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« Reply #250 on: May 19, 2015, 01:37:21 PM »

Don't be sad Leeper. Everything I sell gets me a little more out of debt. Maybe one day I'll be back : )
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« Reply #251 on: April 09, 2017, 05:46:49 AM »

Finally looking at building a SWE36 again - please can anyone tell me where I can find the up to date version of the plan?

The one on Discus Kid http://www.discuskid.com/uploads/7/6/2/7/76278509/sweepette36d__1_.pdf
and here in the builders gallery http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_plans/details.php?image_id=3796 seem to be the original version.

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« Reply #252 on: April 10, 2017, 12:31:23 PM »

Hi Jon, this is Sweepettelee replying to your query.
FYI, you have found the latest, up to date, all be it the original, version of SW36D, on discuskid page.
My only recommendations are that the fin was a bit large, so wait til you test fly it before adding the basswood strip.
Fin size is a critical item to achieve best transition to glide.
Also, the nose length might be shortened some if you like.
I hope you have one of Stan's TLG bodies to use for your SW36D. They are excellent and really assist the build.

BTW, yesterday I saw Stan's new one meter "Raven" TLG design fly.  He sez it is his best yet & I tend to agree!
You might want to inquire about it...

Ciao, LEEPER
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« Reply #253 on: April 10, 2017, 02:39:24 PM »

Thanks Leeper. No it will be from scratch. Are the ply sides 1/32"?

I plan on picking your brains when I start trimming Smiley

Thank you!
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« Reply #254 on: April 10, 2017, 03:19:58 PM »

I can't recall...I think 1/32 ply. 
Oh yes Jon! I just recalled...
Look thru HP's TLG subject matter and search for Jim Buxton's beaut exploded view drawing of Stan's body! That may be the ticket for you...
I do not have any TLGs left because I cannot fly them anymore. I strongly suggest you send future queries to Stan.
Even more strongly I suggest you simply buy his kits. 
I know you are in UK, but I bet that you have mates who travel to CA for comps who you could cadge into being a delivery person,
so you can order from Stan and have him offload the bits to whomever when they arrive for Fab Feb comps, etc.
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« Reply #255 on: April 10, 2017, 07:55:50 PM »

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I do not have any TLGs left because I cannot fly them anymore.

That's not good news Lee. I hope you are well and could perhaps return to flying gliders again.

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« Reply #256 on: April 11, 2017, 04:42:07 AM »

Thanks Lee  Smiley you're still the guru so all help is appreciated Smiley
I've been flying radio DLG for a while now but my FF experience is limited to a few chucks (and hooks  Roll Eyes) of Mick P's Butterfly's. He has more or less given up launching due to back trouble too sadly. He's actually flying rubber these days Smiley


Yes the exploded drawing helps, thanks. I have some really nice wood here so hope I can do a decent version of the SWE36D with radio DT. In the long run I would like to design a large one as we dont have a span limit over here and when it comes to DLG I seem to be able to launch bigger models higher than light ones.

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« Reply #257 on: May 27, 2020, 10:03:39 AM »

Guys, sad to report that I lost my venerable old SWE36 that I built back in 2010 (see first pages of this thread) in the tippy top of a 100 ft tree today. I launched it on Parkers Piece in central Cambridge in some light lift and she poked around for a minute at 30-40 ft ...then the thermal broke loose (I felt the fill come in) and she started climbing like mad; went up to maybe 500 or 600 feet straight above the field before drifting towards the trees around the edge of the piece ... you know what happened next. "I'll just let her do one more circle" I thought ... RDTed over the field but she drifted over the trees and, as murphy would have it, straight into the top branches. Nestled comfortably like a fat pigeon on her nest.  The silver linings are that a couple of kids (~10yr old lads) were glued to me during this saga and got to witness the glory and tragedy of free flight with full commentary from me. The other silver lining is that if she had to go then that flight was the way to go. I guess another silver lining, is that I determined by direct comparison. that the Gold Rush 26 and SWE36 launch about to the same height. Signing off with some nice video ... 
https://youtu.be/HnZEbBxyOCw
https://youtu.be/sQcFftLxY7c

Maybe it is time to do another SWE 36 build log
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« Reply #258 on: May 27, 2020, 04:05:48 PM »

Hi Bernard, sad to hear of the loss of your big TLG today. What you need is an RDT band-burner timer, do you know anyone who does them?
Any chance that you could show details of the tip wing fuselage on your new Goldrush 24/26" so that we could whittle our own out of ply whilst we languish in semi-lockdown?
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« Reply #259 on: May 27, 2020, 05:09:01 PM »

Gman, I was using a RDT (servo operated) .... the problem was not the DT it was the pilot waiting for just one more circle before hitting the button. I could use one of the band burner timers I sell, but for TLGs where one makes many flights in quick succession a servo is simply more convenient than fishing a new rubber band out each time. Plus the servo sits int he nose and takes some of the need for lead away.

send me a PM with your email and I will shoot the plan for my Goldrush 24/26 to you.

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« Reply #260 on: June 11, 2020, 02:06:23 PM »

BG,
(more reply on D/T system) ...that Stan and Co. would use the Ralph Ray system on a TLG is quite brave! ...then again Stan thinks outside the box.
It makes sense that it would be difficult to use it on a larger glider, as the launch forces are so great. I need to find a way to get the Digest
article on the Cole Power -as I've gone and let my NFFS membership expire. Maybe it would answer some of my ponderings. I at least have the Cole
Power drawing now.

BTW I've followed some of your builds, but didn't realize you had done smaller gliders. I personally still like the DynoMite.

On the Sweepette 36, a number of years ago Leeper had one at the Nationals, the material(Balsa) he used and his workmanship are outstanding!
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« Reply #261 on: June 12, 2020, 08:14:41 AM »

Hi John,
Tumbling pigeon works fine on the smaller TLG. I would say 28" is as big as I would dare to go with those system. I can send your the Cole Power article. Just shoot me an email.

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