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    Back to RC skydiving

    About 30 years ago, a friend of mine and I got the plans from RCM, built our man and did about 30 jumps. My friend then got into real skydiving and we quit dropping the man. A couple of years ago, I got him out of storage and did a couple of jumps. Unfortunately, on his last jump he landed on top of a very high pine tree where he stayed until Katrina blew him to who knows where. About a month ago, I did my first skydive - a tandem from 10000 ft. I called my friend to tell him about it, and after a couple of conversations decided to start jumping rc again. I really like the Wilga and the Pilatus Porter -- anyone know a source of plans on the 10-12 foot size for these planes?

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    RE: Back to RC skydiving

    Welcome back to RC Skydiving. Re: plans for the Porter or Wilga you might want to check on the Giant Aircraft forum.
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    RE: Back to RC skydiving

    thanks JuanF! There is a European firm that makes a wilga arf/kit -- but big bucks! May just have to continue using my Sr. Telemaster. I have thought of kit-bashing the 12 telemaster into a Pilatus Porter

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    RE: Back to RC skydiving

    Banzai55, I have a Senior Telemaster with an 8' WS that I have been using for over 10 years. I originally had a Super Tigre .75 and last year changed over to a Super Tigre 25 CC motor. I can take up two jumpers with out any problems. My Senior Telemast is the ARF version. It is much heavier than the built up one.
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    RE: Back to RC skydiving

    My telemaster is a re-covered 29 year old plane-- i built it in '78 -- now i've got an OS fs 120 on it. Love the plane!

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    RE: Back to RC skydiving

    or check out http://www.mraerodesign.com/MRAero-EN.html
    looks nice too...previous link is ARF,this one needs to be build copletely.....

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    RE: Back to RC skydiving

    [] Lost my 29 year old friend last Sunday -- Wing folded about 500 feet up, knocked off the tail and buried itself engine deep in the ground. The jumper was released in time and he lived! Excellent drop actually!


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