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Old 01-13-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I'm looking for a balsa kit, maybe 100", with full-house controls.

I was thinking of bashing a BoT to add ailerons and flaps, but I just don't know if that's the direction I want to go.


Anyway, if anyone has any ideas about a big, built-up sailplane, let me know.

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A Sig Riser 100 is a nice old timer kit!

And I think the price is right!

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I was thinking that too. It's definitely on my list.

Any other suggestions?
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Chrysalis 2M

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Chrysalis 2M
Jeff!
Yeah! I will concour on that one!!

Check out, www.mmglidertech.com/marauder.htm
I think if you were converting this one to eFlight the wing
could be built much lighter! I love the old school balsa look!!!!
A nice ship, but I consider it a little pricey!

A BOT might be in my future, with a glass fuse & a built up wing
by me!! With ePower!

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Yeah Jimmy - every day at lunch I wade a bit farther into the Chrysalis build threads, taking notes

I needed a home for my spare Park 480 anyway

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I like the Marauder. Any tips on keeping the electric conversion light?

I'm guessing that without a winch-launch, the wing spar wouldn't have to be as strong. Although carrying the extra weight of the battery and motor might be just as stressful...
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I am building a Great Planes Spirit Elite kit build at the moment. Not the best kit if you wish to modify for EP.
It's also possible to get the ARF with a fibreglass fuselage.
I have a DVD called High performance tuning for sailplanes which features tips for the ARF Spirit Elite.
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I like the Marauder. Any tips on keeping the electric conversion light?

I'm guessing that without a winch-launch, the wing spar wouldn't have to be as strong. Although carrying the extra weight of the battery and motor might be just as stressful...
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Are you building a Guppy also? That is a light & little eFlight sailplane!

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Xptical!

Are you building a Guppy also? That is a light & little eFlight sailplane!

Regards!
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Yeah. The Guppy will be a sporty little warmliner. But I'm looking at a 100"+ electric sailplane for the Summer. I'm really digging on the Marauder right now, The split spoilers on that bird are insane.
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Yeah. The Guppy will be a sporty little warmliner. But I'm looking at a 100"+ electric sailplane for the Summer. I'm really digging on the Marauder right now, The split spoilers on that bird are insane.
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Are you building the Guppy from a kit? Which wing are you building, Poly or Aileron?

I have the MKll completed with the Poly wing. And the MKll Aileron model is finished & ready to be covered. SLOW BUILDER!!!!

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I'm building the aileron wing. I've got the fuse, boom, and tail mostly complete. I installed pushrods for the rudder and elevator, but I may just build it as aileron and elevator only.

I have yet to start on the wings. Not looking forward to cutting all those ribs.


BTW, I'm scratch-building it from plans. I had them printed at Office Depot for about $6. I then used tracing paper to go over all the parts and transferred those to wood with spray adhesive. Once the parts were cut, I pulled the paper off and sanded everything down.
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I have one aquila left to sell then im out of the hobby. If interested contact me.
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