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Old Dec 23, 2013, 02:01 PM
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Older XC Identification

Please comment if you remember this airplane I was so graciously gifted. It's too heavy x 1/2 lb. for rules-legal cross-country flying, but should make a nice sport sailplane.
What I know-
1. 195" Wingspan
2. 1755 Sq. In.
3. Rolled birch plywood tailboom. Fiberglass front fuselage. Balsa sheeted & fiberglassed white foam wings and stabilizer. Built-up counterbalanced rudder. I added a wheel, aero-tow release, and access to the fuselage front-end.
4. Flies w/ rudder, elevator, & flaps.
5. Airfoil = ?? semi-symmetrical with a relatively sharp leading edge.
6. Stabilizer fairly high aspect, and very thin symmetrical airfoil.
What I was told-
Manufactured on the Central Coast of California, possibly Santa Maria. Evidently wings were prone to failure during launch, hence previous owner added multiple carbon tow strips to underside of wings. Fuselage had no front access, wings saddle only.
Thanks in advance, any help is appreciated.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 04:50 PM
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VYGER by my buddy Deano Clark LUTMI products Living Up to my Image
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 05:50 PM
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Thank you Larry, very much appreciated. Found a little RC Groups information from 2009 by using "Lutmi Products". I quote "flew like a hand-launch glider at 10 1/4 pounds" & "outran the pick-up @ 80 mph in good air"! Also, if the airplane worked well for an unknown youngster named J. Wurtz, it should be just fine-fun now for the age impaired.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 09:59 PM
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nice score of a gift!
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Old Dec 24, 2013, 01:09 PM
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Blessings of good friends.
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 06:39 PM
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That thing is really clean. Does it have a wheel?
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 08:12 PM
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"That thing is really clean. Does it have a wheel?"


It did not as received, but does now. We will tow it up soon.
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 05:04 PM
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Hello All,
Stumbled across this today. What a great looking paint scheme on that bird. Great to see my designs are still flying
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Old Jul 12, 2014, 11:37 AM
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Thank you Dean- what a sweet, easy flying, does everything well, high performance airplane. With quite a history too. The more we fly it, the more I like it. I live on the Carrisa Plains. If you're coming to Cal-Valley this fall, then you're welcome here for some nostalgia flying if you've got some spare time.
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Old Jul 12, 2014, 12:53 PM
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 12:54 PM
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Thank you Dean- what a sweet, easy flying, does everything well, high performance airplane. With quite a history too. The more we fly it, the more I like it. I live on the Carrisa Plains. If you're coming to Cal-Valley this fall, then you're welcome here for some nostalgia flying if you've got some spare time.

Thanks, The Vygeur should feel quite at home there as she was designed for Cal Valley. I have enjoyed many days out there flying mine and looking forward to be coming back out in November.. Would love to fly yours for old times sake.. mmmm I still have the molds.. maybe I should put one on the project list.
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