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Old Jun 18, 2014, 11:04 AM
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A old glider or old timer

Hey Guy's another broken bird has shown up at my door step in need of some TLC
and identification.
This has a 72span with a 6 -3/8 cord with dihedral
It came with a Very ugly power pod mounted on the front hatch.
It the tail seems very glider like and is pretty light for the size.
I wondered if it could be a old timer model
Any ideas ?
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Old Jun 18, 2014, 02:04 PM
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Maybe an Airtronics Square Soar...?.
Regards.
Manolo.
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Old Jun 18, 2014, 02:47 PM
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Mano -
The picture I found on the web shows a polyhedral wing for the Square Soar, where mine is dihedral ,also mine has the rudder ending in front of the stab/elevator like on a gentle lady...definitely a good start on the ugly trail though -
These must fly great they are so ugly the ground pushes them away ...
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Old Jun 21, 2014, 09:07 PM
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Not a Square Soar. The tail is all wrong. Also the fuse is a little fat. Wing cord is 7 inches.

Are there any markings on any of the parts showing that it was built from a kit?
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Old Jun 22, 2014, 07:31 AM
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R/C Tyro Trainer. Model Builder January 1975.

Jim
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Old Jun 22, 2014, 10:35 AM
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That is a good catch.
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Old Jun 22, 2014, 07:31 PM
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Awesome You guys !
I was beginning to think everyone was stumped
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Old Jun 23, 2014, 07:54 PM
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I had guessed '70s or early '80s by the style, or lack of it. At first I thought it was an exceptionially ugly Drifter II.
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Old Jun 23, 2014, 07:56 PM
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Pretty much butt ugly .
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Old Jun 24, 2014, 11:06 AM
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If you think it is ugly now you should see it with the power pod mounted on it...
Funny thing is every time I pick it up it just feels like it wants to fly,
I have some nice projects underway but for some reason I cant really explain I keep picking it back up and tinkering on it....but not right after a meal

Now it just needs a couple of holes in the monokote patched and it will be ready for a flight
Does anyone else out there suffer from this "ugly mutt syndrome"
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Old Jun 24, 2014, 06:17 PM
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[QUOTE=jetmaven;28732125]Pretty much butt ugly .[/QUOTE

All sailplanes are beautiful when specked out in a thermal.
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Old Jun 24, 2014, 08:29 PM
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Sometimes the ugly ones are the best flyers. I've had that happen. Patches all over. Glue smudges from repairs and turns out to be the best go to plane.
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Old Jun 25, 2014, 10:57 AM
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{All sailplanes are beautiful when specked out in a thermal}
Amen to that !
We have a large population of turkey vultures in our area, ugly on the ground but what magnificent soarer's they are
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Old Jun 25, 2014, 01:07 PM
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R/C Tyro Trainer. Model Builder January 1975.

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Jim, you scored it! Would appreciate your scanning the rest of the article (no, I am not planning to build one ).

BDOG1, would be great to hear that the glider flew very well.
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Old Jun 25, 2014, 01:38 PM
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It has been posted over in the RC Soaring History thread.
Here is a link:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=955

Enjoy,

Wayne
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