This video has some of the craziest stunts I’ve ever seen. These planes are so light, so maneuverable, it’s just incredible. I’ve certainly never seen a slope glider that can fly like this before. Enjoy – we may very well be seeing the start of something truly new
Had a really fun day out at Ellwood Mesa with Swiss Peter and Michael Richter. The wind was pretty light, maybe 10mph max and averaging about 7-8mph, straight in. Very marginal conditions for most planes, but not for our ultralightweights!! We had a blast, flying formation, doing fin drags and touch-and-goes, and generally just having a great time. So nice to spend a day at the beach with good buddies
Swiss Peter has done it again! This time he’s built the 82″ Big Fish by Leading Edge Gliders to an almost unimaginable 24oz (635g) flying weight. It’s insane! Here’s video of him and Brett Jaffee flying it at sunset near Oak Park, California. Wind was approximately 6-8mph in the video.
A video of the incredible 40oz (1130g) 82″ Big Fish that my friend Swiss Peter built. He was able to achieve a completed weight 1/3 (20oz) lighter than the stock build… truly impressive!! I met up with him at the Ruins in some nice moderate 12-15mph conditions and captured this video of him flying the plane. Later I got to fly it, and I loved it!
The above videos are of one of the first 82″ Big Fish built, built by Yvain in France – how appropriate This plane is being offered by Leading Edge Gliders (not on the site yet, just email Jack and ask him).
Another great video of the Big Fish, from our friend Cliff Hanger in the UK. This one has been given the Jenny Craig diet treatment and slimmed down significantly from stock, but isn’t that the great thing about EPP? You can have it your way!
Build thread and more info in this thread on RCGroups.
I’ve got one of these kits in the queue and a friend is just completing one locally… can’t wait to see what it’s like, should be awesome