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Slingsby Kirby Gull scale 1/4

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Philkiteflyer
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Re: Slingsby Kirby Gull scale 1/4

Post by Philkiteflyer »

Nice job Vincent, I am jealous.
Great video too, putting some pressure on CW.

Next model? Well if you like varnished timber have a look at the Pegasus https://scalesoaring.co.uk/penrose-pegasus-models/
I have a copy of the plan here ready for when I get time . . . :( :roll: . . and I finish all my 'other' projects.

Well done and have fun with her,
Phillip C
"Keep it simple stupid"

john greenfield
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I can second the Pegasus, it is a great flying machine with a glide performance much better than you would expect.

http://www.ghostsquadron.co.uk/penrose_pegasus.html

AEB
AEB = Aeronautical Energiser Bunny (with thanks to CW)

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Bovin
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Re: Slingsby Kirby Gull scale 1/4

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Thanks very much for the nice comments :D
About another project, I just start reading the Mark Simmons book about Slingsby,... patience please.
Maybe you like to read the building of my Fokker FG-2, its on Retroplane,
http://www.retroplane.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4779
That was the first 2 seat glider in the UK, I believe. it flew on Itford hill in 1922 (almost a 100 years ago)

Vincent

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Cliff Evans
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Bovin wrote:
19 May 2020, 17:43
Thanks very much for the nice comments :D
About another project, I just start reading the Mark Simmons book about Slingsby,... patience please.
Maybe you like to read the building of my Fokker FG-2, its on Retroplane,
http://www.retroplane.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4779
That was the first 2 seat glider in the UK, I believe. it flew on Itford hill in 1922 (almost a 100 years ago)

Vincent
Wow, another quite stunning build. You have far too much time on your hands!!

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Bovin
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Re: Slingsby Kirby Gull scale 1/4

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Hello Cliff,

Thats one of the advantages of being retired. But there are instantly other jobs to do!
The Fokker was built for Retroplane 2017, it took some time to recover from that build :), to get it flying took all my courage!

Vincent.

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