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Old Mar 04, 2012, 05:39 PM
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Your request for a URL has triggered a fault with the Web server. It is likely that the server overload, a configuration change, PHP script, or other server side application has caused a fault.

Edit:They got it fixed!!!

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Old Mar 04, 2012, 10:59 PM
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They got the uplaod fixed!!

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Old Mar 05, 2012, 12:37 AM
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If you'd like it at a higher res then PM me your e-mail addy

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Thanks Gordon, that exceeded my expectation ,

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Old Mar 05, 2012, 01:05 AM
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That's amazing- that's the beginning of the ISR race all the way back in 1970!
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Old Mar 05, 2012, 10:01 AM
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I have the plan's for the 2m Metric, alway's wanted to try it out. But I would use the polyhedral spec's for the Spirit.
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Old Mar 05, 2012, 07:37 PM
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Dont know why, but I only just noticed this thread!
Here are a few photos of me, my Dad & pals slope-soaring at Callow Bank, Derbyshire, Tinkers and elsewhere in the UK. These would be around a period between 1967-73 ish.
Thank you for joining in Phil, really cool contributions.
I know that R/C soaring was going on elsewhere in the world, I recently found a set of plans for the Clean Machine, still hoping to get a set of Fendon plans.
The Clean Machine is VERY high on the build list.

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Old Mar 05, 2012, 09:22 PM
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RCM January 1979

Al Kindrick and Dave Thornberg's BOT.

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Old Mar 06, 2012, 07:25 PM
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RCM January 1979 Part 2

Great oldies!

I have a 99 and it flies pretty good. I had it in the top 20 in RES in 2009 until a heavy foot bent a wing rod and well . . . .
Then there is the Wanderer, some 160,000 kit produced in three different wingspans. I can account for 11, still have three. Mine still gets to hunt thermals from time to time.
If anyone is planning on building one, put a larger joiner in it!
Of all the AFI kits I have wanted a Californian the most.

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Old Mar 07, 2012, 05:33 AM
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This just makes me feel good.

I was going back through the postings and noticed that pictures that have a pretty woman in it get the most fews.

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Old Mar 07, 2012, 08:47 AM
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Ahhh,Nirvana.

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Old Mar 07, 2012, 03:08 PM
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I've read all this thread from page one to now, and although I was born in 74, I think the most beautiful sailplanes are all the NOS ones. this just brought me to my crude reality: I need to move on to build my Dream Catcher Sailaire!!! can't believe I just have it sitting under the work bench.
Does anyone have any history on the Sailaire or Sensor?
Thanks
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 04:02 PM
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El Primo Pic.

Coming or going?
Hard to tell, yet, with the relaxed left knee I would say Going
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 04:16 PM
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I heard that the Sailiare was designed at a Dairy Queen on a napkin during the 1975 Soar Nats specially to win the 1976 Soar Nats. Don't know if it is true but the Sailaire did win the 1976 Soar Nats. I got disgusted with FAI sailplanes in 1977 and bought the only Sailaire kit in Nashville. When I got the kit home, I found that the kit number written in the bottom of the fuselage was my AMA number. Guess it was built especially for me. I sold it in 1982 and tried to buy it back in 1994 for the first Nostalgia even at the Nats. The owner was still winning a lot and wouldn't sell it back. I did manage to buy it back in 2006 and flew it in Nostalgia at the 2007 Nats. Nats schedule didn't allow me to enter nostalgia after that but it is hanging in my shop if they ever stop scheduling 2-meter between Nostalgia and Unlimited.
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 09:15 AM
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Just curious........

...........does anyone remember a particular Hobby Lobby catalog cover from the 70s? It featured a guy launching a scale Schweizer off a cliff on the west coast. The cool thing was the photographer's vantage point. It was as if the picture had been taken by a paraglider pilot looking down at the RCer.
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