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« on: March 04, 2011, 06:16:04 PM »

I am mainly a power flier but I built a Flashback A2 a couple of years ago. The airplane flew pretty much off the board and it flies well, but I've never flown it in competition because I haven't been able to practice launches enough to get comfortable. I am usually test flying alone. Does anybody have a good glider launch stooge they could share?

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2011, 06:33:01 PM »

Go to NFFS Forum here: http://www.freeflight.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=978

I and others posted some towliner self launcher stooges.

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2019, 09:55:19 PM »

Having to resurrect this old thread.  I followed Leeper's link.  It was so old that the photos were dropped.

Soooo, does anyone out there in Hip Pocket Land have any experience with, or photos of Towline glider launching stooges?

This will be for an A2 Nordic (Names, not numbers and letters for events) Glider, but it should also work for A1's right?
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2019, 04:36:53 AM »

Here a simple stooge.

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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2019, 04:39:07 AM »

Stooge.

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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2019, 05:02:53 AM »

A chap here in the UK uses a flat board about a metre square, propped up with two legs at the front to an angle of about 30 degrees. Two simple hooks like those posted hold the wings. The stooges posted look more elegant but I can see a sideways gust making the tail hit a post. CanĀ“t happen with a board, which also protects from wind
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2019, 06:45:32 AM »

Launching stooges made of PVC water pipe or conduit and the elbows and tee joiners made for them, make excellent launching stooges. Made to plug together, they are compact to transport. When launching, the stooge tips forward, and falls out of the way of the tail.
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2019, 10:38:33 PM »

Thanks everyone.  Some good candidates there.  Again, thanks.
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