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Old Dec 22, 2012, 11:08 AM
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Cliff Charlesworth 1/4 scale ASK-18 glider build

Hi everyone, I have built and successfully flow a 1/4 scale ASK-18 glider, scratch built from the Cliff Charlesworth plans!

The link to the build thread (including video's) is here http://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/...s.asp?th=56175

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Stuart
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Sorry, this is the first time I have used the forum, is there any way I can mark this thread as a build log? I initially marked it as discussion :-( !
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 08:36 AM
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I looked through your build thread, very nice! Welcome to RCGroups please post up some the photos here for others to see, they really are quite nice.

I like your motor addition and see the value in such applications, where flat field flying and no aerotowing exist, eventhough it might make the scale police purists cringe.

I'm building an earlier ASK-13 in 1.6 and 2.0 meter sizes, practice for larger sailplane builds as these are my first. Embarking on a 4 meter Scheibe-Bergfalke Mü 13 E by fellow UK chap Chris Williams, laser cut short kit by official US distributor of Chris Williams kits http://www.marcslasershop.com/store here in Vermont, New England USA.

Stuart, I think if you send a report to moderator they can sort the title from discussion to build thread.

Cheers, happy holidays, Thompson
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 03:59 PM
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Hi StudioRS ,thanks for the kind words. Yes the electric motor makes the aircraft more versatile as in being able to operate from a flat field by myself and you also have the option of adding power for a 'go around' if the approach is not correct.

The ASK-13 is a lovely glider, the classic trainer and the Scheibe-Bergfalke Mü 13 is a great choice

I will see what I can do with putting some pictures up of my glider, you can get to my build thread in my first post with lots of pictures there as well.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 04:13 PM
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Some pictures of the 1/4 scale K18 are here, please click each picture to enlarge

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Old Jan 15, 2013, 04:15 PM
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A video of my K18 being launched, flying, doing aerobatics and landing :-)

ASK 18 at Worksop 21 12 212 (6 min 37 sec)
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 05:59 PM
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Stuart,

To edit your flag, go into edit mode and click "Go Advanced". You can then modify the flag. You do not need the moderator to do it for you.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 10:17 PM
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Absolutely brilliant mate! Everything down to the Rayban sun glasses makes this video, flying skills are top notch too :-) thank you for posting this.

Cheers, Thompson
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 10:27 PM
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I meant to also add, you are totally correct, for an indicated 9 lbs your ASK-18 looks to have wonderful wind penetration and flys light as a feather. I'm sure not fully intentional, however entertaining though, the ballooned landing is nice!

Stuart, I can supply you with a proper ASK-18 logo for creating your vinyl graphic. You can visit my http://kewlartdesigns.com store to see that I specialize in this. Please send me a PM and I'll get you sorted. Cheers, Thompson
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 10:37 PM
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Stuart

Super job on the K18 and video. I'd love to see more vids from the cockpit view. Bravo !
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 10:55 AM
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I really enjoyed that video and the build log. Nice job.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:10 AM
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Very nice vidio
I have the same model in a box--gets me excited to start on it.
What camera were you using and how did you mount it in your plane next to the pilot?
Great job,love the camera angle.
-Ron-
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 05:05 PM
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Hey Ron,

I thought you were about done with that thing!
Flying at The Point first or go for the gusto on aerotow?
Of course, having the temperature above freezing would also be good.

Scott
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