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From: Gustavo Exel <gustavo@...>
Date: Saturday, March 1, 2008 4:21 AM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Indoor flying
dr56yhn wrote: > So I came upon this group while I was looking for a small HLG to use > indoors during the very cold winter months here in Minnesota. I have a > 2M plane for outdoor use but I was wondering if anyone in this group > has tried to fly the Bug indoors? My local club has an indoor space > where they fly every week but they all fly electrics. > > I know there would be no lift but how well does this glide/float in > dead air and is it robust enough to withstand the occasional rough > landing on a very hard floor? Any input would be appreciated. We have a very large indoor space here in Sao Paulo (http://youtube.com/results?search_query=ibirapuera+e-voo&search_type=) and I've flown my Gambler there some times. A full speed launch gets very close to the roof (about 45m high on the center) and it's quite heart-stopping to see it approaching! In the end it's worth just to say "I've done it", but that's a good enough excuse to do it! ;-)