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Blue Explorer Sports Glider

By teocali
Blue Explorer - 5.6 metres weighing 9kg - Carbon Version by Blue Airlines. Primarily a sports glider for speed and soaring using a 17"x10" folding prop powered by 8s Lipo through a 110 amp speed controller. One of the biggest sports gliders you can buy.
This Glider belongs to my son-in-law and is quite a challenge to track! The motor powers the climb to height and the aircraft then glides, looking to find thermals. Needs an experienced operator!

My thanks to you all for your support of my last upload - much appreciated as always Smile

Tags: Speed Sports Powered Glider Soaring Blue explorer Sports and action

Voters: CarolG, RonnieAG, MossyOak and 12 more


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RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
2 Aug 2012 11:14AM
I have never seen a powered glider before, Sylvia: such an elegant craft, beautifully captured but I am wondering where you were to capture thus shot.......possibly paragliding?WinkWinkWinkWink
Ronnie.
Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
2 Aug 2012 1:32PM
I'll stick to my RC aquaplanes......Now they can shift at 60-70mph across the water!

Ade Grin
helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 2:04PM
Must be a wonderful experience floating on air in this - well captured Sylvia SmileSmile
Helen
teocali Plus
13 442 18 England
2 Aug 2012 2:48PM

Quote:Must be a wonderful experience floating on air in this - well captured Sylvia SmileSmile
Helen



I wish, Helen! You would have to be Thumbelina to do so, however - it is a radio controlled model weighing 9kg Smile
Sylvia
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 5:20PM
Excellent picture with an interesting intro and I may say an interesting shot to
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
2 Aug 2012 7:38PM
Stunning model Sylvia. Looks so lifelike.
Ron
Greyheron 19 282 7 England
2 Aug 2012 10:08PM
I know you said they were big... the figures are impressive...must be a nightmare to control...!

Superb capture Sylvia.

Mike
Ray42 13 3 England
3 Aug 2012 6:50AM
Must be great soaring up there - no noise and great views
Canonshots 10 203 13 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 11:19AM
All model planes are a challenge to track. At least RC models stay more or less in range. I fly (and photograph) free flight models and with those you have to get your shot in quick as they climb away and drift downwind and out of range in a matter of seconds.

But I digress. This is a lovely shot, nicely composed and conveying the elegance of the model to perfection.

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