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Jul 09, 2009, 01:13 AM
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SZD-Czapla 1:5


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Hi!
I started to design and build a Polish vintage sailplane SZD-10 in 1:5 scale.
I will inform you shortly here from time to time, about the progress.
As model is classified as an vintage, you can see more about it on Retroplane.net.

Mitja
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Jul 09, 2009, 09:53 AM
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Is there to be a kit?
Jul 09, 2009, 11:04 AM
Where's the lift?
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My kind of sailplane, Mitja. Keep on churnin'!

(My thinking, too... are you planning on kitting this one?)
Jul 09, 2009, 03:00 PM
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The design is made so, that most of the parts interconnect one by another, with easy assembly in mind (as easy as possible for a model of this size).
To accomplish that a CNC router or laser machine is needed to "carve" all those parts.

Wait till first flight and we will see!
Lets wait for a surprise!

Regards!

Mitja
Jul 11, 2009, 03:49 PM
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Don...is there a sailplane you don't like??!!

Steve
Jul 13, 2009, 02:15 PM
Where's the lift?
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Originally Posted by SteveR
Don...is there a sailplane you don't like??!!

Steve
HA! Steve, you know me well. Actually, I don't care for the looks of the Kranich III, if you want me to name one. But if you offered me a flyable Kranich III for free, get outa my way. I'm such a sleeze for anything with long wings that flies. Sigh.

One of my favorite doppelsitzer woodies is the SZD9 Bocian, and this one, the SZD10, has much the same appeal, with the swept forward wings and tail, and that big trapezoidal rudder fanning the breeze, and all that wood structure everywhere. Gotta love it!
Jul 14, 2009, 03:12 PM
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I am advancing with a build.. slowly but reliably...
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Jul 18, 2009, 12:02 PM
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Ribs, ribs, wing ribs.....

Just for one wing half... another half stil waiting to cut from balsa and plywood. Maybe tomorrow.
Today I will probably try to make final sheeting of the fuselage and vertical fin.
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Jul 20, 2009, 03:08 AM
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Not much done over the weekend...less than I planned.

Just some more sheeting of the fuselage, but not complete yet.
Need to cover vertical fin. The transition from upper rear fuselage to the fin will be tricky.
Jul 21, 2009, 03:55 AM
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The model looks great, and the quality of the build aswell. Im sure it will be as good as Guppy
Jul 21, 2009, 04:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Paps1984
The model looks great, and the quality of the build aswell. Im sure it will be as good as Guppy
A s you mentioned Guppy, building this glider helps me to get some structural design ideas for future 4m (157") wingspan Guppy.
Jul 21, 2009, 12:39 PM
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4m isn't a Guppy, it's a Nile Perch!


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