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« on: July 08, 2018, 12:01:14 PM »

Something new for me is a catapult glider. And I picked a simple 12 inch span version from the plan gallery.
I redrew it's simple lines to a clean sheet of paper and picked some wood to fit the bill. Along with the parts I also made some templates in 1/64th ply for the fuselage parts. Image is work is what is done so far.
Anyone who has tried this bird let me know what you have discovered?

I suppose if I am going to make one, perhaps two is as easy, but the scond one ends up being templates for number two, so really, glider two becomes glider number three, even if number two is a dummy.
What is the result of duplication, in that each subsequent copy looses something in translation. I hope the copies remember how to fly.
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2018, 04:57:26 PM »

These fly great & are quick to build.  Lost 2 so far, always the best one
gets lost.

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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 08:08:08 PM »

I just started playing around with CLG and really loving it.  I built one of those just a few weeks ago.  It flies well but I have had much better luck with the Nighthawk glider... build video on youtube.  I can get it much higher... best flight so far is 50sec or so in calm conditions.
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2018, 09:49:44 PM »

I am intrigued!
Can this be the same Joe Foster who won the first place for Indoor HLG at the 1952 Nationals with an amazing time of 1:14?
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 08:20:48 PM »

Thanks for the replies all, I am not sure of any of Joe Foster's history. I liked the looks and size. I have completed it and it hand glides well. It will need to be trimmed a bit more.

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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 02:27:34 PM »

Joe Foster did it all. He was VERY good at every catageoy of modeling FF indoor & out door. R/C pylon racing & Pattern.
a really nice guy too.

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