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Simon Cunliffe23/09/2011 13:12:10
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Hi
 
Is it possible to still get an EMP Algebra 2.5m/100s kit? Or does anyone have an unstarted kit that they would like to part with?
 
Cheers
 
Simon
 
 

Edited By Simon Cunliffe 1 on 23/09/2011 13:37:22

Stuart Eggerton23/09/2011 13:19:24
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Hi Simon, I used to have this kit, I think the one with the ply fuz, remember soaking the plywood in the bath overnight, re the instructions! It had foam wings. The glider was a a really great performer and would really make a howl in a dive but also would slow down very well for thermalling This was back in 1989. I have noticed there is not much info on the algebras on the internet.
Simon Cunliffe23/09/2011 17:46:27
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Hi Stuart, I've never flown one but everything I've either heard or read about them is very positive I hope I can find a kit! Simon
Pete B - Moderator23/09/2011 17:58:50
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You missed one on Ebay last month, Simon.
 
If you do an Ebay search on, say, 'EMP Algebra' and save the search, you get the option to have an email notification if that phrase turns up in any listing.

You could put a wanted ad on the BMFA Classified or on this forum, too.

Pete
Simon Cunliffe25/09/2011 09:49:20
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Posted by Pete B on 23/09/2011 17:58:50:
You missed one on Ebay last month, Simon.
 
If you do an Ebay search on, say, 'EMP Algebra' and save the search, you get the option to have an email notification if that phrase turns up in any listing.

You could put a wanted ad on the BMFA Classified or on this forum, too.

Pete

Hi Pete

Thanks for the advice, I have put adverts on the BMFA, RCM&E and RCMF websites.
 
I've never used the search notification on Ebay but it seems an excellent idea!
 
So hopefully I'll get lucky somewhere.
 
Thanks again
 
Simon
 
 
Erfolg25/09/2011 17:24:56
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£51, what a bargain!
 
I still have one myself, electrified of course!
 
Nowhere near as good as a modern moulded glider, yet pretty good.
Devon Flyer27/09/2011 20:05:37
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There's a 3m one on the BMFA site HERE.
Simon Cunliffe27/09/2011 21:25:42
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Posted by Devon Flyer on 27/09/2011 20:05:37:
There's a 3m one on the BMFA site HERE.

Cheers DF... it does look very nice but not quite what I'm looking for.

However I must admit if it was closer to Bolton I would have probably gone and had a look!
 
Thanks again
 
Simon
Hamish27/09/2011 22:07:23
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You can scratch build if your keen. Have just got a set of plans from Hobby Store for the 3m version. I believe the fuz is identical, the wing tips are the same, so its only modifying the wing inners to come down to a 2.5.
 
Converted my 3m to electric and after demolishing the fuz I made a fibreglass fuz and then damaged the wing so bought the plans. Repaired wing and model is a dream to fly.
 
Followed recently on ebay a 3m which had been convert to electric with the wing built with flaps and ailerons and sold for just over £100, a steal. This will be my next project once the numerous others are finished., look for an updated in a couple of years!
Devon Flyer24/10/2011 21:19:56
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There's a 2.5mtr one just come up on Ebay HERE.

Edited By Devon Flyer on 24/10/2011 21:20:48

Simon Cunliffe24/10/2011 21:41:24
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Posted by Devon Flyer on 24/10/2011 21:19:56:
There's a 2.5mtr one just come up on Ebay HERE.

Edited By Devon Flyer on 24/10/2011 21:20:48

Well spotted, Thank you!

Simon
Erfolg25/10/2011 09:53:12
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It has brought back memories.
 
My own EMP has a fibreglass body, which seemed to be the most popular competition fuz, from memory.
 
I also remember that my own has a Selig section, the alternative was E205, again if my memory is correct.
Simon Cunliffe25/10/2011 18:08:47
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Posted by Erfolg on 25/10/2011 09:53:12:
It has brought back memories.
 
My own EMP has a fibreglass body, which seemed to be the most popular competition fuz, from memory.
 
I also remember that my own has a Selig section, the alternative was E205, again if my memory is correct.

That's the one which I was really looking for!

Donald Mackenzie09/10/2013 18:29:13
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I have acquired an Aurora unbuilt kit and a set of Apex wings. Does anyone know if the fuz is common to both. Also does anyone have any kind of instructions for either.

pete taylor09/10/2013 22:17:42
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Hi Donald, and welcome to the forum!
I had an Aurora when they first came out back in the early 80's.
As far as I can recall, the Apex was the arf version with straight veneered foam wings, whereas the Aurora had polyhedral wings build up over a foam core. The construction was unique to EMP and worked well.
I don't have any manuals, but can recall the construction method quite clearly. If you need a hand, pm me and we'll take it from there.
Cheers, Pete

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