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Old Mar 27, 2011, 12:56 PM
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Vintage Dumas Hipro Soarer

Just got my vintage Dumas hipro out of storage and redid the fuse. with a bubble canopy. Flying surfaces as built in the late 70's. Getting ready to fly it finally after many years.
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 01:05 PM
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I don't think I've ever seen one of these.... neat! What's the wingspan?
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 04:15 PM
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It was designed by Harley Michaelis of Genie fame.
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 04:27 PM
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I have an old magazine with a full page add of it. But I didn't know it was designed by Harley. Just like I didn't know the electronic's for Gibson's L6S guitar were designed by Bil Lawrence. But I digress.
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Old Mar 29, 2011, 08:48 AM
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The span is 100". Fuselage was two pieces of glass that you bonded together inside with tape and then finished on the outside. Wings are traditional wood construction.
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Beautiful plane!
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Old Apr 02, 2011, 07:44 PM
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Wow I've never seen one,It's a beauty,Its got kind of a u2 thing going on.vintage gliders are the best.
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Old Apr 03, 2011, 08:31 PM
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Looks very much like a 2-32.

Yours, Greg
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Beautiful plane!
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 01:53 PM
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Dumas HiPro Soarer

Many thanks to all that commented.

I changed the original canopy to the bubble cause I thought it had a better look to it.

appreciate your comments
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That's a blast from the past. I had a HiPro back in the mid 70's (one of my first RC planes). The only surviving photos of it are before it was actually completed. I eventually painted the fiberglass on the fuse blue to match the fin. Radio system was an E-K Logictrol LRB setup. It only had a few flights before hitting the only light pole in a huge field. I kept the wings for quite some time, but never did a rebuild.
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