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Aug 27, 2009, 06:10 PM
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Georg Mueller Moswey 3 - The Rolls Royce of Gliders

From the full scale description: The Moswey series of sailplanes were begun in Switzerland in the 1930ís and the "3" was the first full production design introduced in 1943. It has a hexagonal fuselage forward, with a large beam under the pilotís seat containing the control. The fuselage cross-section changes to a diamond in the aft section. The gull wings disguise the aerobatic capabilities of the ship, which is stressed for 12 g. The sailplane has a fixed landing skid, taking off on a jettisonable wheeled dolly. Glidepath control is by air-brakes.

Span 14.0 m./ 45.9 ft
Area 12.63 sq. m. / 136 sq.ft.
Aspect ratio 15.5
Empty weight 138 kg. / 304 lb.
Payload 100 kg. / 220 lb.
Gross weight 238 kg. / 524 lb.
Wing loading 18.84 kg. / sq. m. / 3.85 lb. / sq. ft.
Structure All wood; semi-monocoque fuselage, cantilevered wings and tail, fabric covered.
Number built 14

I can attest to the fact that my 3.2 meter model is both aerobatic and able to thermal well. I am the third caretaker of this beauty which has lived in CA, UT and now CT. It's a scratch-build by Ron Gustin. Wings are built-up with fabric covering. Fuselage is balsa and spruce gel coated and finished to a high gloss. The Moswey tows beautifully and strikes a nice figure in the sky.

Here are a few shots taken my myself and others at the 2009 SKSS Aerotow in Newark, DE...
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Aug 30, 2009, 04:01 PM
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Always good to see one my old models being enjoyed by another, Ron Gustin was the original builder of the model, I have a plug built to mold a 1/3 size version, just trying to find the time to get the mold started.
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Aug 30, 2009, 04:03 PM
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As promised, we're going to take EXCELLENT care of it. It's a treasure.
Sep 02, 2009, 07:29 AM
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Dennis, do you recall what year Ron built this? The year you did the renovation? It always gets questions at he flying field and it's nice to be able to relay the complete story.

The plane is really a joy to fly.

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