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Stribog in turn

October 2017 issue highlights

FRONT COVER: A Stribog makes a vertical bank turn at the IX Asturias International Open F3F event. A Photo Album of the event begins on page 59 of this issue. For more information on the Stribog, see the RTG Model web site <http://www.rtgmodel.sk/stribog.html> and the January 2017 issue of RCSD, archived on the web site.  
Nikon D7200, ISO 200, 1/1600 sec., f5, 180mm 


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  100 Days at Torrey Pines, Part 2 - Will Bushnell relates his experiences moving to and flying at the premier California slope site. This is the second part of a two-part series.

  English Open F3F  - Held August 19-20, this event drew 26 competitors to Whitesheet Hill.  Text and photos by Michael Shellim.

  RC Bald Eagle - 
Tony Johnson's long term project focused on developing a realistic radio controlled bird.

  eWindsong - 
Take an RTF Windsong which you've had for years, cut off the nose, install an HK Gliderdrive motor, and you have a repurposed/modernized airframe which flies beautifully. By Jim Riggle.

  Kit review - Dynaflite Bird of Time - Frank Skilbeck evaluates Dave Thornburg's classic Bird of Time design as produced in kit form by Dynaflite.

  Photo Album - IX Asturias International Open F3F - Photos by Fernando Alonso Rojas.

  CEWAMS Eclipsed - Another CEWAMS adventure! Slope flying during a total eclipse what could be more exciting? By Philip Randolph.

  TALES - Task Altitude Limited Electric Soaring - Gordy Stahl explains the differences between ALES and F5J, Jack "Papa Smurf" Iafret responds with a detailed description of a new event invented by The Greater Detroit Soaring and Hiking Society.

  PSS Candidate - Dassault Aviation Mirage F1  - A number of available color schemes and national emblems, plus a recent purchase of more than 60 of these aircraft by a private firm make this an attractive design to model.

  GliderCG - GliderCG uses the barycenter formula to obtain the precise calculation of the RC sailplane center of gravity.

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