Future plans

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Cliff Evans
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Future plans

Post by Cliff Evans » 17 Jan 2018, 07:51

Hi all, we are looking for ideas for models to design for the future. What I am asking is that you reply to this post by telling us what glider you would like to build that we could look at designing. We can then see what is wanted as to what is not! Thanks for your indulgence.

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Re: Future plans

Post by Martin G » 17 Jan 2018, 08:50

Hi Cliff,

I know you prefer vintage gliders, but I would like to see something more modern available as an all built-up model. All moulded glass ship kits are getting very expensive.

Maybe something along the lines of an MDM1 Fox at 1:4, or larger, scale.

Martin.

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Re: Future plans

Post by Cliff Evans » 17 Jan 2018, 09:15

We have got the ASW15, GenesisII and Pilatus B4 available but, yes we are open to all suggestions.

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Re: Future plans

Post by Chris Bowles » 17 Jan 2018, 09:37

Hi Cliff, how about a 1/3 scale ASK 21
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Re: Future plans

Post by Jus Gordon » 17 Jan 2018, 10:17

A Lunak would be nice

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Re: Future plans

Post by MarkDev » 17 Jan 2018, 16:22

Something modern that penetrates well, can be used on slopes and aerotow, not too complicated in respects of control surfaces and could be motorised if needed? A good all rounder in the 1/3 to 1/1.25 (or 5-6m) size range without going to needing LMA/CAA muscles to carry! Larger Dart, ASW17, HP18 up to Shark etc, etc?

But then I'd have to start building......... :D


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Post by roo Hawkins » 17 Jan 2018, 16:48

hi cliff I think some modern glass ships would be great. I have been hoping that more members would have a go building with foam and epoxy / carbon with the methods that I use. so for I know of two that have had a go . I think most members are happier building with wood so some glass ships made in wood would be good for the sport. mike trew did some plans in the 70s/80s of some glass gliders but in 1/5 scale so some thing like that in construction but larger say 1/4 scale. maybe with round steel wing joiners. ROO :D :D :D

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Re: Future plans

Post by Andrew Ray » 17 Jan 2018, 20:24

A SZD Jantar 1 at 1/4 scale would be nice or maybe a Slingsby Kestrel 19.

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Re: Future plans

Post by Jolly Roger » 17 Jan 2018, 22:35

MarkDev wrote:
17 Jan 2018, 16:22
Something modern that penetrates well, can be used on slopes and aerotow, not too complicated in respects of control surfaces and could be motorised if needed? A good all rounder in the 1/3 to 1/1.25 (or 5-6m) size range without going to needing LMA/CAA muscles to carry! Larger Dart, ASW17, HP18 up to Shark etc, etc?

That's EXACTLY what I was thinking Mark... 1/3 to 1/2.5 Slingsby Dart, HP18, ASW12 (as a change from the '17).

The Shark and Silente 2 also have the advantage of having an electric motor in the nose of the full-size.
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Re: Future plans

Post by B Sharp » 18 Jan 2018, 17:29

You say you have the Gennisis 11 plans already Cliff. Could you give me some more detail please.
Brian :)

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