Meersburg to Konstanz by Bike (not quite)

Today’s plan was to bike from Meersburg to Konstanz, another part of the Lake Constance (or Bodensee in German) cycle path. We are “en route” to bike around the Bodensee. Slowly but surely, the entire 260 km Bodensee cycle path!

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An Alpine Stroll

7 km, 200 m up, 550 m down
Bärgli – Carschinasee – Carschinahütte – Partnun

This is a lazy alpine hike, a stunning alpine experience with little sweat, or a mountain experience for the inexperienced (one still needs basic fitness and appropriate equipment). Just a day before, Yasuko found out that there is a bus leaving Sankt Antönien (1’460 m) to a dwelling called Bärgli (2’140 m). This is a 20-minute bus ride that covers, to my delight, the first 700 meters in altitude. From Bärgli, it’s just a one-hour hike to the famous Carschina hut situated in the Rätikon, right next to the Austrian border and also the trail-head to many great hikes and a couple of via ferratas.

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Along The Scenic Bodensee by bike

68 km, a full-day bike tour with many stops.
Route 2 and Route 82 – Kreuzlingen – Romanshorn – Arbon –  Aach – Neukirch – Feierlen Hof – Kreuzlingen

To test my brand-new bike, a birthday gift from Philippe, we hopped on our bikes to tour along the Bodensee / Lake Constance.

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Slope Soaring @ Monte Morcia

The four days on the slope of Monte Morcia, next to the well-known Monte Catria, were great fun. Dynamic soaring was typically possible all day, but particularly fun in the morning (before the crowd arrives). Thermaling to the limit of visibility to come down at maximum speed and using the energy for some aerobatics. What a treat.

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SKYWALKER 3.8 BY BAUDIS / BALLASTBOX AND SPACER

This is just a short post with some resources for the Skywalker 3.8 by Baudis (the smaller version). I have sold mine, but thought that some info and 3D files could be interesting for others as well.

Let’s start with the plugs for the outer two control surfaces, (aileron and outer flap). The drawing is made by Baudis. If you had the plane built by Baudis, the plug configuration is likely the same:

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FrSky X10(s) Express – Battery upgrade

If you’re interested in upgrading your FrSky Horus X10(s) Express with a 2S 5000 mAh 21700 battery pack and in increasing your radio’s autonomy, read on.

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Via Engadina, S-chanf to Zernez

Via Engiadina, S-chanf to Zernez, 16km, 4.5hrs

In the morning the Prättigau Valley was under heavy clouds. But right after the Vereina Tunnel, the blue sky but somewhat fresh temperatures awaited us. It is not unusual for the weather to be considerably different, one valley to another. Read More

Sentiero Panoramico in Bergell

Vicosoprano – Soglio,
Distance 9km; 450m ascent and 480m descent / 4hrs (with many breaks)

A truly panoramic walk through the narrow and isolated valley of Bergell, with views of formidable-looking Piz Badile (3305m) and other spiky peaks. Read More

Autumn walk from St. Moritz to Sils Maria

St. Moritz – Lake Murezzan – Stanzersee – Lake Marsch – Lake Champfer – Lake Silverplana – Maria Sils, 19 km, 5h

This was a beautiful walk along five lakes in the Oberengadin Valley on a cloudy and chilly Saturday morning. Our walk started with a captivating view of Lake Murezzan in front of the St. Moritz train station. Read More

Automatic Flight Timer with OpenTX

With the below setup you can totally forget about switching timers and get accurate air time information at the end of a flight or at the end of a day. Read More