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Old Apr 22, 2015, 07:25 AM
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Hi aeajr, i'm in the UK so i wouldn't be able to order from MM, i don't fancy the shipping or any custom charges.

My Radian pro and my Fling are doing me well for now, i still have yet to find my first thermal and get a decent flight time.

I was looking at the Mystique from E-Flight, both versions seem a more expensive Radian & Radian pro and both can be set up as pure glider. Was worried about getting a more expensive rudder/elevator model after the Radian pro as i thought it might be taking a step back going to a more simple controlled model, so if i did get a R/E ship than something cheaper like the GL or Spirit would be a good choice i think. And i didn't know the Spirit has spoilers so i fancy one of those over the GL.

Quickly getting more into this glider stuff =)

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Hello;

For a 2 Meter how about the Sig Riser 78", it can be installed for spoilers.
http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk...d.asp?id=26137

Or

The Riser 100 (100") is also a RES sailplane.
http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk...d.asp?id=20907

If you would like to build.
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Old Apr 26, 2015, 04:20 AM
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yeah i looked at the Sig Riser 100 last night.

If i went 2m it would the Great Planes Spirit, anything larger then the Riser 100.

Id just be worried if i had the room here to build the wing on the 100 haha

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yeah i looked at the Sig Riser 100 last night.

If i went 2m it would the Great Planes Spirit, anything larger then the Riser 100.

Id just be worried if i had the room here to build the wing on the 100 haha

Mark
If you want bigger, try the 118 inch Bird of Time.
http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk...d.asp?id=18920

Me, I like the older woodies, this is going to be my next one after the Riser's.
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Old Apr 26, 2015, 05:33 AM
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Friends,

May ask that you start a new thread to enter into a detailed discussion about glider. The topic of this thread is learning to use a Hi-start and I would prefer we stay on subject as much as possible.

Thanks.
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Friends,

May ask that you start a new thread to enter into a detailed discussion about glider. The topic of this thread is learning to use a Hi-start and I would prefer we stay on subject as much as possible.

Thanks.
Okay, how is that. He is looking to find something better to high start with. And since he is the U.K. just trying find something over there for him.
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Old Apr 26, 2015, 06:45 AM
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No worries, my apologies for going off topic.

No more posts from me and thank those that replied to my posts, info and help greatly appreciated.

Happy high starts
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Old May 02, 2015, 05:33 PM
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May ask that you start a new thread to enter into a detailed discussion about glider. The topic of this thread is learning to use a Hi-start and I would prefer we stay on subject as much as possible.

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OK.

I have a Dynaflite heavy duty high start (the full length one). I use it to launch a stock built Paragon (120 in plane, about 50 ounces in weight).

What I do is to walk 100 paces backwards and then I give it a gentle push. I note that the plane climbs almost vertically and does not stall at all. No flutter tendencies at all, no issues. Climb is graceful and slow-no zooms or fast launches.

I can also use this kind of hi start to launch a reasonably strong 2 meter at full stretch (100 paces). The plane I am thinking about (woodie) is an Olympic 650, which features an I-beam main spar made with full width shear webs). It, too, can take the full stretch without any issues at all.

And yes, I have also launched an ARF Gentle Lady with this one, but I limited the stretch to about 50 paces.

I might need to get something stronger to launch my upcoming kit: the Skybench Challenger, a 147 in wingspan, 80 ounces sailplane.

For all these planes, I have set the CG to right under the aft edge of the main spar, and the towhook to about 1/8 in or so in front of said CG.
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Parkzone Ka 8: Hi-start

Maiden Flight
After two hand launches to see if the trimmings are right we launched her with the Hi-start-tool:
I used the red rubber from Hobbyking (10m) and a line of 27meters. We elongated the rubber not too much - only 50 steps.
In the Hi-start I only used rudder to correct the direction. In the horizontal part of the Hi-start it was necessary to use some down elevator to release the ring from the Ka 8. The Ka8 is like out of the box - I only changed the CG to 65mm behind the leading edge.
In the second flight you might see the flexing of the wings when flying with the wind (which was gusting up to 20km/h).
Filmed with the Mobius-Cam and zoomed in with the help of the software AVIDEMUX.

Parkzone Ka8 (3 min 40 sec)
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Old May 17, 2015, 08:25 PM
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Nice video. Second launch looked much better than the first.

You seem concerned about wing flex. Don't be. Wings are supposed to flex. Have you had a window seat on a commercial airliner? Those wing flex!
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I use a hose monster (100ft.) Not the un limited but the next one down, 3 meter I think, with 500ft. Of Mason line.. launches my perfect and all my other gliders with authority...many times straight into lift, stretching the hi start at the top of the arc.
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My hose work's great it's just the on/off switch I have problem's with. Thank goodness the ground was soft. The fuse lived through it all.
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Old Jun 10, 2015, 12:10 PM
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Ouch. Yes, always wiggle the sticks before you launch to confirm the plane is on and the radio has contact with the plane. My friend made a similar launch with a brand new molded glider, with the battery disconnected.

He now knows how to repair fiberglass and molded wings. And he will not forget to turn the plane on again.
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