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Jun 05, 2001, 06:35 AM
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IFO better than a Zagi 400 - thats final.


Hi, flew my IFO for the first time yesterday, the zagi 400 is now officially retired from my fleet after 2 years of sterling service. The King is dead, long live the IFO! Happy flying!
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Jun 05, 2001, 07:29 AM
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I've been flying both this morning!

I know which I'd rather fly in a breeze though. You get two guesses, and here's a clue; it's not the IFO!

tim
Jun 05, 2001, 07:38 AM
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Tim, I would go with you on that one! Although I once took a Junior Sixty up in a gale, and even flat out with an OS 35 (well over powered - how I like them!) it flew backwards from take off until the wings slapped one another in protest at the strain and there were owe so many pieces to pick up!
Jun 05, 2001, 09:56 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Paul15:
I once took a Junior Sixty up in a gale, and even flat out with an OS 35 (well over powered - how I like them!) ...
Speaking of overpowering ... I once had an Algebra 100 glider (Mick Reeves kit). Got bored flying it off a bungee, so put an OS 10 on the nose. Next came a properly cowled OS 25 FSR (and a taildragger u/c). Then an OS 35 FP. Finally an OS 40H P (an old pylon motor)! I still have some excellent aerial pictures of Hanworth, the A316, the old airport buildings on the Air Park (before they were demolished) etc. taken with a camera pod hung on the side of this model.

That 100" wing sure used to flap when doing aerobatics ... it did eventually fold, I'd damaged it flying in a limbo comp (!) and it broke at the repair.
Jun 05, 2001, 11:05 AM
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Hi Bill, I will get to see you at Hanworth one of these days.
Jun 05, 2001, 11:12 AM
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Or the Tescos car park
Jun 06, 2001, 12:02 AM
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...i dont think that the IFO and Zagi are even in the same league. You've got to be kidding, right?

DeZ
Jun 06, 2001, 02:33 AM
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Hi Dezflyer, you are dead right, I love both as much as each other for their own particular qualities. But as you are American, you are biased as both of these wonderful designs are American!
Jun 06, 2001, 05:41 PM
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Originally posted by Larry Dudeck:
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The only thing that's final in e-flight is nothing is final! [/B]
Is that your final word on the subject?

tim

Jun 07, 2001, 12:05 AM
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Just goes to show ya!

The only thing that's final in e-flight is nothing is final!
Jun 07, 2001, 01:01 PM
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IFO? Where could I see one of these magical beast? Are they really that much better than Zagi's?

[This message has been edited by jmiceli11 (edited 06-07-2001).]
Jun 07, 2001, 05:46 PM
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http://www.flyifo.com

tim
Jun 08, 2001, 12:06 AM
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yes!


well, maybe not....