New VTPR glider by Ronan Calloch: the Ainezick

A new video submitted to me by Didier Hamon, about a new VTPR glider – the Ainezick! Designed and built by Ronan Calloch, the creator of the “Limande” (2.45m wingspan) and “Kostez” (4.6m wingspan). Looks very promising! Video has more details.

François Cahour’s Book on Slope Aerobatics Now Available in English

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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

Tornado Warning: Twister in Brittany

A great video of a Twister VTPR glider flying in Brittany, sent to me by Joël Metz. Very nice flying, great to see one of these in HD!!

Slow-Mo Buzz

Slow-Mo Buzz, 02-19-15 from Dawson Henderson on Vimeo.

A beautiful slow-motion video from Dawson, flying his Buzz Evolution in Arizona.

5m Air-100 in Brittany

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.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

Le Fish in PicaSim

Nice video by Youtuber Ted Heath of the Le Fish in PicaSim. Some pretty sweet moves in here… enjoy!

Planeur Grandes Plumes at Ménez-Hom


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Great video of the Planeur Grandes Plumes (large glider) meet at the Ménez-Hom earlier this year. Some wonderful classic VTPR flying with very big gliders. Enjoy!

François Cahour & the Troll

A new video from the indomitable master of slope aerobatics, François Cahour, flying his own-design Troll. Very nice – watch for the cool spin reversals :)

Vagabondy – Hacker Vagabond fun

Nice video that came across the VTPR & Slope Aerobatics Facebook group… Gaz flying the Hacker Vagabond 1500. Nice!

Meeting Point by Noisy Skies

Meeting Point from l1pulsif on Vimeo.

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 :)