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01/18/2007 at 11:00 pm #40560
Well forum bunch, I’ve just gotten back into free flighting after a 35 year absence. I previously flew in california in the Sepulveda basin and flew mainly HLG, Tow Line, and Power ships. I’ve started out building P30’s and HLG’s. I have an old plan from the 60’s of a HLG that is similar that I’ve built in the traditional method of a solid balsa wing and than I build one from a stick version. I’ve lost both of them in thermals last summer so I’ve built 3 more since it’s been dark at night and I can’t get out and play after dark. My question is there any contruction contraints for flying HLG in competition? I’ve read NFFS and AMA rules and I haven’t been able to find anything restricting a stick built wing. Just for ref. I am now living im middle Tennessee and trying to find good flying space. Let me know what you all think.
Scottl041301/18/2007 at 11:49 pm #43801DAN BERRYParticipant
There are no restrictions on HLG planes. Anything you can throw is legal.
Your 60’s plan and any similarly launched has been rendered obsolete. Discus launch gliders are here and they taken the event by storm.
Where in Tn are you? There are guys there, but the field at Tullahoma was taken away by bunny huggers.01/19/2007 at 1:55 pm #43802
Thanks for the Info. I have been reading about the DLG and keeping my eye on it. I live in Portland, TN. which is due north of Nashville 4 miles from the Kentucky border. Right now I’m finishing up a ZEEK 1/2A. Not sure what my next project is going to be.
Scott01/19/2007 at 8:18 pm #43803AnonymousInactive
You can contact Stan Budenbohm and get his list of kits, which include many great gliders options(and dlg) His address is 5652 Meinhardt Rd., Westminster, CA 92683-2423. Mention to him that I referred you.
Good luck, Tim Batiuk
02/08/2007 at 7:25 pm #43804
Well Tim, I’ve sent a letter to Stan about 2 weeks ago and have yet to hear back from him. Maybe referencing your name was the wrong thing to do! HA!. Does Stan have a email address or can you give me a phone no. to call?
02/08/2007 at 10:03 pm #43805jim buxtonParticipant
No e-mail or published phone for Stan. If you want to get a look at his products his traditional JLG stuff can be viewed here:
Discus launch stuff here:
That will get you downloadable order forms with products and prices, from there if you want to order you have to pop it in the mail.
I know Stan has been busy recently, and I bet he has a rush of DLG orders right now. Maybe this time mention my name rather than Tim’s 🙂 I do know once you order and he has your $$$ he is pretty quick.
02/08/2007 at 10:28 pm #43806
Thanks for the info. Jim. I’ve been on the web site already and will soon be placing an order with Stan.
Scott02/09/2007 at 2:33 pm #43807
Jim, I have to eat a little crow with regards to Stan getting back to me! When I got home last night guess what I had in the mail. YEP! A letter from Stan with some words of encourgement and copies of all his stuff. Stan, sorry for the impatientance. 😳
02/09/2007 at 3:30 pm #43808jim buxtonParticipant
Order with confidence. Stan puts out good stuff. I am primarily a scratch builder because I am pretty picky about my stuff. I have found that Stan can put together a better pop up fuselage and timer than I can.
Build and fly his designs and read all the advice he has, he knows his stuff.
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