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Old Jul 15, 2015, 10:59 PM
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Krick 1/4 scale Grunau

Hi,
I was wondering if anyone knew how the Krick 1/4 scale Grunau flew and how difficult it is to build?
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Old Jul 16, 2015, 09:28 AM
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I built one, a while back..
It flies well, responds well to lift, and has no bad habits...

Building it is not particularily difficult, but there is a lot of building to do !
I don't have any pictures from my build, but there is a build log here on the forum :
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ighlight=Krick
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Old Jul 16, 2015, 09:56 AM
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Thanks MTT!
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Old Jul 16, 2015, 11:38 AM
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whats the one to have? island models or krick......... thats the question.
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Old Jul 16, 2015, 01:12 PM
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Great question James!
Can anyone give a comparison?
I would be flying off a winch/hi-start as no one here does aerotow and our slope eats airplanes with all the cactus and rocks
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you have cactus and rocks i have the atlantic and bad rotor to deal with i think its the nature of slope soaring................. best fun though!
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Old Jul 16, 2015, 04:54 PM
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James,
I have seen some great looking slopes from videos taken on that side of the earth. The nearest slopes to me in central Washington U.S.A. is Kiona Butte and Eagle Butte that are separated from each other by roughly 10 miles. One faces North and the other West being roughly 70 miles southeast of me.
Kiona is 1286ft above the valley while Eagle is rock faced and 628ft both produce some awesome lift. The photos and video are from Kiona while doing a re-maiden on a 1/3 scale Grunau Baby IIB.
Slow flying vintage is sweat.
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Old Jul 16, 2015, 05:15 PM
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stunning pictures and aircraft! whats the covering? more details please!

this is my local, folly hill...2min drive. the other2 10min.
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whats the one to have? island models or krick......... thats the question.
I'd say the Island Models kit...
The Krick kit is not bad, but it hasn't been updates in ages, and most of it's parts are die-cut..
The Island models kit is a much more recent design, and the parts are laser cut.

Also, at least on the Krick kit I had, the wood in it was of a wide variety...
Balsa sheets ranging from very light and soft, to heavy and hard.. I ended up replacing most of it.
The included hardware is so-so...
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Hi MTT
Thanks for the perspective. I was thinking the same thing.
Good flying!
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Hi MTT
Thanks for the perspective. I was thinking the same thing.
Good flying!
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Hi Ray,

you can find my building article of Krick Modellbau on RCSD:
http://www.rcsoaring.com/rcsd/RCSD-2014-01.pdf

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The unfortunate thing about the Krick kit is it uses a very poor airfoil, I bought a CNC 1/3 model from MTT here awhile back that flies superb with a modern Quabeck airfoil. Lifts great yet flies as slow as you want and is very strong.
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The unfortunate thing about the Krick kit is it uses a very poor airfoil, I bought a CNC 1/3 model from MTT here awhile back that flies superb with a modern Quabeck airfoil. Lifts great yet flies as slow as you want and is very strong.
That model was built from the kit by Schneider Modellbau of Austria :
http://www.schneider-modell.at/
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Hi Alex,
Thanks for the build log! That is great!
Still not sure which way to go. I'm actually leaning towards the 1/6 Krick GBII so I can fly it every weekend with a hi-start. I know bigger flies better but... Still undecided.
Thanks for the info!
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Hi Alex,
Thanks for the build log! That is great!
Still not sure which way to go. I'm actually leaning towards the 1/6 Krick GBII so I can fly it every weekend with a hi-start. I know bigger flies better but... Still undecided.
Thanks for the info!
Ray
You are welcome!
I've seen the 6th scale to fly and, compared with 4th scale, it seems a pylon racer!
I just was at Retroplane meeting in Wasserkuppe (Germany) and I can assure that quarter scale can resist to wind gusts up to 50 km/h!

Then, you know, biggers not only fly better but they can also be more easy to build, more space for servos, batteries, and so on...

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