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 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Watts New

 Post subject: Re: Watts New
Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:34 am 

Replies: 75
Views: 22001

... getting a feel for the wind and the weather. Then I went for it, on half throttle for the first climb. She climbed out satisfyingly well without needing to adjust the pitch, and my fear of any sudden ...

 Forum: eSoaring Height Limited Competitions   Topic: SF Nationals 2M eSoaring results

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:17 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 432

... cloud in the morning but with hardly anything to modify the blue/grey sky in the afternoon, the climb-out was quite tricky! There was some wind but nothing to cause any real problems, other than ...

 Forum: eSoaring Height Limited Competitions   Topic: 2109 ANNUAL POSTAL SERIES Scores for March

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:24 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 491

... dark and on my third flight it was obvious that I was in trouble. I lost orientation on the climb and having cut the motor could not tell whether I was spiralling right or left. Eventually I ...

 Forum: F5J Competitions and Discussion   Topic: Stablizers in F5J

 Post subject: Re: Stablizers in F5J
Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:56 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 907

... and no gain or loss of speed. Secondly, it takes a lot to set up. If not exactly right it will climb and stall or it will dive at a rapid rate (Like a recent passenger aircraft). Third, the Ava ...

 Forum: F5J Competitions and Discussion   Topic: SF NATIONALS

 Post subject: SF NATIONALS
Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:10 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 745

... care and pretty soon people were waiting a few seconds to have a clear patch to establish a climb pattern. Landing was more tricky and several land-outs in the field took place, along with quite ...

 Forum: For Sale & Wanted   Topic: For Sale AVA F5J glider

 Post subject: For Sale AVA F5J glider
Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:31 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 1173

... (I'll include some Oracover to repair) and also needs some tightening due to storage. It will climb to 200m in 15-25 seconds depending on prop. (has used 18 x 13) £315 ono collected from Deal ...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Climb Rates -Rules of thumb

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:02 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 2229

It took me a while to find Spencer's rate of climb rule, so I thought I would post to the thread to bring it back into view.

RIP Spencer, you are missed.


 Forum: eSoaring Height Limited Competitions   Topic: 2nd Northern eSoaring June 18 RESULTS

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:04 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 2126

... lift, which looked to be lifting the model faster that the motor ever could. (Hoping to get a climb rate read-out) I had a landing "incident" when scratching to get back to the spot ...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: F5J zero scores

 Post subject: Re: F5J zero scores
Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:02 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 5664

... it has or is very frustrating. The other thing is that I do not want to use full power for the climb so full throttle is not used, so does this affect the cut off?

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: How Esoaring works?

 Post subject: Re: How Esoaring works?
Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:50 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 2067

... reach the allowed height well within the time limit. In windy weather you will probably want to climb at a more shallow angle for longer, in order to get well up wind. Also be aware that in colder ...
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