RC gliders have no engine, at least most. Gliders are extremely ecologically and use renewable natural energy sources, to gain height and if possible to fly long. In areas without hills that means the thermals, so rising warm air masses. Those results when heat some areas stronger than their surroundings. There on this land also the surrounding air heated. And hot air is lighter than cold air, this warm air then drives the bubble upward like a balloon without shell. The art and the challenge and the exciting thing gliding it is now to find these bubbles and use. This is not simply because they are not seen. One can only circumstantial recognize where possibly just something detaches.
Feathery Gliders, Replicas And High Performance Gliders
Even with the RC gliders the range of what is possible is very large again. The true queens of RC gliders are the replicas of the passenger-carrying high-performance gliders. We refer to this elegant aircraft as “Super Orchids”. Long, slender blades ensure stunning performance, with the help of flaps on the wing ( “flaps”), the pilot can adjust the aerodynamic quality of the wing to the circumstances. Once slow and tight circling the upswing and the next moment with almost unbelievable speed across the firmament sweeping. More than 15 or 20kg weight, up to 6 or even more meters wingspan, all this is possible today.
“Side Arm Launching” or “Discus Start”
Quite different is the feathery RC glider that can fly out of his hand: SAL is this type, called “Side Arm Launching” or “Discus Start”. The weigh only about 200 to 300 grams, but are aerodynamically decided to the last. The pilot summarizes these sports equipment at the wing tip (the “wing tip”), revolves once or twice quickly to himself-much like a discus thrower – and then hurls high the RC glider. He reached heights like even 60 meters or more include what is often enough to catch updrafts.
3 meter wingspan, to achieve the required output level with or without drive 2: Between these orchids and the SAL’s the majority of RC gliders romps. Just the RC gliders, which are equipped with an electric motor, is becoming increasingly popular.These are then not necessarily comfortable or boring fellows who glide quietly to himself.No, there is also the so-called “hot-line”. The rise electrically driven vertically with more than 30 meters per second and are arrow-fast 250 km / h nosedive since are nothing!These fast projectiles are not suitable for the beginner!
“F3J” and “F3B§-Competition class
But quite different with the RC gliders carrying the nickname “F3J”. “F3J” is a competition class, which is simply put two tasks is: as long as possible and fly as possible accurate landing. In competition, this RC gliders are brought by launch-on height, started in the hobby use contrast usually with an electric motor in the snout. There are true all-rounders. The can just fine circling in the thermals are not so demanding to fly and can be flown quite fast sometimes when we oats.
So similar are the RC Gliders Class “F3B”. In these competitions three in contradictory objectives pursued: Avoid long fly, fly as far and as quickly as possible fly. And all this with a model. These goals are not actually achieve the same with a RC glider. This, however, the models in this competition category are really great suitable for us amateur pilots, because they simply can all pretty neat!
Use Slope Winds
In hilly terrain, or even in the mountains, the glider models additionally use the slope lift.If the wind blows a slope high, the upward component is often sufficient in order to keep the model above. Here the “slope soaring” of the ridge lift is also often used to gain some elevation to the starting point, then to fly into the valley and to seek thermals. For example if I am on the top of a 250m high hill there Create, another 100 meters up the hillside win, then I 350m above the valley level. And the higher my model flies, the more you find the prospect thermals.