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From: Dick Adams <rradams@...>
Date: Friday, July 6, 2012 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Oh No!
Hey, Old timer! (You have a year or two on me.) If you can find a kit for Southwest Sailplane's Baby Bowlus, this is a great sailplane for an .049 assist. Although a 6 foot wingspan, as I recall, the wing is all machined balsa and everything else is balsa, as well. Only the fuselage is to be built of balsa sheet. Terrific flier! I shredded mine through a repeater tower on final approach some 30 years ago. She was loaded down with a 7 cell nicad pack and an early .049 electric motor, so had enough mass to shred with gusto! Dick On Jul 5, 2012, at 6:48 PM, "dfairchilds@..." <dfairchilds@...> wrote: > I'm a new guy. That is going to obvious! I have been building models of my own design and others for 60 years. Yup, 60. Started when I was eight. R/C, FreeFlight, everything, Even a couple of HLG. > > I am looking for a design -kit or plans- that lends itself to being powered by an 049 engine. I know that is blasphemy to this group, but it is necessary for me to engine launch and radio control the descent. > > I can scratch build from plans, or build a kit, but cannot hand or winch launch. I would prefer no carbon fiber, but can do that if necessary. > > So come on fellow modelers.... Rack your brains, download all your experience on me and give me some ideas.... No 2 meter stuff, looking at a max of 36-40 inch wingspan. I want to get it into the ionosphere over Arizona and thermal til my batteries explode. LOL. > > Landings > > Dave > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]