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Chris Foss Middle Phase

Manufacturer: Chris Foss

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No. of Reviews5
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Nightflyer wrote on 02/01/2013:
VERY FORGIVING FIRST SLOPE SOARER
Strengths: Classic design and wood and foam veneer construction. This makes a great first model. It is a rugged model that takes the knocks of a novice and will reward the novice with many hours of flying. It is not hard for a novice constructor to build - just be patient and take care and you will be well rewarded with a great model.
Weaknesses: Model may be a little dated but it has real pedigree. Hardest part for a novice is to ensure that the fuselage is not banana'd when building, and that care is taken when joining the wings. Care and attention to detail are the watch words for success.
Overall: This is such a versatile model. Aside from many hours over the years on slopes having had more than one of these models, I have had power pods on them to get them aloft and aero towed the glider aloft many times. This glider can reward you with years of pleasure. Many slope pilots have one of these tucked away in their hanger that occasionally gets dusted of for some fun, and some have models have survived teaching more than one novice pilot the art of slope soaring. Where I grew up and learnt to fly probably 95% of all pilots learnt to fly on one of these. I am sure that with time there will be more rivals, but it will take a lot to knock this bird off it's perch as No.1.
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
80%
Overall
60%

Mike Chantler wrote on 18/03/2012:
EXTREMELY TOUGH TRADITIONAL FIRST SLOPE PLANE
Strengths: Build it with band wing attachment rather than bolts, put two aileron servos ressessed in wing rather than traditional single big one poking out of centre section (single servo mangles fusalarge on crash) and yu have a very tough traditional model
Weaknesses: Aerobatics a little untidy and limited but this is a trainer!!!!
Overall: Great aileron trainer. Build the 'advanced aileron wing'.
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
60%
Value for money
80%
Overall
60%

tom page wrote on 03/08/2011:
A GREAT LITTLE GLIDER
Strengths: flies great and good for beginner builders because ists relitivly easy too build.
Weaknesses: none I can think of.
Overall: Great glider,good beginners and good to build.
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

Alex Leigh wrote on 30/11/2009:
SUPERB OLD SCHOOL SLOPE SOARER
Strengths: Easy to build, really well thought out, flies well in lots of different wind conditions, tough as old boots.
Weaknesses: Design could do with updating. Ended up cutting two servos into the wing.
Overall: A low cost, easy build slope soarer that's huge fun to fly. Superb Design from CF, and still a great glider 20+ years after it was first produced.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

David Burstow wrote on 23/11/2009:
EXCELLENT
Strengths: Chris Foss design
Weaknesses: Care needed in the build - easier and better modified to 2 aileron servos
Overall: Does what it says on the tin - and more
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

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