Slope Rebels was set up by a select group of members who are passionate about radio control soaring. Sloping makes up the largest part of our flying, along with flat field and electric flight and we are based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. All the places we fly are public, and we have no field to rent and therefore there is no fee for joining the Slope Rebels. Membership is based on mutual respect and a shared passion for flying.
We encourage fliers with similar views to share their experiences and love of anything that flies.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Windless slope soaring

We cannot count the days that we have had a howling wind in town and on our arrival at the slope, found that the wind has dropped below 20km/h! This leaves us twiddling our thumbs in dismay, as most of our planes are designed for strong winds and lots of lift.

This has led us to adapt and on most days we take along either electric gliders or light weight planes that we can fly irrespective of the wind strength
Some of our favorite planes for light wind conditions.

Above: Sean's electric Correx MIG

Above and below: Johann's 1700mm Baudis Zoom fitted with an Axi geared motor and 14x12 folding prop
Sean built this beautiful electric Correx MIG for me. You can see more on their Blog:

Below: Daron's favorite light wind slope soarer is an electrified Bird of Time.

Daron's Bird of Time ended up in the sea and here he is going for a swim to retrieve it (what's left)

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