Originally Posted by Fishbonez
Sounds like a lot of fun. I may try this with my Wild Hawk, may be a poor choice of plane, I may wait till it warms a bit here, Here in Wyoming wind is never a problem and I have often wanted to go up towords the mountains and let her ride. Eager to read more on this and read other stories.
By the way AEAJR I could not get the noncombat links to work. Dont know if it was me or not but...
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Wild hawk should do fine. Pick a day when you have about 5-6 mph breeze blowing directly into a hill. Beaches are great because the open water makes for very smooth air. At 5 mph it might not keep the Wild hawk up but you will get the feel of the longer glide. See how long you can keep the motor off. Keep the plane in front of the hill and between eye level and 50 feet.
ALWAYS turn away from the hill. A figure 8 where you always turn away from the hill is best. After you have tried this at this modest wind, try it when the wind is like 10 mph. When you toss the plane over the edge, point it down at about a 25 degree angle as the wind will pick the nose up immediately and can loop it over behind you. You want that penetration that the downward angle will give you as you cross the edge of the hill.
You might like this one - RC eagle -
Slope Soaring P51 Mustangs
slope Aerobatics - Some of those runs probably exceed 100 mph. Amazing what you can do without a motor.
So grab those parkflyers, warbirds and such. go find a hill and give it a try. You have the motor to get you out of trouble if you have a problem.
Remember the wind had to be blowing directly into the hill.
Dynamic Soaring - Don't try this with a prop on the plane, it will rip it off.
392 mph - Gliders - fastest RC models you can buy!