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Sep 15, 2010, 11:26 PM
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Super turkey glider

Does anyone have plans for a super turkey glider with the
jedelski airfoil. I trained on one of these many years ago
and want to teach my nephew gliding.
They were 1800 mm span, from memory.
Any help appreciated. Alf.
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Sep 15, 2010, 11:53 PM
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steve wenban's Avatar
plenty of choice of gliders around these days Alf that may be some what better than earlier designs what sort of gliding are we talking flat field or slope ?
Sep 16, 2010, 02:07 AM
Not enough hours in the day
Slaanesh's Avatar
Amazingly I have this very plan - which I bought when I was about 14 or 15.
I built a Super Turkey and I can vouch for it's strength.
I don't know what condition it's in as it's rolled away with all my other plans in the garage.
Sep 16, 2010, 02:43 AM
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I had a super turkey too. Well, i did untill I did a downwind loop and landed "in town" with it.

Till that point, I couldn't kill it!
Sep 16, 2010, 06:30 AM
I failed linkage geometry
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I too, scratch built a Super Turkey as my 1st model, but being a poor student I couldn't afford to buy the plans so I hand scaled up the plans from the preview print in the RCM magazine.

Speaking of which, the plans are available for under $10

As nice as the Super Turkey would be for nostalgic purposes, I've found the House of balsa 2 x 6 to be the best training glider:
Sep 17, 2010, 02:29 AM
If it flies - I want one!
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Gag! Splutter!

I have a ready-built fuselage for one, that I might be prepared to pass on to a worthy pensioner - on the condition that he doesn't try to fly it anywhere near me!
No plans, but.
Sep 17, 2010, 10:51 PM
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Great feedback. Yes,Steve, flat field gliding.
Slaanesh, Could I borrow plans and make copy, also happy to buy outright.
Yes, Pete, gag and splutter indeed. I want to teach Brian gliding and sure
aint gonna use the Olympic 2 for that. Will be nowhere near you !
Sep 19, 2010, 09:39 PM
Not enough hours in the day
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I'll dig out the Super Turkey plan.
Sep 22, 2010, 05:13 AM
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Yes, salisbug, agree with 2x6, but where on earth would you find one ?
Turkey can be built for less than $30.
Sep 22, 2010, 09:12 PM
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Yeah they can, but I found mine woefully inadequate as a thermal soarer, but just dandy as a sloper.

I have the plans for a 2 x 6 if you want a copy. I had a blast with my 2 x 6 on a little bungee and a length of fishing line. Great way to spend a lunch break!
Sep 23, 2010, 12:27 AM
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I agree they are not a good thermal soarer, but as I said, they are an adequate
trainer. Launch and land, practice circuits, and turning both ways.
When solo, burn the bloody thing and buy a proper thermal bird.
Sep 23, 2010, 01:58 AM
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Curare's Avatar
See I don't understand that mentality.

Everything I've ever built has a little bit of me in it. I couldn't burn it/step on it/etc, until the very last second of airtime has been squeezed from it's fuel soaked, or zap sodden frame.

In that instance I reckon go for a plane that will get you a little past the point of soloing, UNLESS you have another student to train in the wings

In that instance the old turkey is probably good for training at least a half a dozen people before it's truly met it's maker!
Last edited by Curare; Sep 23, 2010 at 03:38 AM.
Sep 23, 2010, 10:32 PM
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See, when i said "burn the bloody thing" it was intended as a pun. I, personally, have nothing against the Super Turkey, but many would vehemently disagree. It, or
rather my instructor, certainly got me to solo standard with minimum cost, mainly a bottle
of thin zap. Once my nephew solos I will give him my Olympic 2, a much nicer bird. You guys need to stop taking everything so literally.
Sep 23, 2010, 10:45 PM
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Hehe, ok, I will

Enjoy the Turkey

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