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Old 11-05-2020, 09:37 PM
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Hey all, Haven't been around for a while. I'll just blame 2020 and leave it at that.

Anyway, been working on and off on this bird for a while and just about have it done now. It is a 1/3rd scale Slingsby Skylark 1 (type 37) from Peter Goldsmith designs. Almost to the point of putting in the electronics. Still have to line up the wing and tail and drill the holes for the wing bolts which is always the scariest part for me. hoping to have the first flight right after new year.

No way I'm going to maiden this bird in 2020! LOL

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Old 11-05-2020, 10:09 PM
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1/3 scale. That is big!
Very nice.
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Old 11-05-2020, 11:34 PM
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4.7 meters or 188" yeah she is pretty big!
Thanks
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Old 11-07-2020, 02:18 AM
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Something wrong with 2020? LOL I getcha.....

I remember as a kid seeing some of those. Had real appeal, a bit like the old DH Dragonfly. Real aeroplanes...
Maybe I should have been born 50 years earlier... I loved those things.
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Old 11-07-2020, 12:53 PM
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The plane is huge, had no idea until the photo with the transmitter was posted. Hope you have enough room to store it!!
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Old 11-07-2020, 12:54 PM
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BTW, didn't see it's little brother in those background photos. Nick crash and burn my Spitfire?
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Old 11-10-2020, 08:39 PM
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BTW, didn't see it's little brother in those background photos. Nick crash and burn my Spitfire?
HAHA, no your Spit is alive and well hanging up in the basement.
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Old 11-11-2020, 12:58 AM
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LOLOLOL, your latest project is a great one. Looking forward to seeing it fly some day.
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Old 11-11-2020, 05:58 PM
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Ne too Don. It is getting close! I pretty much have a really big ARF now! lol
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"I remember as a kid seeing some of those."
Hell! I am so old I actually flew a full size one. Not a Skylark 1 but the later Skylark 4 that had an even bigger span. It flew beautifully.

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Old 11-12-2020, 03:03 PM
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that is cool. I've flown 172's but never a full sale glider. Would love to do that someday.
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