HKRCSS

The Hong Kong Radio Control Soaring Society

Thermal Soaring Group

Thermal soaring is the most interesting kind of soaring in full size gliders, it is challenging and full of excitements, it can bring you to the height which you never experienced before. For model glider pilots, you can also experience the same excitement of the full size pilot from thermal soaring, you can also fly every kind of aerobatics figures and very high speed gliding if you know how to deal with the energy management (changing the potential energy of you glider from height to speed).
We are a small group of model glider pilots in Hong Kong that had this exciting experience, we had successful thermal flights with our competition gliders either they are handlaunch, electric or on towed. We hold many DLG contests every year. Hong Kong's territory is small and does not have big flying fields suitable holding thermal contests. Therefore, when we hold contests we need go to remote places like Lamma Is. and Shamchung. We treasure very much for these unique discipline of powerless glider flying. Please join us now and share this wonderful excitement!

For information, please contact the Thermal Soaring Group leader, Allan Yeung, at old_b@hotmail.com


Past Activities by the Thermal Soaring Group

2013
April 28, 2013 - Hand Launch Glider Contest (F3K) (Cancelled, see rcsail.com)
April 7, 2013 - Hand Launch Glider Fun Fly
February 24, 2013 - Hand Launch Glider Contest (F3K) (See discussion on rcsail.com forum)

2012
December 23, 2012 - DLG Clinic (See discussion on rcsail.com forum)
Noverber 18, 2012 - Hand Launch Glider Contest (F3K) (See discussion on rcsail.com forum)
March 18, 2012 - DLG Gathering at Tseung Kwan O (See discussion on rcsail.com forum)

2008
April 5, 2008 - Hand Launch Glider Practice

2007
November 25, 2007 - Hand Launch Glider Thermal Duration Contest (Cancelled)
May 20, 2007 - Hand Launch Glider Thermal Duration Contest (Cancelled)
April 1, 2007 - Thermal Soaring Exchange, Shenzhen (Cancelled)

2006
October 22, 2006 - Electric Glider Duration and Spot Landing Contest
February 19, 2006 - Hand Launch Glider Duration Contest

2005
May 15, 2005 - Hand Launch Glider Duration Contest

2004
November 21, 2004 - Hand Launch Glider Duration Contest
September 12, 2004 - Electric Glider Duration and Spot Landing
March 28, 2004 - Bungee and Hand Launch Duration Contest

2003
December 14, 2003 - Electric Glider Duration and Spot Landing Contest
August 31, 2003 - Bungee and Hand Launch Glider Duration Contest
January 5, 2003 - Bungee and Hand Launch Glider Contest

2002
September 28, 2002 - Pre-Hand Launch Glider Flight

2001
November 3, 2001 - Thermal Soaring using Tow-Plane
August 21, 2001 - Thermal Soaring Using Tow-Plane