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Old Apr 02, 2015, 06:17 PM
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Which Olympic version did I have?

I have been racking my brain for a long time about this. Back in 1993 I was given a large glider kit. It was the biggest plane I have ever built. I know it had a span of over 100". It had a full flying stab, the wing joiner was a 1/4"(or so) steel rod. It had spoilers that were held down with rubber band. The single spoiler servo was in the fuse and connected to the spoilers with fishing line. The wings came together to the side of the fuse and did not sit on top of the fuse. I am certain this was a version of the Olympic. I thought it was an Olympic II but I see it does not have a full flying stab and the wings mount wrong. This is driving me made. I have looked and looked and looked around the internet and just can't find it. The full flying stab was built with a center spar and the "ribs" were pieces of thin balsa bent over the top and on the bottom of this spar and glued to a leading and trailing edge piece. I also recall the stab being 2 pcs for ease of transport.
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Old Apr 02, 2015, 07:14 PM
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After looking at the plans that I have in pdf format of the Olympic II and the Olympic 650. The plane does not have a full stab tail. Sounds like what you are describing would be the Airtronics Aquila or the Aquila Grande. The Aquila (Standard Class) had a 99 inch wing, wood fuselage and the Aquila Grande (Open Class) is 123 inch I believe and has a glass fuselage. Here is a couple of pictures of my Aquila Grande that I have not yet finished.
These are pictures of the stab of both Aquila's.

Would you have a picture of it?

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Old Apr 02, 2015, 07:18 PM
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David,

No that's not it either. What I had was a balsa/ply fuse.
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Old Apr 02, 2015, 07:37 PM
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The only derivation of the Olympic that plugged into the fuselage sides was the American Eagle, it used Thermic 99 wings/stab but the stab was fixed airfoiled shape not flat plate like the Oly.
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Old Apr 02, 2015, 07:46 PM
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Could this be it.
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Old Apr 02, 2015, 07:53 PM
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From your description of the stab build, it sounds like a Mark's Models Windfree ...
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Here is part of the plans of the Windfree showing the stab and how the wings fit.
and the plans of the Durex V.
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Old Apr 02, 2015, 08:25 PM
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Nope on those too....
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Old Apr 02, 2015, 09:17 PM
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I may be wrong, but could it have been a Sagitta?

Ply and balsa fuse, central spoiler servo , single wing joiner and full flying stab.

However the stab construction described is similar to a Windfree, just as tkallev points out.
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Ok here is pictures of the Sagitta XC plans.
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Old Apr 02, 2015, 09:42 PM
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And here is the Sagitta 900 plan picture
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Skybench Aerotech owns the rights to the Oly II, and has taken the liberty of producing an Olympic III. It's a more modern design, and only shares the intent or spirit of the Oly II. The 132" wing uses an S3014 airfoil, D-Tube construction, and a built-up trailing edge. The wing Area 1066 sq in. The wings mount to fuse sides with pass through wing rod.

Go here and scroll a bit more than half way down the page:
http://www.skybench.com/index.html?h....com/home.html

Look familiar?

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David,

No that's not it either. What I had was a balsa/ply fuse.
The standard class Aquila (99" wing span) came with a wood fuselage.
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Could be an Aquila. The Aquila's flying stab construction is what you have described. Plan courtesy Outerzone:
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Could be an Aquila. The Aquila's flying stab construction is what you have described. Plan courtesy Outerzone:
I mentioned that earlier in the post, and he said it wasn't that. But, I really think it might be. In less someone had designed their own and it was never published. I have had the Aquila 99" and I have the Aquila Grande now.
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