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Old Sep 15, 2010, 10:26 PM
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Super turkey glider

Does anyone have plans for a super turkey glider with the
jedelski airfoil. I trained on one of these many years ago
and want to teach my nephew gliding.
They were 1800 mm span, from memory.
Any help appreciated. Alf.
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 10:53 PM
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plenty of choice of gliders around these days Alf that may be some what better than earlier designs what sort of gliding are we talking flat field or slope ?
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Old Sep 16, 2010, 01:07 AM
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Amazingly I have this very plan - which I bought when I was about 14 or 15.
I built a Super Turkey and I can vouch for it's strength.
I don't know what condition it's in as it's rolled away with all my other plans in the garage.
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Old Sep 16, 2010, 01:43 AM
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I had a super turkey too. Well, i did untill I did a downwind loop and landed "in town" with it.

Till that point, I couldn't kill it!
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Old Sep 16, 2010, 05:30 AM
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I too, scratch built a Super Turkey as my 1st model, but being a poor student I couldn't afford to buy the plans so I hand scaled up the plans from the preview print in the RCM magazine.

Speaking of which, the plans are available for under $10

http://www.rcmplans.com/index.php?ma...oducts_id=1530

As nice as the Super Turkey would be for nostalgic purposes, I've found the House of balsa 2 x 6 to be the best training glider:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...?ProdID=HOUK27
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Old Sep 17, 2010, 01:29 AM
If it flies - I want one!
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Gag! Splutter!

I have a ready-built fuselage for one, that I might be prepared to pass on to a worthy pensioner - on the condition that he doesn't try to fly it anywhere near me!
No plans, but.
Cheers,
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Old Sep 17, 2010, 09:51 PM
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Great feedback. Yes,Steve, flat field gliding.
Slaanesh, Could I borrow plans and make copy, also happy to buy outright.
Yes, Pete, gag and splutter indeed. I want to teach Brian gliding and sure
aint gonna use the Olympic 2 for that. Will be nowhere near you !
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Old Sep 19, 2010, 08:39 PM
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I'll dig out the Super Turkey plan.
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Old Sep 22, 2010, 04:13 AM
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Yes, salisbug, agree with 2x6, but where on earth would you find one ?
Turkey can be built for less than $30.
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Old Sep 22, 2010, 08:12 PM
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Yeah they can, but I found mine woefully inadequate as a thermal soarer, but just dandy as a sloper.

I have the plans for a 2 x 6 if you want a copy. I had a blast with my 2 x 6 on a little bungee and a length of fishing line. Great way to spend a lunch break!
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Old Sep 22, 2010, 11:27 PM
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I agree they are not a good thermal soarer, but as I said, they are an adequate
trainer. Launch and land, practice circuits, and turning both ways.
When solo, burn the bloody thing and buy a proper thermal bird.
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Old Sep 23, 2010, 12:58 AM
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See I don't understand that mentality.

Everything I've ever built has a little bit of me in it. I couldn't burn it/step on it/etc, until the very last second of airtime has been squeezed from it's fuel soaked, or zap sodden frame.

In that instance I reckon go for a plane that will get you a little past the point of soloing, UNLESS you have another student to train in the wings

In that instance the old turkey is probably good for training at least a half a dozen people before it's truly met it's maker!
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Old Sep 23, 2010, 09:32 PM
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See, when i said "burn the bloody thing" it was intended as a pun. I, personally, have nothing against the Super Turkey, but many would vehemently disagree. It, or
rather my instructor, certainly got me to solo standard with minimum cost, mainly a bottle
of thin zap. Once my nephew solos I will give him my Olympic 2, a much nicer bird. You guys need to stop taking everything so literally.
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Old Sep 23, 2010, 09:45 PM
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Hehe, ok, I will

Enjoy the Turkey
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