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Future plans

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GeeW
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Re: Future plans

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The IS-30 and IS-32 are also affected, though as far as I know not yet fully resolved! Always enjoyed my hours in them all!

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Martin Dee
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Re: Future plans

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Always thought the SZD 24 Foka would model in wood OK as a light structure with an overglassed forward section as per the full size). Nice clean lines but satisfyingly retro in overall appearance. Quarter or third scale. The ailerons look frighteningly small on the full size, but I guess could have the option of being non scale on the model.

At the other extreme, a Scud 2 in third scale with an HQ section wing as a very light subject (should be a fairly simple plan though!). Again, you could always give the builder the option of a non scale wing plan to avoid the bulbous and draggy ailerons.

Martin Dee
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Re: Future plans

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Or even a Scud three!

John Vella
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Re: Future plans

Post by John Vella »

Cliff, a third scale Standard Cirrus I am sure would make a nice flying model. I may be rather biased as it was my first glass glider. Regards John.

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RobbieB
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Re: Future plans

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I'm sure it would fly a lot better than this one but it was only 1/5 scale and a long, long time ago:

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John Vella
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Re: Future plans

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Robbie, that looks like the Mick Trew Cirrus. I seem to remember it being interesting in the tip stall and low speed handling. Having had some great soaring in the full size I would hope it would be fairly benign at third scale. The Cirrus would see off the ASW 15 at the club ,especially in the climb. Regards John.

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RobbieB
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Re: Future plans

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Spot on John - the only change I would make to your comments would be changing the 'interesting' to 'exciting'. Could really bite you on the you-know-what if you weren't careful.

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Andrew Ray
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Re: Future plans

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That brings back memories. I had a Mike Trew Std Cirrus, glass fuselage and foam wings though, it was my second scale glider the first one was a Swallow from the same stable, now that bit on it's maiden flight. I didn't notice any nasty tendencies with my Cirrus and enjoyed it immensely, I always flew it from the slope so maybe that helped.

Keith
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Re: Future plans

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Hi Cliff a 1/3 SHK would be nice it's not a modern glider but was the last all wooden glider built just as glass was making an impact.

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Keith
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Re: Future plans

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Yes Cliff I have one but have been waiting for 6 months for the wing plans and canopy and quite frankly I'm frustrated to hell, the man does not reply to Emails or phone calls so I'm kind of stuffed. Sorry to rant.

Keith

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