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Thread: FPV Soaring....Thermal, Slope, Towing. Tips and Tricks!

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    Hi guys,

    wrote down short story of Fascination for long therm thermal soaring if you are interested in:

    https://fpvlab.com/forums/showthread...hermal-soaring

    Jan

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    Nice writeup. Looking forward to seeing some videos.

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    Hi Parajared,

    lift from almost ground height:



    Jan
    Last edited by zlutyslamak; 13th August 2018 at 10:07 AM.

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    Nice flight. Next time you are in a strong head wind like that try tracking left or right it might help with penetration of the head wind.

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    Thanks,
    In paragliding school I was taught to step on the "speedbar" a device that pulls the leading edge of the paraglider forward, makes you fly faster but also sink out faster too. In the RC world the closest approximation I could come up with was reflexing the ailerons. I was able to escape the headwind by making both ailerons simultaneously do "up elevator" basically. Once I pulled free of the lift band a bit I was able to progress normally without any aileron trickery.

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    Yes, reflex would work too except like you said the sink rate can be too much; I wasn't sure if you were close enough to home where using reflex didn't matter.

    Happy Flying!

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