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Barry W11/10/2018 02:02:17
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The first high start I bought in the late 1980s The bungee system came with the bungee the line and a parachute at the glider end. The advantage of a parachute is once disconnected from the glider the line will slowly fall to the ground and with the wind blow towards the launch point. It obviously will not reach the launch point as it can't stretch the bungee cord. You still have to walk find the line and pull it back for the next launch. For OP it is handy to have a spring loaded fish scale so you can try with different launch tension to find the optimal value.

Barry W11/10/2018 02:02:18
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80 forum posts
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The first high start I bought in the late 1980s The bungee system came with the bungee the line and a parachute at the glider end. The advantage of a parachute is once disconnected from the glider the line will slowly fall to the ground and with the wind blow towards the launch point. It obviously will not reach the launch point as it can't stretch the bungee cord. You still have to walk find the line and pull it back for the next launch. For OP it is handy to have a spring loaded fish scale so you can try with different launch tension to find the optimal value.

robert chamberlain11/10/2018 04:41:28
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In my posting I forgot to mention the parachute. I made mine from the wrapper from the Sunday newspaper. I layed it out and cut a two foot circle . I then put the strings up and over what would be the top and down to the "O" ring hook that attaches to the glider. Then I taped the strings on to the top of the parachute to keep them in place. As you all know, this lays the tubing and string out down wind. As I fly I , obviously walk over to where it landed. Good exercise and a pleasant way to spent the day.

robert chamberlain11/10/2018 04:42:48
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Hello Barrry,--May I ask you what motor you used on the GL?

Barry W11/10/2018 18:50:54
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I used the motor out of my Multiplex Easy Glider Pro, which was a HIMAX C2816-1220 It had a 9by6 folding prop and used a 3S2200 mah battery. This motor is really too powerful but as it was available I used it and it gives quite a spectacular rate of climb

robert chamberlain26/08/2019 23:35:09
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Hello, for years I have launched my Bird of Time,( 3 meter) with my high start out here in the flat lands of Kansas. 100 feet of 1/2 inch OD surgical tubing and 400 feet of kite string to great effect. What I was wondering is just how big/heavy a sailplane I could get away with using this set up? Or just get into elec launch from the start? I was looking for something more scale. Anyone using this kind of High Start for something that had more weight?----Bob C

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