• Launch Yourself
    Launch Yourself Into a new level of fun!
  • Starflight Composites
    Starflight Composites Slope dancing, not competition.
  • Sport Slopers
    Sport Slopers High aspect ratio gets your slope groove on.

90" Starship:

90" span
Aspect Ratio 15
RG-14 or HQ1.0/8 airfoil
7" x 5" chords
540 in2" area
36 oz. weight
10 oz./ft2 loading

Wings and Stabs:
4.6 oz. carbon fiber over Dow Corning Hi-load 60 cores.

Fuse:
Molded Kevlar with canopy

 

 
RokGallery

RokGallery is a ground-up revolutionary gallery extension, developed to be hugely flexible, customizable and thus extendable far into the future.

Description

The system itself is built on a custom tag-based architecture with the ability to have multiple tag-based galleries. RokGallery uses design and concepts that have been traditionally reserved for platform-native applications and are for the first time making their way into a web environment. For example, you will not have to resize images, or make thumbs before using them in RokGallery, just upload the raw image and use the RokGallery slice editor to resize and crop the images. This non-destructive editing method allows you to create and edit your image size, cropped view, etc, at any point without having to reupload or recreate your image in external photo editing software.

Other features include an all-new multi-file image upload mechanism that incorporates the latest HTML5 drag-and-drop upload functionality, but can also fall back to Flash if your browser doesn’t yet support this feature. Compound filtering can be used to isolate specific images you are looking for and a sophisticated Jobs Manager handles processes like image resizing in the background so you can get on with your work without having to wait for time-consuming image computations to complete.

Access the RokGallery Component at Admin → Components → RokGallery

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This section is an introduction to the general interface of RokGallery, specific instructions on the functions, such as filtering, will be explained below.

#1 Image Controls

  • Publish
  • Unpublish
  • Tag
  • Delete

#2 Gallery Controls

  • Jobs: A log of all previous and current operations, such as imports.
  • Galleries: Create, Delete and Manage all tag galleries.
  • Settings: Configuration the general aspects of RokGallery.
  • Upload: A HTML5/Flash drag and drop image uploader.

#3/4 Filters

The filters have a range of variables such as gallery, file type, published etc... to allow you to sort your images for management in an efficient and simple manner. Statistics for the filters appear at #4.

Photo Upload

RokGallery uses a HTMl5 file uploader, or Flash for unsupported browsers.

  • Go to Admin → Components → RokGallery
  • Click the Upload button
  • Either Drag and Drop the files, or click Browse and find
  • Click Upload
  • Monitor progress
  • Click Close once completed

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Gallery View and Jobs

All photos will appear at Admin → Components → RokGallery. RokGallery has support for multiple image selection, either by drag and highlight with the cursor, or via individual selection with the Shift Key and click.

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Jobs Manager

The Jobs Manager provides you a log of operations undergoing or undergone in RokGallery. You can view:

  • Import status, with time stamps
  • Slice status, with time stamps
  • Clear all Jobs
  • Delete individual Jobs via the trash icon
  • Refresh individuals Jobs via the reload icon

Galleries Manager

RokGallery is a tagged based gallery component, therefore, Galleries are controlled by tags and not specific photos in albums. Subsequently, you can easily have one master photo in multiple albums with ease.

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A single image can appear in numerous galleries based on its tag, and also can be different sizes based on the gallery settings, without editing the original image.

  • Dropdown: To create a new Gallery, select Create New, or the name of another Gallery to edit it
  • Name: Set the name of the Gallery
  • Tags: Set the tags that are associated with the gallery (separate via a comma)
  • Images: Set the maximum height and width of the full image
  • Thumbnails Size: Set the height and width of the thumbnails
  • Background Color: Set the background color for the thumbnail surround
  • Aspect Ratio: Check if you wish to keep the dimensions of the image intact, or cropped.

Remember to Publish a Gallery after clicking Save. If you make any changes to a Gallery, whether in the Galleries Manager, or in the Image Slice Editor, you will need to re-Save in the Galleries Manager for the changes to take place on the site.

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Image Editor

RokGallery has a very advanced image editor, akin to a native application. The various parts will be discussed below.

After selecting the edit button, you will be able to edit the META data of the image, the image itself, plus delete or publish the image.

  • Title: The name of the image file to be displayed on the frontend gallery
  • Slug: The individual identifier for an image (we recommend not to change)
  • Description: The description of the image file shown on the frontend gallery
  • Tags: Add the tags that you wish to associate with the image
  • Slicing: Edit the image
  • RokGalleryPublish:Show or Hide an image for specific tags/galleries.

