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Old Nov 18, 2011, 06:04 PM
SINK HAPPENS !!!!
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Barry,

I should up the anti then and try and con my mate in Canberra to bring himself again with his Kooka.

Andrew
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 12:15 AM
Does Reverse Gravity Suck?
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good stuff Andrew,

they look like the long wing version although it was many moons ago....do they have the mid wing pop out brakes?

I remember the dual seating was staggered and we use to bolt in four iron bars when solo....they also spun beautifully but otherwise flew like a truck and had a glide ratio of a brick s*house....great memories.

would be wrapped in seeing a scale model.

Barry
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 03:05 AM
SINK HAPPENS !!!!
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Barry,
They are both 1/5th scale Shortwing Kookas with a 1 piece wing. Orange one (mine) has double vane airbrakes (hand made) about 1/3rd out and the yellow one has single front hinged brakes on the top of the wing only (as per plan if I remember correctly).
The real Kooka might have a bad glide ratio but believe me, in the hands of a world glider champion it can out perform a glass fantastic but these scale gliders are just slow fantastic models to fly.
Andrew
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 04:15 AM
Entropy is happening!
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I'm building a moulded version of this plank:

Jim.
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 11:06 AM
Jim in San Diego
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Not sure I can bring much of the stuff I'm building but I do have a new all molded carbon Scirocco thanks to Ward Hagaman's beautiful design and hard work. I even finally bit the bullet and picked up a barely used Tracer thanks to Phil Davy.

Jim and the rest of you guys, you're really making some beautiful planes and I can't wait to see them high over Mt Borah.

Jim of the yank variety
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 03:48 PM
Mr Windburner
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Will be there this year.
Kev
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 03:50 PM
Crikey never leave beer behind
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Good on ya Kevin , hope your well on the mend now and i'll will definitely look forward to catching up and having a beer with you.
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 05:14 PM
Does Reverse Gravity Suck?
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Andrew,
yes the original had the double brakes top and bottom, would have been a job with them I would have thought, well done.
Did not realise there were plans...might look into that for nostalgic reasons.

Jimbello...Jim,that will be one horny ship.

Pismo...how about extending your stay to make up for missing the last one he he
need to pay you back for coming over to live at your place for 6 months in the near future....just joking Jim.
Don't forget to snag Dan too for next year...although I will only stay with hin 3 months.

Barry
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 07:09 PM
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Who's ugly mug was recently seen on page 99 of Octobers RCM&E?
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 07:16 PM
Crikey never leave beer behind
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??? no idea ?? ummm yours Glenn ??
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 10:22 PM
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Here you go.
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 10:48 PM
Jim in San Diego
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Baz, you guys are always welcome. I've been working on Dan but he's a tough nut. We'll see how it goes. Plenty of time
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Old Nov 20, 2011, 12:20 AM
Dave Pope Manawatu NZ
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Great to see

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I'm building a moulded version of this plank:

Jim.
Way to go Jim, I look foward to seeing the progress, its a nice model.
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Old Nov 20, 2011, 01:40 AM
Entropy is happening!
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Way to go Jim, I look foward to seeing the progress, its a nice model.
Wing moulds finished (finally) today!
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Old Nov 20, 2011, 02:11 AM
I was 1eyed But I fixed that
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Hey Laurie,

Do you do any aero towing with that big plastic whipper snipper plane of yours ? I have a 1/5th scale Kookaburra (8' WS) that I could bring next year that loves a tow. All balsa construction so not prepared to chuck it off the slope and land it in the dirt as it just might not survive the landing, well not style of landing anyway !!!! so a take off and landing at Godfreys would suit.
Andrew

There was a guy there with a Tiggy this year.
The Stearman should drag it up for you.
I will hold the string on the stearman end if you like

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