Fun video of a 4m Air 100 flying some aerobatics at the Ménez-Hom in Brittany, France. Make sure to watch in fullscreen HD for best results!
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WOW! How did I miss this video until now? This wonderful clip features Roland Stuck and Gérard Prat, two absolutely legendary pilot/designers who have had a tremendous influence on the history and development of aerobatic slope soaring. Roland is flying a 5m ASW 15 and Gérard is flying a 4m Air 100… both put their planes through some beautiful figures in the alpine scenery of Corps. Such a pleasure to behold these masters at work!! Video by the also-quite-legendary Pierre Rondel of Planet-Soaring Merci beaucoup, Pierre!!
Ludovic Bon has shared some great photos of the 2012 GPR giant scale rencontre at Ménez-Hom put on by the aeromodelling clubs of Brest and Morlaix. There were a large number of beautiful scale gliders in attendance, including a number of Air-100, Swift, Foka and similar scale aerobats. As shown above, the beautiful Kostez of Ronan was also present.
Many thanks to Ludo for sharing the photos… see all of them here on his Picasa galleries:
There is also a full write-up of the event here on the Les Grandes Planeurs RC website: Ménez-Hom 2012. Another one here on the Aéroclub du Finistère website: Rencontre Grands Planeurs Menez-Hom 2012. And lastly this writeup from two Irish attendees here: les hommes de la Menez hom.
Thank you Ludo for sharing!
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
And a third classic French VTPR glider article graces this site, courtesy once again Laurent Berlivet of Jivaro Models. The Air-100 is another famous Breton VTPR glider, right up there with the Excalibur in being synonymous with the French VTPR aerobatics tradition.
The Air-100 is unique amongst VTPR gliders in that it is a scale model of a very successful French sailplane from the late 40s and early 50s, the Arsenal Air-100. To this day, the fullscale glider holds the world sailplane flight endurance record of 56hrs 15min set in 1952 by Charles Atger near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in France.
R/C models of the Air-100 have been flying in Brittany and the Alps in France since at least the 70s and 80s, and are definitely implicated in “proto-VTPR” flying in Brittany as evidenced below:
Here are some more Air-100 models flying this past summer at Ménez-Hom. Aren’t they beautiful to behold!!
Enjoy this presentation about Eric Poulain’s magnificent 5m Air-100. It is a true classic!
Laurent Berlivet of Jivaro-Models was kind enough to send over this amazing collection of photos. Many have been featured previously in French hobby magazines. There’s a wide array of notable VTPR gliders and sites, everything from the Air-100 at the beach in Brittany, to Excaliburs at Ménez-Hom, to Saltos in Andorra, and a whole lot more. Plus a handful of classic BPLR Giant Zlin photos – those never get old!!
Enjoy, and big thanks to Laurent for sharing these!!
What’s better than an Air 100 at Ménez Hom?
Two Air 100s flying a duet at Ménez Hom, that’s what! This is Breton VTPR at its best.