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« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2020, 04:52:48 PM »

Attached a screenshot of a cartoon on a Veron plan showing the solo towline launch system that I described earlier. It says 3ft sticks, but I'd say 5ft or 6ft would be better. Also I'd probably push a chock under them at the bottom to provide support and maintain the angle.
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« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2020, 06:17:21 PM »

I have used ramps to launch A2 gliders. I think you would need stops to stop the model initially sliding backwards and needs to be high enough to avoid the grass. I found that the models tended to slew and damage the tailplane on the ramp. So probably you need a bit better solution than the broomsticks, but could work.
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« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2020, 07:43:58 AM »

Had a good time flying the Lulu this morning. This time I used 3/16" rubber for the bungee (7.5m rubber and 22.5m of line). This seemed to suit the model very well, a nice positive climb on the line to good height. The subsequent glides were nice and stable.

Someone asked for flying shots, so here are a few.

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« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2020, 07:56:47 AM »

Gorgeous - I want one.
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« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2020, 09:21:31 AM »

Lovely shots   Smiley
On a nice day there is no more relaxing flying than with a 36" bungee glider!
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« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2020, 09:26:44 AM »

Hiya Kevin, pictures look really cool. Because of this I even got my one off the wall and started to finish it. I hate covering, glad it’s going well.
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« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2020, 10:13:38 AM »

Very uplifting watching it fly. This is my first towline glider but it certainly won't be the last!
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« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2020, 10:32:24 AM »

     Hi Kevin M.   Congratulations.    Cheesy    Great pics   Shocked   of your  50" Lulu glider - looks like your  3/16" rubber for the tow line is the right size for a 50" span  - and  your color scheme looks fantastic with the sky and cloud background.   Plus  +1  on the Kudos!

By the way,  your pics expand twice perfectly, too.      Smiley

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« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2020, 11:07:07 AM »

Hello again Kevin,
If you want another John Barker design I have been looking at Downbeat on outerzone, similar construction to the Lulu wing. But there are loads more on outerzone. Enjoy.
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« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2020, 11:12:19 AM »

Wayne,
i've looked at the Downbeat a few times, I like it and I'm tempted.
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« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2020, 11:18:34 AM »

Richard,
Thank you for the kind comments, I'm really enjoying learning this aspect of the hobby.
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« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2020, 06:38:36 PM »

Really nice pics of your Lulu in flight Kevin - it's very tempting! the Lulu seems perfect for hi-start launches.

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