|May 19, 2006, 07:00 PM|
Let's play "Name That Plane!" -win a million bux!
This glider was bought from a friend. He doesn't know what it is and neither do I. Unlike him I intend to find out!
Wings- Built up balsa, 67.5 in. length (each wing), spring and cable spoilers
fuse- fiberglass, 52" long
fins: v-tail, built up balsa, 17 in. each
a 3.5 meter? 137 in. total WS
BTW-if we can't name it, can you suggest a servo setup? The existing holes are not big enough for standard servos and larger than HS-55s.
|May 19, 2006, 09:23 PM|
Ft. Mill SC / Charlotte NC
Joined Mar 2001
Looks like a Grand Espirt. Airtronics once sold them HS 85 would be a good setup. It is a real floater. Setup with spoilers its a nice plane. For spot landings just make a long flat approach. use rudder as needed but it will wollow around a bit.
|May 19, 2006, 10:14 PM|
Though it looks a lot like one, it's not a Grand Esprit. The GE has geodedic rib construction, a wood pod, and a fiberglass boom. I'm in the process of building another GE as we exchange notes... It's pretty, whatever it is...
|May 20, 2006, 07:51 AM|
wow! you weren't kidding about the tail! it's a dead ringer for the GE.
the nose is shaped differently and something about the wing isn't quite the same looking.
now off to find meteor pics!
UPDATE- of course i can't find any pics... can i get a little help? I did read about the Meteor having a pointy nose. My nose has a point the shape of a index finger, much pointier than the GE, but not sharp either.
also, the glider has been spray painted since it has been built, the canopy is fiberglass painted black over white. I removed the v-tail fins and it appears original. I have eyeballed this fuse up and down in all grades of light and cannot find even the merest hint that it has been modified.
the ribs are made like I-beams, it uses a sheeted D-box
|May 20, 2006, 12:07 PM|
Arthur? got any pics/info?
more info- has a carbon fiber tail boom, it was built from a kit, so it's liely not a one off. the previous-previous owner built two and I'm trying to track down the sister ship!
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