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Janus33
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« on: May 15, 2017, 02:24:13 PM »

Dear friends hi from Greece!

I have built so far by accident ( my daughter had some left over balsa sheets from a school project and me and my younger son wondering what to do with them and voila!!!) two small catapult gliders this http://www.amaflightschool.org/diy/how-build-indoor-catapult-launch-glider-science-olympiad and this one http://jkon.aeromodelling.gr/ninter-120A.htm .We didn't fly well them because of spare time limitations but there was some interest of my sons side to build gliders like these.So I would like to propose me some plans to built as we are totally new to the sport .
Our needs are for simple builds like the previous we built (because in our country is a bit difficult to find special parts except balsa wood),we need to keep it simple (minimum tools and built time).
Size doesn't matter much but the main problem is that we don't have enough large areas (about a football court or less we are living in somehow crowded  area and there is no indoor space nearby )  .
Also in our country there is no (as far I know) competitions so the models doesn't need to have restrictions of weight size etc they will be built for our pleasure and final specification is to be a good flyer according to your experience .
I am looking forward for your proposals .
Best regards Nick .

P.S. Sorry if my English are bad but it is not my native language.
   
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 04:53:15 PM »

As another beginner, I've had great success with Chuck Marcos' Easymini 8" catapult glider.

http://www.gregorie.org/freeflight/easymini/

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/Coopdevil/FullSizeRender%2035_zpsq9k5l9vi.jpg

Very easy to build, all straight lines!

For something that looks a little bit more like a real aeroplane another easy build that flies very well is the Bill Dean design for the Sabre F86D

http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=8324

I've flown the Easymini and Sabre in a small park with no problems, although one of my Easyminis is stuck up a tree somewhere and another one landed somewhere unseen and never turned up again!

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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 04:57:06 PM »

There are loads in the plans section. The Katze planes are easy, small and fly well. A larger easy plane is Sweepette 8 or Joe fosters 12"
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 01:11:57 AM »

So as I understand size limit is 8-12 inch ....
@Coops : That is I think the beauty of these constructions they are so cheap and easy to built that you dont care if you loose it .We have left also our first model on a tree...
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