I’m kinda obsessing on the Espadita lately. Here’s a nice DS acro vid from Germany.
Archive for March 2012
Some clips of Cody Remington’s flying skills. He’s one of the very best American glider pilots and really talented at flying aerobatics in any situation. Here are three videos showing his “triple threat” capabilities: frontside, backside, off the winch… aerobatics everywhere. I love it!
The 3.5m EPP Air-100 is back! I love this plane and it flies really great… some very smooth and casual VTPR going on in this vid, very close-in, too. I really like the oldschool hiphop too
You can see some older videos of this plane here. This one below is nice, too
The French may have invented VTPR, but California is the home of the lead sled. Here’s a great new video from a big lift day about a week ago at Bluff Cove near LA. The white F-11 goes to speck height at the top of the pumps, and the yellow Rodent’s roll rate is absolutely ridiculous. The PI – the plane at the start of the vid – shreds around. This is easily the best big air / lead sled video I’ve ever seen, seriously awesome
Here’s a more extended length video, set to a medley of tunes by country blues master R.L. Burnside.
I was flying my 16.5oz Le Fish at the Ruins in about 10-15mph wind. The flying is itself a medley-like mix of VTPR, traditional aerobatics, and hoverbatics. Which is an overly complicated way of saying that it was a really fun day!
Another large and beautiful aerobatics glider is under construction in Italy, this time by the team at the Volo In Pendio Project. The new glider is named GRAECALIS and has a 3.6m wingspan. The fuselage was designed in CAD and then the mold produced using a CNC mill. The VIPP team is making good progress which has been documented in this build thread on BaroneRosso.
Luis Alberto Robledo Toro of Colombia has sent me these videos of his Future Slope Desgins Suraci and RCRCM Vector III flying near Medellín, Colombia. What a beautiful slope and what excellent flying! As we see, there is slope aerobatics happening at a high level all over the world. I’m very excited to finally be in contact with someone from South America, it makes me very pleased. We’re all looking to see more, Luis, keep up the great work!!