New Products Flash Sale
Thread Tools
Old Mar 05, 2006, 01:27 AM
suwito is offline
Find More Posts by suwito
Mile_high_RCer
suwito's Avatar
Discussion

Help identify this sailplane


Folks,
I recently acquired this sailplane, and need help identify it. The saiplane has 129.5 inch wing span, and fuselage is 50.5 inch long. Fiberglass thoughout, and hollow cored wings (vacuum bagged?). Appreciate your help to identify it.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Mar 05, 2006, 02:04 AM
WimH is offline
Find More Posts by WimH
Registered User
WimH's Avatar
Looks a lot like a french glider called "merlin" or so from quite some time ago, on of the first all moulded models I ever saw
Old Mar 05, 2006, 08:54 AM
MrKie is offline
Find More Posts by MrKie
Mr Kite

Merlin


Yes it's a Merlin it is from Germany one of the frist to use the hollow core molded wings I got one from Wilshire Hobbys back in 83 or 84..it not only looks good and flys great..have some more infor on it but sill looking for it Craig
Old Mar 05, 2006, 11:21 AM
suwito is offline
Find More Posts by suwito
Mile_high_RCer
suwito's Avatar
Thanks alot WimH and Craig. Now at least I know its name.... am told that this sailplane was from Los Angeles area... assume Wilshire Hobbys is/was in LA area, right Craig?

I don't have a build instruction. Flap pieces apparently need angular trimming at the jointing surface before putting them together. Also not sure about the tow hook placement. If you could, please share build instruction/photos. Thanks!

Wan
Old Mar 05, 2006, 12:01 PM
MrKie is offline
Find More Posts by MrKie
Mr Kite

Merlin


Here is the add from Wilshire and there was no instructions but will try to help you Craig
Last edited by MrKie; Mar 05, 2006 at 12:15 PM.
Old Mar 05, 2006, 08:04 PM
tommyt is offline
Find More Posts by tommyt
Born to be free
tommyt's Avatar
Wow... I bet that one went over well here in the States in the early 80's when "Gas Bags" ruled the circuit.

Notice the price? $450 for a hollow molded composite ship. Just about in line with inflation at today's prices.

TommyT


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help! Help Identify This Sailplane Kalim3ro Sailplane Talk 0 Apr 06, 2006 04:19 PM
Help! I need to identify this sailplane Bsouthwell Thermal 10 Nov 28, 2003 12:57 AM
Can you help identify this sailplane? Ian Easton Electric Sailplanes 12 Jan 14, 2003 03:47 PM
help identify this modeller dottney Electric Plane Talk 2 Sep 17, 2001 08:51 PM