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Apr 28, 2002, 05:22 PM
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Cheap micro slope soar gliders

When the weather is nice its good to fly outdoors
Simon and I found these super cheap little foam "toy" gliders.
They cost about Ł3 ($5) and are ideal for conversion to R/C
Simon did this and wrote an article about his.
It uses cheap park fly servos and has detachable wings. Simon carries his about in a keyboard box on the back of his bike.
I think you would need some smooth air to slope soar, so houses and similar are out.
See our park flier web page for more details

Also, we thought the Flying Styro scale foam kits could be flown as slope soarers too, I have seen a few Corsairs in magzines but never the jets.....

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Apr 29, 2002, 10:54 AM
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Where did you get these from? I'd love to try converting one or two of these. I'm in London but have a mate who's often in the Leicester area.


Apr 29, 2002, 12:07 PM
DAve caNDI,& 5#'s of fury
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Thats very cool, too bad I cant get on here.
Apr 29, 2002, 12:32 PM
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I'd love to get one of those slope fliers. The only problem is that I live in Florida. Is there anyone who sells them here in the U.S.?

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Apr 29, 2002, 01:41 PM
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from their site:

US flying styro distibruters:

Attn.: Mr. Steven Fuqua
5614 Franklin Pike Circle
Tennessee 37027, U.S.A.
e-mail :

Mr. Robert Wagoner
8929 N. Ferber Ct.
Arizona 85742, U.S.A.
Phone : 1 (520) 579-5609
Fax : 1 (520) 579-5610
e-mail :
web :

Attn.: Mr. Alberto Dona
P.O.Box 6004
San Clemente
California 92674, U.S.A.
e-mail :
web :

EAM – Electric Aero Modeling U.S.A.
Mr. David Roberts
170 W. Main, LEWSVILLE
Texas 75057, U.S.A.
phone: 1 (972) 436-5826
web :
Apr 29, 2002, 03:02 PM
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Flying Styro suppliers

So - No shortage of suppliers in the US then!

We got ours from Flitehook, I can never remember the name of the plane, anyway, tell Pauline it's the one Simon @ Aeronutz had
in the plastic bag, maybe attach the picy?
Apr 29, 2002, 03:10 PM
DAve caNDI,& 5#'s of fury
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Well shut my mouth
Apr 29, 2002, 04:35 PM
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I looked at their web site and it is the Kolibuík.
Doesn't sound like it will fly eh?

I think that means Kingfisher, but my Czech is not up to much now my aupair has gone home ....

Last edited by aeronutz; Apr 29, 2002 at 04:40 PM.