Here are some more resources for those interested in slope aerobatics. There are links to aerobatic glider manufacturers, downloadable plans, and more. If you’d like to suggest a link, or if one of the links below has gone bad, please use the contact form to let us know.
Composite VTPR and Slope Aerobatics Gliders
- Aeromod (Voltij, Coquillaj, Toons)
- FL Bird Works (Wasabi)
- Airtech-RC (Jedi, Sonic, Psycho)
- CBModelisme (Vulcain, Vulcain DS)
- Wings And More (Stingray 3.3m)
- X-Models (Stingray 2.9m)
- Topmodel (Kulbutin)
- RCRCM (Vector III, Dorado, Minivec)
EPP VTPR and Slope Aerobatics Gliders
- Leading Edge Gliders (Le Fish, Big Fish, Guppy, Spindrift, Fox)
- Future Slope Designs (Flow, Axis II, Suraci)
- Turbulence Modelisme (French Le Fish)
- Modellbau Joost (Traceur)
- Modellismo 6 Alisei (Le Fishray)
- Telink (Multifun)
Wooden Built-Up VTPR and Slope Aerobatics Gliders
- Protech (Slopemaster 3D)
- BLH Andorra (Cortals 2, Fun Acro)
- Cornia Aeromodelli (Range of giant scale aerobats including the Bhyon, Macka, Kobuz and others)
- Silence Model (Akhenaton)
- Island Models (Quark 2m, Quark Mini)
Plans for VTPR and Slope Aerobatics Gliders
- Jivaro Models (Madslide, Quark Mini)
- EPP Concept (MiniToons)
- Team Monkey / West Cornwall Slopers (Swinger 36″ and 48″)
- SlopeManiacs (Kona 180º)
- Richard Parkes (Escape 1.6m)
- Le Fish and Spindrift Plans
VTPR and Slope Aerobatics Gliders Flying, Design, Construction and Theory
- Pierre Rondel’s Planet-Soaring
- François Cahour’s Voltige & Planeur
- Voltige Planeur: Quel profil choisir (Glider Aerobatics: Which Airfoil to Choose – French)
- HQ/ACRO Profilserie by Dr. Helmut Quabeck (German)
- Mes trucs volants (My flying stuff) – great vintage photos of French slope soaring, including shots of Air-100 models flying in Brittany circa 1981!
- X-Tazi Design – Oxid VTPR glider
- SlopeManiacs – Kona 180º & more
Clubs and groups with an Interest and/or Emphasis on VTPR and Slope Aerobatics
Please contact me if you would like to have your club page listed here!
- Aéroclub de Finistère (Brittany, France)
- Club d’Aéromodélisme de Morlaix (Brittany, France)
- Two Oceans Slope Soarers (Cape Town, South Africa)
- Port Elizabeth Slope Rebels (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
- Veleros RC Galicia (Galicia, Spain)
- Vuelo a Vela Fontefria (Galicia, Spain)
- PlanaBH (Minas Gerais, Brazil)
- Yokota Slow Flyer Club (Japan)
- SBslopers (Santa Barbara, USA)
Good Forums for Discussion About VTPR and Slope Aerobatics
- VTPR and Slope Aerobatics Facebook Group
- RCGroups Slope Forum (English)
- BARCS Slope & DS Forum (English)
- Gliding Ireland Slope Forum (English)
- Modelisme Planeur Forum (French)
- Forum de l’association Vol de Pente au Menez Hom (French)
- F3News Voltige Planeur (French)
- RC-Network Segelflug and Hangflug Forums (German)
- BaroneRosso Alianti Forum (Italian)
- Miliamperios Vuelo a Vela Forum (Spanish)
R/C Slope Databases
Planning a trip and bringing your glider? Check out these websites to find cool places to fly!
R/C Glider Simulation Software & Resources
R/C simulators that are especially good for gliders.
- PicaSim – Free Windows PC version, low cost Android and iPhone apps. The descendant of SSS, good simulation of slope soaring and nice interface.
- Aerofly – the best commercial R/C simulator for gliders, also has power planes and helicopters. Superb graphics, includes slope soaring, alpine soaring, winch and aerotow. 2 players at once via split screen (requires a second controller), or up to 16 in online multiplayer over the internet or LAN.
- Aerofly-Sim.de – Great resource site for Aerofly 5, with a bunch of great free model downloads. By Jan aka “Jet-Pack”.
- Aerofly 5 Modelle – Another great resource site for Aerofly 5 models. By Niko Fräulin.
- Le Fish for RealFlight – Created by Matt “McPhatty”, a Le Fish model with Madstab and two color schemes, for the RealFlight R/C simulator. Cool!
Free software that will allow you to create Aresti aerobatics sequences
Friends and Fellow Travelers
These are links to the websites of friends of mine that support R/C slope soaring with their products and services. They’re included here because what they offer is top notch and of interest to anyone with a passion for slope soaring.
- Michael Richter’s Dream-Flight (Weasel-Evo and Alula)
- Reed Sherman’s JartWorld (Jart)
- Bob Breaux’s SoaringUSA (Wasabi, Vector III, Minivec, and many, many more)
- Kevin Newton’s Knewt.com
- Noisy-Skies – the most beautiful slope videos you’ve ever seen!
- Dieter Mahlein’s ShredAir – a legend of our sport now living and flying in the natural splendor of the Colombian Andes