My name is Stéphane Combet, I live in Toulouse, France, and I am fond of RC (Remote Controlled) glider aerobatics.
RC glider aerobatics, what's that?
I consider RC gliding as an art, combining technology, knowledge of the natural environment, and choreography.
The RC glider is an outdoor activity, in which a glider is operated by means of a remote control. The pilot can steer right, left, up, down, etc. but without an engine, it must use find lift (ascending currents) to keep altitude and speed. Otherwise it goes down little by little.
The wood Svolazzo v2, winter 2021.
The wood Svolazzo v1, summer 2020.
Le Troll en été 2018.
The Troll, summer 2017.
The SnowflaK, summer 2013.
Aerobatics involves performing geometric figures by the trajectory and position of the glider.
Depending on the complexity sought, it can be accessible to all remote-controlled gliders, or require specific aerodynamics and systems.
On these pages I share a few about my flying, and about my own gliders.
Have fun at slope!
My thanks go to François Cahour, with whom we regularly exchange to design, build, pilot, in this activity that we consider artistic without forgetting that it is a game! His website: voltige-planeur-rc.net.
Many thanks also toSteve Lange, a great slopeaerobatic enthusiast, who gathers information and shares it generously on the web, on his website slopeaerobatics.com and the Facebook group VTPR and Slope Aerobatics.
Huge thanks to Franck Aguerre for the PredimRC tool that I use to size and adjust my models. Franck did a amazing job of reflection and compilation, which he puts at the service of the model aircraft community on this website: rcaerolab.
Soft aerobatics, but only 45 seconds after launch the glider is performing flat spin... Read more...
Nov 2021, Avr 2022
Spins and airflow...
Here are the images of an attempted "scientific" experiment. I simultaneously filmed from the ground and with an on-board camera a classical spin, and a flat spin... Read more...
8th Mar. 2022
Second article about my 4m50 wingspan oldschool style AND Voltige Totale project. Read more...
10th Jan. 2022
A big project...
First article about my 4m50 wingspan oldschool style AND Voltige Totale project. Read more...
29th Sep. 2021
a Voltige Totale glider coming from Australia. I hope to have mine soon! Here is its history, since 2012.
20th Sep. 2021
Windy then cloudy day ...
...at the ridge above Val d'Aube, near Peyragudes. The Troll flew well, then several surprises animated the day! Read more...
1st Sep. 2021
Simple "Voltige Totale" routine
For academic pilots or those who believes in the virtues of a little bit of discipline ...;) My execution is far from perfect! Read more...
11th Jun. 2021
Renewal of the website
At same time I maidened the Ziou, a wing of 1m40 wingspan, I wanted to renew my website. Here it is!
7th Dec. 2020
In collaboration with Matthieu Barrabès , we are embarking on the adventure of a fiber version of the Svolazzo! The objective is to push the performance of this model even more, by gaining gliding ratio, rigidity, and flyable mass range. We are at the very beginning, Matthieu has already worked a lot on the digital model of the glider. More about it on Svolazzo page.