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Fauvel AV 36

Fauvel av 36

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willhappy06/04/2016 21:58:02
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hi just a thought but would a Fauval Av 36 be any good to fly of the slopes and cliffs. Was thinking about 1 meter wing span?


Chris Barlow06/04/2016 22:46:56
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I hope so, I plan to build one later this year! Seen one fly at Old Warden and it was very graceful and pulled very tight loops.


Andy Meade07/04/2016 09:25:44
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I've got one at 3rd scale, has recently been re-covered. Not flown her off the slopes yet, but I don't see why she shouldn't go well.

Oh, mine has the bottom surface fold-out airbrakes too yes

Edited By Andy Meade on 07/04/2016 09:26:44

Harry Twist07/04/2016 23:46:30
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Lovely aircraft - personally I would go larger than 1metre though - I reckon you need to be more like 2 metre minimum - this is just my opinion- go for what suits you and your flying/landing sites.

Would be a great sight off the slope!

Regards h

Frank Skilbeck08/04/2016 08:34:13
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Bit more info here FYI

willhappy10/04/2016 18:43:06
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Well 1 meter is a good size, not much storage space so its got to be small


Trevor15/07/2016 15:51:18
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I'm contemplating this as a possible build for next winter too and have been looking at the Gordon Waite design linked to by Chris's earlier posting.

So far though, I haven't managed to find any build logs or flying reports on it, even though the plan has been around a fair while. Any insights, recent or historic, would be gratefully received.


KiwiKid18/07/2016 13:26:37
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A couple of guys have built larger scratch built and ARF models in the States and found them a bit unsatisfactory as thermalers o/a drag and sink rate, but I think the model would make a great sloper.

By the way, it would also qualify as a PSSer laugh


KiwiKid18/07/2016 13:48:59
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This one at 1.5m looks quite interesting: **LINK**

Frank Skilbeck18/07/2016 13:56:01
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Posted by willhappy on 10/04/2016 18:43:06:

Well 1 meter is a good size, not much storage space so its got to be small


Not an AV36, but I have a plank flying wing with twin fins and a small fibreglass fuselage of similar size, I haven't flown it in over 15 years, but I recall it was quite a good sloper in good lift conditions.

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