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Future plans

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Martin G
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Location: North Wiltshire

Re: Future plans

Post by Martin G »

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.

Chris Bowles
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Location: South Devon

Re: Future plans

Post by Chris Bowles »

Hi Cliff, how about a 1/3 scale ASK 21
Chris

Jus Gordon
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Location: Hong Kong

Re: Future plans

Post by Jus Gordon »

A Lunak would be nice

MarkDev
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Location: Dorset

Re: Future plans

Post by MarkDev »

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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roo Hawkins
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Location: Northamptonshire

Re: Future plans

Post by roo Hawkins »

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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Andrew Ray
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Joined: 19 Mar 2015, 19:15
Location: Staffordshire

Re: Future plans

Post by Andrew Ray »

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

Jolly Roger
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Location: Sutton Bank, North Yorkshire

Re: Future plans

Post by Jolly Roger »

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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B Sharp
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Location: Perthshire

Re: Future plans

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

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ARUP
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Joined: 12 Apr 2015, 14:21

Re: Future plans

Post by ARUP »

How about a Woodstock or Duster? Gus Briegleb's BG-12 would be pretty neat and the canopy wouldn't be a difficult pull.

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ARUP
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Re: Future plans

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I'll have to take a look! Richard Schreder had some cool sailplanes, too!

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