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Old Sep 30, 2008, 08:56 PM
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Hm. I still have an old Hornet prop, and it is WAY bigger than the Sleek Streak prop!

One of the young guys in the club used to cut in half-span flaps, glue them at around 30deg, thin out all the surfaces, change the rubber, and keep flying it until it became lost in a boomer. He did this every Saturday...
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Old Oct 08, 2008, 09:48 PM
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Another long time Sleek Streek flyer here. I think I got my first one in the late 60s. I learned early on to glue the tail feathers on or they would start falling out every flight. Things really improved when I learned to put a moveable aileron on one wing so I could do trimming. I'm building a double size one with a couple of 'improvements'. If they work out, I'll build a another with built-up wings and tail, but we'll see.

Gyros, did you ever find or build one?
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 09:26 PM
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Digging up an older thread for something relative.

It is a shame we can't get the Sleek Streek anymore like we once could.
I found this article that shows how to "Soup up " your Sleek Streek. Could be frun to those of us who played with a few of these (then} inexpensive jewels.

http://books.google.com/books?id=f98...age&q=&f=false

I don't even have a nice picture of one anymore...
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Old Mar 16, 2010, 11:51 AM
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Does anyone rememeber the larger cousin to the Sleek Streak. I have wing mounting for it I just got a box-o-stuff that had the foam wing Sleek Streak which is what I have been looking for for about ten years. I am slowly collecting dime store FF planes and gliders I played with growing up. I only need FF profile glider of a 727 that had a balsa fuselage with full length decals that also made up vert stab and held the horizontal stab on. It had a great foam wing the thing would glide forever.
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Old Mar 16, 2010, 12:50 PM
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Soar Dude,

I think the larger cousin to the Sleek Streek was the previously mentioned North Pacific Star Flyer

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Old Mar 19, 2010, 06:27 PM
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I ran across this color graphic for all the balsa Sleek Streek parts. Could this be helpful to some to maybe create their own? Pretty sure the stick was 1/8"-5/32 thick balsa and the rest 1/32" sheet.
http://www.model-plans.co.uk/north%20pacific.htm
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Old Apr 04, 2010, 01:29 PM
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Digging up an older thread for something relative.

It is a shame we can't get the Sleek Streek anymore like we once could.
I found this article that shows how to "Soup up " your Sleek Streek. Could be fun to those of us who played with a few of these (then} inexpensive jewels.

I don't even have a nice picture of one anymore...
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No nice picture? See if these help.
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Old Apr 04, 2010, 08:05 PM
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Wow! thanks!
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Old Apr 04, 2010, 09:56 PM
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You're welcome.
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Old Apr 07, 2010, 07:47 PM
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You never know unless you ask, so here goes:

I'm in the market for Sleek Streek parts and kits, any condition. If anyone has any they'd be willing to part with (especially the wing clip), please send me a message and we'll make a deal.

Thanks!
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Old Apr 11, 2010, 04:16 PM
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Try EBay. I found some there a couple years ago, but didn't buy them.
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Old Apr 11, 2010, 05:30 PM
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If you just need the wing clip- I think that Guillows has taken over the old North Pacific stuff- and done an absolutely awful job with them. However, I think there is a glider called a "Stuntflyer" available that uses those wing clips.

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Old Apr 11, 2010, 08:34 PM
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I've been prowling ebay with no success yet. Didn't know if anyone might have Sleek Streek parts tucked away in a box. Haven't been impressed with the Guillow stuff at all. I'll check out the Stuntflyer.

But my offer for parts purchase remains active.

Thanks!
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Old Apr 11, 2010, 10:40 PM
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I've been prowling ebay with no success yet. Didn't know if anyone might have Sleek Streek parts tucked away in a box. Haven't been impressed with the Guillow stuff at all. I'll check out the Stuntflyer.

But my offer for parts purchase remains active.

Thanks!
Not a Sleek Streek but one of the more rare NIP advertising gliders has sold at a big auction site. Item number 140385581330. Still very cool to me.
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 10:37 PM
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I've been prowling ebay with no success yet. Didn't know if anyone might have Sleek Streek parts tucked away in a box. Haven't been impressed with the Guillow stuff at all. I'll check out the Stuntflyer.

But my offer for parts purchase remains active.

Thanks!
There is one on the bay now. Item number: 280493841528
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