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Slingby Kirby Kite 1:3 Jilles

Let us all watch your new project progress.
Jolly Roger
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Re: Slingby Kirby Kite 1:3 Jilles

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etc...
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Re: Slingby Kirby Kite 1:3 Jilles

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getting bored yet?
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Re: Slingby Kirby Kite 1:3 Jilles

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and finally...
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Re: Slingby Kirby Kite 1:3 Jilles

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Thankyou for sharing the pictures
does somebody know how many Kirby Kites were built by Slingsby

Cheers

Jilles

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Re: Slingby Kirby Kite 1:3 Jilles

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25 produced according to Slingsby Sailplanes by Martin Simons, with production ceasing in 1939 (when they cost £159! each).

There was a Type 23 Kite variant made after the war. Its wing was mounted higher on a streamlined pylon, and it had spoilers as standard plus a mainwheel. I've only found two photos of it, one in the Simons book and one copied from a photo borrowed from vintage sailplane enthusiast Ted Hull. The sole Type 23 went to the USA then disappeared.

I'm feeling like a proper vintage sailplane nerd here. :D

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Re: Slingby Kirby Kite 1:3 Jilles

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... and I've got the BGA numbers for all 25 Kites from the Normal Ellison book if that helps anyone.

That's me - I'm all anoraked out. ;)

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Re: Slingby Kirby Kite 1:3 Jilles

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One more thing Jilles: I see your diagonal strip method is also used on the full-size.
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Re: Slingby Kirby Kite 1:3 Jilles

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got the diagonal idea from attache picture
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