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1972 Graupner ASK 14

Old 12-31-2007, 02:18 PM
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Ok yall...

today I was GIVEN an aircraft.

My neighbor's son-in-law received an aircraft model as a present when he was a kid.. But like most good German kids.. he fell in love with soccer and the kit found a home in the attic. and there it stayed.. the kid grew.. the kit stayed, now with a pending rennovation of the house, which he now owns, the contents of the attic had to be reduced The kit re-surfaced, and was almost chucked. but the wacky American down the street loves RC... maybe he would Want it..

The Johannes Graupner scale ASK 14 powered glider.

The kit was bought in Feb of 1972. and opened twice. never been assembled, or even attempted.. And probobly counts to one of the earlier forms of scale ARF's.

She has a fiberglass fuselage with an alluminum nitro mount.
styrofoam core balsa wings.
Wingspan of 2.3M
her parts are Balsa, Ply, Allum and IRON.

it is gonna take me a minute to get started on this classic. Looking through the yellowed pages of the instructions, she dont look to tough to build. but I just couldnt hold it in how rare of thing this is... and it just landed in my lap.

I will call her Dusty.
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:26 PM
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morning Stink,
That was quite a find for you. Fortunate your neighbor thought of you as a model aircraft guy. good luck with Dusty. Great name. long time in the attic and now to be put to good use..
Happy New Year..
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:59 PM
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Hi Stink, nice find! That should be a good scale powered glider, and the kit looks complete. Here's a link to the "Scale Glider" site;
http://www.soaringissa.org/
And I found a few links, all in German, from folks who had the glider;
http://www.rc-network.de/forum/showthread.php?t=55148 with photos of the full-size glider.
Last, an old eBay listing, it went for 39,50 EUR.
http://cgi.ebay.de/ASK-14-Graupner_W...QQcmdZViewItem
Good Luck and Thermals!
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:04 PM
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its funny Shark... I was just at 2 of those sites...
I also found this one.. http://www.koralpe.biz/ask14.html

again, she was built for gas.. but she wont weigh a whole lot so I will be electrofitting her..
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:06 PM
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I have a feeling it don`t fly well at all. In addition it is ugly.
To avoid the disappointment I volunteer to take over the kit. Will pay 20$ if you pay the freight
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:02 PM
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well... seeing as the kit on e-bay has climbed to about $80.. and buyer pays shipping..

I'm disinclined to acquiesce to your request. Means "no".

plus.. who would pay a dime for an ugly plane that wont fly?

nope... Im gonna build her. I am going today or tomorrow to get some foil..

I have been reviewing the plans. This model will need some fun re-works and mods. the plans show servos which are about twice the size of a 9v battery. and because of this, they have a craxy linkage setup for the Ailerons. Rudder is pretty normal... but the Elevator is a has full surface movement, meaning the whole H-stab moves (like an F-14)..

This is gonna be fun

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Old 01-03-2008, 05:03 PM
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Beautiful, really.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by stinkweed007 View Post
plus.. who would pay a dime for an ugly plane that wont fly?
Would just do you a fever

I hope you post pictures and some words in here during the progress. I think I have some (old) linear Graupner servoes from the 70-ties laying in my hobbyroom. They propably suit the servo-mounts
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:10 PM
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well... my concern is getting the bird in the air. The fact that its a classic model is enough to give me goosebumps. but I plan to retrofit many of her features to modern electrics.

because the older servos were about half the size of a pack of cigarettes, they couldnt be placed out on the wings for ailerons, which my design will do.

The model calls for a gas engine, but I will be going electric which brings a rather large battery into play. so basically I will have to re-design her guts anyway.
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:05 AM
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...and just as I was about to make you an offer for it you decide to build it.
Actually just signing on to follow along.

Standing By,
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:37 PM
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just received the ASK 14 fiberglass kit and want to convert from nitro to electric. no plans in kit. any idea where I can get a set???
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:56 AM
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which plans do you need?
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:16 PM
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for the graupher ASK 14 RC sailplane
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:21 PM
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what I mean is, do you need the book (all in German) or that big honkin sheet (also in greman)
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:38 PM
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just the big sheet
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Old 02-14-2021, 10:39 PM
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I had one of these in 1972-73. Bought it in Germany, built it in Ethiopia, finally flew it in Provo, Utah, USA. It flew fine. I thought it was a little underpowered so I put a larger motor on it (possibly a Cox Conquest .15). It flew so fast that half the stab came off the rods and the plane crashed. It could have been from flutter at high speed. I would build it again if it was available, but electrified.

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Wonder if he ever flew it since it was 14 years ago.
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