Dynamic Soaring back in 2005
Dynamic Soaring is both amazing and counter-intuitive for slope soarers. Twelve years on from these clips the World Record in the USA is now over 500mph! (no typo) It needs the right kind of hill to do it and considerable flying skill. I have tried it successfully but beware, one can wreck models quite easily.

Here are two video clips (14Mb and 20Mb) of my brother, David Woods, Dynamic Soaring some years ago, note the jerky 15fps footage - he was demonstrating the technique on a pleasant weekday on the empty hill. The wind is on the North face of the hill, about 10mph, and the DS-ing takes place on the opposite facing side on the ridge. Turn the sound down. Ds-ing at Ivinghoe is now not allowed.

The video is from a still camera (Canon G5) using its movie facility, hence the relatively poor quality. Cursory analysis reveals the model is probably hitting 120mph at times.



~20Mb (zip) ~14Mb (zip)
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