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Old Oct 13, 2011, 02:59 PM
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ASW-17 from ST Models

I noticed this over on hype-rc.de website and then found it available through SMC in the UK. Unfortunately, not available from towerhobbies.com yet...

Please send in your requests to Hobbico airsupport@hobbico.com so Tower Hobbies can sell this!

Has anyone flown this or own one yet? Anxious to see the reviews, looks nice.

ST Models has stepped up to the plate and produced this and a new re-designed DG-1001M version with fresh kewlartdesigns.com style graphics and landing gear. Wonder if the designers at ST Models are viewing my photos over here?

http://www.hype-rc.de/?page=shop/fly...e&setlang=deu#

http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk...d.asp?id=36234



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Old Oct 14, 2011, 12:52 AM
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In the look's department it's a stretch as a 17. Just another e-glider. Thank goodness I scratch build.
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Old Dec 03, 2011, 04:15 PM
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There was a review of this in one of the British mags, RCM&E I believe. Basically seemed to fly pretty good. It did show some pics of the root, there is a ton of undercamber in the airfoil.
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Old Dec 03, 2011, 11:12 PM
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Interestingly though it doesnt show up on the ST Model web site yet
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Old Dec 04, 2011, 08:27 AM
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I saw the same that it didn't show on the ST Models website. There is a link on the site that allows you to gain access to high res files . I'll post these up after reducing the size.
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 02:37 PM
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If anyone's still interested I've pulled the trigger on one of these and should have it in my hands middle of next week.

I just couldn't resist it.

Steve.
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 08:01 PM
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Yeah....

I've been tossing up the idea myself.....

Let us know how it all goes when you get it

Good Luck

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Old Feb 11, 2012, 08:25 PM
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I'll try to post up the photos. It is a very nice sailplane.
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 08:28 PM
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 08:18 AM
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If anyone's still interested I've pulled the trigger on one of these and should have it in my hands middle of next week. I just couldn't resist it. Steve.
Steve,

I'm interested. I like the appearance of this plane.
Yes, please let us know your impressions when
you get it, and as you build it and fly it.

// Dave

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Old Feb 19, 2012, 08:57 AM
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Asking Tower to add a kit

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I noticed this over on hype-rc.de website and then found it available through SMC in the UK. Unfortunately, not available from towerhobbies.com yet...
Thompson,

Thanks for posting this.
I like scale looking sailplanes with cruciform horizontal stabs. (non T-tail)
This one reminds me of the Multiplex FIESTA (non-scale sailplane)
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1595696

I don't mind asking Tower Hobbies (Illinois, USA) to consider stocking it.
Do you know if we've had any success at asking Tower to add a kit to their line?

// Dave
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 09:30 AM
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Steve,

I'm interested. I like the appearance of this plane.
Yes, please let us know your impressions when
you get it, and as you build it and fly it.

// Dave

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Hi Dave,

I'll certainly post my impressions when I get it.......still waiting for it to arrive at my LHS.
Hoping it arrives soon as I have a holiday Thursday and Friday so looking forward to a long weekend of flying if the weather plays ball.

Steve.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 09:43 AM
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Thompson,

Thanks for posting this.
I like scale looking sailplanes with cruciform horizontal stabs. (non T-tail)
This one reminds me of the Multiplex FIESTA (non-scale sailplane)
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1595696

I don't mind asking Tower Hobbies (Illinois, USA) to consider stocking it.
Do you know if we've had any success at asking Tower to add a kit to their line?

// Dave
You are welcome. I asked Hobbico distributing (listed on ST Models as the contact - airsupport@hobbico.com ) but received a canned response, not at this time. However, the squeaky wheel gets the grease and I would hope they listen, if enough interested parties request.

Since I really like ST-Models products and how well they fly, this ASW-17 would fit nicely with my other two ST Model ASW-28 and DG-1000 sailplanes! I really think that Tower Hobbies could sell a lot of these.

Photos are from ST-Models
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 11:17 AM
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had mine since last november, only flew it mid January. Everything that was said in the RCME review was correct , flies really well, use correct battery , first flight I used an available 800mah and she was very twitchy bought a 1500 now and it has cured any problems with a rearward cg............. all in all, not bad value for money
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 11:17 AM
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This plane work for ALES contests?

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Thompson,
Thanks for posting the construction photos. I'm liking this model more and more.
Reminds me of a MULTIPLEX EASY GLIDER PRO - only better looking.

Steve,
In your flight testing, if you find it can get to 200 meters altitude in 30 seconds with stock
motor and prop, then it's a candidate for Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES) competition.
At least for those of us who go to those contests with molded foam planes. <vlg>

// Dave

CAMS-Polecat-Soaring Circuits 2K12 ALES Open Soar
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1572895

US ALES (Altitude Limited Electric Soaring)
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1330889
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