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Special Interest Aircraft This is the place to discuss those unusual Electric aircraft. Ornothopters, RC Hang gliders, Parasails, Hydroplanes. Blimps, Airships, Gyro-copters, Hovercrafts, and anything else that I forgot.

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Old 02-24-2013, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default Foot Launched Sailplane!

This could be FUN!!!!

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That looks like a hoot to fly!

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I would love to have one of these looks like a blast to soar around in.
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How cool would it be to make an RC version?! Some sort of electric motor to drive a couple of legs to get her going!

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firemanbill, that is hilarious.

I did find a price but that thing is way over my head. Looks like the base model is about 70,000 swiss francs.
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firemanbill, that is hilarious.

I did find a price but that thing is way over my head. Looks like the base model is about 70,000 swiss francs.
http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ Shows this is about $75,000 or so. But does that include the trailer?

Some years ago on a business trip I drove past an airport on the West side of the Grand Tetons mountain range just South of Yellowstone national park, where they offered sailplane rides up the Grand Tetons for about $50.00. Had to catch an airplane, couldn't make it. Regretted it ever since.

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I'll bet Bill's wife will buy him one!! (After all the other stuff is paid off that is.)

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I'll bet Bill's wife will buy him one!! (After all the other stuff is paid off that is.)
No doubt! I'll ask her!!!

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Originally Posted by kyleservicetech View Post
http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ Shows this is about $75,000 or so. But does that include the trailer?

Some years ago on a business trip I drove past an airport on the West side of the Grand Tetons mountain range just South of Yellowstone national park, where they offered sailplane rides up the Grand Tetons for about $50.00. Had to catch an airplane, couldn't make it. Regretted it ever since.
Everything is extra especially the trailer. It seems there are a couple of trailer options. Not to mention I would guess that if you live across the old pond there's going to be a lot more money involved. While it looks awesome I am afraid this is way out of my league.
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So THAT is what my avatar developed into! Who knew?
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