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Nov 23, 2018, 12:58 PM
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New Product

Asw 12 1/3


Dreams come true..

A 1/3 scale ASW 12 by Tecnoepoxy, "choco fly" and Philip Kolb:
https://www.instagram.com/tecnoepoxyuav/
http://tecnoepoxy.weebly.com/asw12.html

Same sailplane generation like the AN66.
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Nov 23, 2018, 07:05 PM
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VERY good news. I’ve always thought the 12 was cool, and I don’t think the fullsize had spoilers, a small detail but more true to scale if the model doesn’t have them. And a 2 piece fuselage is very nice.
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Nov 23, 2018, 09:53 PM
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Full size ASW-12 used a drogue chute which sometimes didn't work. George Worthington had one of the first ones in the US and there is a funny story of him trying to land it when the chute malfunctioned and then going around the pattern at least one extra time...
Flaps on the model should make landing manageable one would hope.
Nov 24, 2018, 06:13 AM
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seems, there were lots of variants around:
ASW12 with 15m (Schuemann) and 18m span,
ASW12b with 20m and a modified fuselage .

http://www.rc-network.de/forum/attac...6&d=1541759848

Will see what they have planned. Anyway a cool project.
Nov 30, 2018, 11:26 AM
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Another cool scale ship. Yes!

This is a great read if you're into '70s era sailplanes:

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/b...n+The+Wind.pdf

And brief mention of the Schuemannized 15-meter ASW-12 on page 79:

http://journals.sfu.ca/ts/index.php/...ewFile/243/226

Mike
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Jan 26, 2019, 11:34 AM
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We are working quite hard on the first parts and finishing moulds.

Some photos of the advances.
Jan 27, 2019, 04:31 PM
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The full sized ASW12 used a releasable tail Shute for steep approaches. Kind of tricky in application.
Jan 27, 2019, 09:35 PM
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There was at least one modified so the flaps would go to 60 degrees. That seemed to help with the landing issues, but still wasn't as effective as the HPs with 90 degrees of flap.
Feb 23, 2019, 05:38 AM
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More advances!

First wing centre panels out of mould!

We should improve some things but in general we are Happy.

Also we have made some adjustments on the canopy frame, and we have some canopy samples.
Moving forward

Hope you liked it!
Mar 03, 2019, 01:10 AM
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Are you planning to offer these as kits? Very interested if so, please keep us updated! As a young aspiring sailplane pilot I closely followed the record flights of HW Grosse and the great Wally Scott and his long distance records in his -12 in the early 70's via Soaring magazine and the soaring community grapevine.

Re the drag chute vs. spoilers/flaps, I would definitely want 90 degree flaps (as a full scale HP-18 and former 1-35 pilot, I can vouch for their effectiveness!), or at least spoilers.

Barry
Mar 05, 2019, 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by dbarrym
Are you planning to offer these as kits? Very interested if so, please keep us updated! As a young aspiring sailplane pilot I closely followed the record flights of HW Grosse and the great Wally Scott and his long distance records in his -12 in the early 70's via Soaring magazine and the soaring community grapevine.

Re the drag chute vs. spoilers/flaps, I would definitely want 90 degree flaps (as a full scale HP-18 and former 1-35 pilot, I can vouch for their effectiveness!), or at least spoilers.

Barry
Hello Barry.

Yes, the idea is to produce and sell it.

We are finishing the wing tip moulds so soon we will be able to see it complete.

The model will be provided with 90degrees brake flaps, we thought that the drag chute is over complexing the model and only the brakes will be enough. So let's see...

I will keep informed!
Jun 11, 2019, 12:43 AM
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Almost all the moulds ready! And we have pulled out some test parts to check everything.

Soon we will be flying the first one!

Hope you like it! Soon hope I could make better photos
Jun 13, 2019, 03:31 AM
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Oh yesss....


Jorge is doing a very nice work, slowly but steadily, with great attention to detail. Prototypes should have air under the wings in a relatively short time...
Jun 13, 2019, 05:13 AM
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Jun 18, 2019, 06:14 AM
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Work continues...


Jorge is working well and hard... Cutting first surfaces has been a success and fuselage prototypes production has started already


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