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Old Aug 18, 2010, 03:42 AM
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By all means highlight those you have reservations about. I think I hinted earlier that much as I might love the Fafnir I doubted that Mr Reynolds would be so keen in about 1/5 or 1/6 scale! But I'm not a model sailplane designer.

I'm happy for you to do your worst because I don't think the three I have in mind for my vote will appear on your list!!
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Old Aug 18, 2010, 04:57 AM
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I'll try and put the list up in a few hours time. Multiple choices allowed.

I wont pre jufge anything: If it turns out the favourite is impractical, then on to the runners up.
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Old Aug 18, 2010, 08:05 AM
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I'll try and put the list up in a few hours time. Multiple choices allowed.

I wont pre jufge anything: If it turns out the favourite is impractical, then on to the runners up.
Makes sense.

As long as we don't end up with a coalition.

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Old Aug 18, 2010, 09:20 AM
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Poll is up

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1293869
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Old Aug 20, 2010, 11:00 AM
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Olympia

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OK, I have wanted a Olympia for a long time.
In fact, I have the Charlesworth 1/4 scale plans and even have the planform with modern HQ transitioning airfoils and washout tabs designed in CompuFoil 3D. Construction techniques match the Charlesworth plan.
IF this sailplane is kitted, I would be more than happy to send the files (which could be downsized to 1/5 scale) to get it started.

Scott
Hi Scott,

We have been in the process of designing a 1/4 scale laser kit of the Oly2b.

Its a few months away... take a look
http://www.rcplans.com.au/index.php?...130&Itemid=181

Andy
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 05:56 AM
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NOTE:- Westwings have a prototype built and tested of the SHK sailplane, which is basically a stadard Austria with bigger wings, also Island Models are just about to go into production with 1/4 scale Granau Baby.
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 07:56 AM
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Hi Scott,

We have been in the process of designing a 1/4 scale laser kit of the Oly2b.

Its a few months away... take a look
http://www.rcplans.com.au/index.php?...130&Itemid=181

Andy
And may I say as one designer to another. HATS OFF!!

Just the way I would try it myself. It looks superb.
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 09:23 AM
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And may I say as one designer to another. HATS OFF!!

Just the way I would try it myself. It looks superb.
Thanks Vintage1.... I have been admiring your work for some time...

Cheers

Andy
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 12:31 PM
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Hi Scott,

We have been in the process of designing a 1/4 scale laser kit of the Oly2b.

Its a few months away... take a look
http://www.rcplans.com.au/index.php?...130&Itemid=181

Andy
Very nicely done. Can't wait to see the finished product.

By the way, which plans were used for the BJ Duster build also on your site. That ship has caught my attention lately.....

It's a dangerous thing being 2 months from the start of building season. My brain is in ADD overload trying to decide which ship to build.

Dion
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 02:59 PM
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Hi Scott,

We have been in the process of designing a 1/4 scale laser kit of the Oly2b.

Its a few months away... take a look
http://www.rcplans.com.au/index.php?...130&Itemid=181

Andy
Sounds great. Like the look of the Duster too but that seems to be a short kit of the lasercut fuselage parts only - no wing parts. Don't mind buying my own strip,sheet and hardware but why no lasercut wing parts?

Hopefully the Olympia will be a full (short) kit?
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 04:11 PM
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Very nicely done. Can't wait to see the finished product.

By the way, which plans were used for the BJ Duster build also on your site. That ship has caught my attention lately.....

It's a dangerous thing being 2 months from the start of building season. My brain is in ADD overload trying to decide which ship to build.

Dion
Nevermind, I just noticed that you pulled them off of the Scalesoaring UK site, which I have seen before - including the updated fuselage profile from the original designer. To his point, all of the current free plans out there are being built wrong with the rounded fuselage bottom. The factory plans clearly show the bottom with hard chines.

Dion
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Old Sep 03, 2010, 11:48 AM
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The news is that Vintage1 is going with the Kirby Kite. What that means, I should make clear, is that the project is now in his "in" tray, it does not mean he has started it because he has Other Things too. I believe he will start a thread to cover the design when he gets going on it. The present plan is to do it in 1/4 scale which would be 3.55m or 140" in American money. I'm a tad concerned about that because while I know bigger flies better etc., we were originally thinking around the 3m or 1/5 scale mark and going to 3.55 reflects some opinion expressed in the threads we've been running. There is obviously a fair premium in pricing terms over the 130 of the 2.4m Minimoa, there are other 1/4 scale KK's (albeit I think only from plans?) and I'm worried whether the new or returning "real kit" builders I'd like to catch in will be discouraged or intimidated by the bigger bird.

Any thoughts?
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Old Sep 03, 2010, 12:19 PM
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All my scale fleet is 1/4 or bigger, so I'm happy

In fact, my first scalie was 1/4, so I don't think it'll put many - if any - off
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Old Sep 03, 2010, 02:37 PM
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yeah. I've been staring at the 3 views, but today was taking grand niece down the beach..so that's as far as its got.

I'll open up a thread when I get a round tuit, and we can discuss which variant, whether airbrakes..sheeted or planked, wing section and incidence.. etc etc

I had the idea the kit should cost exactly what the real one did in 1939..159.. I am guessing that will be extremely close to what it WILL cost, but there's a lot of little ribbies in the wing, so it is hard to say.
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Old Sep 03, 2010, 05:18 PM
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All my scale fleet is 1/4 or bigger, so I'm happy

In fact, my first scalie was 1/4, so I don't think it'll put many - if any - off
I agree.

12ft is a lovely size - big enough to fly with some realism, but small enough to fit in the car.

And as if by magic, guess what flew over this afternoon when I was getting the washing in...
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