I am stunned by the astounding quality of models built by members, and the advances in 3D printed planes.
I have dusted my gliders and flew on the slope my Wicked Wing at full ballast in 25-30 knots. I would have preferred less wind for my first flight, but the weather forecast was so bad for the next week, I took a deep breath and launched her with more nerves than usual.
I have flown my Easyglider once at the club, in less than ideal conditions for thermal soaring (thick fog, then wind and very cool temps).
I am building a 3D aerobatic slope glider (Vagabond XL from Hacker) but temps are so low in my house (15ºC or 60ºF) that glues don't work well (hair dryer used).
I have been training with a slope soaring simulator (CRRCSim), free and very good (additional slopes available in the french alps , those included by default are very poor). At first I was unable to fly an aerobatic 3D glider (Wasabi, kind of Fish), but with patience I improved.
Sample flight with the sim at col de Faisse.
Charles River RC Flight Simulator 02_04_2018 11_35_38.mp4?dl=0
A new member came to our club, he said he had built a WWII fighter, and had no previous experience nor in flying RC planes nor in building, so I advised him to build a parkjet and redirected him directly to this site.
Happy flying to all of us.