François Cahour is one of the absolute masters of R/C slope aerobatics flying, having been involved in the hobby for four decades. His contributions are vast and his influence can be found across all the various sub-disciplines of glider aerobatics.
Last year, François published Voltige Planeur, a book that has become the “Bible” of slope aerobatics. It contains a breadth of information covering the history of the hobby, illustrated step-by-step instructions on how to perform a wide variety of aerobatic figures, setup tips, and much more.
Recently, this book was translated into English and updated to include stick inputs for Mode 2 transmitters. I already considered it a must-buy in its previous incarnation, but now there is no question; this book belongs on the shelf of any slope pilot hoping to improve his or her skills in aerobatics flying.
The English and French versions of the book are available directly from François via his website: Voltige Planeur RC
Ronan C sent me this fantastic video of his 5m Air 100 flying some wonderful aerobatics on the beach in Brittany. So cool the way he flies it through a routine you’d normally expect from a much smaller plane. Total confidence! Very cool last flight of 2014.
My friend Pierre-Arnaud, the creative genius behind the incredible videos produced by Noisy Skies, recently visited Santa Barbara and we met up to shoot some video. He has given the video his usual professional-level treatment and I’m very impressed with the result! Nice job P-A!! It was awesome to get to meet you and I hope to see you again soon