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Old 12-05-2006, 02:16 PM
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I tested the flight performance of the new glider i've titled the "Thermal Spec" today, and all i can say is, Outstanding! The flight weight was exactly 4.9 oz. The launches were very straight. The glider had outstanding turning and control. I think i have now converted from composite back to good old fashion balsa wood. I look forward to seeing how others feel about the performance once they try it. The wing performed well. The combination of Drela's excellent airfoils, a good planform and this unique dihedral seems to work rather well. The thermal turning was beautiful. i was able to thermal the glider very esaily. it takes almost no effort to thermal. the glider was a lot of fun to fly. i prefer it now as oppose to my more expensive composite quantum. The simplicity of rudder and elevator
helped keep it enjoyable to fly. anyway thats my review of my own glider. i don't expect any of you to take my word for it. we'll see what others have to say. i will trow up some more picture of the glider later today..
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:13 PM
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Wow! Looks great. Post bigger pictures!
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:38 PM
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Default RE: (New Small DLG) Thermal Spec flight test.

What are the specs on that thing? She's a pretty bird. I definately dig the colored ribs. Are you putting out plans/kits/arf's? It looks like something that would be fun for me to haul around with me on my travels.
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Wow! Looks great. Post bigger pictures!
Yesss, and close ups please... nice work, congrats.
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Default RE: (New Small DLG) Thermal Spec flight test.

here is a simple website i put together for the glider www.thermalspec.com
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