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Old Sep 23, 2014, 09:09 PM
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challenger kit from skybench

it arrived today - reading the building instructions and looking at the plans and parts
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Old Sep 23, 2014, 09:11 PM
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my last build log was for an oly 650 under das slupen thing
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Old Sep 23, 2014, 09:25 PM
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I'll be watching, nice kit.
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Old Sep 24, 2014, 05:05 PM
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Subscribed !! what a great project .
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Old Sep 24, 2014, 10:32 PM
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Old Sep 25, 2014, 03:37 PM
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Brings back memories of competing against Otto, the Challenger was often at the top as he knew that plane inside out. I did beat him a couple of times, with a Grand Esprit no less! A lot of balsa bashing going on in that model but well worth the effort. Enjoy.
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Old Sep 25, 2014, 10:40 PM
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challenger goes electronic

I decided to put the challenger on cad - there have been some changes to the original dwg - I think it will be easier to build if I have a set of accurate plans that agree with the parts in my kit
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Old Sep 26, 2014, 10:38 AM
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before I forget, I want to be sure to comment on how nice the challenger kit is,

beautiful accurate ribs
very nice wood (balsa and ply)
parts bagged according to similar function
on and on I could go

the thing that I really appreciate is that its a kit - I've built many sailplanes from scratch and brother, that's a big job - just to get to this point where I am now with the challenger (kit) - so, again thanks ray for all you do - I really appreciate your efforts to keep these old woodies alive - when you finish a project that you built with your own hands it is very satisfying - there truly is "no free lunch"
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Old Sep 26, 2014, 04:38 PM
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So... when are you going flying with me... We have much to talk about...
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Old Oct 04, 2014, 10:50 AM
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challenger

thnks for posting your build.i think i just subscribed but will see ive never subscribed before.will try to follow either way.ive been drooling over this glider for 4yrs.
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Old Oct 06, 2014, 06:45 PM
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No more flying
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Old Oct 06, 2014, 11:21 PM
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No more flying
Uh... why?
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 08:53 AM
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no more flying

wow !!why build something this nice if your not going to fly it.?sounds omonus or however you spell that word.hope all is well??
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Old Today, 01:46 PM
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finished with the cad - finished the molds

lots of cad work - lots of fiberglass mold making
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