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Oct 08, 2017, 11:08 PM
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Building and Flying Balsa Model Sailplanes

All are invited to South Bay Soaring Society’s next program at 7:45pm 10/11/17 at the main Saratoga Fire Station or join us on GoTo Meeting (see instructions below).

Bob and Stephen will share their love of building and flying balsa model gliders. Bob builds the king of all balsa gliders, the Bubble Dancer designed by Mark Drela. Bob has built numerous of these gliders and he is probably the best balsa builder in our area. Stephen is not a builder, but loves to recover old balsa planes, bring them back to life with new electronics and fly them. Come hear about:

• Building in balsa, tips and tricks - Bob
◦ Design yourself, or building from plans, short kits, and kits
◦ Building light vs sturdy
◦ Thoughts on repairing balsa
◦ Enhancing with carbon fiber and/or fiberglass
• Favorite balsa builds (i.e. Bubble Dancers) - Bob
• Joys of balsa flying - Stephen
• Favorite balsa sailplanes collected so far
• How to retrofit old sailplanes to make flyable again

The South Bay Soaring Society Program is held every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the main Saratoga Fire Station at 14380 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070. The business meeting starts at 6:30pm and the program begins sometime after 7:45pm. Anyone is welcome to attend either meeting and you can bring friends.

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Oct 10, 2017, 12:59 AM
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Yankee Soar @ October Meeting?

Given the topic of recovering old balsa gliders/aircraft I thought I might bring my 46 year old 16 ft. Yankee Soar glider to the meeting (a picture can be found on my blog, username pricedempler). Let me know if this is appropriate or given the program, an unnecessary distraction. Either way is fine!


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