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Slope Dogfighting Video

This excellent video from Gref Ritz captured great Slope Dogfighting actions, fly by, mid air with an onboard cam in South Africa. Enjoy !


Bangaram Hermanus 2012 from Greg Ritz on Vimeo.

RC Soaring Digest, December issue

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The December issue of RC Soaring Digest is released and uses one of my pictures, taken a long time ago: Benjamin Clamaron's 5 meter Nimbus 4D doing a fly-by at Le Col du Glandon in the French Alps. RCSD is a webzine, PDF format you can download freely at the following URL. Every month, you can read report, review, and technical articles.

Electro Schwing

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I read on Sloperacer's blog that an electro version of the Schwing is approaching. The design of the fuselage shows that the front part of the fuselage is removable and contains the motor, the ESC and the batteries. This layout is pretty interresting from my point of view because it give a good access to the different component. You can find more information here



An afternoon at a new slope

Autumn, while the season is off, is a good time to relax a bit, find and test new slope. This is what I did last saturday, taking the opportunity that the weather what not too bad, with good south wind. This slope is located at mid heigh of a well known slope near my home place. With what variable but on the slope. Landing has been a bit problematic with some rare stones here and there, some bushes also. But access is easy, and the lift is good. Here is a video I filmed there, flyin my Needle 100 and Schwing 88.



Testing a new slope from Pierre Rondel on Vimeo.

Video: F3K european Championships

A superb video from Dennis Westhoff about the F3K european Championships in France (Jura).


European Championship F3K - 2012 from Dennis Westhoff on Vimeo.


Video: X-Games Pylons

Here is the video I edited yesterday evening. Enjoy !

X-Games Pylons from Opale Paramodels

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I'm currently reviewing the X-Games Pylons from Opale Paramodels. Inspired from the famous Red Bull Air Race's one, they are inflatable pylons, made of Ripstop nylon (white part) and heavy nylon for lowers parts, and include a 120-140mm diameter fan.

What is nice with these Pylons is that they can be installed extremely quickly, and a simple 3S Lipo battery 4A can last about an entire afternoon.

We already used them with sucess at the coupe Icare during the aeromdelling show. Yesterday afternoon, with my clubmate Joël, we installed them in a field to do some pictures and especailly video sequences. It should give an interresting and nice video clip, stay tuned !

Specifications:
Heigh: 380 cmWidth : 98 cmMaterials : Ripstop nylon and heavy nylon for lowers parts4x Containers for ballast4x Loop for pickets fixationPower consumption : 6WAverage time inflate with a 3S 4000mAh Lipo : 4 / 5 hours.Price: starts from 159 Euros Manufacturer website: Opale Paramodels


Video: French National F3F Championship

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The following video has been filmed by the tourism office of the place where we organized the championship, last may.