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Old 10-22-2012, 07:32 AM
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I got this glider over the weekend. No manual, no instructions, and no markings that I could find. Could you provide some tips on where I can find some additional information about this glider? Can it be converted to electric power? (I assume it requires some extensive surgery)

The previous owner fixed a hole in the canopy by adding another canopy on top of the hole. That is why it seems like the canopy has a bubble towards the rear of it.

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Old 10-22-2012, 07:35 AM
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:36 AM
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:38 AM
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:25 PM
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Try going to Sailplane Directory.com, look through there and see if any match. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:36 AM
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It looks to be an ASW 28.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:38 PM
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Look at the canopy, that is a DG-600/800 of some sort. What is the span and wing construction?
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.....What is the span and wing construction?
The span is approximately 107 inches. From what I can tell, the wings are built up wood and sheeted, but I'm not 100% sure.

Thanks for the help. I'm a helicopter and powered airplane pilot. I wanted to get into hotliners or similar on the cheap by buying this at an auction. Turns out I may have bought a scale glider and I'm having second thoughts about hacking it off to install an electric motor.

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Old 10-30-2012, 05:09 AM
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I agree with rcsoar4fun... while the rest of the plane could arguably be a semi-scale model of a variety of sailplanes, the canopy shape (where it meets the fuselage) appears to be representative of the Glaser-Dirks DG series. Here's the DG600:

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Ok Thanks for the info. Any idea as to the model's manufacturer? I'd like to know if it is a $50 model or a $300 model. I don't want to take a hacksaw to a $300 model to convert it to electric.

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Old 10-31-2012, 04:46 AM
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Further research leads me to believe you have a Gerasis 2.7m DG600, based on wingspan and color of wing tips. An older model, now out of productionif I'm not mistaken, but definitely closer to $300 than$50 when new.
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Further research leads me to believe you have a Gerasis 2.7m DG600, based on wingspan and color of wing tips. An older model, now out of production if I'm not mistaken, but definitely closer to $300 than $50 when new.

Thanks AMA-69405, based on your info, I found this:
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=835226[/link]
it looks identical to mine. I might keep it in stock form and fly it for a while.

Any idea on where to find a new canopy?

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Old 10-31-2012, 11:06 AM
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Sorry, no clue as to a canopy replacement source...
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