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Old May 25, 2003, 03:03 AM
Ronald Cheek
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[EFLT] Hobby Shack Spirit of 76 Glider

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While unpacking I found that I have an unassembled Hobby Shack Spirit of 76
glider. I would like to assemble it, but I can't locate the instructions.
While most of it appears straightforward, the wing and flying stab
assemblies seem a little strange. Does anyone remember these or have a set
of instruction left?

Ronald L. Cheek
Director of Engineering
Quebecor World Merced (CA)

"Remember, no matter where you go, there you are"


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Old May 26, 2003, 03:01 AM
Lew & Caroline
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Re: [EFLT] Hobby Shack Spirit of 76 Glider

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I have one about half assembled (started several years ago). I can copy
the inst. ( six two sided sheets ) and send them to you if you will send
your address ( on or off line ).
lbenson@suite224.net
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To: <eflight@ezonemag.com>; <SFRC@airage.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2003 3:00 AM
Subject: [EFLT] Hobby Shack Spirit of 76 Glider


> This message from "Ronald Cheek" <rlcheek@sbcglobal.net> brought to you by

EFLIGHT!
>
> While unpacking I found that I have an unassembled Hobby Shack Spirit of

76
> glider. I would like to assemble it, but I can't locate the instructions.
> While most of it appears straightforward, the wing and flying stab
> assemblies seem a little strange. Does anyone remember these or have a

set
> of instruction left?
>
> Ronald L. Cheek
> Director of Engineering
> Quebecor World Merced (CA)
>
> "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are"
>
>
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Old May 26, 2003, 03:01 AM
Ronald Cheek
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RE: [EFLT] Hobby Shack Spirit of 76 Glider

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Thanks!! Please look for an offline reply. These lists (and the people on
them) make the hobby so much more fun!

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From: owner-eflight@ezonemag.com [mailtowner-eflight@ezonemag.com]On
Behalf Of Lew & Caroline
Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2003 1:15 PM
To: eflight@ezonemag.com
Subject: Re: [EFLT] Hobby Shack Spirit of 76 Glider


This message from "Lew & Caroline" <lbenson@suite224.net> brought to you by
EFLIGHT!

I have one about half assembled (started several years ago). I can copy
the inst. ( six two sided sheets ) and send them to you if you will send
your address ( on or off line ).
lbenson@suite224.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ronald Cheek" <rlcheek@sbcglobal.net>
To: <eflight@ezonemag.com>; <SFRC@airage.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2003 3:00 AM
Subject: [EFLT] Hobby Shack Spirit of 76 Glider


> This message from "Ronald Cheek" <rlcheek@sbcglobal.net> brought to you by

EFLIGHT!
>
> While unpacking I found that I have an unassembled Hobby Shack Spirit of

76
> glider. I would like to assemble it, but I can't locate the instructions.
> While most of it appears straightforward, the wing and flying stab
> assemblies seem a little strange. Does anyone remember these or have a

set
> of instruction left?
>
> Ronald L. Cheek
> Director of Engineering
> Quebecor World Merced (CA)
>
> "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are"
>
>
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Old May 26, 2003, 03:01 AM
Bob and Rose
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Re: [EFLT] Hobby Shack Spirit of 76 Glider

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Ron -- If the plans from Lew and Caroline hit a snag , I have a set I can
snail-mail to you . Myself and my extended family must have built a dozen or
so over the last ten years . Four are still flying and I intend to use one
to convert to electric this summer useing Li-Poly batteries . A Cox
Power-Pod and a Black Widow works good , and we have two flying with .25
O.S. engines in the nose . Use 0/0 thrust offset on the pod and set it on
top the wing as far forward as possible .
Suggestions : Don't use that funky Stabilator . Just trace it onto 3/16
sheet and epoxy it on top of the fin and hinge a regular elevator to that .
Make the rudder 30% bigger , or more . Don't use all that dihedral . A
couple inches are enough and the wing responds very well to polyhedral if
you can handle the splice .
Warning : These things will stall straight ahead and drop straight down
like a brick . DON'T make any turns close to the ground ! Especially if you
use all the dihedral shown , rudder input will induce excessive bank and the
nose will drop into a spiral dive , if you didn't enlarge the rudder you
will have a problem . Watch the weight . My attempts to fly one electric
failed just because it couldn't carry enough batteries ,(We are at 5000MSL)
It would interesting to exchange photos --off-list since it is off
subject . (He-he-he)

AceRobert


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Old May 26, 2003, 03:01 AM
Ronald Cheek
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RE: [EFLT] Hobby Shack Spirit of 76 Glider

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Many thanks for the advice. I always appreciate the opportunity to step
over pitfalls discovered by others. I haven't yet settled on just which of
the power systems I have laying about to use on this project, but I fancy a
twin if I can keep the weight down.

