• 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

 

 

Demo Utilities

Demo Utilities

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RokCandy

RokCandy is a snippet inserter, that transforms custom syntax into complex, HTML elements upon rendering of the content item.


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RokPad

RokPad is a code editor for Joomla, providing a rich UI and advanced features for HTML code editing in Joomla content articles.


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RokBox

RokBox, is a Mootools powered, popup plugin, that can load images, videos, web pages and other elements in a styled popup.


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RokGZipper

RokGZipper is a performance utility that compresses JS and CSS files into one, reducing HTTP request and increasing speed.

Go to Extensions → Template Manager → (J15) rt_momentum_j15 or (J17) rt_momentum. Mouseover the labels to view a description of each parameter.

General Documentation

There are several sites which offer a range of useful resources for using Joomla, beyond the specifics of the template:

Note: The Bundle Template is only necessary if the Gantry Library is not installed at /components/com_gantry (J15) or /libraries/gantry (J17).

Step 1 - Installation

  • (J15) Install from Admin → Extensions → Install/Uninstall → Choose File → Select file → Upload File & Install
  • (J17) Install from Admin → Extensions → Extensions Manager → Choose File → Select file → Upload File & Install

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Step 1 - Template Default

  • (J15) Make the template default at Admin → Extensions → Template Manager → rt_momentum_j15 → Default
  • (J17) Make the template default at Admin → Extensions → Template Manager → rt_momentum → Make Default

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RocketLauncher Instructions

Note: All sample content images will be replaced with blank versions in the RocketLauncher version.

RocketLauncher is a customized Joomla install, that installs a replica of the demo onto your site - inclusive of sample data, content, extensions, the template and sample images.

We always recommend installing a RocketLauncher first to trial and understand the template more efficiently. It must be installed as new, and not over an existing Joomla install.

Step 1 - Upload

  • Download the RocketLauncher
  • Unzip
  • Upload the created folder to your server

Note: You can upload all the files via FTP, or use cPanel or SSH to upload the zip and unzip directly onto the server. Enquire with your hosting provider.

Step 2 - Installation

  • Go to www.yoursite.com/*folder name*
  • Follow the Installation instructions
  • Ensure you click Install Sample Data during installation
  • (J15) Delete the /installation directory on your server
  • (J17) Remove the installation folder in the Installation interface

Please ensure you are using the latest version of RokNavMenu, available here.

To find all the parameters for Fusion Menu and Splitmenu, such as transitions, duration and sublevel position, go to:

  • (J15) Extensions → Template Manager → rt_momentum_j15 → Menu → Menu Control → Set Menu Type
  • (J17) Extensions → Template Manager → rt_momentum → Menu → Menu Control → Set Menu Type

Descriptions of each template parameter can be seen when you mouseover the label of each option.

Fusion with MegaMenu

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Fusion Menu is a menu theme of the RokNavMenu extension, the addon that drives all RocketTheme template menus. It is primarily a javascript enhanced CSS dropdown menu, that combines standard suckerfish type functionality with animations, transitions and other advanced effects powered by Mootools.

  • 1/2/3/4 Column Modes
  • Custom Column Widths
  • Custom Menu Width
  • Menu Item Grouping
  • Item Distribution Controls
  • Animation Controls
  • Transition Controls
  • Duration/Delay Controls
  • Opacity Controls
  • Per Item Styling
  • Inline Modules
  • Inline Positions
  • Menu Item Subtext
  • Menu Item Icons

All Menu Items can be edited from Admin → Menu → Menu NameMenu Item.

Basic Fusion Parameters

  • Subtext is the option that allows you to insert additional text to the Menu Item Title. There is separate styling for this, making it useful for adding brief descriptions to menu items.
  • Menu Icon is the option that allows you to insert an inline icon / image to the Menu Item.

Advanced Fusion Parameters: Columns

Menu Columns

Columns of Child Items allows you to determine how many columns the Fusion dropdowns are presented in. You can have anywhere between a single dropdown to a four column dropdown.

Item Distribution

Item Distribution allows you to control how the menu items are ordered in the dropdowns:

  • Evenly: If there are 7 menu items in 3 columns, Fusion will allocate a 3,2,2 distribution - trying to equalize each dropdown.
  • Order: If there are 7 menu items in 3 columns, Fusion will allocate a 3,3,1 distribution - maintaining the item ordering.
  • Manually: Determine the exact distribution of items across all columns in the Manual Item Distribution field. For example, if there are 7 menu items in 3 columns, you can specify a 4,2,1 distribution.

NOTE: If your Columns of Child Items setting is configured to be 2 or more columns, you will need to manually set the column widths and distribution, as outlined below. The default is 180px which is too small for multiple columns.

Drop-Down Width (px)

Drop-Down Width (px) determines the total width of the dropdown, regardless of how many columns are shown. This option is to be used in conjunction with Column Widths (px)

Column Widths (px)

Column Widths (px) determines the width of each Column. Separate each width by a comma. The final column's width is determined automatically. This option is to be used in conjunction with Drop-Down Width (px)

Below are some example configurations:

  • Drop-Down Width: 480px: 160,160. Fusion automatically calculates the final width as 160, so in practise, 160,160,160 is the actual distribution.
  • Drop-Down Width: 600px: 160,160. Fusion automatically calculates the final width as 280, so in practise, 160,160,280 is the actual distribution.

Advanced Fusion Parameters: Groupings

What is Grouping?

Group Child Items changes the behaviour of child items in the dropdown menus, instead of creating a dropdown for the immediate sublevel, this option places them inline. See below for an illustrated example of the differences:

Configuration

NOTE: Grouping cannot be applied to root items, only child items.

Set Group Child Items to Yes to activate the mode. The sublevels well then appear below the parent menu item in a categorical type structure.

Advanced Fusion Parameters: Modules

Fusion is now capable of loading individual modules or entire module positions inside its dropdowns.

  • Inline Modules: Set Child Item Type to Modules to load all modules setup on your Joomla site in a list. Select the module you wish to display in the dropdown.
  • Inline Positions: Set Child Item Type to Modules Positions to load all module positions on your Joomla site in a list. Select the position you wish to display in the dropdown.

Splitmenu

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A static menu system that displays 1st and 2nd level items in the main horizontal menu and further children in the Sidebar.

  • Subtext is the option that allows you to insert additional text to the Menu Item Title. There is separate styling for this, making it useful for adding brief descriptions to menu items.

Code Modification: Remove the Menu in the Title

(J15) Open /templates/rt_momentum_j15/html/modules.php:

(J17) Open /templates/rt_momentum/html/modules.php:

Change

<?php echo $menu_title_item->name.' '.JText::_('Menu'); ?>

To

<?php echo $menu_title_item->name; ?>

Or delete the entire line.

How to create Child / Sublevel menu items

Go to Admin → Menu → A MenuA Menu Item → Select a Parent Item, and it will appear as a child of it.

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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

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

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

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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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Light Rain

53 °F
South 10 mph

Lichau Wind

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Overcast

53 °F
West 4 mph

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