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Re: Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #5720 on: August 18, 2012, 17:14:36 PM »
In case anyone hasn't heard, the Cotwolds Slopers have mostly migrated to the BARCS forum. 

There is a very good reason for this, which we won't go into here.

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Re: Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #5721 on: August 18, 2012, 18:52:50 PM »
Hey Slopeflyer,

If you upgrade the firmware on any 8FG (you may already have) then latest firmwares make it a 14 channel radio. You then have the option of large wing types including the '2 aileron, 4 flap' wing. With that set everything else is straight forward. It basically give you two pairs of flaps - the main flaps and then camber flaps. Note these are just names and the naming has nothing to do with camber though. When you set camber you give the radio individual settings for each aileron and flap surface.

You could also go 4 aileron and 2 flap but it makes no difference after you turn on aileron to flap mixing.

LOVE the Vortex - been watching a few vids of them on YouTube this week!

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« Reply #5722 on: August 19, 2012, 11:39:42 AM »
Thanks squeela, I'll check it out.
I'm starting to like it too. It eats up the sky, lands fast though, I've added a but more down flap in crow now, hopefully it'll slow down a bit more now. Coupled the ail/flaps now for rolling, hopefully it'll be snappier now.
How much does your 5m thermic weigh? Very nice model that. Is it a 3 piece wing?


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Re: Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #5723 on: August 19, 2012, 20:36:14 PM »
Hi Slopeflyer, 

The XXXL is about 6.0kg which from a raw wing loading perspective is quite high at about 55g/dm2. When you consider scale etc its actually OK. 5ms fly reasonably fast (eats up the sky is so true) so you could experiment with a little flap on landing and see how you go.

I really struggled with roll before I coupled the flaps to the ailerons. Its still not that quick to roll though and needs some speed to throw it around. The high aspect means good rudder control is also needed but looking at your videos of big models I'm sure your on that!

It is a 3 piece wing. The thing you cannot really tell from the video is how much of a curve there is across the wing from tip to tip

 

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« Reply #5724 on: August 21, 2012, 23:49:04 PM »
Oooops just bought another PSS!!

I need addiction counselling!!



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Re: Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #5725 on: August 22, 2012, 00:53:26 AM »
Big Bear. You sir are a man of style and distinction. I very much admire your choice of models. PSS is the past and the future!
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Re: Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #5726 on: August 22, 2012, 08:31:33 AM »
V.nice Big Bear - PSS always look so impressive!

You only need counselling if there is a down side?!?!  :af


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« Reply #5727 on: August 22, 2012, 18:07:07 PM »
Just spent the afternoon flying the Hawk at Woolacombe!! Lovely flight!!

I'll put up a video later

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« Reply #5728 on: September 19, 2012, 21:41:13 PM »
Ooooh another new toy!!



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Re: Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #5729 on: September 29, 2012, 22:54:05 PM »
Nice little sesh from mid afternoon today on the bowl at Selsley. Here's a few photos of Spraky Ben flying his lovely HP18 in the late afternoon sun . . .
http://s62.photobucket.com/albums/h119/obeythestate/Selsley%2029-9-12/

And one of my personal faves . . .
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« Reply #5730 on: October 22, 2012, 19:20:28 PM »
My new acquisition.....4.3m Minimoa, should go well on Selsey!!




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« Reply #5731 on: December 17, 2012, 19:04:47 PM »
Well look what I found on Frocester this afternoon!!



It been in thick bracken for 4 months now and believe it or not no damage and the battery, FrSky receiver, battery and servos work perfectly!!




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Re: Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #5732 on: December 17, 2012, 19:48:04 PM »
Well look what I found on Frocester this afternoon!!

It been in thick bracken for 4 months now and believe it or not no damage and the battery, FrSky receiver, battery and servos work perfectly!!

Exellent news! It's amazing what turns up when things start dying back.

I'd cycle the batteries a few times over several days before trusting a plane to them though!
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Re: Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #5733 on: December 27, 2012, 17:39:11 PM »
So come on then, who won the Boxing day pylon race?, or do I get to defend my title again lol? ;D

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Re: Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #5734 on: March 10, 2013, 18:25:58 PM »
Had a good sesh with Sparkyben and his father at Malvern today in 30mph+ winds, with the odd snow flurry thrown in for good measure. As luck would have it Ben filmed the last flight of the day - me flying my Aeromacchi MB339. It speaks for itself.

Great fun day and some beautiful lift to boot. If only I could have mastered the landing!!

 
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« Reply #5735 on: April 30, 2013, 22:02:33 PM »
I went flying at Crickley park today (on leckhampton ridge) in a N/NE which seemed to work. Did a little tour of the local slopes Selsley, Rodbrgh and Frocester.
Has anyone flown of Selsley in a SW? I checked it out and it looks like it might work. Looks like NW is straight on, but what about N too? Might also work.
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Re: Cotswold Slopers!
« Reply #5736 on: May 01, 2013, 04:01:10 AM »
Selsley doesn't work on a SW as the air flow is disrupted by the ridge just in front and to the left of the slope. Northerlys are a bone of contention with some suggesting its 'doable' whilst others, myself included, think the lift falls away as its too far off slope. Personally I feel if the winds are from the North, Cam Long Down is a better option as the air flow is bang on slope and the lift is usually very smooth.
Hope this helps.
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« Reply #5737 on: May 02, 2013, 20:55:01 PM »
Had a good sesh with Sparkyben and his father at Malvern today in 30mph+ winds, with the odd snow flurry thrown in for good measure. As luck would have it Ben filmed the last flight of the day - me flying my Aeromacchi MB339. It speaks for itself.

Great fun day and some beautiful lift to boot. If only I could have mastered the landing!!

 Slope Soaring at Malvern 10/3/13 with an Arrival!


Please give me a shout next time your going up buddy as I really want to fly the DG600!!??


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