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Old Jan 18, 2006, 03:24 AM
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Huetter H-17 - from Cliff Charlesworth plan

Hello,

can anyone say something about the flight charactreristics of the 1:3 scale Huetter H-17 from Cliff Charlesworth plan? It has an aspect ratio of 10.2, which does not promise exciting performance. Has anyone build and flown it? Can I thermal with it - or does it fall like a stone?

I cant find the SSS site with the description of the model of the Huetter. What I found is only the documentation of the orginal.

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Old Jan 18, 2006, 08:52 AM
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The SSS site does not exist anymore, but there is anew site, where you can find all of the info which was available on the SSS site, and more :
Scale soaring UK

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Old Jan 18, 2006, 09:35 AM
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Thanks Michael,

Thanks for the link.

I have an opportiunity to buy a 3rd scale Hutter - very well build, but quite havy 5-5,5 kg. But Im a bit worry about flying charasteristics. It has a large fuse, short wings, thick wingsection...
So Im looking for guys who fly one.

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Old Jan 18, 2006, 01:34 PM
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Viktor, sehe gerade, dass Du aus Berlin bist, dann koennen wir auch deutsch reden/schreiben....

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Old Feb 09, 2006, 05:19 AM
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I bought the Htter

its 1:3 scale but it seems not to be build after after Cliffs plan. It has the orginal G 535 section with a thickness of 16%, over 100 dm2 of wing area and weight about 5kg. Looks a bit clumsy with a door on her back. Construction is plywood with nice cnc cutted ribs and balsa covered nosesection
Cant wait for better weather to tow her.
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Old Feb 13, 2006, 07:03 AM
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How does it fly?

It is going to fly like a real one
Most accurate description would probably something like:
Gas Bag
Hay stock on the loose

Very entertaining though
With the gentle Pawnee on full flaps up front H-17 was bouncing like a can behind the "Just Married" limo hardly keeping up with slow pace of climbing.
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Old Feb 13, 2006, 08:30 AM
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It is going to fly like a real one
fine, it seems like its a real scale plane - great ))

SMYK: thanks for the Elmira pictures. I made a lot of nice pictures of the BGA490 during the Grunau Baby meeting in Grunau (Jezow Sudecki in Poland) in 2004. Its a funny glider. It was like someone did a giant scale glider. But the 490 is painted, and I feel a bit uncomfortable as I think about painting the ply. On the the hand the dbox on the wings are made out of balsa and not ply so I dont want to peel them.
There are two important details I do not have among my pictres. I think I will change the linkage of the elevator. I think doing it the orginal way is simplier and will work better. The problem is: I have to cut out two service holes like on the big one, and try to do it through the holes. There is no access to the inner fuse - any openings.
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