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Old Sep 16, 2009, 09:18 AM
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Windrider Habicht

It never rains but pores! On Sunday, at the First Kanto Sanwa Fun Flying event, I won a Sagitta 2000 ARF. And tonight, after dinner, the door bell rang and Dont you just love seeing your mailman with a BIG rectangular box???
In the box was a Windrider Habicht. One of production model for me to build and test. Yippeeeeee!!!!!!!!!
First, lemme show you the contents. Looks like I will miss my beauty sleep from tonight.
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Old Sep 16, 2009, 09:34 AM
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Hi

looks like itís a MUST HAVE IT IMMEDIATELY!

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Old Sep 19, 2009, 01:27 AM
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Teaser shots

Bench fly, to boost my moral.
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Old Sep 23, 2009, 09:32 AM
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I asked for a red Habicht because of this replica.
http://www.dfs-habicht.de/home%20(engl).htm
Anyone aware of where I can get some red canopy coming?
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Old Sep 23, 2009, 12:10 PM
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more casual than stylish....
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There's some good videos on Youtube of that replica flying acro at airshows.
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Old Sep 23, 2009, 03:20 PM
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Joining this thread.
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Old Sep 23, 2009, 08:01 PM
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Joining also and yes it is a must have when available
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 02:57 PM
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Hey Guys,

Found this videos you might enjoy... Close formation flying


2.6 meter RC Habicht Glider Video 6 (1 min 53 sec)




Every video I've seen of the Habicht is slope soaring. Would this make a very good thermal plane? It's so pretty in the air I'd really like to get one but no slopes within 4 hours of me that I know of.

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Old Sep 25, 2009, 06:57 AM
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Habicht was desinged to be a dedicated acrobatic sailplane. Hanna Reiche was one of the pilots who flew the Habichts at the opening ceremony of the Berlin Olympics before WWII, and drew the olympic symbol in the sky. A cripped wing Habicht was used to train Me163 pilots. A bit of soaring memorabilia.
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 09:33 AM
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Hi suirendoujin,

Thanks for the info.... Man i need to find a way I fly this locally...

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Old Sep 28, 2009, 06:11 AM
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Any update on the build/flying and when we might be able to buy one of these beauties? I'm getting really desperate now!!
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Old Sep 29, 2009, 05:42 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by suirendoujin
....................Anyone aware of where I can get some red canopy coming?
Firstly, thanks for the link Secondly, the best way to replicate red cockpit coaming is to use the plastic sheath off electrical wire (+VE) of the correct diameter. Simply cut off the length you require, remove the copper wire strands and then split the plastic tube with a scalpel to make a 'U' section. This can then be easily glued around the cockpit edge.

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I'm now eagerly waiting for my 'blue' Habicht and will also post my build and flight experiences in this thread as soon as it lands here in the UK.
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Old Sep 29, 2009, 06:23 AM
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Bendwing,
Thank you for the tip! Sounds easy AND cheap!!!!! I love it!
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This Habicht is going to be a BIG hit for Windrider, I hope they are building LOTS of them
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Old Sep 29, 2009, 04:44 PM
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Anyone up for a couple of interesting conversions? Just take a saw to the wings, a quick paint job and voila, a Stummel Habicht!
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