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Old Feb 02, 2013, 08:28 PM
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Hi folks

Just picked up a Glasair Sportsman 2+2 75-91 ARF
by Seagull.

Wondering what other engines people have used. The Saito 115 sounds good except for the price. I am considering a gas 20cc engine. Anyone have experience with the xyz 20?

Wing loading is in the 35oz per sq foot and wondered how it flies. MAN article makes it sound like a floater, but that weight made me think it would fly heavy.

My first impression is that the airplane is very well made. It has a sculpted appearance with lots of compound curves which means it was probably labor intensive compared to some ARFs out there. Control surfaces are pre-hinged with pocket hinges and move very freely while keeping a tight fit against the wings and stabs. Control horns are composite and are to be epoxied into precut recesses in the control surfaces. Flaps included. Control rods appear to be carbon fiber. Separate servo for the tail wheel which is pull pull. Covering will need some iron and heat gun attention, and is not as good as some I've seen, but not too much. Two pilots included.

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