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Andy Meade21/03/2018 14:18:05
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Gull wing heart

Martyn K21/03/2018 14:51:29
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My 1/4 scale Foka 4.

Now at the glassing/sanding/filling stage.. Trying to get it right..

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Martyn

Roo Hawkins21/03/2018 15:15:51
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t53.jpgmy slingsby t53 1/4 scale  4.5 meter spanf9 (1).jpg

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Edited By Roo Hawkins on 21/03/2018 15:16:51

KiwiKid21/03/2018 22:42:48
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You have some great models in the hangar Roo.

My 4M w/s DG-808S - flown mainly as a sloper, but has a power pod in the build stage.

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Trevor22/03/2018 09:01:21
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av36flying.jpgFauvel AV36, built from the Gordon Waite plan:

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More details here: **LINK**

Roo Hawkins22/03/2018 17:35:21
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2.jpgnice AV 36 I was thinking about building one myself .maybe 1/3 scale??? . This is my 1/4 asw 27 scratch built not yet maidened it has a full carbon wing1.jpg the first one I have made.

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Andy Meade22/03/2018 18:21:35
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I've got a plan built AV36 sat getting dusty in the loft. The build stalled just after covering as I found the wonder of PSS. 4 metres ish span so I guess that's 4th scale?

Edited By Andy Meade on 22/03/2018 18:22:16

KiwiKid23/03/2018 01:34:51
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Hi Andy, did you know that an AV-36 glider is actually a PSS ship? smiley

AV-36 "ultralight" built by Jean-Claude Néglais

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Trevor23/03/2018 09:13:10
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Andy, I seem to remember that the Gordon Waite AV36 is actually 1:3.5 scale. That said, mine has a 1/4 scale pilot in there anyway. Oh dear! I do hope that the 'Scale Police' from the SSUK site aren't monitoring developments here laugh

In terms of flying characteristics, the AV36 couldn't be less PSS-like! Gordon's design was for thermal soaring so is very lightly loaded. Whilst the full size is very aerobatic, at first I struggled to coax a loop out of the model - no matter how long the initial dive, it didn't seem to pick up enough speed. I've since re-worked the canopy to make it less of an air dam, made provision for adding a bit of ballast and eased the cg back a touch. It will now loop reliably but still has a pretty limited speed range. Very nice to fly though, for all that.

Andy Meade23/03/2018 09:21:42
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Trevor - that's good to hear. I must finish her off sometime soon! Have you ever aerotowed yours? I understand the full size uses a bit of a brace that attaches either side of the fuselage, I was wondering if that was necessary on the model too.

Trevor23/03/2018 17:45:28
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No Andy, I haven’t tried to tow launch it. I did see the full size towed up (using the bridle arrangement you describe) at Old Warden, and it was the spirited aerobatic display it gave on the way down that inspired me to build the model.

I can’t see why it wouldn’t work okay with a standard nose-mounted tow release - as long as you are prepared to run the gauntlet of the “scale police” of course!

Trevor

Roo Hawkins24/03/2018 10:27:58
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the first glader i made myself a Jantar 1 made out of foam then glassed the foam was left in place. cost £60 to make .4.8 meter span. **LINK**jantar 020 (1).jpg

WayneB25/03/2018 00:04:14
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Martyn K

Thats a very nice Foka 4, if you want a really nice color scheme check out G-DCBP at the Gliding Heritage Centre (GHC) it is nice having a glider thats not white. Plus if your in the area to Lasham Gliding Club you can do a tour of the vintage hanger normally on a sunday and see the real one up close as there is not to many about. This one only flew again last year after 17 years and a big rebuild.

Regards Wayne

KiwiKid25/03/2018 13:19:58
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Interesting blog entry here on a scale version of G-DCBP: **LINK**

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Speedster27/03/2018 21:39:08
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img_7506.jpgMy 6,5 meter Ka6cr

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Roo Hawkins28/03/2018 19:17:52
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very nice soren can we have a pic of your dg

Frank Skilbeck28/03/2018 20:12:46
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My Pat Teakle HP18, originally built in late 1980s, first flown on a Fleet PCM 7 radio, refurbished 5 years ago after losing the original canopy on the Malverns. Regular slope and aerotow model, photo is on landing approach at TVSA Shrivenham aerotow (I might have been rushing down for the ice cream van.........)

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Roo Hawkins29/04/2018 13:32:43
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my 1/4 scale scratch built ash 31 5.2 meter spanimage (2).jpg

Speedster02/05/2018 14:26:30
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4,57 m ASK 18img_4837.jpg

Roo Hawkins08/07/2018 17:02:50
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20180705_161741.jpg20180705_161754.jpgnew glider given to me by a mate .a 1/3.5 scale swift .20180705_161741.jpg

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