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Mar 27, 2011, 12:56 PM
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Vintage Dumas Hipro Soarer


Just got my vintage Dumas hipro out of storage and redid the fuse. with a bubble canopy. Flying surfaces as built in the late 70's. Getting ready to fly it finally after many years.
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Mar 27, 2011, 01:05 PM
It's gonna be YUGE!!!
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I don't think I've ever seen one of these.... neat! What's the wingspan?
Mar 27, 2011, 04:15 PM
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It was designed by Harley Michaelis of Genie fame.
Mar 27, 2011, 04:27 PM
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I have an old magazine with a full page add of it. But I didn't know it was designed by Harley. Just like I didn't know the electronic's for Gibson's L6S guitar were designed by Bil Lawrence. But I digress.
Mar 29, 2011, 08:48 AM
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The span is 100". Fuselage was two pieces of glass that you bonded together inside with tape and then finished on the outside. Wings are traditional wood construction.
Mar 30, 2011, 08:43 PM
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Beautiful plane!
Apr 02, 2011, 07:44 PM
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Wow I've never seen one,It's a beauty,Its got kind of a u2 thing going on.vintage gliders are the best.
Apr 03, 2011, 08:31 PM
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Looks very much like a 2-32.

Yours, Greg
Apr 04, 2011, 09:22 AM
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Beautiful plane!
Agreed, +1
Apr 07, 2011, 01:53 PM
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Dumas HiPro Soarer


Many thanks to all that commented.

I changed the original canopy to the bubble cause I thought it had a better look to it.

appreciate your comments
Aug 13, 2011, 12:54 PM
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That's a blast from the past. I had a HiPro back in the mid 70's (one of my first RC planes). The only surviving photos of it are before it was actually completed. I eventually painted the fiberglass on the fuse blue to match the fin. Radio system was an E-K Logictrol LRB setup. It only had a few flights before hitting the only light pole in a huge field. I kept the wings for quite some time, but never did a rebuild.


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