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Nov 23, 2010, 10:19 PM
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Zulu


Hi , does anyone have some information about this model ,any pictures or reference material ..

Jose
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Nov 24, 2010, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by JosePain
Hi , does anyone have some information about this model ,any pictures or reference material ..

Jose
This is what our model looks like...
From our neck of the woods!
Don't know if they fly so well....
Nov 24, 2010, 08:29 AM
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Hahahahaha .... that so funny ... with all the respect to the real Zulu's ...!
Nov 24, 2010, 09:21 AM
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Don't know anything about it but looks like a great kit and Zulu is one of my all time favorite movies.
Nov 24, 2010, 09:30 AM
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I always thought about building one....the taileron control seems so elegant, but I wonder if there was enough authority with that system?
Nov 24, 2010, 10:55 AM
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I'm not sure if that's a page out of Dream Catcher Hobbies catalog or not but they used to make a kit of it and then someone bought the mold's when DCH went out of business, and as far as I know hasn't been kitted since. I would've liked to have had one since I'm a retired Grummanite and made a few thousand part's that went on it.
Nov 24, 2010, 11:09 AM
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very hard to find pictures or any other info than the spec sheet above ...
Nov 24, 2010, 02:47 PM
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ZULU was a PSS type from VS Sailplanes
Nov 24, 2010, 07:20 PM
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For how long VS Sailplanes was in bussines

Does anyone on the forums ever owned one of this planes ?
Nov 24, 2010, 09:49 PM
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Jose,

Here's a clip from an ad for VS-Sailplanes (Ken Stur's Company) from Slope Soaring News, March 1990. Good info. Pdfs of Slope Soaring News are available online and there's a lot of good reading from the late 80's and 90's.

Adam
Nov 24, 2010, 10:23 PM
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keep the information coming guys ....!
Thanks Adam those are very good reference pictures.

Jose
Nov 25, 2010, 12:09 AM
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I was given an F14 PSS that was (is?) very similar to the Zulu that I converted to tailerons (as well as ailerons) at one stage. The roll rate was improved, but not to a huge extent and I reverted it back to normal ailerons.

Has since been passed on to a friend so can't give you any more info other than it was a pig to get the CG at a good spot.

Steve
Nov 29, 2010, 12:27 PM
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I have a zulu it used to be my main jet bullet but don't fly it much anymore
since I got a slope scale F-20. now it sits a the back of the I'll get to it line
I first had it set up with tailerons with a christy mixer and then with a
computer radio. flew like a manhole cover with tailerons. then swithed it
to ailerons with servo's in the wings and flew like a regular sloper.
still have the full size plans maybe I'll pull it out and do some work on it
Last edited by EZ63; Nov 29, 2010 at 12:28 PM. Reason: whoop's
Nov 29, 2010, 02:03 PM
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Finally somebody that owns a ZULU ... ,so you think if the plane is built lighter will be a better sloper ?
You think is possible that i can buy a set of copies from you.

Man very nice collection of PSS planes ...here is a picture of my latest ,almost ready for fiberglass

Jose
Dec 05, 2010, 04:46 PM
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Ok here you go this is what a well worn zulu looks like after many years flying
I stripped the fuse cut some new tail feathers put new leading edges and tips on wings. replaced aileron hinges now to get rid of nearly twenty years of bad fuse repairs:


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