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Old May 13, 2008, 07:07 AM
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I can't imagine that dive brakes would be illegal for open class or F3J. They are generally unlimited in flight-control functions. They're only illegal for AMA RES class.

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Old May 13, 2008, 07:50 AM
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I hope you are right Jack, that would be a nice feature and after all they would be a non- permanent feature of the bottom side.

Masterpiece, I am told the meeting is at the hall in town this week.
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Old Jun 07, 2008, 08:38 AM
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Glider comps in QLD

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I have sent an email or two out to a couple of our seniour soaring event co-ordinators in this country, hopefully it will clear up any class design rule requirments if the RES gliders can fly in unlimited TD events.
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Hello Steve
You just missed the QLD State Champs Bundaberg 19th/20th April.

There is a thermal comp underway this weekend in Brissy
-Normanby Wines Soaring Challenge - that the Marauder would do well in.

Plan ahead for the next September and there will probably be a comp up at Bundaberg again _ Central QLD R/C Gliding Champs - Bundaberg Sept 13/14th.

cheers jeff
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Old Jun 07, 2008, 08:05 PM
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Hi there Jeff. The Oly III is off to a slow start on the table but she should be done in time for the local RES comps to come hopefully. Also I'm building a pod and boom fuse after the kit is built.
Really looking forward to meeting up with fellow sailplane folks and flying some competition again. All the best to everyone competing in the Soaring Challenge this weekend.
Steve.
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Old Jun 08, 2008, 11:15 PM
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Oly III

Let us know how the build goes! I am coming along well with a Big Bird XL.
I am just about to get to the final sanding part. I like to build but must confess I dislike sanding. The Skybench kit has been a fun build so far
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Old Jun 09, 2008, 10:27 PM
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what about a bubble dancer?


Arguably the best built up sailplane out there.

You can get plans dowloaded for free, and print them at kinko's for about $10. (do they have kinko's in Australia?)

Or you can buy a kit from these people with a molded fiberglass fuse and a tailboom already made. Also, if you wer to just buy the materials, i think the total comes in at close to $400, so the kit is really a steal.

http://polecataero.com/products/ezbd

You can't get one right now, but it should be pretty soon when they atart making them again.

Happy soaring!
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Old Jun 09, 2008, 10:34 PM
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Let us know how the build goes! I am coming along well with a Big Bird XL.
I am just about to get to the final sanding part. I like to build but must confess I dislike sanding. The Skybench kit has been a fun build so far

I don't sell them, so this is not a commercial, Google " Perma Grit Sander " and buy one each of the coarse and smooth sanders. Use the coarse to rough shape, there is no other sander that works as fast. NONE ....

I would guess the Perma Grit cuts sanding time in half or more compared to what I use to use ... and anything others use that is not a Perma Grit sander.

It will sand fiberglass, any wood, and last a life time.

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Old Jun 09, 2008, 10:34 PM
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You can get plans dowloaded for free, and print them at kinko's for about $10. (do they have kinko's in Australia?)
Not in the Bay .... only in the city . But we surely do have something close to Kinkos here
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Old Jun 10, 2008, 01:16 AM
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who sells Perma Grit sanders?

Hi Ray,
Ok so I guess you like the Perma Grit stuff. I usually defer to experience so is there any place better to get 'em?

Ok so if your woody is a little rough.... oh never mind
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Old Jun 10, 2008, 03:20 AM
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Hey there ozmo, we can buy perma grit stuff from the Oz supplier direct if you are an Australian member;
http://www.permagrit.com.au/c/5287/1...ng-blocks.html

I haven't much to report on the build as yet, only done the tailplane which now has a bit of daylight shining through holes in the panels. But once I get itno it the progress will be steady.
Please forgive my PS painting skills, I slapped on the general colour scheme I will use to aid vis. Covering material will be a combo of see through and fluro films, but thats down the track a bit. Picasso I ain't.

(EDIT; put sun glasses on now)

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Old Jun 10, 2008, 07:39 AM
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Hi Ray,
Ok so I guess you like the Perma Grit stuff. I usually defer to experience so is there any place better to get 'em?

Ok so if your woody is a little rough.... oh never mind

This is the place:
http://www.wicksaircraft.com/catalog...345/index.html

This is the Product I use: F 101 and F 102.

Wicks Aircraft Supply, also a source for good Spruce.

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Old Jun 10, 2008, 08:25 AM
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Old Jun 12, 2008, 02:29 AM
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I'm also interested in either a Maurauder or Oly III to complete some LSF IV and V tasks. In particular I'm thinking the TD, slope and Lvl IV goal/return could be done with one of these.

My experience has been that long duration thermal or slope flight is easier with a big RES than a full-house. My Paragon is now 28 years old (built in 1980) and still flying, but I think it might be time to consider a replacment.

Thoughts on either the Oly III or Maurauder? The BD also looks promising, but the kit is out of production at the moment.

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Old Jun 13, 2008, 12:42 AM
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perma grit sanders / fluero colors

Hey Thanks Ray! I'll ask for 'em for fathers Day! BB is coming right along.

Those (monokote) flourecent colors are a little different to use they have a double color coating. they are not real stable after a long time in the sun so cover 'em with a towel when not flying. The green is suposed to be one of the most visable colors to the human eye. I had the Fl green with pearl white on my Butterfly.
When the battery fizzled I had no trouble seeing it do its swan dive of death into the runway ouch!

OzMo
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 06:54 AM
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The Oly lll can be loaded up fairly well and it will run hard without fluttering on you.
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