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Old Sep 24, 2012, 11:50 PM
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I am confused.....

Anyone who isn't confused doesn't know whats going on..

My goodness did you see the elegance of the Medicine Man wing! it's like a wooden albatross!
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 05:03 AM
Late for work again!
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So elegant that I'm not going to cover it!! The glider is virtually complete and I am having a problem deciding how to finish it. There should be links to build threads for all of these in my blog.

Some more photos of them with no clothes on and a couple of gliders that I forgot:
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 08:09 AM
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Bud Riser

This is my best "floater" sailplane. I do have an OLYIII and a semi-composite sailplane I call the Edge Dancer, but this plane sits up there like a home sick angel! It is a totally reconditioned Riser 100 that has been radically modified to a 132" wing span and it flew just wonderful until a friend blew the wings off of it. It is undergoing repair and will be flying again in a short period of time. Donald.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Surprisingly my Great Planes Fling has the lightest loading even compared to my $1k TD ships. A tiny receiver and a tiny LiPo with a super tiny BEC really reduced the loading.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Surprisingly my Great Planes Fling has the lightest loading even compared to my $1k TD ships. A tiny receiver and a tiny LiPo with a super tiny BEC really reduced the loading.
Can you specify what Rx, LiPo, servos, and BEC you used? I've been thinking about doing a DLG but maybe this is a better approach & lower $. Do you think it might even be possible to install a very small outrunner and not go over weight?
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 06:40 PM
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hey kurt...great post.....have to dig out some pics of my original "mirage"....see ya at the field.


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Old Sep 25, 2012, 07:35 PM
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mighty sailaire - its hard to get this sailplane down!
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 09:23 PM
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Receiver- http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Receiver.html

LiPo- http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...tSortOrder=asc

BEC was made from an old brushed ESC. Servos were micro Futaba and you can find lighter and cheaper. I also recovered it in Monokote.



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Can you specify what Rx, LiPo, servos, and BEC you used? I've been thinking about doing a DLG but maybe this is a better approach & lower $. Do you think it might even be possible to install a very small outrunner and not go over weight?
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 09:26 PM
Balsa addiction since age 3
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mighty sailaire - its hard to get this sailplane down!
Wow, that is sexy... I bought a short kit this summer for this one, huummmm...
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 08:58 AM
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lot's of work to build - they fly slow, but very responsive and predictable - no bad habbits - because they are so big, you can fly them very high where there's lots of lift - be careful not to get too high - you can have a hard time getting them down
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 06:00 PM
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Wow, some gorgeous gliders here

Here is my contribution. Sagitta 900, lengthened wing (111"), used Selig 3021 instead of original E205, flaps instead of spoilers. Flies really nice.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 06:33 PM
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Here's mine.

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 07:06 PM
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Here's mine.

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Great looking Oculus.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 09:51 PM
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Thanks Kurt!

It flies really well too!
I would make the LE covering a little less busy if I were to do it again.


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Old Sep 27, 2012, 11:57 AM
Kurt Zimmerman ≡LSF 4461≡
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In the beginning....

Well sort of, here is a picture of me and my Gentle Lady, built in 1985 for a 1 design contest to commemorate Carl Goldberg. Actually did well, brought home wood that day, 1st in 2min precession, 2nd in “pretty plane”, 3rd in duration.

When my daughter showed an interest in flying I dug out the GL, did some referb on the wing, recovered it and it was out flying again.

Kurt
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