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#1 vintage1 Aug 18, 2010 08:12 AM

Vote for what kit you would most like to see designed.
 
Please vote for one or more models you would definitely pay serious money to buy a kit of!

#2 Ranfred Radius Aug 18, 2010 09:26 AM

Why only 3-3.5 meters?:confused:

Randy

#3 Woodstock 1 Aug 18, 2010 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by rocketman47 (Post 15820326)
Why only 3-3.5 meters?:confused:

Randy

See: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1292787

There's the background to this poll.

#4 vintage1 Aug 18, 2010 10:03 AM

Kirby Kite heading the races as we come into the first fence..followed closely by Reiher..with the rest of the field bunched together in two packs and Slingsby bringing up the rear..
(Apologies for double entering the Weihe. It is of course a typo, the Reiher is first, and the Weihe below it)

I should be running a book as well :)

You know, I wonder why I haven't done this before. When faced with 'what model to design this fall' why not just ASK. Radical.
:D

(rocketman47: Largely because it was felt to be a compromise between performance, cost, and practicality, that was about optimal)

#5 Woodstock 1 Aug 18, 2010 10:07 AM

Sheesh, I need some time to complete my research on all these models before I can vote..

#6 vintage1 Aug 18, 2010 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by cvanscho (Post 15820657)
Sheesh, I need some time to complete my research on all these models before I can vote..

well that will keep you out of mischief, anyway!

#7 Roger Lombard Aug 18, 2010 10:55 AM

Poll will close on November 16th? aaarrrghhh - I can't wait that long:eek::D

#8 Woodstock 1 Aug 18, 2010 11:26 AM

I suppose it's too much to ask for a thumbnail pic of each:rolleyes:?

#9 vintage1 Aug 18, 2010 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Roger Lombard (Post 15821108)
Poll will close on November 16th? aaarrrghhh - I can't wait that long:eek::D

There might be more than one (model)...do you fancy posting thumbnails?

#10 Roger Lombard Aug 18, 2010 02:19 PM

Who? Me? Well, I suppose if I've got to keep myself occupied until the middle of November... I'll look into it tomorrow but there are pictures of more than half of those listed (and all the current top six or seven) here

http://www.scalesoaring.co.uk/VINTAG...mentation.html

#11 Roger Lombard Aug 19, 2010 02:28 AM

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I've collected together pictures of most of the aircraft on the list. If it's not there (and I think all the most popular ones are) then it promises to be an opportunity for a little quiet investigation of your own.....

#12 Woodstock 1 Aug 19, 2010 08:26 AM

Wow, youv'e done a lot of work :eek:!

Hint taken re. researching the rest :rolleyes:..

#13 Roger Lombard Aug 19, 2010 11:09 AM

There are some excellent and up to date photographs of many/most of the sailplanes in the list here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tibenham/

For example I particularly like this Kirby Kite in its military livery

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tibenham/4862749471/

and on the ground

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tibenham/4857471070/


The resource is potentially a good reference for a colour scheme when the final choice is made. Where else are you going to find over 300 modern, quality photos of classic sailplanes in a single website?

As another example, because the pic I posted above of the Standard Austria is c*ap, try this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tibenham/4862780287/

And more photos still:

http://vgc2010.norfolkglidingclub.com/PhotoAlbum.aspx

#14 birdofplay Aug 20, 2010 08:56 PM

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I am surprised at the number of Blanik votes.
I think maybe that more guys have gotten to fly them as they are two place
birds. I've flown several of them, which is the reason for my Blanik vote
as well as the ASK-13.

#15 GeeW Aug 21, 2010 04:35 PM

The full size L-13s will be disappearing quickly from now as there are a bunch of ADs and restrictions just hit for them. All are now non aerobatic, with quite a few grounded forever i would think as it is a re occurring spar boom corrosion problem. I have only one to inspect but its not hopeful!


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