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Swift-S1-FES, 3.20m

Allgemeines
Art: Segelkunst-und Thermikflug
Masstab: 1:4, Scalemodell
Ausführung:  Voll-Gfk/Cfk, HS-Version
Fabrikat:  xmodels.it
Bezug: leomotion.com /direkt

Technik
Spannweite: 3.20m
Länge: 1.74m
Abfluggewicht: 6,736kg (inkl. Akkus!)
Schwerpunkt: 100mm (kein Trimmblei!)
Sonstiges: Flitschenhaken
Spezielles: IDS-Anlenkungen (Tragflächen)
Fes-Antrieb (Getriebe): LEO 4031-2550, (6;7:1)
Klapppropeller: RFM-Cfk17x13″, weiss
Spinner: RFM-Cfk-Scale, 45mm/6mm
BEC-Regler: Hobbywing Platinum Pro 120A
Kabinenhaube: Klappbar wie beim Original!

Radio/RC FrSky
Empfänger/RX: FrSky-X 8 R
Vario: FrSky Variometer
Akku Antrieb: 6S-Lipo, 4’500mAh/22,2V/40C
Stützakku RX:  OptiPower Ultra-Guard 430

Servos Futaba/MKS HV
Höhenruder: MKS HV747, 13.8kg.cm/7,2V
Seitenruder: MKS HV747, 13.8kg.cm/7,2V
Querruder: S3173SVi, 4,3kg.cm/7,4V
Wölbklappen: BLS173SVi, 7,6kg.cm/7,4V

Leergewichte:
Rumpf/Haube/Seite: 1’720g
Cfk-Steckung:    286g
Höhenleitwerk:    218g
Tragflächen: 2’540g
Total 4’764g

Kennung SUI-27643
CMS Modellflugzeuge

Overnight at a temple, Jimeiin, in Koyasan

We stayed one night at one of the temples in Koyasan. Jimeiin is a quiet, serene temple with beautiful gardens.

We were welcomed by young monks and escorted to our traditional Japanese room, which overlooked two different, wonderful gardens. For dinner, a tasty tofu and vegetarian meal was served by monks and next morning we were also invited to participate in morning prayers at 6:30 am. We don’t need to be a Buddhist or to understand exactly what is happening. We can sit there quietly and simply appreciate that mystic and mysterious experience.

Kumano Kodō III

Kumano Kodō, from Hashinmon Oji to Hongu, stop at Yunomine Onsen.

We have been walking parts of the Kumano Kodo for two days and today is 3rd day.

Yunomine Onsen is a quaint World Cultural Heritage onsen village with hot water steaming down the river. Instead of soaking in a over-50 degree bath (obviously you need to add water), we put our feet in the downstream (still over 40 degrees), drinking beer and eating snacks. A simple, nice and relaxing experience.

Kumano Kodo II

Kumano Kodo, from Hashinmon Oji to Kumano Hongu,
7km, 2h

Starting at 3 pm (due to some car problem), which is late and the over-careful tourism office recommend that we take a torch light, we walked through a very beautiful countryside dotted with hamlet and occasional tea plantation.  We greeted some villagers and passed a couple of self-service stands which sell plum pickles and local tea.

We survived even without a torch light.

Kumano Hongū Taisha

The most beautiful Shinto shrine I have even seen. After walking on the Kumano Kodo for two hours, we arrived at the main shrine past 5 pm.  It was after the shrine offices are closed so there was almost no one in the temple compound.  We sat awed by mystic, majestic shrine with beautifully thatched-roof.

We also visited the biggest Torii (the shrine gate) in Japan. It was gigantic!

Kumano Nachi-Taisha

One of the main three shrines in Kumano, Nachi-Taisha, nestled in a dense mountain forest. A very picturesque pagoda was erected in front of the tallest waterfall in Japan (133m).

We arrived around 3 pm and started from Daimon-zaka, walking up to the Nachi Taisha gate. This uphill path, paved with moss-covered stone and lined with massive cedar trees, is part of the Kumano Kodo (pilgrimage route).  History can be felt.  We were happy to see many visitors coming down and only very few walking up.

By the time we got up to the gate of the shrine, there were very few people, maybe because of the rain. We enjoyed the view of the surrounding mountains and the tranquil atmosphere for a while, before heading to the less tranquil waterfall also visited by a noisy Korean bus tour group.

More about the Nachi Taisha Shrine

Kumano Kodo I

A short 3km walk. First along a fascinating coast and then over the Matsumoto Pass to Onigayo. Our first few steps on the famous Kumano Kodō – a UNESCO World Heritage pilgrimage site. It’s the only pilgrimage UNESCO site in Asia. The big brother is the Camino de Santiago,  also known as the St. James’s Way or Chemin de Saint Jacques.

Ryokan Hoshidekan 星出館 in Ise

In Ise, we stayed at the super quaint, traditional wooden Ryokan (Japanese-style inn) Hoshidekan.  It is located near the river and in the midst of an old neighbourhood. This old building with tatami rooms is taken care of beautifully.

Suikinkutsu
Suikinkutsu

Among the many details the Suikinkutsu (water-cave instrument) is a rather unique feature. Through a bamboo stick, one can listen to the sound of water dropping into an underground cave. Very meditative.

Yen 12,500 for two with breakfast (Western breakfast available).

In the evening we enjoyed a fantastic meal with fish and some great sake in a traditional storage house turned into a restaurant. A bit less enjoyable was the loudest Japanese waiter ever encountered – but the Ryokan warned us.