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Old Oct 06, 2012, 10:54 AM
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Askant Slope Plane Kit

Here is a link to my EBAY auction for an Askant Slope Plane:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=290785960559

Unobtanium or another man's treasure?

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Old Oct 06, 2012, 06:12 PM
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Kinda looks SR-7 ish.
Wonder when this was produced?
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 07:45 PM
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The Askant was designed and produced out of Huntington Beach California, just down the road from the west wind Costa Mesa Estancia bluffs.
It was a great medium to heavy weight sloper, dependent on loading.
One weak point was the fuse just at the TE. Would be best to reinforce it. Fine in flight and normal landings, but loaded and really loaded up, a little side slide on landings, then crack or snap.
For the life of me I cannot remember the very nice older gentleman's name, friend at the time and we flew often together before he passed.
I remember talking with him in his garage/workshop/Askant production area. He shared that he was dying as a result of years of composite chemical use. Paint, thinners, resins, so on an so on. RIP
Time, about early to mid 80's.

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Old Oct 13, 2012, 03:40 PM
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 04:28 PM
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The Askant was designed and produced out of Huntington Beach California, just down the road from the west wind Costa Mesa Estancia bluffs.
It was a great medium to heavy weight sloper, dependent on loading.
One weak point was the fuse just at the TE. Would be best to reinforce it. Fine in flight and normal landings, but loaded and really loaded up, a little side slide on landings, then crack or snap.
For the life of me I cannot remember the very nice older gentleman's name, friend at the time and we flew often together before he passed.
I remember talking with him in his garage/workshop/Askant production area. He shared that he was dying as a result of years of composite chemical use. Paint, thinners, resins, so on an so on. RIP
Time, about early to mid 80's.

Jared
The designer and the owner of Aeronautics Inc. name was Dennis, I forgot his last name now, fortunately I still have a NIB Askant and a Firefly, which was a 60" version of Askant. Dennis had shared with me the fact that his health was failing as a result of exposure to all the years of chemicals, and because back then, it wasn't really known that these model making chemicals were so harmful to one's health, that's why back in the day, we routinely handled these materials without gloves/respirators, and wasn't diligent about cleaning up after exposure.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 04:42 PM
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The designer and the owner of Aeronautics Inc. name was Dennis, I forgot his last name now, fortunately I still have a NIB Askant and a Firefly, which was a 60" version of Askant. Dennis had shared with me the fact that his health was failing as a result of exposure to all the years of chemicals, and because back then, it wasn't really known that these model making chemicals were so harmful to one's health, that's why back in the day, we routinely handled these materials without gloves/respirators, and wasn't diligent about cleaning up after exposure.
Hey DT!
I sure have missed your posts on the slope forums I hope to fly slope with you again some day, sure would be FUN! I had a blast when I brought the family down.

Take care of yourself
Chip
Now I will have an Askant also, have been hunting one for a LOOOOONG time I too still have my Firefly, just need to find a slope to fly them all from
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 04:47 PM
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Ah, Dennis, thank you.

Gloves and respirators, not back in the day for a common worker unless dealing with organic chemicals. I am still surprised why I am still alive.

Dennis's sharing did increase my awareness much.
He aided me with far more then nice ships and friendship.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 04:51 PM
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Hey DT!
I sure have missed your posts on the slope forums I hope to fly slope with you again some day, sure would be FUN! I had a blast when I brought the family down.

Take care of yourself
Chip
Now I will have an Askant also, have been hunting one for a LOOOOONG time I too still have my Firefly, just need to find a slope to fly them all from
Wow! Congrats on winning this rare kit Chip! and yes, it was very enjoyable to meet your family and fly with you, back in happier times.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 08:01 PM
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Askant!!!

I received this yesterday and got to open the package today and all I can say is

SCHWIIIIIIIINNG!!!!!!!!!!!


This thing got me amped up for sure, seriously want to start on this and fly it next spring. This thing is gonna move! A little carbon tow and some ballast and some high winds AND WOOHOO!!!!

Thank you for a smooth transaction!
Chip
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 10:02 AM
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Schwing!

Chip,

Very glad you're amped about the Askant.

Post a pic when you get her done!

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Old Oct 25, 2012, 11:01 AM
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Nice.
Pic when done, nay.

Ohmmm......Build thread must do, must do, must do ~~~
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 11:14 AM
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Chip,

Very glad you're amped about the Askant.

Post a pic when you get her done!

Thomas
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Nice.
Pic when done, nay.

Ohmmm......Build thread must do, must do, must do ~~~
I was thinking the same thing.........a BUILD THREAD

Give me a couple weeks to get things ready and organized. SO be on the look out for a build thread

Chip
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