Oly II from Skybench

(by Philippe) A nice evening flight with flying4nature’s ‘big old girl’ the Oly II from Skybench.
You will see a mass of black clouds climbing over the Jura mountains towards ‘home field’ and then Mont Blanc in the background over the far side of Lac Leman. 15 minutes after the flight the black clouds rolled in bringing thunder, lightning and torrential rain. I was very glad to get all that wood safely indoors in time!


The Oly II is an evolution of the Olympic II designed and kitted by Airtronics in 1970. Since she was a huge hit in the 70’s and 80’s, Skybench have done a little tweaking and modernising and the end result is a very fine flying 100″ RE woodie.
Mine is a post 2006 kit using bang up to date electronics and a brushless motor meaning she truly is a fly anywhere, anytime bird.
Some people say that the additional weight of the motor makes the Oly II fly better now than the earlier designs but I am too young to be able to compare. Phew!
Onboard filming was done with a Mobius camera in 1080p at 30fps.

Review Vitesse 3.0m

Winter flights with the Vitesse 3.0m E PNP (V1) from Dymond (Staufenbiel). Flying4Nature’s team built resp. assembled this E glider. After lot of not planned works and modifications (although PNP version) we flew the plane. Look at our evaluation and plane review HERE (technical data and pictures).

Quadrocopter Blade 350 QX

Flying4Nature möchte nicht auf Copters einsteigen, aber für die bessere Dokumentierung unserer Fly-Locations und Plane-Reviews haben wir als Träger der treuen GoPro den Quadrocopter Blade 350 QX in unsere “Flugflotte” eingeführt. Hier ein paar neue Aufnahmen davon. Videos kannst Du in unserem YOUTUBE Channel geniessen und das Blade REVIEW here. Auf jedem Fall unsere Aufnahmen werden, wie gewohnt, schwergewichtig aus Seglern bzw. Motorseglern bleiben.

Autumn flights

Autumn flights with the BETA 2.3m from Topmodel CZ over the Greifensee (lake in the countryside of Zürich – Switzerland). Look at the plane review here and at the fly locations here. Others videos of our team flying4nature (F4N) can you find on the YOUTUBE channel.