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03/26/2008 at 12:11 pm #40829
What is your favorite CLG design? I am cranking out a bevy of beauties now for the sod farm, and I am curious as to what people like.
Moi, J’aime les gliders de Buddenbohm. Pretty hard to beat for excellence of the materials and solid design.
How about launchers? Anyone got a cosmic design? The slit in a stick works, but suffers a lot of breakage, usually just at a bad moment. I03/26/2008 at 8:28 pm #45574
As you can guess I am a bit partial to Swee’ Cat 18 CLGs, multiple Nats CLG winning glider. 😳 😆
That bird is for normal CLG events, so why don’t you add to your CLG build list an entry in our 2008 ‘Beat the Vart III’?
To sweeten the pot, Luddite Dan suggested and I agreed to make a
short kit for Red Mo 12, which I used to win last years’ ‘Beat the Vart II’ Fun Fly.
The kit will be raffled to the entrant who holds the lucky number.
‘Beat the Vart III’will be held during the Nats, as in past years.
Will fill in the blanks later when we finalize things…stay tuned!
[sorry to intercede on your thread, Dohrm…]
Now a hint on launcher: saw two slots in dowel end and slip rubber in one slot, back the other & pull tight.
Seems less likely to cut or wear the rubber as much. 😀
Lee Hines03/26/2008 at 10:16 pm #45575DAN BERRYParticipant
There is also the Sting 18. I’ve flown it with some success for 3 years now. I am working up a new plane from my old Amelia Armhurt HLG.
Yeah, BTV will now require the winner to kit the winning design for a prize at the next NATS.
I am working on a launcher that will exit the rubber out of hole in the top
of the dowel. Now if I could get some of the magic Pirelli. King Ludd knows which batch but he doesn’t want to share with a loyal subject.03/26/2008 at 11:15 pm #45576
funny you should mention the Sting 18, it is one of my projects. I have spent a good chunk of the day working on all the wings.03/26/2008 at 11:22 pm #45577BRIAN M PACELLIParticipant
Lee Campbelle’s Cata-Piglet is a quick build and most seem to fly well…03/26/2008 at 11:29 pm #45578DAN BERRYParticipant
The Sting flies pretty good. I reduced the stab area on my best one. I used a big rock in Kansas city. removed about 3/8″ square chunk. I don’t know if performance is improved. I will note that the poinky tips are vulnerable.
Jan Langelius had a 12″ Sting at BTV. Very cute.03/26/2008 at 11:49 pm #45579
catapiglet is a real good one, it was our Model of the Year event for a couple of years. It’s biggest drawback is that it is so small, it is hard to keep in sight, and basically impossible for 2 minutes in any kind of wind. We reduced the max in local contests for it to one minute.
good news is that you can crank them out at a rapid rate.03/27/2008 at 12:11 am #45580DENNIS PHELANParticipant
I recommend the CataPiglet, but I fly a Sting 18 modded with a different wing planform, just a tad more area.03/27/2008 at 1:31 am #45581
“I have spent a good chunk of the day working on all the wings.”
I said: “When you think you’re done sanding, keep sanding.”
Leepero03/27/2008 at 1:43 am #45582
you are right, it is the easiest thing in the world to say “that’s good enough”. In fact, just a few minutes ago, I said that………but I have room to recover!03/27/2008 at 1:47 am #45583Dean McGinnesParticipant
I have a couple of Sting 18’s. Both fly well. Managed to blunder into winning at KOI 2006, much to everyones’ and my suprise. 😯 😯
An ironic twist: the only trophy I won at a Junior was 3rd place HLG at the ’60 KOI. I placed behind Bill Avera and another guy. Well, shift forward to 2006, and I won, beating both of them at long last. 😀
I still have trouble getting them to fly straight up and pop out on top. Mine usually do the old half loop with rollout at the top.
I have a couple of Swee Cats as yet unbuilt. 🙁03/27/2008 at 3:33 am #45584
Well, ya know Dean, just maybe that was the best trim on that day. 😉
A bit loopy and forward CG types can beat straight up and flip out trim,
in the wind or turbulence.
Boy, I do know that! 😯 😳
So get those Swee’ Cats going…one a bit loopy, the other tighter trim.
Leepero03/27/2008 at 5:28 pm #45585AnonymousInactive
I have been doing pretty well with Tim Batiuks design catapult glider.
For a shooter, take a 3/8 diameter dowel, put a 3/16 hole close to the end.
You tie the 1/4″ rubber with a double over hand knot, wrap the loop around the dowel underneath the hole, and push the unknotted end throught the hole with the knotted end captivated by the dowel . Works great. Will send a picture to anyone wanting to email me. Give me a couple days, because I have not taken the picture yet.03/27/2008 at 5:49 pm #45586
I’m curious: Which one of Tim’s CLG designs are you referring to?
He has several that go quite well.
Leepero03/27/2008 at 7:11 pm #45587AnonymousInactive
I think it is called the Maxine, was in the NFFS digest a couple of years ago.
You can always ask Tim which is his best one!
Doesn’t really make too much difference. You put them into good air, and they all go up. Need good air for any max.
Placed pretty high for me in the NATS the last couple of years. Might even have beat you at times, can’t remember, can you?
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