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Old 05-20-2019, 12:18 PM
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With that sort of location I think you are quite correct to keep the weight, and thus the flying speed, as low as you can, particularly as that type of "mound".hill will not produce the strongest lift for any given wind speed.
What is required for slope soaring is that when your glider is flying a bit faster than the wind speed going up the slope it is gliding at an angle a bit less than the angle of the slope.
To do this needs a suitable combination of flying speed and aerodynamic efficiency. The slower the wind speed and the more gentle the slope the harder it gets to find a workable combination.
Without previous experience simply do the best you can and have a go.

Just a point but have you ever seen anyone else flying gliders at that location?
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