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Old Nov 01, 2007, 10:34 AM
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I do not remember where I got this picture from but I have had it fior a while. The plane is call a Torcman. Maybe someone know something about it or you can start searching.

Gilbert
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Old Nov 01, 2007, 10:40 AM
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Search on a plane called "Yoda"

It is a very well designed/engineered open-bay flying wing comming out of Germany. Many times I have drooled over one of these. The one shown here has a motor, instead of a tow hook, just to make launching easier. But a tow hook version is an option, just more difficult to launch.
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Old Nov 02, 2007, 11:46 AM
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Does anyone know of the Boomer or the Alula's performance in flat field thermaling?
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Old Nov 02, 2007, 12:05 PM
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Yoda
http://www.aff-cnc.de/aff/eng/tailless.html

Taborca
http://www.glide.net.au/on-the-wing4/177-Taborca.pdf
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Old Nov 02, 2007, 12:27 PM
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I do not remember where I got this picture from but I have had it fior a while. The plane is call a Torcman. Maybe someone know something about it or you can start searching.

Gilbert
Torcman is the name of the motor used. Plane is "Taborca"...:

http://www.let-us-fly.com/html/taborca.html
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Old Nov 02, 2007, 12:42 PM
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Here's the "zeze" , holds its own with "normal" F5F models and thermals as well or better...:



http://franz-josef-ney-online.de/f5f_2007.htm
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Old Nov 02, 2007, 01:03 PM
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Does anyone know of the Boomer or the Alula's performance in flat field thermaling?
I don't know much about those two, but do know a lot about the Red Herring.

Red Herring is a good thermalling glider, but of course you won't see the performance that you would out of say an XP or a Taboo.

I suspect, that with Boomer, Herring, etc. that you will get about 40 seconds of "no thermal" flight from a hand launch.

I have thermalled my Herrings quite a bit. I don't fly them as much as I used to, but I used to consider a 60 second flight a good flight and had many 2-3 minute flights. My longest Herring thermal flight was a bit over 10 minutes but have had probably a dozen 5 minute + flights.

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Old Nov 02, 2007, 06:57 PM
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Zagi THL will thermal, but be careful with high starts. If you over pull the high start, it will induce flutter and possibly break the center foam... You may not see the damage, but each high start there after will just make it worse.... I had some 200 flights out of mine before i had to give it up to the trash... Its really a great way to launch on a high start and get introduced cheaply to soaring
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Old Nov 03, 2007, 02:07 AM
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Hand lauanch wing

Go to the "dream-flight.com" website and check out the Alula.
It is a DLG which will also fly in very light slope lift. Discus launches to 50-60 ft are possible and the AUW is 4-6 oz's. It's also pretty aerobatic if you're so inclined.

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Old Nov 03, 2007, 06:32 AM
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Hello

check this

http://www.jensn.de/modellbau21.html

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Old Nov 03, 2007, 08:11 PM
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Medea

Wow!! That is one beautiful built-up wing. Is it a kit? Could you give us some specifications like wingspan etc.?
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Old Nov 04, 2007, 12:56 AM
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Any one of the nice birds from B2 Streamlines would be excellent. It'd be an easy build too because there are no little pieces to fiddle around with. I've personally found that the bigger the bird the easier it is to build in my opinion (generally, I'm yet to build a truly complex model). Sometimes it just takes more time. Very few people have them, they're easy to see (big), fly unexpectedly well, ... reading your first post I think you'd absolutely love one of those.
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Old Nov 04, 2007, 01:28 AM
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Medea: more pics here
http://www.ig-nurfluegel.ch/helmut_seiffert.htm

And look at this site: http://www.ig-nurfluegel.ch/

Bernd
ps. but still no specs..
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Old Nov 04, 2007, 10:10 AM
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Hi Jim

there is not a lot to say.

Wingspan is 200cm.

Best is, if you download the plan http://www.jensn.de/downloads/Medea.zip

Included are some PDF's, DXF and DWG files.

I have actually a Medea on my building board . Hope to get it finished till spring. A BOt is also waiting for the finishing stuff

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Old Nov 04, 2007, 01:42 PM
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Urs,

do you know what airfoil is used on the Medea?

Bernd
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