2017, a flying year in Video review
Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:22 pm
A bit long (my longest flying video yet), but I wanted to include a snippet of my best flights throughout 2017.
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You're very welcome, glad you enjoyed the video! Yes, I'll have to say that when I moved to the "middle of nowhere" in Canada (Edmonton) 2 years ago (from the Point of the Mountain in Utah) I thought my flying is going to suffer tremendously. Turns out I now enjoy it more when I do get a chance to fly, and being "forced" to go to warmer locations in the winter got me into seeing new places, meeting new people, flying new sites, etc... more than before. I like diversity, and white POTM was fun I found myself bored and somewhat losing interest.
Thank you! I was always interested to fly anything/everything I got a chance to. I believe it's a huge eye opener and great lesson, there's so much learning to be had with different equipment! I now clearly understand that most important in a wing is handling. A wing that responds easily and immediately is best, from any point of view you look at it and for any type of flying: Leisure, XC, Competition, etc. Design is important, but what I found is that sail material is just as important...for example the white Mylar for the top of the glider is a bad choice, it makes a glider stiff, heavy, feeling like it's bigger than it really is, tiring to fly and this kills much of the fun/performance/safety, etc...The best material in my view is the light Technora (UVODL04). Dacron probably too, but honestly I haven't flown a modern topless glider with a Dacron top.blindrodie wrote:Great show Felix. What I liked the most was all the different wings you flew! Care to comment about that ?
Well said, Felix. I feel similarly and my loyalty is to my flying pleasure and safety but not to brand loyalty. I'll have to visit the home of my ancestors in Ukraine so I can beg a demo flight on a Combat C from Oleg.