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!!
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Very pleased to announce that James Hammond, designer of the Vector III and Minivec, has been kind enough to write up an article about his philosophy and approach to designing gliders for slope aerobatics. It’s a quite cool look inside a designer’s head, not to be missed! Read it here: Slope aerobatics and other aerial gyrations
Some really nice flying in this video!
This is pretty old news now, but certainly deserves mention here. The long awaited Vector III is finally a reality and in ready availability from RCRCM. The plane is 2.4m span and uses an SD8020 symmetrical airfoil and appears to have very nice flight performance. There’s also a 1.7m version called the Minivec available soon.
Here’s a build thread on RCGroups: Moulded Vector III Slope Aerobatic
Vector III Specifications:
Wing span = 2365mm
Length = 1350mm
Wing aerofoil= SD8020
Tail aerofoil = SD8020
Weight = 1400g
Controls = Elevator, Rudder, Ailerons, Flaps/Flaperons
Construction = Glass, carbon, balsa sandwich in an epoxy matrix
Wing Aerofoils: JH8-10-sym
Tail Aerofoil: JH8-10-sym