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1/4 Jantar-1 - finally getting there

Posted: 23 Jun 2018, 15:13
by Pete Marsden
I'm posting this for my own sanity! - it feels like I've been in the shed for months without getting anywhere. However, here's my Jantar-1 finally coming together. The model is '83 vintage but after 25 years in the loft required a lot of work including new wings. (To be fair, I have knocked out a few 1/5 scale Jantars from my own moulds - so have achieved something!)

Re: 1/4 Jantar-1 - finally getting there

Posted: 23 Jun 2018, 15:46
by roo Hawkins
Very nice Pete. I just love the Jantar I built one myself a few years ago from scratch great flyer. Link to my build

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Re: 1/4 Jantar-1 - finally getting there

Posted: 24 Jun 2018, 09:08
by John Vella
Pete my Jantar 1 circa 1983 is still giving good service. It is my big thermal soarer. Did you do the built up wings or foam ones ? I spy the original Graupner pilot sitting there . Mine is still there though his red pullover is abit tatty. It is good to see you producing such an iconic model.
Regards John.

Re: 1/4 Jantar-1 - finally getting there

Posted: 25 Jun 2018, 12:06
by Pete Marsden
Hi John,
My built up wings dried out in the loft so I've gone for vacuumed obechi-epoxy-foam construction. Fortunately I have acres of 3m long 1.2mm obechi in stock.
The pilot is an AH - hence the suntan. Again, I'm fortunate to have several 1/4 and 1/5 scale AH pilots although not all for gliders. Not all of them have tanned!
Regards
Pete.