Wednesday, July 6, 2016

ALES vs F5j

Last night my RC glider club -ASA - held its July meeting and the discussion turned to F5j and ALES.

The consensus of some there was that the club was dumping ALES (Altitude Limited Electric Soaring) also known as AMA Event 631 in favor of F5j. What, I pondered, is the difference between ALES and F5j? F5j is Electric Thermal Duration Gliders (Provisional) and is governed by the rules laid down by the FAI. This dichotomy still puzzles me.

So...I soldier on with the Sky Bird - an 100" span electric glider. I think so many photos are obvious and boring that I'll only post and comment on ones that interest me.
Bottom sheeting of left wing panel

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