• 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

 

 

RokNewsPager Module (J1.5/1.7)

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.

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!

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