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Iaing
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Hello

Post by Iaing » 27 Jan 2019, 18:56

My name is Iain Glithero, I was born and raised in the Midlands, left home at 16 to join the RAF as an apprentice and served a total of 14 years as an Aircraft Electrician and a Flight Simulator Tech. I have been building models for over 60 years, and currently fly electric powered sailplanes and am now becoming interested in scale soaring. I have converted a 1/4 scale Discus to electric power and it is awaiting its maiden flight.

I have plans and laser cut parts for a 1/4 scale ASK 11 which I hope to start on construction soon.

If anyone else has built this model I would be interested in hearing your experience. This is the Chris Williams design published several years ago.

I Have lived in the USA since 1976 and in Arizona since 1983, and make almost annual trips to the UK.

Iain

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Cliff Evans
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Post by Cliff Evans » 27 Jan 2019, 19:24

Iain, welcom to SSUK, always good to have new people joining us especially with the experience you bring with you.

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B Sharp
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Re: Hello

Post by B Sharp » 28 Jan 2019, 12:45

Hi Ian and welcome to the forum. I built Chris's K11 several years ago and found it to me a very good machine. Here is a photo of my K11.
Brian :)
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chris williams
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Re: Hello

Post by chris williams » 29 Jan 2019, 10:17

PM me Iain, and I'll fix you up with the complete construction pack

Iaing
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Re: Hello

Post by Iaing » 30 Jan 2019, 18:35

B Sharp wrote:
28 Jan 2019, 12:45
Hi Ian and welcome to the forum. I built Chris's K11 several years ago and found it to me a very good machine. Here is a photo of my K11.
Brian :)
Brian, thanks for your response and welcome.
I like your color scheme. Is this your own creation?
I understand there was only one of these ever produced and that was in the traditional Schlecter (sp) red and white.


Iain

Iaing
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Re: Hello

Post by Iaing » 30 Jan 2019, 18:36

Cliff Evans wrote:
27 Jan 2019, 19:24
Iain, welcom to SSUK, always good to have new people joining us especially with the experience you bring with you.
Thanks Cliff

Iain

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B Sharp
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Re: Hello

Post by B Sharp » 30 Jan 2019, 20:21

Hi Iain. Thanks for the nice comments about my K11. I know that the original was basically all white, but that's a little boring. I invented a history where the original was sold to a flier in the Bergin Aero Club, Norway and he had the K11 repainted in Norweigan colours. The colours actually came from a Fournier RF4 (not too dissimilar) and I used that pilots name on the side of the cockpit.
If you take up Chris's offer make sure to ask him about the modified canopy profile. I built mine not long after the plan was published and Chris gave me the "heads up". Chris's model and mine also differ in the power train. I suspect that he won't mind if I say that mine has a little more Ooomph. I am happy to send so info and photos when you reach that stage.
Brian.

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Re: Hello

Post by mikec1959 » 03 Feb 2019, 20:10

Hi I'm Mike Cooper ,I was taught to fly in the 70s up on White Sheet hill before the days of the club !! There's been a lot of balsa accross the bench since then . I still fly on a regular basis and I'm looking to do more flying over the coming years .

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