Picture from F4N in AUFWIND 4/13

Das deutsche renomierte Modelsportmagazin für Segler- und Elekroflug AUFWIND (www.aufwind-magazin.de/) hat unter seiner Rubrik “Pictorial” in der Ausgabe 4/13 (Juli-August, Seite 18ff) ein Bild des Teams Flying4Nature (F4N) veröffentlicht (Taser unplugged PCM beim Start in Zürich Oberland). Wie bedanken uns sehr bei der Redaktion AUFWIND, eine sehr tolle inhaltlich sowie gestalterisch Fachzeitschrift!


Fly session 09.-12.05.2013, Wallis

The new videos and pictures of the spring fly session in Wallis-Switzerland are online. Poky, Alex XXL, Taser unplugged, Ultegra E, Flash, and more…

We flew on May 10th and 11th with aweseome westerly wind and huge slope lift especially during the afternoon (up to 50 km/h!)  in the region of Visp (Jeizinen, Turtmann and Visperterminen).

Model reviews with specs pictures can you find here.

TASER unplugged and electrical from PCM, review

The new plane review of the TASER UNPLUGGED and TASER ELEKTRO from PCM are online. F4N-Team built and flew this axtraordinary 2.0m full carbon gliders for you (unplugged version builded and flew by Philippe D., electrical builded by Martin K. and flew by Lorenzo).

Last year I [Philippe] found too many days with not enough lift for my slope ships so over the winter I wanted to build a light lift sloper that was tougher than a DLG and at least 2 metres span. After a lot of research, I made my decision…

The Taser Unplugged is a new creation from PCM in Austria. She was born out of a mixture of DLG and sloper DNA resulting in a very slippery and extremely light 2m ship that can fly in the lightest of lift but when the wind picks up can penetrate surprisingly well for a 2m ship with a flying weight of just 485g!
She is 100% carbon fibre from tip to tail and looks absolutely stunning for it.  All that carbon means a very, very lightweight model that flies a lot like a DLG. The model is manufactured to the absolute highest standards as we have all come to expect from PCM. All surfaces are cut and hinged at the factory meaning all you need to do is install the radio gear. One option that is left to the builder is the ailerons/flaps. They are supplied as one long, single flapperon like a DLG allowing you to choose the number of control surfaces. Seeing as the F4N team fly predominantly on the slope where flaps are a must to allow controlled landings (see the maiden video for a great example) I opted for both flaps and ailerons however those who want the lightest possible model can opt for a single control surface that means 2 less servos to carry.
I have opted for a 2 cell 850mAh LiFe battery that allows for a whole long afternoon on the slope without changing and is the perfect weight whilst avoiding the need for a UBEC.
More pictures by model reviews.

Maiden flight of BETA

The video of the maiden flight with BETA 2.3m (from Topmodel CZ) is online. Enjoy it! It was a very windy day in March 2013 (about 35-45 km/h) on a good termal slope lacation near Uster (Switzerland). We installed two onboard cameras – HD Wing Camera II – Full HD 1920x1080p 30FPS (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=25656&aff=542161). The tecnical plane rewiev can you find here. Look also at the new YOUTUBE Chanel of Flying4Nature.

New model reviews Camflyer Q, Zip33, Alex XXL, Beta and Alula

The new model reviews of ALEX XXL (Nan Models), CAMFLYER Q (Bormatec),  ZIP33V2 (Zaerotech), BETA (Topmodel CZ) and ALULA (Dream Flight) are online. The team of Flying4Nature build and flew this planes for you and reports about characteristics, performances and quality. Videos are here.

Winter flying in the Swiss Alps

Skiing and flying between the 28th Dezember 2012 and the 3th January 2013 with Radian Pro in Wallis (Jeizinen) with fabulous mountain landscape and splendid weather. In the afternoon we found also little good termics!