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Anthony Green19/02/2008 14:08:00
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Hi all, I bought a trainer about 10 years ago from the sandown airshow. I flew it a few times and lost interest in the hobby, i have just started flying again currently with a ripmax nova. I am trying to find out who built the trainer i bought i its called a Gazelle has any one got any ideas? Thanks
David Ashby - Moderator19/02/2008 14:11:00
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I had one Anthony and I'm sure it was a Galaxy kit. It was shoulder wing, quite a thick section, slightly swept back too. Flew very well!

 

They still sell them, have a look here -

http://www.galaxymodels.co.uk/results.asp?subt=Galaxy+Kits&offset=10
Anthony Green19/02/2008 14:30:00
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Hi, Thanks, that is the one!!!
nicohaas20/12/2010 13:01:56
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Recently I got an old kit of an super gazelle for free from somebody. I think the last owner bought it at the nats ( we use to come there every year).
The wing was delaminated and not usable anymore.
The fuse was half-build.
I am building now this 1985 model.
The wing is swept back and very thick, I replaced it with a 3cm thick rectangular quicky wing. The original wing was about 5cm thick.
I have a mvvs 45 for it.
Alan B20/12/2010 13:29:13
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Here you go Anthony, 
 
This is the super version of the Galaxy Gazelle.
This was taken  after its maiden flight. It was a bit hairy as the Cof G was to far back (from the plan!).  The pilot turned away in fright!.  He has now been resined to the base.  A traditional build - be prepared for lots of shaping and sanding!
 
Al
 

Edited By Alan B on 20/12/2010 13:35:59

nicohaas20/12/2010 19:53:19
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Wow, this looks very good, Alan.
I can imagen that it was too far back with the swept back wing. I am inspired now for mine.
I put the wing more forward. 
Alan B20/12/2010 21:03:59
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Thank you Nico
 
I wouldn't put the wing further forward.  Just balance it about 1/3 back from the leading edge and a little nose heavy to start with and adjust it after a few test flights.
Lee Smalley20/12/2010 21:21:07
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The gazelle is one of the finest trainers and advanced trainers you can get I have flown loads from ones fitted with a humble 25 to 46 powered ones they are very forgiving but will take you through your b very should you wish they are tough hack models that deserve more credit than they get build it and enjoy it's a top aircraft
nicohaas20/12/2010 22:00:25
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Thanks for your comments, I had not  expected this for this old plane.
I keep you informed about the building progress and the maiden. 
 
IanN20/12/2010 23:45:49
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Some good endorsement of the Gazelle here (as there has also been of other Galaxy kits on this forum)
 
They've been around for yonks, and are very reasonably priced. Probably time I gave one a try. I may see if Santa has any room left for a late request
Richard Wood21/12/2010 11:35:20
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I have to agree with all the positive comments here on the Gazelle -
it's a fine model.
The only tricky bit with the construction I found was trimming the canopy
for a good fit.
It's bigger brother, the Sorcerer, is also very good.
The Magician & Scorpion are pretty good too.
 
 
Lee Smalley21/12/2010 13:12:35
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Richard galaxy wood has built most of what they have to offer and whilst some of the instructions leave a lot be desired the gazelle is very simple to build and if you are looking for a good hack model after your trainer and you want a build then its very very recommended
nicohaas24/01/2011 18:01:57
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My gazelle is now ready, I made a few changes:
-other wing with a rectangular shape and a thinner wing thickness. Also I moved the wing a bit more forwards. I don't understand the sweptback wing, the cg must be far too much backwards. My cg is exactly ok without extra balance weight



. I had to move the gear 7 cm forwards.
The wing has a bit less square inch surface.
-I leave the cockpit.
- I use bolds for the wing instead of rubber bands.
- The weight is about 1950 grammes.
 
 
Phil Winks14/11/2015 19:54:08
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And now I have one with the IV and super wing so guess I'd better get started

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