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Old Feb 25, 2015, 02:05 PM
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does anyone have photos of the 70's RTF FF HLG "Superglider"?

It was made in Washington State, pod & boom, molded foam elliptical polyhedral wing, nice flyer.

Anyone who can remember the exact name of the product, mfg. and/or can post photos will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Lee
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Old Feb 25, 2015, 02:48 PM
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It looked vaguely like this, but without motors, the pod was much smaller and instead of a vertical tail there was a small sub-fin under the stab, and I remember it as being all white foam
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Old Feb 25, 2015, 10:08 PM
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fyi

i have one and will take a couple of photos tomorrow afternoon and post it here.

js
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Old Yesterday, 12:43 AM
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I had one as a kid, it was truly a Super Glider! One of the highest performing gliding toys ever sold, it flew like a real competition HLG.

Steve
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Old Yesterday, 03:22 AM
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I had one too! It was a great flyer and I thought of it often but forgot the name. Thanks for the brain jolt.

Often wish I could find another or they would resume building them.
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Old Yesterday, 04:40 AM
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Yeh, I could trim usual HLG rt. launch, left glide and consistently get about 1 min in absolutely dead air at dusk. Loved them! Sadly or beautifully all of mine evt. flew away and disappeared in thermals ....

Thanks for upcoming pics! [relevant to yaw & spiral stability in thread in Modeling Science Forum]

Lee




footnote: Megatech copied the general form [shown in above posted photo] and made a 2-motor toy RC version [which was further copied by other Chinese companies] and patented the first such toy RC plane a year before Spin Master patented their [badly flying: they had to THROW it to simulate flight in first commercials] version, not being aware of Megatech's patent. There were several companies then being threatened by Spin Master, so I had to research the patent dates, showing that Spin Master's was thus invalid [but could only be proven in expensive court case]. Anyway, the result was the expansion from expensive hobby to low-cost mass-mkt RC "toys". I later made up for that by helping Spin Master win a large lawsuit against Overbreak's infringement of my toy UFO invention that became the Vectron Ultralite/Wave
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Old Yesterday, 03:51 PM
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pictures

Please go to this web link, look at the very end of the blog and this is where i have posted seven "full" size SuperGlider pictures.

hopefully this is what your looking for.

best wishes, john swain

http://static.rcgroups.net/forums/at...g?d=1424983627

http://static.rcgroups.net/forums/at...g?d=1424983619
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Old Yesterday, 04:08 PM
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That's what I was thinking of!

Thanks.
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Old Yesterday, 05:41 PM
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me too!

S U P E R !

thanks!

L
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Old Today, 02:24 PM
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Lee, build a few catapult gliders. All the fun of watching them fly and losing them in thermals all over again. But without the pulled backs or sore (soar? ) shoulder muscles! ! ! !
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Anytime I want to get a sore shoulder, I have a thermal-proof FF ancient HLG to throw [OK, it's made of polypropylene] >

a "high-performance" b o o m e r a n g





(I throw it to keep up the old habits)
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