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  1. ron van sommeren

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    Lid geworden:
    31 aug 2002
    Berichten:
    27.094
    Locatie:
    Druten / NL
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    Front cover:
    A Ceres exiting a manoeuvre with Lions Head (SA) in the background.


    April issue is online

    www.rcsoaringdigest.com

    Highlights
    • Petre III - Peter Abell's 2-channel 2 meter RC sailplane.
      Reprinted from RC Soaring Digest July 1984.
    • Two Oceans Slope Soarers - Slope Aerobatic Event 2017
      Complete text coverage of the annual event.
    • Glue Caddy
      Steve Henderson describes the motivation behind his compact and efficient glue caddy and includes a matrix of materials and appropriate adhesives.
    • Gordy's Travels - Choreography of an F3RES Contest
      Whether you're an aspiring participant in this new Class or are a potential CD, you need to read this 3-page description for setting up an efficient event. Gordy Stahl covers team formation, flight timing methodologies, and standardizing hi-starts.
    • Minimizing Slop in Control Surfaces
      Dieter Mahlein describes the multitude of sources of both soft and hard slop in RC control systems, along with appropriate solutions.
    • Wing Tip Devices
      Various wing tip devices have been designed, experimentally examined, and incorporated in aircraft for over the last four decades. Chuck Anderson has been experimenting with wing tip devices for RC sailplanes over the same time frame. Here he presents his findings and explores a possible future for them with F3RES.
    • Tom's Tips - Magnets, magnets, magnets
      An attractive method for keeping frequently used tools close to hand.
    • Slope Soaring Candidate - Ilyushion IL-52.
      An obscure Soviet swept wing tailless bomber is the subject of this exposé.
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  2. ron van sommeren

    ron van sommeren Forum veteraan

    Lid geworden:
    31 aug 2002
    Berichten:
    27.094
    Locatie:
    Druten / NL
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    Front cover:
    4 meter span SZD 59


    May issue is online, 15 articles
    www.rcsoaringdigest.com

    Highlights
    • F3K Team Fundraiser Clinic and Competition.
      Held at Levin, New Zealand, April 1-2, 2017.
    • Australian International RC Glider Event.
      F5J, March 10 2017, and F3J, 11-12 March 2017.
    • Gordy's Travels - The Elegance of Contest Landings.
      Spot landings are often referred to as dork landings, or even crash landings. Here's another perspective.
    • Gordy's Travels - Hey, F3RES'rs! Rubber Milk is back!
      Protect your hi-start from deterioration with this product.
    • The Darmstadt D-17 and Chanute Sailplane.
      History of the D-17 airframe, from its original design, construction and flying in Germany, through its extensive history in the US, including its reconstruction as the Chanute and eventual destruction.
    • Performance Increase Possibilities of Gliders.
      A reprint of the DG Flugzeugbau library web page. Covers boundary layer suction, winglets, and flaps, plus a section on measuring L/D.
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  3. ron van sommeren

    ron van sommeren Forum veteraan

    Lid geworden:
    31 aug 2002
    Berichten:
    27.094
    Locatie:
    Druten / NL
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    Front cover:
    Panavia Tornado GR1, PSS, 40" span, ~1,5kg


    June issue is online
    www.rcsoaringdigest.com

    Highlights
    • The Sokol Glider.
      Uroš Šoštarič examines this postwar sailplane, circa 1947, and describes in detail the building of a six meter 1:2.53 scale model.
    • Egret and Kite - Two wood sailplanes.
      2 meter and 100" spans, designed by Tony Beck. An introduction to the overall design philosophy, a complete illustrated construction manual, plus links to downloadable full size plans (pdf).
    • How to lose or break perfectly good slope planes.
      Everything you need to know about avoiding catastrophic events on the slope.
    • Slope candidate - Bell X-2 Starbuster.
      Although it has a less than sparkling and some might say depressing history, slope soaring enthusiasts may find this aircraft to be well worth modelling. This would be especially true if an identically scaled B-50 could serve as mother ship.
    • Panelling a wing with plywood.
      Five videos describe the use of PVA and heat to mold a D-tube. Loads of fool-proof information in under a half hour. Videos downloadable from www.scalesoaring.co.uk.
    Bell X-2, crew, B-50 mothership and support equipment
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  4. ron van sommeren

    ron van sommeren Forum veteraan

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    Twee kleinere/betere/snellere pdf readers dan de slome Acrobat virusgevoelige bloatware van 500 :eek: onzinnige MBytes groot. Beide readers zijn beschikbaar in o.a. Nederlands en Engels:
    wikipedia...Foxit_Reader
    wikipedia...Sumatra_PDF

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    Front cover:
    5.33m ASK-18


