Left is a slope soarer with an eliptical flat wing made from solid balsa. Initial
attempts to fly it were in not strong enouph lift and it landed down the slope unfortunately
hitting a rock, causing damage to the nose and deranging the wing. After repairs
it was excellent when flown in a gale. If it's too windy for anything else i shall
Above is my modified Electra fly it has the original wing tips connected to a 6'
centre wing section. to give it a much larger wingspan. I have also got rid of the
electric motor, extended the nose and built larger and lighter tail surfaces ( the
dihedral special depicted at the top of the page has this planes original tail surfaces)
to help with the centre of gravity. it will soar in the lightest slope or thermal
lift. I have also fitted a tow release, I have towed it up myself with a Friend's
Titan and flown it myself whilst being towed by a Stamp or a Titan i have heard
it said that you can't tow rudder elevator gliders but this tows very nicely provided
the tug keeps the speed down. this can be achieved with a steep climb assuming there
is plenty of power.
Above is the dihedral special, named for obvious reasons. It will soar in very light
winds and is extremely stable.
above is a friends slope soarer named number 43 as it has this number on the tail
it looks scale, not sure what it actually is. Normally flys very well, I had one
rather interesting flight when the elevator stuck so that it wouldn't go any further
than slightly up. had to turn sharply to lose height as the lift kept it gaining
height the up elevator constantly made it climb and stall. I fought with this for
several worrying minutes before getting it down onto the bracken in one piece
Right is a Friend's scratch built Slingsby Eagle. This flys excellently off the slope
and when towed behind a titan for thermal soaring.
Above is a standard built to kit tetras. This flies very nicely in moderate winds
Left is my second high siera, i enjoyed flying the first one until it crashed due
to a faulty rudder, i expect this will fly in a similar manner.
Above left is a hawker hunter foamy, this was a friend's who flew it under power
and wasn't too impressed, so has given it to me to use as a slope soarer. I have
seen a similar type plane slope soared which seemed to fly ok. I guess it will need