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Hello,

I purchesed both of the Discus glider packages this week, and I have to say they fly really well, a small learning curve because all I've ever flown is RC Gliders, but I have been flying them for over 15 years. I'm very impressed at the detail both in the visual and flight modeling of these gliders. I think the K model is going to take some getting used to as I do my aerobatics in RC gliders and this is a big difference. The models don't yaw as much as the real thing, thereby making it easier to control in flight. But I'm sure with some practice I will get it without stalling :rolleyes: . Thanks for doing the Gliders, they are my favorite planes to fly. From what I've read in the manuals that came with them it was a great deal of work to complete them. I hope there will be some online flying for these often, but I need to figure out how to fly online first(Getting connected). Well, It's time to go up to the hill and fly my RC gliders, so have a great day, If you would like to see the hill, check out the link on my signature, there is also a weekly linked blog on RCGroups forum that has more current pics under the name MWilliams

See ya, Rockitglider :D

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Thanks for the compliments - it's good you're starting with a detailed understanding of slope soaring, so ridge soaring in the Discus should be second nature...

If you haven't installed it already, get CumulusX - this will give you thermals with cumulus clouds on top *and* ridge lift, the two essentials for soaring.

As a RC pilot, you won't have spent too much time with the instruments I guess, and the Discus has a full competition panel. But altitude/speed/vario will do for local soaring... there are a couple of tutorials in a sub-forum of this one.

Here are some ridge-soaring tasks, all designed for a NW wind (of, say, 17 knots), from Mifflin, PA:

mifflin_tasks.jpg

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Thanks for the compliments - it's good you're starting with a detailed understanding of slope soaring, so ridge soaring in the Discus should be second nature...

If you haven't installed it already, get CumulusX - this will give you thermals with cumulus clouds on top *and* ridge lift, the two essentials for soaring.

As a RC pilot, you won't have spent too much time with the instruments I guess, and the Discus has a full competition panel. But altitude/speed/vario will do for local soaring... there are a couple of tutorials in a sub-forum of this one.

Here are some ridge-soaring tasks, all designed for a NW wind (of, say, 17 knots), from Mifflin, PA:

mifflin_tasks.jpg

B21

Hello B21,

I'll give this PA flight a try for sure, looks like fun. I've tried ridge lift at Andres with a 17knot wind, and it didn't work very well, but that was before I registered the CumulusX!, so I'm going to finish reading the manual before I setup the program for ridge lift again. If you have any tips or setup files you can share, please do. Thanks again for your reply.

Rockitglider :glider_s:

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Hello B21,

I'll give this PA flight a try for sure, looks like fun. I've tried ridge lift at Andres with a 17knot wind, and it didn't work very well, but that was before I registered the CumulusX!, so I'm going to finish reading the manual before I setup the program for ridge lift again. If you have any tips or setup files you can share, please do. Thanks again for your reply.

Rockitglider :glider_s:

Rockitglider: please let us know how you make out with the registered CumulusX!. I am giving the demo a try this week. I works well with thermal lift, but ridge

or slope does not seem to not be available. Other wise a very good addision to FSX.

DA! never mind I got it now. Seems I never installed the Sim Probe part of the CX! down load. Still some learning curve to go but Ridge lift is showing up now.

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Rockitglider: please let us know how you make out with the registered CumulusX!. I am giving the demo a try this week. I works well with thermal lift, but ridge

or slope does not seem to not be available. Other wise a very good addision to FSX.

DA! never mind I got it now. Seems I never installed the Sim Probe part of the CX! down load. Still some learning curve to go but Ridge lift is showing up now.

Hello,

Well I originally bought the full version to stop the jitters when in chase view but it really didn't stop that all the way but it did help it. I really like the tow plane function, being able to use it wherever I want to. I used to use the tow plane with Emma Field alot. I recomend it as it really doesn't cost much and I'm sure alot of work went in to it and still does. I still have not used the ridge lift much as I've been busy chasing thermals :), but I will try soon.

See ya, Rockitglider :glider_s:

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I also went for the full lic. After installing sim probe every thing is working better. I like your land fill slope, I have visited Key West & Ruskin Fla. several times and thought to myself that they would be great slope sites. Give the Miffin Pa. day 1 task a try, its fun! plan ahead. I did manage to complete it first try. However I won't say how long my time was. I was flying the soar Discus v3. The Aerosoft Discus x is on my wish list!

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