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Jul 08, 2018, 05:18 AM
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Shark Slope Racer , ARF by Northeast Sailing Products


Northeast Sailplane Products Shark Slope Glider ARF. 60" wingspan. AUW 710g.



The ARF Kit was purchased at the Baylands barbecue, raffle , fly-in, and swap meet organized by Ray M.

Sean dared me to purchase this kit , and I did it (while he was not looking) .

Maiden flight at Coyote Hills.

Flying with Chad, who gave a few pointers on trimming and CG location.

Notice the scary launch, his launches were much better after trimming ! Many Thanks Chad .

This is my first real slope racer plane and I am very happy with it !

Shark sloping at Coyote Hills - Movie (2 min 41 sec)
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Jul 20, 2018, 09:10 AM
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on the third day at the slope in Coyote Hills, had a midair with JP's plane.
The wing of the Shark was destroyed...

so here it is, a new Frankenplane is born :

decided to re-purpose the wing from an Easy Star , and here is the result
the AUW is 576g = 20.3 oz
the WL is 7.3 oz/sq in

will see if the weekend looks OK for the new maiden.
May 12, 2019, 04:04 PM
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well, yet another twist, now with wings from a Predator:
It flies notably faster now than with the previous iteration, but not as well as with the original wings.
The wingspan is now 66"



Franken Shark Glider at Coyote Hills San Francisco Bay - Movie (3 min 18 sec)
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