Future plans

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Andy.Meade
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Re: Future plans

Post by Andy.Meade » 22 Mar 2018, 13:10

Many thanks Vince, email sent.

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Dave Whittaker
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Re: Future plans

Post by Dave Whittaker » 26 Mar 2018, 19:56

Hi Cliff
would also like to see more modern/new ish look gliders like the Me7,Edgley EA-9 Optimist,Libelle, and a vintage favorite of mine Cumulus 3

Dave

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Re: Future plans

Post by Steve_Kerry » 02 Jun 2018, 16:46

I don't even remember the last time I saw a Brasov IS-28...
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Re: Future plans

Post by Cliff Evans » 02 Jun 2018, 17:16

Steve_Kerry wrote:
02 Jun 2018, 16:46
I don't even remember the last time I saw a Brasov IS-28...
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Interesting aircraft!

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Steve_Kerry
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Re: Future plans

Post by Steve_Kerry » 02 Jun 2018, 17:44

Many years ago I spent a week at Benalla (Victoria, Australia) flying those. I learned a lot from that. Note there is dihedral on the T-tail as well.

Most colour schemes are red on white, also pure white, occasionally blue on white, and a rather striking blue on yellow.
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It can perform aerobatics, too
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Re: Future plans

Post by GeeW » 02 Jun 2018, 23:07

The IS-28's have been grounded for a number of years following the demise of the manufacturer and legal interpretation of the acceptable calendar life of the airframes. This has (in some countries) recently been sorted out. In the UK there should be a few IS-28's coming back on line soon.

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Re: Future plans

Post by Steve_Kerry » 03 Jun 2018, 15:21

Thanks GeeW, I wasn't aware of that.

Here's the new version, the IS-30. Apparently the biggest difference (visually) is the all-metal control surfaces, and the reduced dihedral in the tail.

Must say, I think the IS-28 looks better 8-)
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Re: Future plans

Post by GeeW » 03 Jun 2018, 22:00

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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Re: Future plans

Post by Martin Dee » 10 Jul 2018, 23:16

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.

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Re: Future plans

Post by Martin Dee » 10 Jul 2018, 23:30

Or even a Scud three!

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