Thanks Again!

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From: owner-eflight@ezonemag.com [mailtowner-eflight@ezonemag.com]On
Behalf Of Bob and Rose
Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2003 9:11 PM
To: eflight@ezonemag.com
Subject: Re: [EFLT] Hobby Shack Spirit of 76 Glider


This message from "Bob and Rose" <anpetu@dcdi.net> brought to you by
EFLIGHT!

Ron -- If the plans from Lew and Caroline hit a snag , I have a set I can
snail-mail to you . Myself and my extended family must have built a dozen or
so over the last ten years . Four are still flying and I intend to use one
to convert to electric this summer useing Li-Poly batteries . A Cox
Power-Pod and a Black Widow works good , and we have two flying with .25
O.S. engines in the nose . Use 0/0 thrust offset on the pod and set it on
top the wing as far forward as possible .
Suggestions : Don't use that funky Stabilator . Just trace it onto 3/16
sheet and epoxy it on top of the fin and hinge a regular elevator to that .
Make the rudder 30% bigger , or more . Don't use all that dihedral . A
couple inches are enough and the wing responds very well to polyhedral if
you can handle the splice .
Warning : These things will stall straight ahead and drop straight down
like a brick . DON'T make any turns close to the ground ! Especially if you
use all the dihedral shown , rudder input will induce excessive bank and the
nose will drop into a spiral dive , if you didn't enlarge the rudder you
will have a problem . Watch the weight . My attempts to fly one electric
failed just because it couldn't carry enough batteries ,(We are at 5000MSL)
It would interesting to exchange photos --off-list since it is off
subject . (He-he-he)

AceRobert


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Old May 29, 2003, 03:02 AM
Dave Harding
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RE: [EFLT] Hobby Shack Spirit of 76 Glider

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I learned to fly with one on the remote slopes of Tehachapi, CA. Great way
to do it, on the slopes; If you are careful, the model is always flying
away from you. Flights are very long, till the thumbs go numb, and there is
only one landing per day. Just as well, as it usually required repair
afterwards.

Anyway, back on the East Coast where it is flat and the wind never blows
(compared to Techachapi that is), I made a conversion using the complete MA
speed 600 / gearbox / 12 x 8 folder. Cut out the fuselage significantly
under the wing saddle to hold an eight pack of 1000 mah NiCad's. Flew
beautifully (with the necessary rudder addition, of course but otherwise as
stock). Actually, the nose is very vulnerable and usually separates behind
the cockpit, so you might want to glass the nose with several layers as part
of your modification. With a reinforced nose the MA speed 600 was just
bonded into a hollowed out area with additional glass reinforcing.

When I decided to build a four motor Lancaster; speed 400 7.2v direct drive,
I decided to modify the Spirit of 76 as a test bed;

http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/hardingdg...gionals&.view=
t

I added ailerons and the motors and flew it a couple of times until I put it
in a tree! Directional control was very marginal, might be a problem with a
twin too, so be careful of that directional stability/control issue.
(extensive references to Don Stackhouse on prop effects and yaw inertia on
stability and control etc. etc.!)

Dave Harding, in Pennsylvania.

PS

Propstoppers "Walt Bryan Memorial Annual Fun Fly" is Saturday 16th August
this year. Plan on joining us for this popular and entertaining event.
Watch this space for updates; www.propstoppers.org



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Old Nov 07, 2011, 05:12 PM
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Parchment, MI, U.S.A.
Joined Oct 2004
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Like the originator of this thread: I have a N.I.B. kit, minus instructions. If nothing else: suggested C.G. would be nice.
I bought this one for sentimental reasons: I previously owned/ built/ flew one on the late 70's. That one was equipped with the optional power pod, to which I mounted a Medallion .049. What makes it so sentimental for me, is that this was the first R/C aircraft that I was able to fly, AND LAND, without damage (and without assistance).
I don't have the power pod for this, but would like to stick an electric motor in it instead.
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