No-wind Sunday..."always bring a hand-launch glider to a slope
So, out came electrics and floaters. Shown here (clockwise from upper
left) is a Riva Models Just, a home-built floater, a Surprise 10,
a "gas"-powered Stryker, and the Winchdoc teaching his son
Slope'n 501 with a racey-looking sloper.
Electric-powered gliders are a poor substitute for pure slope gliders,
but what can you do..? Photos are of a SBXC converted to electric
and a Stratos and Stork electric.
Despite the lack of lift, 36 registered pilots brought great planes,
attitudes, and enjoyment.
Jay Decker of the Mid-Columbia Soarers and Dieter Mahlein of
ShredAir pose with a bottle of appropriatly named Arrogant Bastard
Ale. Thanks for coming!
We will have better lift next year.