Sommer gliders

Fly session (16th-18th June ’17) of Jeizinen 1600m ASL (Valais – Switzerland) with the gliders PCM Taser E (2.o) and my new DLG Libelle (of dream-flight ©). Nice weather, hot temperatures and a lot of awesome lift!
Look at our plane reviews with lot of pictures and technical specs. The NEW LIBELLE REVIEW and NEWEST PICTURES in FLICKR!!

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Spring flight with Taser E

Spring flight with the Taser E from PCM (Podivine Composite Modellbau) in Switzerland-Pfannenstiel (countryside of Zürich). Very nice F5J glider (550g incl. 800mAh 3S Lipo). Look at the complete plane review HERE and the description of the fly location HERE.

Nice landing at 04:50!

 

Black and White, Taser E PCM

Slope flying in Switzerland during a very cold day with North wind “Bise” (30-40km/h) in the countryside of Zürich (location Pfannenstiel). Carbon Taser Elektro from PCM (Podivine Composite Modellbau). With 539g (incl. 3S LiPo 800mAh) the perfect plane for this day. Look at the tecnical plane review here (with a lot of pictures).

This is the pure meaning of flying!

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!

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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.