulu, not enough wing loading to penetrate through the turbulence. The Libelle survived pretty well due to his excellent stick handling, but my Zulu got beat-up pretty good.. at least the epp wing and servo savers did their job.

All in all, not too bad a site for north winds for those seeking a local slope fix. Good find David. With all the east winds we have been experiencing, we really need to find a site for this direction.
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Bob does this site favor N/E over N/W?
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Yep Dale. North East is better than North West and North West are more typical around here but straight North should work OK. Mind you, up until recent times, East winds were rare around here too....
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Bob does this site favor N/E over N/W?
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Wow! That's an old - old hill Dale!!!
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likely old as dirt Mervin!
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