09 January 2012

KZN slopers doing it for themselves

This one specially for the "builder of the model" rule fan, John Monk ;-)

Much as I am relieved to have some molded slopers available for us less building gifted slope fliers, I have much respect for those folk building their own. One of the great features of the Two Oceans annual aerobatic competition has been the success of folk like Mark Wolffe and Steve Meusel in achieving excellent results using low tech and home crafted models.

It is thus great to see the Durban area top slope pilots Michel Leusch and Russ Conradt doing some build your own creations ahead of TOSS 2012. Russ reported a successful maiden flight of his new "Quest" at Springfield yesterday and we look forward to seeing Michel's new beast in action soon.

Michel's biggie sloper planform

Finishing touches still ongoing for Michel's beastie

Underside of Russ's new "Quest" SD8020 section sloper

Russ with "Quest" at the successful maiden flight - Toksix influence!

The combo we look forward to seeing fly in due course.

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