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Dec 05, 2005, 10:41 PM
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62.4" (1.6m) TG-2 (LNS-1; Schweizer SGS 2-8)


Little Flyer asked me to help with a twice-size version of the Earl Stahl TG-2 so I worked a deal to oblige him with the "Little Flyer" TG-2 at 1:10 scale. I kinda like the sound of that and think we might just have to brand the whole series of 73" and smaller scale woodies under that name.

With the help of his dad and our laser cut kit, he is going to start a beta build on it in just a couple of weeks to fly the prototype at Woodcrafters 2006. I want to follow up with a foamie version too but I think that the target 25 oz. woodie will do just fine on the slope with its functional spoilers and low wing loading.

Drawn over 1942 Schweizer blueprints, it is about as close to exact scale as it comes. Option for truss or bulkhead and stringer fuse.

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Dec 06, 2005, 03:32 AM
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Yeah! I want one
Dec 07, 2005, 09:52 PM
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Thank you, It looks AMAZING!
Feb 06, 2006, 01:18 AM
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Off to the cutter today, little flyer's beta kit should ship tomorrow!
Feb 20, 2006, 09:32 PM
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Well, I received the kit, so here are some shots, the build should start next week.
Sorry for the quality, im terrible with cameras...
Apr 08, 2006, 12:11 PM
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There may be a full scale sailplane like this at a Museum in Lubbock,TX.
Apr 09, 2006, 11:16 AM
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Are you near Lubbuck? Take a picture and post it for us. I'd like to know the serial number and see some closups of the color scheme. What is the name of the museum?

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May 29, 2006, 11:14 PM
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Well we beat the target weight by 20%. The Little Flyer LNS-1 as it turned out to be (John and Jeff decided to finish it in overall yellow and silver "D" section without the blue swashes and striped tail) came in at just 20 oz. AUW.... and what an amazing flyer she is.

The little Schweizer was maidened at Woodcrafters this last weekend with more than 30 histart launches, some to over 300 feet I would guess and all with outstanding performance... no bad tendencies at all, although she does like to be launched fast, but once climbing out is very predictable considering her high aspect and narrow chords at only 62.4" of span.

Jeff threw her into some tight thermal turns of less than 10 foot radius on his first flight like he was still flying his rudder/elevator discus-launch and John managed to core her on another flight and show that she can thermal! And sweet, what a looker with all that perfect scale framing showing through the covering. I love it!

Here are some of the photos and I'll post the rest at our web pages and at the build thread later:
Jun 04, 2006, 11:04 AM
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When are these going to be available?
Jun 04, 2006, 04:18 PM
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I've already got mine. You should email Tom Martin at:

[email protected] .
Jun 04, 2006, 07:22 PM
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Hi Adam, thanks John,

I just have to make Johns recommended corrections and changes to the plans and parts and I think we will start shipping production kits in a week or so.

Tom
Jun 06, 2006, 04:03 PM
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Please keep us posted! I've given up hope of making our gas-powered tugs viable here, but aerotowing these little guys seems like it would be fun.
Jun 26, 2006, 03:50 PM
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Hypthetically speaking, say one was anxiously awaiting the release of this plan. How long might that take?
Jul 03, 2006, 11:34 PM
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Thanks again to John and Jeff for all of their patience and hard work in converting my drawings to a flying model airplane. It is much appreciated and I have two new friends as a bonus. Great work!

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Tom
Mar 07, 2017, 10:10 AM
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I would love one of these in52.25' span (1:12 scale) I wonder if these plans are available or if they could be laser cut in that size.


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