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From: Thomas Mabry <mabry.thomas@...>
Date: Friday, July 6, 2012 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Oh No!
If you could get your hands on a great planes spirit glider I modified one yo take a .061 and you could speck it in 2 minutes and then thermal until your hearts content. Although this plane is on the beefy side of modern gliders it's a ton of fun and anyone can fly it On Jul 6, 2012 12:16 PM, "John Gallagher" <gldrgidr@...> wrote: > ** > > > The .049 was equivalent to the old speed 400 class in electrics. Most > gliders in that class were about 60" in span. There are a lot of old hand > launch gliders in that size that would probably work. Anything smaller > would probably be over-powered with the .049. > The M&M Illusion might work. http://www.mmglidertech.com/illusion.php > Skybench's Lil'Bird 2 is in the same class. > http://www.skybench.com/index.html?http://www.skybench.com/home.html > > There are a lot of vintage gas free-flight models you might like. Many > people are converting them to RC. The Lanzo Bomber and the Playboy Jr are > two that come to mind. The Vintage forum in RC groups has many plans > available for these old timers. > http://www.rcgroups.com/vintage-and-old-timer-designs-209/ > > I asssume that you have the .049 and that's why you want to use it, but I > would also suggest that you look into a brushless motor setup. I realize > that it's a major change if you are only familiar with gas powered models. > > Let us know what you decide. > > John > > > ________________________________ > From: "dfairchilds@..." <dfairchilds@sbcglobal.net> > To: BugHLG@yahoogroups.com > Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2012 7:48 PM > Subject: [BugHLG] Oh No! > > > 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] > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]