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« on: October 24, 2014, 02:33:12 PM »

Howdy !

Who makes and contact info?

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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2014, 03:02:18 PM »

Right now I think only Campbell's custom kits makes an 8" catapult kit. http://www.campbellscustomkits.com/campbells-custom-kits-catalog-31-05-17-2014.pdf
CAM352+ Mini Catapult (makes two gliders)
Looks like they might be out of stock now?
A2Z used to sell the Stinger catapult kit, but they are no longer in business.

Both are very easy to fabricate from plans though.

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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2016, 10:46:48 PM »

Make your own!

http://willamettemodelersclub.weebly.com/uploads/3/8/0/2/3802244/_lawn_dartie_plan.pdf

http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_plans/categories.php?cat_id=21

...look @ my current Avatar for completed example of the "Lawn Dartie"...
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 01:09:39 AM »

A2Z used to sell the Stinger catapult kit, but they are no longer in business.

Both are very easy to fabricate from plans though.

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I ordered a pair of Stingers back before A2Z closed.  I still have one of them unopened. The one I built shattered the fuselage and is waiting for a replacement. I used a good photocopier to not only make a spare set of plans, but to scale them down to 6" and up to 10" and 12". Maybe I can build a fleet after some hunnydo's get done.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 02:52:12 AM »

Here's a double kit of Chuck Markos' Mini Cat. http://retrorc.us.com/phantomfury-3-3-2-1-3.aspx
This plan/article is also available online in the AMA Model Aviation archieves. Another good design is Martyn Cowley's little cat, maybe someone reading this has that plan.

BTW- I think the Markos glider is the same one Tmat mentions.

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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2017, 10:51:28 AM »

Campbell's is through Retro R/C now.
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 03:37:45 PM »

J&H Aerospace now has a full line of CLG/HLG kits. I believe we're the only company in the world ever to offer a performance oriented 6" kit. It's the design I've used over the past 8-10 years to keep Pit and Tmat busy in the postals. Same story with the 8" Carbonette.
www.jhaerospace.com
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 08:45:56 PM »

Yes I agree with some of the guys here,build your own.You can get four out of a 3x36 sheet so very little cost for big fun.
 
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2018, 10:31:25 AM »

Yes I agree with some of the guys here,build your own.You can get four out of a 3x36 sheet so very little cost for big fun.
 

So, I printed the Lawn Dartie plan like 4 times.  Does anyone else have a hard time eyeballing printer settings to get an 8" span plane to actually print at 8"?

Does it even matter?

When we say the Dartie is an 8" glider, does that mean the wings come from an 8" block?  Or that the finished glider would be 8" tip-to-tip?

Again, does it even matter?
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2018, 11:21:18 AM »

8" tip to tip with dihedral, or what we call "projected" span.

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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2018, 12:01:50 AM »

Stevens Aero has a kit for three catapult gliders of 8 inch span.

I think that you could make a low aspect ratio, 8 inch catapult glider with meat tray foam, or possibly even foam plates. You definitely could if you added a little reinforcement. I suspect you could wet sand the foam, which would make for much less airborne dust.
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