Stéphane “pgts” Combet of France has maidened his very cool SnowflaK project – an all-wood aerobatics glider that combines the classic looks of the Lunak with all-wood construction, Stéphane’s 2PES (two point exponential system) elevator control, multiple GoPro mounting positions and even a movable CG (whoohoo!). He has been working on the plane for some time, and it’s wonderful to see it take flight. It flies beautifully and looks like it’s going to be an excellent aerobatics and VTPR machine. Congratulations Stéphane!!
Rhys Porter has done it again! This time he’s created a really cool all-wood ultrabatics glider he calls the Velocity BL. It has a 2m wingspan and uses a heavily modified Quark fuselage along with a wing of Rhys’s design. The plane also incorporates a stabilizer capable of significant deflection, allowing some nice flip action both upright and inverted.
Some very nice video from Sebald Modellbau (creators of the Aroso series of Depron aerobatics gliders) of a 3.75m Rödel Modellbau MDM-1 Fox being flown through some very nice aerobatics. Great to see a big scale plane really getting put through its paces on the slope!
Justin “JGAF” Gafford just turned 21 years old and to celebrate, he’s made us a movie to enjoy! This is him flying a one-take sequence at Bluff Park with his heavily modified Future Slope Designs Flow. 72″ wingspan, 16oz all up weight. Nice flying & HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
My best video to date… includes not-seen-before flip tricks, a lot of fun super close-in ultrabatic flying, and tons of drags!!! Great jam session with my ultralight Le FIsh, shared with Justin “JGAF” Gafford and his own-design Buzz. Epic good times!