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OK, who would like to have their 3 meter wingspan or less, glider towed up? I wanted to see who might be interested in getting together for a little Aero tow action and some fun. Randy

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I have 2m a glider we could tow. I'm working in AZ for a bit but I should be back before to long
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I'll have installed the tow release in the Telemaster Electro here shortly. Gary you'll have to put a releasable tow-hook in the nose of your glider. There is a "how to" at New to Aerotow | RCAeroTowing.com. What type of glider do you have? Randy

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I did some surgical tubing launching today at the field. It felt like we had some great thermals going through, but there wásn't anything to write home about. I did catch one boomer, but I was getting blown downwind to the east really fast, and started to get pretty nervous about the Aspire being able to make it back. Hot as hell out there. The prairie dogs are moving in and we need to get our shooters out. There are holes just off the control line circle on the north side, and close to the S. end of the main runway. Tune up your artillery Randy. You can do that from a chair or picnic table. Hell, a crutch might make a good monopod to steady the gun.

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An F-4 with a couple of napalm tanks ought to do the trick! OK, I'll bring out the .22 rifle.

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Randy, I have a smallish house of balsa 2x4 glider.
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Ooh boy! That would be an interesting tow. I'll have to think about this one.

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Gary, that might be a little bit squirrelly without ailerons but we could give it a shot. The Telemaster would definitely pull her up if you could keep it behind! Randy

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Gary, is that the only glider you have to tow? Randy

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Randy, That's pretty much it. As long as it dosen't go into a death spiral it might be alright. I have no experiance with gliders so its hard to say. Maybe we should find something bigger.
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Gary, from the other websites, they recommend a Multiplex Easy Pro or the Cularis gliders as they are foam and have ailerons. They fly very well and are almost indestructible. Tower Hobbies has them; TowerHobbies.com | Search Results Randy

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Boy, the Cularis can get expesive, esp. if you buy the electric motor.

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Yes, the Easy Pro is less expensive but still not cheap. They both make excellent choices for the initial aerotowing experience. Plus they are excellent thermal and sloping ships as well. There are also many other choices if you would like to build something. ARFing seems to be the choice of most people.

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I got curious today and checked up on the Cumic I have to see how it rates for a good thermal ship. It appears that the Sagita will beat it out when the Cumic is only equipped with the 99 inch wing, which of course mine is. If I like the way the Cumic flys in general, I may just troll on RC Groups for the larger wing. I hope to start putting electronics in the Cumic next week. This Sunday is sailplane Sunday. I'm going to go out somewhere with the high start and Aspire. I doubt I will fly at the field this time, I'd like to spend less time getting the line tangled in shrubs.

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Well, I'm going to put the tow release in the Telemaster today. If I don't fall down the stairs on the way to the basement! Ar-Arr.

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