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R/C Soaring Digest - Jan 2012

R/C Soaring Digest - Jan 2012



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January 2012 Vol. 29, No. 1
R/C Soaring Digest 
January 2012Vol. 29, No. 1
     C     O     N     T     E     N     T     S
Front cover:
Mike May's Su-35 PSS is captured during its
maiden ight by Piet Rheeders. Construction details and maidenight experiences begin on page 4 of this issue.Nikon D90, 1/2000 sec., f5.6, 300mm
Southern Fling 2011New Zealand DLG Contest
Coverage by Dave Grifn, Scott Chisholm andJohn Shaw,
with photos by Kevin Botherway,Dave Grifn, Shane Kennington, and Paul Taylor.
R/C Soaring in the AppalachianMountains near Cumberland, Maryland
Text by Jim Dolly with Cumberland Aerotow 2011photos by Dave Garwood.
Willow F3F
Ian Mason takes a slope racer from concept to retail reality.
RC Soaring Digest 
Super Flanker 
Details of Mike May's PSS project.
Gordy's Travels
Timer? — Caller? — Instructor?
Gordy Stahl explores denitions and differences.
Windsong Electric Conversion
Scott Campbell electries a classic.
Zenith 2.7 landing at Kailua Hawaii
Panoramic photo by Fred Olsen.
R F3B - Mladá Boleslav 2011
Czech Republic Championship.Photo Album by Martin Piln
Back cover:
 A buddy and I were out Saturday morningflying and taking pictures. A couple turned out fairly well. Thesailplane is my home designed 100” span woodie."— Tony BeckPhoto by Tom Cassem at Johns Island SCNikon D70 with Nikon 70-150 and doubler, ISO 100, 1/250, f16
January 2012
R/C Soaring Digest 
January 2012
Volume 29 Number 1
Managing Editors, Publishers B
KuhlmanContact rcsdigest@centurytel.nethttp://www.rcsoaringdigest.comYahoo! group: RCSoaringDigestR/C Soaring Digest
 ) is a reader-written monthlypublication for the R/C sailplane enthusiast and has beenpublished since January 1984. It is dedicated to sharingtechnical and educational information. All material contributedmust be original and not infringe upon the copyrights of others.It is the policy of
to provide accurate information. Pleaselet us know of any error that signicantly affects the meaningof a story. Because we encourage new ideas, the content ofeach article is the opinion of the author and may not necessarilyreect those of
. We encourage anyone who wishes toobtain additional information to contact the author.
Copyright © 2012
R/C Soaring Digest 
Published by B2Streamlines <http://www.b2streamlines.com>P.O. Box 975, Olalla WA 98359 All rights reserved
RC Soaring Digest 
is published using Adobe InDesign CS5
In the Air 
 Another exciting issue of
RC Soaring Digest 
! We've had agreat time putting this one together for you.Mike May starts things off with a well detailed photographic journal covering the construction of his Su-35 Super FlankerPSS. A few photos of Mike's creation appeared in the last issue(December 2011), and more in-flight images are included thistime, thanks to Piet Rheeders.Gordy Stahl expounds on timers, callers, and instructorsand which of those you need, want or desire during a contest.Scott Campbell cut the nose off his Bob Dodgson Windsong andinstalled an electric motor and a Lipo battery for near verticalclimbs to altitude.Martin Pilný took his camera to the Czech F3BChampionships and came away with some truly astounding andartistic images of the event, and the collaborative efforts of DaveGrifn, Scott Chisholm, John Shaw,
Kevin Botherway, ShaneKennington, and Paul Taylor produced the exceptional coverageof the Southern Fling 2011 New Zealand DLG Contest.Dave Garwood attended the Cumberland Aerotow 2011event and supplied the photos which accompany Jim Dolly'spresentation on the HighPoint Aviation Aireld.The nal article in this month's issue follows Ian Mason's journey as he creates a high performance F3F
ship and takesit to market. A must read for anyone contemplating a similarproject.Thanks to Steve Holmes for providing the Contents pagebackground this month. Steve captured the image of this hugelenticular cloud while flying over Greenland.Time to build another sailplane!

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