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Old Feb 12, 2008, 05:56 AM
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Any Help to identify this Thermal glider

Could you please help me identify this thermal glider.
It Is an OLD thermal , 2 channel 12 foot wing span. I got it in 1975 - it
had seen some abuse even then. Has Fibreglass [ gelcoat finish ] fuse and all built up wings...
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Old Feb 12, 2008, 03:57 PM
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Thank You very much.
A Vintage glider ehh...
I am looking at changing the wings to aileron to make flying it
more intertesting. It will need lots of changes to strengthen it,
so I need to consider the various aspects before proceeding.
Glenn
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Old Feb 13, 2008, 10:19 PM
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You'd get more maneuverability than you have now just by increasing the dihedral and maybe the rudder. That fin looks short and the fuselage looks short too.
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Old Feb 17, 2008, 04:41 PM
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yes increasing dihedral will help it turn better, might be good test to see just how big an improvement that is. I always felt the wing joining metal
rods were a bit light - they may have been bent on some landings.
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