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Old 04-28-2009, 08:33 AM
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Wahoo!!! Lets get this area rolling with members pictures of their favorite rocket boosted gliders!!! Either your own or one you thought was pretty cool .

I'll start with my current personal favorite which most of you have already seen. My 4" Mach 10. It just had 2 more flights this past weekend at the blue/grey regional. This thing has flown about 30 times now and is still going strong. I want to make a BT-80 based RC one for the new Quest D5-4 motors, but the vendor I was waiting for tiny servos from just delayed their release .
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:39 AM
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I love your upscale Mach 10's I remember you showing me them at NARAM 35. IIRC you have a the elevator neutral during boost and it flips to glide position at ejection. Do you have any plans/diagrams on how you set that up?

Here are some pics of my favorites. One photo is one of my Sky Dart launches, another is the rear engine BG I designed for THOY, and the rack photo has my Space Twins 2000, Nighthawk, Competition BG, and Sky Dart. The Sky Dart is hands down my all time favorite.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:56 AM
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Scott, you already posted pictures of the coolest glider I've seen in person.

As for my own gliders, I really do need to repair my Fake Wulf's wing tip and try it again.

Plus I ought to try launching my Edmonds Deltie again some time. It may need a new booster, since I left the original one sitting in my car for a year or so and it got a little bit brittle from the heat and sunlight.
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Wahoo!!! Lets get this area rolling with members pictures of their favorite rocket boosted gliders!!! Either your own or one you thought was pretty cool .
Here are some build write-ups I did on a couple of Edmonds kits. In this case, the most interesting part was resurrecting the wrecked birds.

http://www.doug79.com/cici/
http://www.doug79.com/cici2/

And here's one I had high aspirations for that turned out to be quite a turd. But I still have hope for it. I picked up a piece of hard, trailing edge balsa stock at the RC hobby store the other day in hopes of upscaling the Zoomies a bit, and seeing if I can get them to fly. <fingers crossed>

http://www.doug79.com/zoomies/#lil-dougie

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Old 04-28-2009, 10:23 AM
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I love your upscale Mach 10's I remember you showing me them at NARAM 35. IIRC you have a the elevator neutral during boost and it flips to glide position at ejection. Do you have any plans/diagrams on how you set that up?

Here are some pics of my favorites. One photo is one of my Sky Dart launches, another is the rear engine BG I designed for THOY, and the rack photo has my Space Twins 2000, Nighthawk, Competition BG, and Sky Dart. The Sky Dart is hands down my all time favorite.



Hi Eagle,
Nope, I went the lazy route... It will boost straight hands-off... I do like doing a few rolls and sweeping turns with it under power though. It ejects a weighted cone just like the original one which gives it its ballistic stability on the way up. I will be reducing the weight in the nose for the next few flights though. As a result it will fly higher, but I will probably need to feed in a little down elevator during boost.

I love the Sky Dart too... I have a Neubauer Rockets "Sky Dagger" that I need to get built.
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I love the Sky Dart too... I have a Neubauer Rockets "Sky Dagger" that I need to get built.


Jim's MegaDagger is awesome, as well!
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I need to paint the pod for my Fake Wulf and trim it as soon as the hurricane force winds die down around here. We have a launch on May 9th and I'm hoping to get the Wulf in the air.
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Say, I didn't miss out on the Fake Wulf kit, did I?

I actually have some disposable income at the present time!
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Say, I didn't miss out on the Fake Wulf kit, did I?

I actually have some disposable income at the present time!


An availability announcement will be made later today .
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Nope, I went the lazy route... ...:


I meant your non-RC versions. Did you have a fixed elevator on those as well?
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