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Old Oct 29, 2012, 06:09 PM
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Balsa folding wing plane powered by rubber slingshot ?

Oldy. But a goody.

Anybody still selling it ?

Thanks
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 06:10 PM
Yes..ok..maybe..lol.....
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Yes.................those were lots of fun...............
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 06:50 PM
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Bingo !

Web search worded carefully, finally delivered.

75 year old kid.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 04:26 AM
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Originally Posted by cyclops2 View Post
Oldy. But a goody.

Anybody still selling it ?

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Yep:

http://www.guillow.com/foldingwing.aspx

Too bad they no longer make the Sleek Streak, remember that one?

Hugh
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 08:02 PM
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As a kid, I had some Jim Walker rubber slingshot launched planes. With a nicely sanded & printed fuse, and almost airfoil shaped wings, they really flew well.

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Old Oct 30, 2012, 09:19 PM
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See www.americanjuniorclassics.com
I will pass.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 10:35 PM
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Or if you don't insist on balsa... or tails. Slingwings work very well.

The main difficulty is they occasionally fly away.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 09:50 AM
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Waaahooo !!

I just got off the sight.

Talk about a neat project to RC !!!

Not sure how I will do it. But my gut feeling is the slightest weight shift or a operating aileron on 1 side should do it, to keep the plane in a area.

Need to bug the guys in the micro -micro area.
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