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Old Oct 16, 2012, 07:35 PM
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We've had mixed results working with the dolly. The wheels can actually put up quite a lot of rolling resistance depending on the grass length. My 100" aerotow glider which weighs 54 oz tows fine on its belly in long grass but slows the tug to a crawl using the dolly in that same grass. Now that its Fall the grass at our field is thinning out some so we'll see how she does tomorrow.

Yeah David, if I do build a new fuselage, I'll likely make quite a few changes. Although I like the comical short-coupled look, there's no doubt a longer tail moment would produce an easier flying bird. But if I wanted that, I could just paint an Easy Glider yellow & call it a Cub *grin*

There's some room for futzing though. If this one works out I could see me maybe building a larger version, stretched out some, possibly with a nice light built-up balsa wing using an appropriate sailplane airfoil. I have several other projects in mind before I go there though.
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