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Old Sep 29, 2012, 04:04 PM
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Here is a Sky Bird, Oly III and a 2m Li'l Bird. All great flyers. Don't get to fly them as much as I would like but when I do, they never disappoint.
I have built & flown 11 "Skybench Birds" since 1998, and still fly a 132" Skybird with flaps, 3 -100" Big Birds, and a 2M Lil Bird. My favorite sailplanes. I have outfitted 3 of them with electric power for ALES. Bill G.

I have built 3 Skybirds, 6 Big Birds, & 2- 2m Lil Birds.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 04:36 PM
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May be emotionally disturbing, viewer discretion is advised.

Pierce 970, Astro Jeff, Falcon 880, Prism V, Shadow, Chrysalis 2m.
Steve, that about covers the whole range....nice!

A pair of GLs. Still flying after 20 years.

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Old Sep 29, 2012, 09:15 PM
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Here are some 2 meter floaters we were out flying yesterday evening.
Old Sep 29, 2012, 10:28 PM
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208in of madness....


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Old Sep 29, 2012, 11:04 PM
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Be the duck. Whaaaa?
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AMB what is the yellow one in front?
Old Sep 29, 2012, 11:06 PM
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Figured it out. How are the plans comming along?
Old Sep 30, 2012, 01:27 AM
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Ok Here we go here are a few Pictures from My first Oculus fuse # 2 Yes this was the second one built it is just over a year old.

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Old Sep 30, 2012, 01:33 AM
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And here is My second Oculus Fuse # 22 it is almost done just need to finish the controls put the rest of the gear on the inside and it will be in the air real soon, The thing that makes this Oculus different from My first one is that this one is woody legal yes the leading edge and trailing edge are wood so this is the first Woody Oculus.

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Old Sep 30, 2012, 04:56 PM
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Frank Zaic "Thermic 50" Free Flight. Built by a friend in 1947, now past away. Dope and Tissue. The Tissue has given way over the years but not a single crack or break in any of the fuse or wing. Remarkable after all these years.
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 07:00 PM
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And here is My second Oculus Fuse # 22 it is almost done just need to finish the controls put the rest of the gear on the inside and it will be in the air real soon, The thing that makes this Oculus different from My first one is that this one is woody legal yes the leading edge and trailing edge are wood so this is the first Woody Oculus.

Clarence
That is a good looking sailplane. Really nice. I am sure it flies good also.

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Old Sep 30, 2012, 10:38 PM
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Bashed, stretched and tweaked BOT 17ft 4in.
Not a fast flyer, keep under 25mph or the wings start twisting and not in a good way.
Flys at 5-7mph on the slow end and 18-24mph normally.
~480 watts on the beak.
Old Oct 01, 2012, 12:44 AM
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A guy in our club built a Super Sinbad, converted to RC. Definitely a floater, though a bit finicky to fly. Beatiful. I don't have any pictures of it, though. Other people's pics:

http://www.outerzone.co.uk/images/thumbs/models/47.jpg
http://www.retroplane.net/forum/imag...lA_001_110.jpg
doubled in size:
https://static.rcgroups.net/forums/a...0-P9051927.jpg
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Frank Zaic "Thermic 50" Free Flight. Built by a friend in 1947, now past away. Dope and Tissue. The Tissue has given way over the years but not a single crack or break in any of the false. Remarkable after all these years.
Old Oct 01, 2012, 12:51 PM
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Uber, Just sent you an update email. I'm in tweak mode at the moment. Plans when it's sorted out.
Old Oct 01, 2012, 01:43 PM
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This is my best floater. It is not a pure bred: the 72 in. wings are from a Piece o' Cake, the body and the slightly modified tail feathers from a HOB 2x4. Once you let it go it doesn't want to go down...
Old Oct 01, 2012, 02:10 PM
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Seems to have dimensions similar to an Oly 99 from this angle.
I believe that the wing on the Oly was designed after a Frank Zaic wing. The American Eagle was... Yes, I will agree they do look much alike.

Kurt


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