Super Grand Esprit, Sagitta XC and Aquilla XC are one of the greats when I was learning to fly, it’s great to be able to build these rare models.

Building the Oldies!

Our local flying field, plenty of room to fly models. It’s owned privately and has a full size aircraft landing strip.

Our Flying Field

A few mates and myself have decided on a group build. Design by Louis Kulicka

Puy Loup – Group Build

Building and Flying RC Sailplanes

Bench upgrade

Had to make the middle bench a bit longer, the Puy Loups and the Watts New demand bigger building surface, As well the A-10 and P-51 need a bigger platform to balance and adjust things. So grabbed a couple of 1200x900x9mm mdf sheets and nailed it to an old door i had. Perfect!!

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Aileron Servos

Between planes again, bad habit, but with a few going, you know the drill. 🙂 Servo install on the ailerons on the Element 3.5. Have to get this bird flying before it gets too cold.

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Sagitta XC – Dust off

She has been hanging in the rafters for years, about 11 actually which is disgusting of me. A big beauty should be flying and not gathering dust. So with a little nudge from the lads I’ve brought her down and with everything else asking for time i’ll quickly cover her and get her flying. I forgot how big it was, 4.2meters of wing. The first image the tip is touching the window, while the other half is hanging out of…

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Old Stuff

Found some old picture of the aircraft i’ve owned. Still have the Sagitta XC, I might finish it. The Miraj, sold this one. Fast plane DG1000 great little plane, can’t remember what happened to it. Aeroflyte Albatross, you need something to float, this is your model. ASH26 and ASW27 fuselages, i have to get these built. So pretty!

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Poy Loup Plans

So we rolled out the newly printed plans at Steph’s place last night at builders night. As you can see they get a little big. First cab off the rank is to find or buy a new building board that is a tad over 2 meters long. Next will see what balsa I have in stock and go from there. Keep you posted on the progress.

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Merlyn

Oh the Merlyn, what a fabulous example of a older woody, found the plans and had them printed for future use. Stay tuned!! 4 meter wing span all built up.

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Puy Loup Plans

So we have had the plans printed, the printer got the first round wrong and we ended up with it only half the size. I picked up the new ones this morning and we are good to go. Next step is to yack with the boys to see how we are going to do this group build.

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Puy Loup

Designed by Louis, a gentleman in europe, it’s an older design, but as soon as I seen it I had to build it. Might take some time to get done, but what a beauty. All info is here http://lesgpr.free.fr/construire/lecteur-construit/puy-loup/puy-loup.htm Screen shot of the plan. Finished model, this is off Louis website. By all means, contact him to get a copy, he has a few others as well. The Gliderman is another that I’ll do as well.

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