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Old Jul 10, 2010, 05:04 PM
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Retroplane 2010 - Wasserkuppe (GER)


Today i visited the Retroplane 2010 at the famous Wasserkuppe in Germany.

It was hot 100F (38C)!
No wind, very few thermals, but still fun!
Many extremely well build scale models of ancient gliders!
Enjoy the pictures:

Bernd
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Old Jul 10, 2010, 07:07 PM
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Thanks so much for sharing these!
Old Jul 10, 2010, 07:12 PM
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Bernd! Thank you great Photos. Danke Danke Paul
Old Jul 10, 2010, 07:21 PM
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Nice pics Bernd. Keep those photos coming.


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Old Jul 10, 2010, 07:54 PM
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Beautiful planes. Thanks for sharing.

Excuse my ignorance but what are the names of these two planes?

(Silver/yellow one)

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Old Jul 10, 2010, 09:11 PM
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Bernd, thanks for the photos! These are great! 38 degrees must be an all-time record for the Wasserkuppe? Sure hope that launch of the Ameise was on a high-start or a winch? If not, what happened to the plane?

Dieter Mahlein, ShredAir
Old Jul 10, 2010, 09:19 PM
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Great photos.....can't believe the temp. When I was stationed in "The Eifel" 80* was considered hot. Guess you can caulk it up to "global warming"
Old Jul 10, 2010, 09:25 PM
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Fantastic photos, Bernd! Thanks so much for taking the time to post them.
Old Jul 10, 2010, 11:42 PM
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Wow...I hope it survived!

Old Jul 11, 2010, 03:07 AM
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Scale model glider heaven. I wanted to go there in the late 60's but I had a TSC clearance. But I did learn to fly at the Wiesbaden Aero Club.
Old Jul 11, 2010, 05:47 AM
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Wow! Every model is a showpiece.

These older models have a character that is missed in the latest glass slippers, but to be fair, the new planes do have performance in their favor.

I guess that refinement leads to similarity of appearance. Function slowly refines form and we shouldn't complain that the latest sailplanes are converging on the ideal design.

Thanks for posting. I hope someone is able to add descriptions to the pictures since I am not an expert in retro models (despite my age) and it would be nice to know not only what they all are, but who gets the credit for building them.

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Old Jul 11, 2010, 11:33 AM
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@Gecko74,

the silver/yellow one is an 1/4-scale Ka-3.
Kit from http://www.islandmodels.ie/content/v.../lang,english/

The wooden one is called "Ameise" (engl. ant) Musger MG12a
http://www.retroplane.net/mg12a-maquette/page6.htm

Bernd
Old Jul 11, 2010, 11:57 AM
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Great photos Bernd, if you have more please post them.


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