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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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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2019, 04:13:14 PM »

Alas, it is I! I whipped one out this morning! Test glides are OK but maybe needs some "spiral control".
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2020, 05:12:51 PM »

Nice effort IW. How is the trimming going?

BBdave - what happened to yours? It has probably gone to Valhalla or the hall of vanquished gliders by now Smiley

Happy New Year

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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2022, 07:05:41 PM »

Hey! I know it's been years, but after trimming it out, my Thermal Scout has been the perfect trainer for the young neighbor kids and my dad. I have had to fix it a fair amount of times, but I managed to keep it all this time  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2022, 12:25:52 AM »

They are good fun and it's good to hear that you are still flying it. it sounds like it has really earned it's keep!

I always have a couple of my 300WS CLG's on hand.

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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2022, 03:37:08 PM »

They are good fun and it's good to hear that you are still flying it. it sounds like it has really earned it's keep!

I always have a couple of my 300WS CLG's on hand.

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It definitely has. I've thermalled it more than once too. I should rig it for a DT  Undecided

I also painted a galaxy on it. I should really post pictures here more  Roll Eyes
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