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Posted by Libelle201B | Jun 29, 2014 @ 10:05 AM | 931 Views
Still working on my Brian Agnew Banshee 2 meter TD contest sailplane. I remember flying Brian's personal Banshee way back in the late 80's I thing and it fit me like a glove. Back then 2 meter was still very popular in the contest circuit here in FL with lot's of 2 meter kits to pick from. The Banshee is a real beauty and I was able to find one NIB in the "classified" section of RCG. It takes me much longer now to finish a kit than in the past when I would have one ready to fly in a matter of weeks or a month or so max. Based on my procrastination I "hope" to have it in the air in a few months.
Posted by Libelle201B | Apr 08, 2013 @ 05:20 PM | 2,070 Views
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Description: This picture was taken of some kid back in 1967 or maybe 1968. It was me with my very first rc sailplane called the Donnar, a rudder only design from Germany. In the background is the FAU campus. This picture was taken of some kid back in 1967-68. It was me with my first rudder only rc sailplane called the Donnar, a German built up kit. In the background is the FAU campus.

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Description: This picture was taken in about 2004, the same kid grown up 37 years later. This picture taken in about 2004 is of the same kid all grown up 37 years later. Happy Soaring!
Posted by Libelle201B | Nov 04, 2012 @ 09:27 PM | 3,137 Views
Here are some pictures of modern day FS airfoils. The first is an LS-8 and the second is an ASW-27. They are a bit more semi symetrical and a bit thinner than the older generation Wortmann's etc. These airfoils permit an L/D of about 30/1 or so at 70-80 knots, something the thicker and higher camber airfoils of past can't do.
Posted by Libelle201B | Feb 14, 2012 @ 05:10 PM | 3,273 Views
I designed the Slope Runt based on an all foamy design from the late 80's or so.
She is light, fast and very aerobatic. The span is about 42", length about 28". The airfoil is a TLAR with about 8% thickness, 1% camber, wing/stab decalage is 0-0. She has no bad habits and will slow down without an abrupt stall, even in the turns.
Posted by Libelle201B | Jan 20, 2012 @ 06:49 PM | 3,523 Views
I may be posting some soaring related comments on both r/c and full scale soon for those interested

Happy Soaring!