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2020/10/11 Slope Soaring at Los Banos Creek Reservoir with Arnaud
π 2020-10-11 01:01 in Hiking
Arnaud invited me to join him for RC flying at Los Banos for slope soaring. Apparently, there is nothing closer for electric RC planes (they are banned in the East Bay on Coyote Hills and the mission peak launch site).

It was definitely interesting to try ridge lift. With the right wind, I was able to fly one of my planes without any power.

hwy 5
hwy 5




I brought a few toys, including motor gliders I got for cheap:




Arnaud had bigger toys:





next size up
next size up





Arnaud had dolly for ground takeoffs:




I finished the day with my fully decked Sky Eye FPV plane to survey the area, and fly to hwy 5 and one of the canals used to water crops along hwy 5.


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