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In the Slice Editor, you can edit the META data and the actual image. You can crop the image, similar to that of an native application, with a set or variable marquee, in addition to Zoom controls. Edits in the Slice Editor are on a per gallery/tag basis.

The original image that was uploaded is maintained, as a new image is created after applying the crop. This can be reverted at any time from the Slice Editor.

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Additionally, you can also Share the slice via the Share button, or Delete the image via the Delete button, from the Image Editor:

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Multi-Tagging

Tagging is at the core of RokGallery, and with its multi-selection ability, you can easily manage tags across multiple images with great ease. Simply highlight several images and click Tags. Here, you can add, remove, or change any common tags applied to your selection.

If you wanted to quickly move several images to another gallery, simply change their tag.

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Filtering

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A system based on tagging needs an advanced search facility, so RokGallery employs a simple but powerful filtering mechanism:

Filter Type

  • Tags
  • Gallery
  • Published
  • File Size
  • Width
  • Height

Filter Operation

  • Is
  • Is Not
  • Contains
  • Does not Contain
  • Greater than
  • Lesser than

Order by Type (Asc/Des)

  • Title
  • Created At
  • Updated At
  • File Size
  • Width
  • Height

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Filters are not singular and can be applied cumulatively:

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roknewspager

RokNewsPager is an article previewer and rotator. It displays content articles, in a summarised form and, using mootools based javascript transition, rotates through a series of pages displaying articles in a contracted list format.

RokNewsPager allows you to display a large number of news items and links in a small compact area via its paging functionality and includes a multitude of configuration options and parameters to customize how your news is displayed.

RokModule needs to be installed if you are using this module within Joomla 1.5.x

Module Features

  • Javascript Transitions: using the power of mootools, the module fades between lists of your content articles
  • Previews: set the number of characters you wish to display from your articles
  • Section Control: choose all articles, or those from particular sections or categories
  • Auto Update: select whether the module auto-updates using AJAX
  • K2 Support: Fully compatible with the powerful content constructive component K2.

Details Download Support

Module Configuration

Options available at Admin → Extensions → Module Manager → RokNewsPager Module:

Other

  • Load built-in StyleSheet: Disable if you wish to override the standalone style by custom template styling.
  • Theme Style: Light and Dark.
  • Content Type: Joomla Core Content or K2 Content (Requires K2 to be installed).
  • Module Class Suffix: Add a custom class for individual styling

Joomla Core Content

  • Joomla Section: Section to load tabbed content from.
  • Joomla Category: Category to load tabbed content from.
  • Joomla Frontpage Items: Determine whether frontpage content is loaded.

Content Parameters

  • Count: Insert a numerical value of the number of articles you wish to appear.
  • Enable Accordion Effect: Enable the accordion module, versus standard list style.
  • Enable Paging: Display several pages if articles exceed count value.
  • Max Pages: Determine the maximum number of pages
  • Show Title: Control whether to show the article title inside the previewed content.
  • Show Thumbnails: Control whether to show the article image inside the preview content.
  • Width of thumbnail (px): Set the pixel width of any thumbnails.
  • Use Thumbnail as link: Determine whether the image becomes a link to the full article.
  • Show Thumbnail Overlay: Control whether the thumb overlay appears.
  • Overlay File: Load which file appears as the overlay over the thumbnails.
  • Show Item Ratings: Control whether to display article rating.
  • Show Readmore Link: Determine whether to show a Read More inside the preview content.
  • Read More Text: Insert the text that you wish to appear on the Read More.
  • Item Ordering: Control tab ordering — Default, Oldest First, Most Recent First, Title Alphabetical, Title Reverse-Alphabetical & Order.
  • Show Preview Text: Control whether the preview text is shown.
  • Allowed HTML tags: Insert all HTML tags, separate by a comma, which you wish to remain intact in the snippet.
  • Preview Length: Input a numerical value which equates to how many characters you wish for the module to show.
  • Show Comment Count: Determine whether to show the number of comments for the article.
  • Show Author: Control whether to show the article author.
  • Show Published Date: Control whether to show the article publishing date.
  • Auto Update: Determine whether articles load automatically.
  • Auto Update Delay (ms): Set delay for automatic loading in milliseconds.
RokTabs

RokTabs is a tabbed content module, standalone and themed. Content is transitioned, either by fade or scroll, powered by Mootools, which can be automatic or manual. Plugin support is also featured, whether loading module positions, read more content, or the K2 CCK component.

