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Old Feb 24, 2008, 11:27 PM
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2metre sailplane with everything

I have just been infected with the rc thermal sailplane bug. Looking for a used 2metre plane with all gear.
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Old Feb 25, 2008, 12:07 AM
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Keith- change your email from being an actual email on internet based forums- The spam bots patrol these things.

Plus- RCgroups has Private messaging.


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Old Feb 25, 2008, 05:47 AM
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hmm, not sure if you're starting out or an old pro to fly'n?, but this easy glider might work for you, I sure do like mine. Mine's a bit heavier and is an electric and still thermals quite well, so I'd think the glider version would be a good thermaller. Made out of elapor foam, and very durable.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=820432

just an idea
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Old Feb 25, 2008, 07:19 AM
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2 meter all molded TD plane

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I have just been infected with the rc thermal sailplane bug. Looking for a used 2metre plane with all gear.
I have a NES Gabby in near perfect condition I was thinking of listing on RC Groups. Very light and was built by Dave Hauch @ www.rc-builds.com

It has HS65 MG ailerons/Falps
HS65HB for the removable V-Tails
Custom wire harness for the Two piece wings
Carbon push-rods and ball links for the V-tails
Switch w/ charge jack
2500 MaH 4 cell flight pack
AUW 32 oz

Check your PM for my number and call me after 8 AM PST if interested.

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Old Feb 25, 2008, 07:51 AM
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I'd get the Easy Glider and the Gabby! One to start with and one to move up to later.

Will-former Gabby owner (they are nice!)
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Old Feb 25, 2008, 05:01 PM
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I have a bulid up Dynaflite Bobcat. 3 channel..3 servos,2 airtronics,1 hitec..sub c battery pack..switch harness/charge...add your reciver and fly!..it flys great from the park on a highstart..or from the slope on a light wind day..if interested PM me for arrangemnets..id rather not ship it..it has a T-tail



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Old Feb 26, 2008, 07:24 PM
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hmm, not sure if you're starting out or an old pro to fly'n?, but this easy glider might work for you, I sure do like mine. Mine's a bit heavier and is an electric and still thermals quite well, so I'd think the glider version would be a good thermaller. Made out of elapor foam, and very durable.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=820432

just an idea
dan
I have never flown before. Into r/c sailing, great fun. A couple of our sailors are also into flying sailplanes.I went along to help a friend with his new Easy Glider and became hooked. Thanks Dan for your input
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Old Feb 26, 2008, 07:35 PM
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I'd really recommend an easy glider then, they can take a hit, are easy to fly, and alot of fun. And not much comparitively in cash if you crash. Use the internals and stick into a new kit and go.

If you've never flown before, I really recommend a simulator too. I love my realflight G3.5. We had a guy who'd been out of fly'n for 25 years, practiced daily on his sim, when solo'd after one flight on a buddy cord (it's the flyin back towards yourself that gives everyone fits). It makes a big difference, and you can pick them up for about 100.00 shipped. That's the cost of one bad crash.

just my 0.02

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Old Feb 26, 2008, 08:17 PM
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Nah.. The Easy Glider is better if you are experienced; And definitely is not as relaxing to fly as those simple 2M offered by Tower Hobbies. The Spirit and a whole host of other 'beginner' planes work real well. The only thing the EG has going for a beginner is the foam. But, Learn to fly first! Then you can let your desires pick on a plane of interest. Try the HobbyZone SuperCub RTF. It comes with EVERYTHING and is foam too. If you haven't yet learned and smuck it up, you can either repair or replace with available host of parts.
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Old Feb 29, 2008, 06:23 PM
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Keith

I have a 72" spirt ready to go. Rubber band on wing so it can take a few hits. Futaba radio. might need receiver batt. $100 plus the shipping.

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Old Feb 29, 2008, 06:54 PM
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Take wsa34 deal! The 78 inch Spirit is unsurpassed in beginner gliders, I still fly them.
They don't sell new Spirits no more, so this is the only way to get one now, plus Radio!
You'll get even more hooked when you learn about thermals; it's better than EG. I have both!!

But, it is a crunchie and if you make a mistake while learning, and you will, it'll be gone.
(Spare parts are still sold by TowerHobbies if you can't repair)
Or you might just get a chance at learning the re-build art like a lot of us and get it back into the air. The EG is probably better for crashes, but not good for learning.

Good luck!
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Take wsa34 deal! The 78 inch Spirit is unsurpassed in beginner gliders, I still fly them.
They don't sell new Spirits no more, so this is the only way to get one now, plus Radio!
You'll get even more hooked when you learn about thermals; it's better than EG. I have both!!

But, it is a crunchie and if you make a mistake while learning, and you will, it'll be gone.
(Spare parts are still sold by TowerHobbies if you can't repair)
Or you might just get a chance at learning the re-build art like a lot of us and get it back into the air. The EG is probably better for crashes, but not good for learning.

Good luck!
DA
Your right on. Some of the best days of my life were catching lift at 50 feet and speck it out.. Nothing like it in the world.
This model can always be repaired with balsa and glue and a little monokote.
Floats like a champ and will still go forward in a little wind.
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