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« on: July 10, 2016, 04:42:43 PM »

This weekend I decided to build a relatively resilient chuck glider to take on a camping trip next weekend a quick Google resulted in building a thermal scout having not done any chuck glidering I'm hoping this will lead to more, the quick build has been fun.

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2016, 01:21:17 AM »

Dave, any pics of it? How is it flying?
I printed out the plan for the thermal scout and wanted to build it for ages...
In my opinion, it has a pleasant shape.

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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2016, 12:13:47 PM »

My club had a yearly thermal scout comp (until the farmer we rent our patch off decided to put crops in the surrounding fields). I won the club trophy for a year after my first scout dissappeared out of sight in, yes, a thermal! It became an instant legend and is still talked of in hushed tones to this day.
The second one I built was not half as good..oddly.
Nice little design and really robust but I found getting it to roll off the top a pain.

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2016, 11:19:01 AM »

Hi yes I meant to post one it should be attached this is my first attempt and I think a tad to robust but I had fun and some long glides till the fuselage broke but it's gluing up now. I have no benchmark as to seeing one of these models flying properly I have no idea how to launch it or what it should do thereafter but it's fun all the same.



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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2016, 12:42:51 AM »

looks great. With the bright red colour, you have good chances to find it on the tree or in the grass Grin
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