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Old Jan 05, 2013, 03:00 PM
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Has anyone had any experience with these models? I've liked the Thermal Plank for a while but now they have an interesting Alparabel.

http://www.nurfluegel-modelltechnik....ersicht_e.html

Who can translate the instructions for us Amerikaner?
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 05:45 PM
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Has anyone had any experience with these models? I've liked the Thermal Plank for a while but now they have an interesting Alparabel.

http://www.nurfluegel-modelltechnik....ersicht_e.html

Who can translate the instructions for us Amerikaner?
Can't help with the translation,but if you look at the first page of the Q&A thread............:
I've finished the main construction of a VII from his kit,very happy with it.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 07:36 AM
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That's a very interesting site. To translate it just copy the URL and paste it into Google Translate - easy peasy.

That Alparabel does look interesting. It would probably be a bit more stable with some winglets. It looks quite similar to my Jupp Wimmer designed Sif.

Horten Parabola ridge soaring (1 min 51 sec)
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 08:56 PM
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very nice.
I wondered what it would be like without winglets.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 01:17 AM
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http://www.rc-network.de/forum/showt...bola-2005-quot
Found this,nice looking wing.I don't read German,but the wing appears to have very little twist.I presume it uses the control surface to "mimic" the effect?
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 11:02 PM
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 03:35 AM
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I enjoyed that vid - the Alparabel is a real smooth flier and looks like a nice thermaler too. I find the winglets on the Sif make it pretty peppy

Horten Parabola (1 min 58 sec)
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 07:14 PM
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I enjoyed that vid - the Alparabel is a real smooth flier and looks like a nice thermaler too. I find the winglets on the Sif make it pretty peppy

http://vimeo.com/20271185
Is that Polyspan on your Parabola?
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:59 PM
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I built the Parabola when I was young (and stupid) and didn't know about Polyspan. I used doped tissue with acyrlic paint on top. It came out light, but fragile and I am foverever repairing the covering. It's due for a recover now (five years on), so will probably go with Polyspan.
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