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Sep 05, 2001, 12:40 PM
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Hand Launch Free Flight

I want to know if any of you guys know of a free flight hand launch sailplane/glider. I want to build a little glider possibly 2 or 3' wingspan that I can play with like a foam glider that you buy from Walmart. I want it to look like one of your nice looking sailplanes.
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Sep 05, 2001, 02:56 PM
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I would like to thank you for your response, but I was looking for something a little more sailplane looking.

how do i post a pic i found something similar to what i'm looking for. But I want something a little smaller than this 2m sailplane.

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Sep 05, 2001, 03:19 PM
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Have a look out for something called the Caproni 140. It's a scale foam model of a real glider and it actually flies pretty well.
Made by a company called union. If thesearch feature is working in the forum the search, several people have posted about these before.

Sep 05, 2001, 05:25 PM
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Hey jrgii, I thought I would try one more time, see what you think of this:www.bmjrmodels.com . Then click on gliders. I was unable to find the aforementioned Caproni 140 but this one might be a little closer to what you want. Also might want to do a search on the web for free flight, and then check the various websites for gliders. Happy flying!
Sep 05, 2001, 05:46 PM
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Bob, thank you for all the links. maybe when I'm done checking all of them, I will find something I like.
Sep 05, 2001, 08:50 PM
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I forgot to turn on the receiver in my Carbon Delight once. Boy did it have a nice glide to it. Kinda freaked me out though. Must have floated for 300 feet. But is was designed by European freeflight guys.

Sep 06, 2001, 01:35 AM
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Hi jrgii, I found a kit that may interest you. I am not sure if you want to build or not but here it is: www.easybuiltmodels.com , from the main menu choose, model kits, model glders , then gremlin. It looks like it would be a great flier. Have fun!)
Sep 06, 2001, 08:40 PM
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Graupner makes three free flight planes, 16 19 and 21 inches, EXCELLENT kits [what else from the Germans?]. My son and I built the 19" Pito, and it's a fun little thing. Hobby Lobby has them, you can get a look at them there.

Good flying.


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Sep 14, 2001, 08:32 PM
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hi jrgii, you might want to check out easy built models.
They have some neat gliders from 12 inches to 72 inches
good luck & happy flying.
Sep 14, 2001, 08:44 PM
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jrgii sorry i forgot to give you their web site
www.easybuiltmodel.com/ Al