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  1. Trust me , once you see the Louvre , nothing else...

    Trust me , once you see the Louvre , nothing else comes close . It's who we are .
  2. If you like a big Ultracoat overcast , look at...

    If you like a big Ultracoat overcast , look at the Astrojeff .
  3. You can find all you can stand at...

    You can find all you can stand at Vintagesailplaner.com or at Skybench.com .
    May the lift be with you .
  4. That's excellent food for thought . I've done it...

    That's excellent food for thought . I've done it both in full scale and r/c and it is indeed a blast . I own a tow plane and a scale d.g. 505 that I can drag out to the field but coordinating all the...
  5. Oh , we're out there o.k. , and you're absolutely...

    Oh , we're out there o.k. , and you're absolutely right about the average sport flyer having an issue laying out a winch or high start .
    I can't tell you how often my club mates have implored me to...
  6. I've had excellent luck with Hydrimax 2000 mah...

    I've had excellent luck with Hydrimax 2000 mah packs and Eneloops for a very long time . Vast improvement over nicads .
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    Well done sir , it's a thing of beauty.

    Well done sir , it's a thing of beauty.
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    I've built several of them over the years and it...

    I've built several of them over the years and it looks o.k. to me.
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    Ed , seriously , it's right there . It's face on...

    Ed , seriously , it's right there . It's face on to the camera , the left wing and tail are on the left edge of the picture mid way up .
  10. I've " played well" with my predominantly power...

    I've " played well" with my predominantly power club for decades and even on the busiest days we coexist .Its all about the
    launch window and timing it right . The last thing I want is someone...
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    I remember my Grandfather , the Austrian cabinet...

    I remember my Grandfather , the Austrian cabinet maker using it as well as some concoction make from fish scales to glue
    wood together . His furniture still stands proud over 90 years later .
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    Burt orange shag , how lucky can you get , I'm...

    Burt orange shag , how lucky can you get , I'm assuming its a decorating statement from an earlier time . ( only kidding ) . I build in the garage on the concrete floor . I scrape the dried glue off...
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    Excellent find !

    Excellent find !
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    I'm absolutely stunned , you guys should be very...

    I'm absolutely stunned , you guys should be very proud of that . Looks like Top Gun 2015 material to me . Well done !
  15. Poll: A winch . To me , it's about pure soaring . I...

    A winch . To me , it's about pure soaring .
    I guess a highstart might be o.k. but no match or the controllability or power of a winch .
    Shagging the line is great exercise . I usually put in a...
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    I fly sailplanes , winch launched. I fly only...

    I fly sailplanes , winch launched. I fly only metal gears . One less thing to be concerned about . It's that simple .
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    This gem , done a very long time ago , was done...

    This gem , done a very long time ago , was done in the original BVM Metal Kote that was labeled " high polish aluminum "
    it was done over base coat black and clear coated .
    Anybody got a problem...
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    It took me a few tries to upload from my IPad but...

    It took me a few tries to upload from my IPad but once you get the hang of it ( like anything else ) it's easy . Pictures are always worth a thousand words .
    P.S. we love your country , nice people...
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    If you post a picture or identify the airframe ,...

    If you post a picture or identify the airframe , it's more likely someone with experience with it will respond .
    best of luck with it .
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    when you find yourself in Central Florida feel...

    when you find yourself in Central Florida feel free to shoot me an email , it's always soaring weather here ! ( well , almost )
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    An American original , R. I. P.

    An American original , R. I. P.
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    Excellent concept Longsoar .

    Excellent concept Longsoar .
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    Just a magnificent Phantom , couldn't get enough...

    Just a magnificent Phantom , couldn't get enough of it .
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    Very nice color scheme , I think I'll steal it .

    Very nice color scheme , I think I'll steal it .
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    You couldn't ask for better weather than we had...

    You couldn't ask for better weather than we had today ,CAVU , temps in the mid 70's and a breeze out of the E , maybe 2-4 . Magnificent !
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