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#1 uwe neesen Nov 18, 2012 10:20 AM

Grunau Baby 6m Blackhorse
 
Hi Gliderfan's

I would like to introduce my Grunau Baby 2B from Blackhorse. The technical datas are:
Wingspan 6m
Weight 18,5kg
Scale 1:2,25
Lenght 2,75m

After the maidenflight i'm very happy with this plane. Please see the video:
Grunau Baby 6000 (6 min 6 sec)


and Pictures:
http://www.modellflugfreunde-tondorf...unau-baby.html

#2 SPasierb Nov 18, 2012 11:19 AM

Beautiful.

Congratulations on the successful first flights!

#3 dion9146 Nov 18, 2012 02:52 PM

Nicely done. Those final approaches looked like the full scale version instead of a model!

#4 ARUP Nov 18, 2012 04:59 PM

Nice!

#5 Big Nuts 181 Nov 18, 2012 05:09 PM

So has anyone noticed the siilarities between the Gruno and the KA8 from Phoenix..... check out the blackhorse web site look at the forward fuse construction and the dodgy tow release, definately an improvement buy leaps and bounds over the Ka8 construction wise at a similar price break. Now for that big ass Ka7 from the above companies.

#6 SteveR Nov 18, 2012 06:42 PM

Hi Uwe,
Very nice model. Are you satisfied with the quality?

Rossco, I'm willing to bet that Black Horse is the same company as Phoenix Models: same hardware, same construction details, etc. Four piece wing and two piece fuse make for easy transportation.

Steve

#7 uwe neesen Nov 19, 2012 01:32 AM

Hi Steve

I'm very satisfied with the quality. It is much better then the Ka 8 from Phönix. The Baby is covered with Oratex "antik" and not with normal wihte oracover.

The towing release looks simmilar, but the wing contruction is much better. The central wing tubes are ~1,5m long / 33mm diameter + 1,2m / 25mm!

#8 mike lance Nov 19, 2012 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by uwe neesen (Post 23305449)
Hi Steve

I'm very satisfied with the quality. It is much better then the Ka 8 from Phönix. The Baby is covered with Oratex "antik" and not with normal wihte oracover.

The towing release looks simmilar, but the wing contruction is much better. The central wing tubes are ~1,5m long / 33mm diameter + 1,2m / 25mm!

How do we get one shipped to the US. I E-mailed Blackhorse and they wrote back they cannot ship to the US because of the size of the box. How did you get one shipped to Germany? Thanks for your time, Mike Lance

#9 mike lance Nov 19, 2012 08:53 AM

[QUOTE=SteveR;23302983]Hi Uwe,
Very nice model. Are you satisfied with the quality?

Rossco, I'm willing to bet that Black Horse is the same company as Phoenix Models: same hardware, same construction details, etc. Four piece wing and two piece fuse make for easy transportation.

Steve /QUOTE]

Steve do you know how to get one shipped to the US? Blackhorse told me they cannot ship to the US because of the size of the box. Thanks for your time Mike Lance

#10 SteveR Nov 19, 2012 09:08 AM

Hi Mike,

Funny you ask as I sent a note to Black Horse earlier today asking if they have a U.S. distributor. Even with a 4 piece wing and a 2 piece fuse, the box has got to be pretty big which would cost a small fortune to ship via air, assuming that option is available from Vietnam.

Sea freight is the only practical approach and that typically means filling a container unless you can find a company shipping LTL. The best approach is to hopefully find a U.S. company like Hobbico or someone else who has a relationship with Black Horse and can add a few of these models to an existing order.

I did a Google search for Black Horse and found several U.S. modelers talking about Black Horse models they had purchased and their experience with them. Sounds like they are being imported and now the question is by what company. Will let you know as soon as I hear back.

Regards,

Steve

#11 Big Nuts 181 Nov 19, 2012 09:50 AM

I wouldn't mind betting the model is designed buy the same man and has learnt some lessons in model design with the ka8.....,

So the next question is what else is lurking out there yet to be discovered? One thing I do know is that Phoenix have a 6 meter motor glider out there in testing. Hopefully we will get tk see it some time soon.

#12 XC soaringpilot Nov 19, 2012 09:50 AM

I believe Hobby People imports Black Horse Models, however I do not see the Grunau on their website.

John E

#13 mike lance Nov 19, 2012 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteveR (Post 23307079)
Hi Mike,

Funny you ask as I sent a note to Black Horse earlier today asking if they have a U.S. distributor. Even with a 4 piece wing and a 2 piece fuse, the box has got to be pretty big which would cost a small fortune to ship via air, assuming that option is available from Vietnam.

Sea freight is the only practical approach and that typically means filling a container unless you can find a company shipping LTL. The best approach is to hopefully find a U.S. company like Hobbico or someone else who has a relationship with Black Horse and can add a few of these models to an existing order.

I did a Google search for Black Horse and found several U.S. modelers talking about Black Horse models they had purchased and their experience with them. Sounds like they are being imported and now the question is by what company. Will let you know as soon as I hear back.

Regards,

Steve

Steve thanks for getting back to me if you find something out do let me know. Dan and all of us went towing last weekend and had a ball. Mike Lance

#14 s2000 Nov 19, 2012 10:51 PM

I already ordered mine through Hobby Shack Fountain Valley.

#15 PT Glider Nov 20, 2012 11:22 AM

Me too and it arrives tomorrow:)


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