    July issue is online, 96 pages
    www.rcsoaringdigest.com

    Highlights
    • Contest Tips & Lessons Learned
      Picked up a few valuable lessons at the 2016 Polecat ALES event.
    • Markus Portmann's 1:3 scale ASK-18
      Construction photos of a beautiful scale project.
    • Alessandro (Alex) Villa's KA-7
      Construction notes and flying report for the 2m Jamara all wood kit.
    • Dust Buster LiPo hack
      Replaces the classic shop vacuum NiCd batteries with a Lithium pack.
    • Balsa stripper and balsa fence
      Two valuable shop tools designed by David Plumpe.
    • NRL Tests Autonomous Soaring with Solar Concept
      A U.S. Naval Research Laboratory project.
    • Identifying the flow physics and modeling transient forces on two-dimensional wings
      AFRL-0250, Air Force Research Laboratory.
    • Slope candidate Northrop YA-9A
      The alternative to the A-10 Thunderbolt/Warthog
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    Northrop YA-9A (wikipedia)
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  5. ron van sommeren

    ron van sommeren Forum veteraan

    Lid geworden:
    31 aug 2002
    Berichten:
    27.094
    Locatie:
    Druten / NL
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    Front cover:
    Dream-Flight Ahi, aerobatic sloper.



    August issue is online, 49 pages
    www.rcsoaringdigest.com

    Highlights
    • Dream-Flight Ahi
      Introducing the newest release from Michael Richter's Dream-Flight LLC.
    • Ahi First Impressions
      Dave Garwood received a pre-production kit, assembled it in just over an hour.
    • Horizon Hobby Aerotow 2017
      Text and photo coverage of the annual event held in Monticello Illinois.
    • ReMotCam F3F
      Álvaro Silgado has worked for over a year on a digital video camera and computer method for automatically timing F3F (FAI Slope Racing) flights.
    • 7th Annual Katie Martin International Tribute
      The history of this popular event, now being celebrated by groups here in the U.S. at Torrey Pines California, in England, Venezuela and Germany, and by two groups in Spain.
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  6. ron van sommeren

    ron van sommeren Forum veteraan

    Lid geworden:
    31 aug 2002
    Berichten:
    27.094
    Locatie:
    Druten / NL
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    Front cover:
    100 inch e-power Windlord.


    September issue is online, 118 pages
    www.rcsoaringdigest.com

    Highlights[​IMG]
    • 100 Days at Torrey Pines.
      Experiences moving to and flying at the premier California slope site. This is the first part of a two-part series.
    • Wood Crafters 2017.
      This annual reunion was held June 3-4 and featured e-power and non-powered RC sailplanes of a wide range of eras.
    • On the Hills of Ranà.
      Text and photo coverage of the annual event held in Monticello Illinois.
    • ReMotCam F3F.
      A beautiful soaring site in the Czech Republic where a large number of classic full size vintage sailplanes were on display and flown.
    • Science mimics nature.
      Microsoft esearchers test AI-controlled soaring machine.
    • Catch-and-release sloping.
      Philip Randolph travels via the Washington State Ferry System to Whidbey Island where he experiences the classic fisherman motto in multiple dimensions.
    • FrSky G-RX8.
      This 8-channel receiver with built-in variometer is specifically designed for use in RC sailplanes.
    • Martin Simons' Sailplanes volumes available again!
      Three books covering 1920-1945, 1945-1965, and 1965-2000 are once again in print.
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  7. ron van sommeren

    ron van sommeren Forum veteraan

    Lid geworden:
    31 aug 2002
    Berichten:
    27.094
    Locatie:
    Druten / NL
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    Front cover:
    A Stribog makes a vertical bank turn.


    October issue is online, 102 pages
    www.rcsoaringdigest.com

    Highlights
    • 100 Days at Torrey Pines, Part 2
      Will Bushnell relates his experiences moving to and flying at the premier California slope site.
    • English Open F3F
      Held August 19-20, this event drew 26 competitors to Whitesheet Hill.
    • RC Bald Eagle
      Long term project focused on developing a realistic radio controlled bird.
    • e-Windsong
      Take an RTF Windsong which you've had for years, cut off the nose, install an HK Gliderdrive motor, and you have a repurposed/modernized airframe which flies beautifully.
    • Kit review - Dynaflite Bird of Time
      Dave Thornburg's classic Bird of Time design as produced in kit form by Dynaflite.
    • Photo Album
      IX Asturias International Open F3F
    • CEWAMS Eclipsed
      Slope flying during a total eclipse — what could be more exciting?
    • TALES - Task Altitude Limited Electric Soaring
      Gordy Stahl explains the differences between ALES and F5J.
      Jack "Papa Smurf" Iafret responds with a detailed description of a new event invented by The Greater Detroit Soaring and Hiking Society.
    • PSS Candidate - Dassault Aviation Mirage F1
      A number of available color schemes and national emblems, plus a recent purchase of more than 60 of these aircraft by a private firm make this an attractive design to model.
    • GliderCG
      Uses the barycenter formula to obtain the precise calculation of the RC sailplane center of gravity.
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