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Old 08-08-2016, 05:29 PM   #21
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Thanks for the link I am near some those

perhaps I can check one or 2 out

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Old 08-10-2016, 06:26 PM   #22
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I have found it is better to do all or most of the climbing upwind, use the downwind leg just as a transit. Of course with overpowered tugs and experience its less critical. Also with a powerful tug I have towed poly ships near vertical so you are just dragging them up. But yes the take off and release transition can get crazy.

If my old memory serves correct I recall a story of a sailplane that was towed up without RX power on and successfully towed back to the ground. Point is sometimes too much stick input is your enemy.
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I would like to ask a question to the guys who have posted on this thread;

How many of you guys would be willing to try and promote Aerotowing at your local power clubs?

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Old 08-12-2016, 11:07 PM   #25
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Re: Amazing Aerotowing Experience

Thanks for the information . The last time we towed we did not make any turns , just straight into the wind , steep climb out . Did not get the release height we wanted but also no issues . Next time we will follow your advice , steep into the wind , a slow turn to level flight then back into the wind for one more altitude gain . Really enjoy Aerotowing , adds one more aspect to our hobby . So far Dennis & I fly helis , electric 3d , large gas models , control line , aerotow now & will be slope soaring when we get some extra time . We live in the country & there is a lot of distance between us & other modelers but do attend the odd fun fly & will promote towing gliders when we can .

Once again thanks guys for sharing your ideas with us .

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