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Old 10-09-2006, 09:04 PM   #1
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Can you soar at a beach?

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Just curious, but can you soar rc gliders at a beach ?

Seeing that there is a nice long beach in Toronto, lotsa open spaces in the sky to fly, and hot beach sands...

But I am guessing winds might be a problem? I havent gone to the beach, so I dont know.

If possible, maybe DLGs or E-gliders?

Anyway, any input?
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Old 10-13-2006, 06:25 PM   #2
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Weather there is a beach or not really does not matter. With slope soaring you need a hill, cliff, or some rise in terrain and some wind blowing against the face or front of the hill. You fly your aircraft from the top of the hill on the lift that is created as the wind hits the hill and rises up the front of the hill. The type of aircraft flown depends on the wind conditions and the shape and size of the hill among other things.
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Old 10-13-2006, 08:28 PM   #3
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I often admire the gulls soaring the treelines on our beaches but this would not be practical with RC. I wouldnt want to get sand in an e-gliders motor. I have flown at a beach early in the morning and its not long before "people" get in the way. Also Murphy would surely help you land in the water before long I wont even mention treeline DS'n.
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Old 10-14-2006, 08:57 PM   #4
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Of course it is practical to slope soar on a beach. I have flown beach sites with not much more than 10ft slopes. The clear unturbulated wind coming in from an open water area works very well in producing lift on small rises. If a gull can soar on it, a lightweight glider can. Just depends on your personal flying ability.
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