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Old Oct 07, 2012, 11:00 PM
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Nostalgia guys. Is Cecil Haga's Legionair 132" Shuttle nostalgia legal? How about the 78" Shuttle? Bill
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 07:09 AM
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NOS-Legal if kitted prior to 1.1.1980
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 10:12 AM
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Legal and UGLY!!!!! Makes a Mantis look like a beauty queen!!
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 03:38 PM
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Legal and UGLY!!!!! Makes a Mantis look like a beauty queen!!
Yup... Cecil Haga asked me to build one for him... and I refused. I ended up building the wings for him...Yes, I'm THAT old...
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 09:40 PM
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I watched Cecil Haga fly a Shuttle in the Tangerine about 1977 or 78. And I was as old as Cecil when I watched him fly the Shuttle.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 06:16 PM
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I too remember watching them being flown back then. Was thinking all the time, "GAWD THAT'S UGLY"!
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 07:09 PM
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I was flying my Sagitta 900 along side Gordy Stahl's 'new' Shuttle last Thursday night. It's so ugly it's kind of cute.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 07:42 PM
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They all look good when they are skyed out!! Tnks Tom Bill
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 10:56 PM
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78 is for sure, I have plans dating back that far. (Gotta be the easiest 2m to see that was ever made...)

I've seen an ad for the 100, there was a 132 as well!? Egad..
Y'know, with that huge trusswork fuselage, a 100 would make an awesome night fly airplane...
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 11:53 PM
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Here's a pix from an earlier RCG post of Jim Deck with his Shuttle 100:
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Here is a video of Gordy's before he covered the fuselage.

Legionair Shuttle First Winch Launch (2 min 9 sec)
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 08:51 PM
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Didn't look like a typical Legionair Shuttle launch. The wing tips should have flexed upward about
two feet for a winch launch. Bill
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 08:56 PM
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Didn't look like a typical Legionair Shuttle launch. The wing tips should have flexed upward about 2 feet for a winch launch. Bill
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 09:25 PM
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I'm pretty certain the wing was built to be winchable.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:38 AM
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dion My statment was a bit of humor. The Legionairs were known far and wide for extreme
wing flexure on launch. The wing tips would flex upward several feet on a good winch launch.
Many times fellow flyers who had not seem a Legionair launch would shout out in great alarm to
ease up on the winch because I was going to fold the wings. The wing structure was very strong and also flexable.Inboard section had a 1/2" al tube spar and tip panel used hard balsa I beam spar with shear webs (lite,strong, & flexable). When the flexable wing was under discussion Cecil would say "Better bent than broken".
For those of you that don't know Cecil, Jack (Shrederman) and I were good flying buddys
during the 70's, 80's & 90's here in Fort Worth. Weather permitting we would go fly ever
weakend. Those were good times that generate great memories. Bill
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