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Old Mar 17, 2008, 10:53 PM
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Scale ships with multiple wing panels

Are there any scale ships/gliders out there with 4-5m WS which have multiple wing panels?? Transport & storage would be a lot easier if there would be 3 (or 4) wing sections.
Any suggestions?? Thanks
Erich
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Old Mar 17, 2008, 11:27 PM
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There's no kit for the HP8 and probably never will be, but it was a pretty slick glider and it had a three piece wing.

I wonder if there are three views of it. I remember it as being a pretty fantastic looking vee tail. It was based at the field where I learned to fly.

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Old Mar 17, 2008, 11:51 PM
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The Tangent Nimbus 4 has 2 panels per side...6 meter total.


I'd love to find a kit or plans for an HP-18, Pete; used to own one.

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Old Mar 18, 2008, 03:19 AM
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the old patt teakle range of gliders had an HP 18 in the line up to 1/4 scale they fly fantastic, as did all of pats models. A new owner has bought all of pats moulds and has begun production again, can't remember the name though.
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 04:28 AM
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the old patt teakle range of gliders had an HP 18 in the line up to 1/4 scale they fly fantastic, as did all of pats models. A new owner has bought all of pats moulds and has begun production again, can't remember the name though.
I think it was an outfit called Northernridge sailplanes but I can't find a website

daveosaur might know because he's referred to them a couple of times in this forum.

Edit - I tracked it down through the BARCS site but the outcome is bizarre

www.northernridgesailplanes.com

Anybody explain that?
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 06:50 AM
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The Tangent Nimbus 4 has 2 panels per side...6 meter total.


I'd love to find a kit or plans for an HP-18, Pete; used to own one.

-bob
Just to be clear, I did say HP8. I learned to fly in the early sixties at Wurtsboro Airport, and George Moffat had the one and only HP8 there.

I helped put it together a couple of times and the center section must have weighed as much as the entire wing of some other gliders.

Feel good moment. Watching Moffat outclimb me in "The Lead Sled" on my first hour long solo in the very easy thermaling 2-22. To me the HP8 was a very striking looking ship and looked even more fantastic seen from above. (for a little while anyway)

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Old Mar 18, 2008, 06:54 AM
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I think it was an outfit called Northernridge sailplanes but I can't find a website

daveosaur might know because he's referred to them a couple of times in this forum.

Edit - I tracked it down through the BARCS site but the outcome is bizarre

www.northernridgesailplanes.com

Anybody explain that?
no longer going I'm afraid

Ell.
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 07:07 AM
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Just to be clear, I did say HP8. I learned to fly in the early sixties at Wurtsboro Airport, and George Moffat had the one and only HP8 there.

I helped put it together a couple of times and the center section must have weighed as much as the entire wing of some other gliders.

Feel good moment. Watching Moffat outclimb me in "The Lead Sled" on my first hour long solo in the very easy thermaling 2-22. To me the HP8 was a very striking looking ship and looked even more fantastic seen from above. (for a little while anyway)

Pete
That's what I thought you wrote (HP-8). I mentioned HP-18 deliberately - your mention of the -8 brought it to mind.

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Old Mar 18, 2008, 12:20 PM
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Hi Erich,

I have a new HF Modell 6 metre Ventus 2cx all moulded it has a 4 piece wing
http://www.faltusmodel.com/en16.htm

but the fuselage is nearly 7 feet long that's the problem

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Old Mar 18, 2008, 10:56 PM
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Tony,
Thanks for the info, 6M WS and 2.1M fuse, way to big and to expensive for me. Looks like I will have to remain "non scale", to bad sure like the sleek looking ships. I have a LET ASH-28-18 3M electric, beautiful model, but would like something bigger without having to fight the large wing panels. I'll keep looking though.
Erich

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Hi Erich,

I have a new HF Modell 6 metre Ventus 2cx all moulded it has a 4 piece wing
http://www.faltusmodel.com/en16.htm

but the fuselage is nearly 7 feet long that's the problem

Tony
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 11:53 PM
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What about building something? I know Tony at laserflight has some fuselages, then all you need to to is build the wings the way you need it.
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Old Mar 19, 2008, 02:34 AM
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I am just finishing off a Nimbus 4dm, 5.3 m Span, 4 piece wing with the longest part of the kit (fuselage) being 1.7m. Flying weight +/- 5.5kg. From what various owners have reported it is a fabulous thermaler. http://www.icare-rc.com/nimbus4d_5_2m.htm

Regards from Zurich

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Old Mar 19, 2008, 03:52 AM
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I so want one of those!!

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I am just finishing off a Nimbus 4dm, 5.3 m Span, 4 piece wing with the longest part of the kit (fuselage) being 1.7m. Flying weight +/- 5.5kg. From what various owners have reported it is a fabulous thermaler. http://www.icare-rc.com/nimbus4d_5_2m.htm

Regards from Zurich

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