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Old Jun 13, 2006, 04:11 AM
Boo
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Veron Vortex wanted

Hi,

Unlikely but... can anyone tell me where I can find a complete and unstarted
Veron "Vortex" 100" glider kit ?


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Boo
Old Jul 18, 2006, 06:11 PM
tux_powered@nowhere.at-all.net
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Re: Veron Vortex wanted

On 2006-06-13, Boo <reply_to_group_not_me@spam_me_no_spam.net> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Unlikely but... can anyone tell me where I can find a complete and unstarted
> Veron "Vortex" 100" glider kit ?
>


The plan is still available if all else fails.

I can give details of how to get it if you want.

Reg


Old Jul 19, 2006, 10:11 AM
Boo
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Re: Veron Vortex wanted

tux_powered@nowhere.at-all.net wrote:
> On 2006-06-13, Boo <reply_to_group_not_me@spam_me_no_spam.net> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Unlikely but... can anyone tell me where I can find a complete and unstarted
>> Veron "Vortex" 100" glider kit ?
>>

>
> The plan is still available if all else fails.
>
> I can give details of how to get it if you want.


Hi Reg,

I'd be very interested to know where to get hold of the plan from if you can
tell me that. Strategy "A" is still to find a kit though : the gf fuselage is
the heart of the model for me, and the source of its good looks.

Cheers,

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Old Jul 20, 2006, 12:11 PM
tux_powered@nowhere.at-all.net
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Re: Veron Vortex wanted

On 2006-07-19, Boo <reply_to_group_not_me@spam_me_no_spam.net> wrote:
> tux_powered@nowhere.at-all.net wrote:
>> On 2006-06-13, Boo <reply_to_group_not_me@spam_me_no_spam.net> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Unlikely but... can anyone tell me where I can find a complete and unstarted
>>> Veron "Vortex" 100" glider kit ?
>>>

>>

>
> I'd be very interested to know where to get hold of the plan from if you can
> tell me that. Strategy "A" is still to find a kit though : the gf fuselage is
> the heart of the model for me, and the source of its good looks.
>


Veron plans are available from the original designer

Phil Smith
32 Verwood Crescent
Southbourne
Bournmouth
Dorset
BH6 4JE

A photo copy plans catalogue, which includes images of the planes is
available for 1.

I have nearly finished a 72" `Big Impala' and I am very pleased with the
design. I also bought plans for the Veron Springbok 72" soarer and
the Veron Vortex.

The plans catalogue shows the Veron Vortex as a 66" Nordic A" sailplane
from 1952. I don't know if this is the same model you are thinking of.
I bought the plan for the Vortex because it is indeed a very nice
looking model and I `fell for it' as soon as I saw it. The plan is 2-50
plus 1 postage.

Phil Smith can scale the plans up to a size you request but you would
have to mail him about your needs.

Hope this helps. This is the first time I have made a model from just
the plan. It is more time consuming but has been very enjoyable.
because every single piece was made by me then I found I took greater
care and derived greater pleasure from the process.

I have built a few commercial kits and by flying the resulting models
eventually learned a lot about weakness in design and unecessary stress
points, Phil Smith's designs seem to incorporate good design principles
and the `improvements' I would have made from previous experience are
already built in.... the guy appears to know what he was doing >:-)

My Vortex plan is for 66" wingspan, yet you mentioned 100". I wonder if
the 100" was a later kit that was scaled up from the 66" one, maybe so
radio gear could be accomodated more easily ? Don't know, just guessing.
Reg
Old Jul 20, 2006, 02:11 PM
Boo
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Re: Veron Vortex wanted

Hi Reg,

I think they must be two completely different planes. The Veron Vortex I'm
thinking of was a 100 inch S100 class RC glider from the late 70's and early
80's. It had a polyhedral wing (IIRC) and R/E (IIRC) control. Fuse was gf as I
said and very nicely curvaceous. It may be they took the name from the earlier
glier as a kind of tribute ?

Thanks for posting the address, I may write to the guy who designed the others
and see what he says...

Cheers,

Boo
Old Jul 23, 2006, 04:11 PM
tux_powered@nowhere.at-all.net
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Re: Veron Vortex wanted

On 2006-07-20, Boo <reply_to_group_not_me@spam_me_no_spam.net> wrote:
> Hi Reg,
>
> I think they must be two completely different planes. The Veron Vortex I'm
> thinking of was a 100 inch S100 class RC glider from the late 70's and early
> 80's. It had a polyhedral wing (IIRC) and R/E (IIRC) control. Fuse was gf as I
> said and very nicely curvaceous.


I thought they were probably different models, although the plan I have
is a very niceely shaped glider.

>It may be they took the name from the earlier
> glier as a kind of tribute ?


I also wondered if that was the case
>
> Thanks for posting the address, I may write to the guy who designed the others
> and see what he says...


It's worth 1 to get the catalogue and see if any particular plan gets
you itching to cut balsa.

Reg


> Cheers,
>
> Boo

 


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