Module Features

  • Tabbed Content: Display multiple content items in a tabbed enclosure.
  • Module Position Support: You can insert module positions inside the tabs.
  • Inbuilt Styling: Both light and dark styling for standalone support
  • Configurability: Highly configurable from options dealing with transition, to content type and layout.
  • K2 Support: Fully compatible with the powerful content constructive component K2.

Details Download Support

Module Configuration

Options available at Admin → Extensions → Module Manager → Roktabs Module. Important demo settings are highlighted accordingly:

Other

  • Theme Style: Light and Dark. Or Custom, if the template has styling for the modules.
  • Content Type: Joomla Core Content or K2 Content (Requires K2 to be installed).
  • Module Class Suffix: Add a custom class for individual styling

Joomla Core Content

  • Joomla Section: Section to load tabbed content from.
  • Joomla Category: Category to load tabbed content from.
  • Joomla Frontpage Items: Determine whether frontpage content is loaded.

Content Parameters

  • Item Ordering: Control tab ordering — Default, Oldest First, Most Recent First, Title Alphabetical, Title Reverse-Alphabetical & Order.
  • Default Readmore: Determine whether the system Read More is active.
  • Custom Readmore Text: Control the label of the Read More.

Animation and Styling

  • Width: Set to the width of the container element, or a custom value.
  • Max # of Tabs (0 = All): Control the maximum number of tabs.
  • Transition Duration: Time, milliseconds, for tabs to transition between one another.
  • Type of Transition: Choose between Fading or Scrolling for transition
  • Transition Effect: Determine the effect for tab transition.
  • Subtract roktab-links margins: Control calculation of margins for scrolling tabs.
  • Scrollable Tabs: Determine whether tabs are scrollable when they exceed the specified width.

Subtract roktabs-links margins needs to be enabled for best visual effect with scrollable tabs.

Tab Details

  • Tabs Position: Position of tab row, either Top, Bottom or Hidden.
  • Tabs Interaction: Control transition trigger of tabs, Click or Hover.
  • Tabs Title: Determine how tabs are named, By Incremental, By Content Title, or By first Content h6 tag.
  • Incremental prepend text: If By Incremental is selected, specify the prepended text for each tab.
  • Hide h6 tags: Disables H6 content in the tabs.
  • Prefix tabs with numbers: Inject incremental numbers before tab titles.
  • Show Tab Icons: Display tabs adjacent to the tab titles.
  • Tab Icon Side: Position of tab title icons.
  • Tab Icon Path: Set the path of icon images.
  • Tab Icons: Control which icons appear with each tab title.

Autoplay Settings

  • Autoplay: Determine whether tabs transition automatically or manually.
  • Autoplay Delay (ms): Set delay for automatic transition in milliseconds.

See Us on the Slope

Check back here regularly to find out where we're flying next.  Often posted when leaving for the hill as we go where the wind is; hard to plan ahead with mother nature calling the shots!

April 26: Lichau

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Build 'n Fly program

Come to our shop and finish your plane under our watch, then go fly with us and we'll test fly it for you!  Requires two days in the beautiful Napa Valley.  Your wife can enjoy the valley while you're stuck in the shop!  Call for scheduling and pricing.

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Steps to Finish our Planes

1

Glue Wing TogetherFive minute epoxy and a strip of fiberglass with laminating resin.

2

Mount Wing and StabA few minutes with some thickened 30 min. epoxy or laminating resin.

3

Paint and Install Radio!In only a few hours you're ready for the air!

Stretched Starling

Starship takes the 7" x 5" chord planform of the 60" original Starling and stretches it to 90".  The plane goes from an aspect ratio of 10 with a 60" span to an aspect ratio of 15!  With only 1/2 again longer wing panels, the plane doesn't feel that much larger in the air in terms of manuevers it can perform.  Roll rate is of course a little slower, but by no means ponderous like a 3M plane, and in fact we will throw the 90" plane around in a tiny space right in front like we would any of our smaller slopers.

Range Farther

1/2 again better aspect ratio means an algebraic increase in efficiency.  Starship can range far at a high cruising speed.   Aspect ratio 15 at this span is the ideal combination for an inland sloper that can play on the slope up close but can also range away from the ridge at high speed to cover some serious territory looking for lift.  Sure TD planes can range far, but at a much slower speed, taking forever to get around.  Starship covers some sky!

Oat Hill Wind

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Clear

74 °F
South 12 mph

Lichau Wind

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Clear

69 °F
West 3.2 mph

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