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1/4 scale Slingsby Gull Type 1 build

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1/4 scale Slingsby Gull Type 1 build

1/4 scale Slingsby Gull Type 1 build

Ok, last pic. As I was designing and building the stab, I wondered why on earth Slingsby would put this square, straight shaped tail on such a beautiful, flowing wing, rudder, and fuse. Looks really out of place. And, he just sorta stuck it on top of the fuse with not an ounce of any blending. Looking at some of his earlier designs, it looks to me like he just did a cut and paste of a stab from one of them. Nothing of note, I don't believe, on the construction. It was kinda fun to use the old 'laminate and glue wet strips of 1/16" balsa around a hardwood form' technique to get the curved trailing edge of the rudder just like an early Wakefield model. I still need to add a leading edge fairing on the fin.
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1/4 scale Slingsby Gull Type 1 build

It still looks marvelous, Bob. I hope everyone has a happy Easter![br][br]

Onward and Upward.
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1/4 scale Slingsby Gull Type 1 build

That's some fancy needlework, Randy. Thanks for sharing.
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1/4 scale Slingsby Gull Type 1 build

You're most welcome. I plucked it off of the R/C Aerotowing website. I thought it was cute.

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1/4 scale Slingsby Gull Type 1 build

Bob, laminating those outlines is satisfying work and makes for a strong structure.

Thermals---I need thermals!
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1/4 scale Slingsby Gull Type 1 build

Really cute, Tow Dog. I didn't see it until just now, thanx. Yes, it is quite strong, Tippo and much quicker to do with CA as opposed to back in the day using Ambroid glue! Although, as I recall, the odor from Ambroid had a much more soothing affect on me …
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1/4 scale Slingsby Gull Type 1 build

You know, there's nothing like a good sniff of ambroid and butyrate dope! Mom, made me go into the basement to build, though. Although, I can't really remember!

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1/4 scale Slingsby Gull Type 1 build

Here it is completed. It ended up weighing 9lbs which is a bit heavier that I expected. I needed the weight of the 2 3s5000ma LiPo packs that will power the motor assist pylon plus another 12oz of lead in the nose to get in to balance. But, it's a common story I have found for large vintage gliders to need lots of nose weight. At least most of the weight for this thing can be utilized. [br][br][br][br][br][br][br][br]
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1/4 scale Slingsby Gull Type 1 build

If anyone is interested, I can include a list of balsa, plywood, and covering used.
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1/4 scale Slingsby Gull Type 1 build

Let's see how it flies first! Just kidding, Bob. I'm sure it will soar with the Eagles or Turkey vultures, whichever shows up first. It looks mighty sharp. I can't wait to yank it with the Supper Club!

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1/4 scale Slingsby Gull Type 1 build

Wow Bob, beautiful job! Hey that rhymes.
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1/4 scale Slingsby Gull Type 1 build

Thanx, Randy and...thanx very, Gary.
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1/4 scale Slingsby Gull Type 1 build

Super Cub, here we go!

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1/4 scale Slingsby Gull Type 1 build

Is it done yet, Randy? Lol.
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1/4 scale Slingsby Gull Type 1 build

I know, it's sitting in the box, looking up at me asking, are we there yet? Soon, very soon.

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