At the 10th of June, the weather forecast was very good and I tried a 818 km FAI triangle flight. At the first leg, I had some problems finding good thermals and I nearly outlanded. But luckily I found a lift in 170m AGL and decided to abort the task. On the way back home […]
In this short tutorial, I explane how to upload a new Arduino sketch to the OpenVario remote stick. 1. Download and install Arduino IDE: https://www.arduino.cc/ 2. Download and unzip the “bounce” library: http://stefly.aero/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Bounce.zip 3. Download and unzip the stick remote sketch file (for SteFly remote stick layout with joystick and 3 buttons + PTT): http://stefly.aero/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Stick_Remote_Control_vs.zip
On Thursday the 1st of June I declared my second-biggest flight with 755 km flown with a Std. Libelle. This flight should be a German club class record over 3 declared waypoints (768 km). The weather conditions were moderate at the first half of the flight, but improved radical short before the second waypoint. With […]
Some month ago, I published a YouTube tutorial how to build a remote stick for your OpenVario glide computer. It´s an ergonomic remote stick designed for 3D printing, leather wraping and at the end you should glue in an aluminium insert. SteFly remote stick (ABS): https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1818509 Insert for 19 mm diameter (aluminium): http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1595630 Insert for […]
On Tuesday the 16th of May I flew my first DMSt (German decentral championships) flight for this season. The weather forecast was good, but at the end of the day it was very hard to finish the task. Half an hour circling in a 0,3 m/s climb was the only possiblity to get back to […]
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