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Nov 25, 2010, 01:14 PM
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Is this the one you mean? I haven't a plan for this, but the pic may help someone to getto it
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Nov 25, 2010, 01:17 PM
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it is on this page at the bottom
http://www.smallflyingartsforum.com/...1266539731/120
Dec 09, 2010, 01:22 AM
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Servo Timer device is usable for activation of the mode of forced landing in freely flying aircraft models. The device is able to control any servomechanism with a delay of activation from parts of second to one hour.
Oct 04, 2013, 08:05 PM
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Any good books for free flight? This is all new to me, and I'm wanting to know more.
George
Oct 04, 2013, 10:53 PM
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This is an excellent one on rubber free flight. http://www.amazon.com/Rubber-Powered.../dp/0938716190

This one covers a little more than just rubber power. http://www.amazon.com/Flying-Models-...ref=pd_sim_b_3

Were you looking for glow powered also?
Oct 05, 2013, 12:20 PM
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Yes, I am curious about glow too, but it seems like rubber powered is a bit more 'entry friendly' with a lower cost to start. I flew control lines 35 years ago as a kid so glow was what we all did then. The building and seeing it fly is very appealing to me. Guess its the engineer in me. Thanks for all the info you guys share here.

George
Oct 06, 2013, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by leitefrog
Yes, I am curious about glow too, but it seems like rubber powered is a bit more 'entry friendly' with a lower cost to start. I flew control lines 35 years ago as a kid so glow was what we all did then. The building and seeing it fly is very appealing to me. Guess its the engineer in me. Thanks for all the info you guys share here.

George
You could also try here...http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php
Lots of free flight info there also.
Oct 06, 2013, 10:11 AM
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There is also Flying Aces club. I just signed up - they have a nice newsletter/journal that comes with membership.

http://flyingacesclub.com/
Nov 02, 2013, 05:11 AM
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Free Flight - Resources


There is a great deal of useful material in the BMFA Free Flight Forum Reports; it's the stuff that doesn't often get into the newsstand magazines. Details of all the articles in the Reports, which have been published since 1985 and are all still available, are here: http://www.freeflightuk.org/forum_reports_contents.html

Prices and ordering info. is here: http://www.freeflightuk.org/forum_reports.html

As well as the Forum Reports there is also a book published by the BMFA that will be fascinating for Vintage fans. It's called Flying North and traces the model flying career of Jack North, one of only two people to represent the UK in on all three outdoor free flight teams, - Wakefield, Power and Glider. It covers his flying and models from 1938 onwards and includes no less than 24 of his previously-unpublished designs.

Flying North was compiled and edited by two of Jack’s Croydon clubmates, David Beales and Martin Dilly, who had access to his extensive notebooks, photographs, drawings and his original models.

FLYING NORTH is a fascinating 163 page book and includes 130 photographs, reminiscences by colleagues, re-prints of all Jack’s published plans and articles, including his later extensive work on thermal detection, and an outline of the professional career that also made him such a respected name in high-speed aerodynamics.

It seems to have had a good reception by model flyers worldwide.

“…. no other modeller's life and times can ever have been
so comprehensively covered”

“I hope it becomes a classic.”

“I am glad I bought Flying North. … such a huge chunk of nostalgia”

“. am immensely impressed. A splendid effort”

“A fitting memorial to an unforgettable personality. I am sure the book will become an instant classic, treasured by aeromodellers all over the world”

“A very balanced record of Jack’s modelling and professional activities”

“The best aeromodelling book since the Zaic Yearbooks”.

Price £18.00 in the UK, £20 airmail to Europe and £22 elsewhere. Contact Martin Dilly on 020 8777 5533 or e-mail martindilly@compuserve.com
Mar 19, 2014, 01:13 PM
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I am in the US who would I go to to get modern Discus Launch kit?
Mar 19, 2014, 03:56 PM
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If you are talking about free flight gliders launched by holding a wing tip, no R/C, you should try this site. Stan's in California.

http://www.discuskid.com/Pages/TLGPlans.aspx
Mar 19, 2014, 05:21 PM
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Do like DuPageJoe says. Stan B's Stuff is the best. http://www.discuskid.com/Pages/BUddenbohmProducts.aspx

I would get the DynoMite kit, plans and and DLG instructions. Wood is properly selected and this is a well proven design. Carefully follow the building tips and the trim set-up. It's different then a RC DLG!

Here's a link to Stan's record setting indoor flight
Stan Buddenbohm World Record F1N flight 2 at Tustin Blimp Hangar (2 min 30 sec)


Norm
May 07, 2014, 10:36 PM
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I am now selling condenser paper and stop watches for free flight use.
http://donsrc.com/cart/index.php?_a=category&cat_id=30

Don
Aug 18, 2014, 10:46 AM
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Easybuilt models for most of my kits/supplies, Volare ( Shorty's Basement) is my new best place. Bill
Oct 12, 2014, 06:10 PM
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How about resources in OZ.?


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