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Old Sep 30, 2012, 02:28 AM
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New model: Hitch-Hiker F3J

Coming to a flying field near you soon.

Hitch-Hiker F3J
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 04:58 PM
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hitch hiker

The paint scheme should include a dude with face tatoos and a chain saw if it is a real hitch hiker.
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Just when I thought we were trending towards 5 meters...
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 03:03 PM
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Old hat now, see his new design. 3.6 mI saw the prototype have its first flights at our National made the fly off. can't complain about that.
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Old hat now, see his new design. 3.6 mI saw the prototype have its first flights at our National made the fly off. can't complain about that.
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That is where this is leading to. Are there any pictures published of the prototype 3.6?
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 04:51 AM
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here are some photos of the first model out of the molds
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 11:52 AM
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Worst name for a glider ever!!
What?? Was the name "Hobo" already taken??!!
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 01:19 PM
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Err... It might be some sort of play on words with a winch hitch...
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:10 PM
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Any weights and dimensions on the elevator?

I see the trailing edge of the elevator is nearly straight across. From the little I understand that really puts a load on during launch.

Any thoughts or info there?

Will
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Tappet!

Believe it or not the term 'Hitch Hiker' has a certain romantic or perhaps nostalgic connotation her in the UK. And also the thing is designed to hitch a ride on a thermal.

Still...I remember hitch hiking years ago when I was in my early twenties. It took me half an hour or so to get a ride - happy days! I loaded up my gear and got in the passenger seat. About half an hour later I realised I had made the worst mistake of my life as the guy driving refused to stop, insisting on taking me 100 miles out of his way to my destination. While he drove he casually told me how he had recently got out of jail.. for behaving in a manner not associated with a stereotypical heterosexual male. I lied about my destination and managed to get me and my gear out of the car safe.

Just thought I would share the story with you Tappet... Don't tell anyone, it's kind'a embarassing
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 08:54 PM
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I like to pick up hitch-hikers and not say a word but look straight ahead and after a few minutes say in a deep ominous voice "So, how far do you THINK you're going?".
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 10:12 PM
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If he didn't threaten you, I should think you were probably fairly safe. (Assuming that he was in jail mostly for having chosen the wrong flavor....) My worst, or at least most dangerous, hitch hiking experience was getting picked up by two guys who were drinking. Fortunately, they must not have been too far along.

Anyone remember the picture of the guy printed on the fin of the Wanderer* plans? I hope I don't get in too much legal trouble for posting it.

*http://home.earthlink.net/~jaffee/gr...rfront-mid.jpg
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Tappet!

Believe it or not the term 'Hitch Hiker' has a certain romantic or perhaps nostalgic connotation her in the UK. And also the thing is designed to hitch a ride on a thermal.

Still...I remember hitch hiking years ago when I was in my early twenties. It took me half an hour or so to get a ride - happy days! I loaded up my gear and got in the passenger seat. About half an hour later I realised I had made the worst mistake of my life as the guy driving refused to stop, insisting on taking me 100 miles out of his way to my destination. While he drove he casually told me how he had recently got out of jail.. for behaving in a manner not associated with a stereotypical heterosexual male. I lied about my destination and managed to get me and my gear out of the car safe.

Just thought I would share the story with you Tappet... Don't tell anyone, it's kind'a embarassing
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