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Old 10-09-2020, 04:43 PM
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Gliders-IT is a manufacture out of Italy. The current owners bought out X-models. I think their models are made in Poland.
I've just received my order of a Graecalis. I went with the light version of OD. Its a slope model but I'll put a FES or prop drive on it so I can fly at the flat fields too. These glides are quite strong and I especial like the bigger fuselages for sport flying because they are so easy to work on. I will post more photos as I unwrap it. I don't think I'll get to build it until winter.
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Here is my completed Graecalis:


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Here is my Bhyon:
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It certainly look like it will be right at home after you push it over a bluff into some good slope lift. It's certainly not a thermal sailplane. But in the right sort of strong slope lift I'll bet you come home with a perma-grin on your face
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Hi,
I got to fly the Graecalis the first time this past Friday. It is not a thermal glide by any means but it climbs easily. It weights 4.6kg and 57dm of wing area.
It was a little sensitive on ailerons. I had them set at 15mm up and 8mm down. I reduced that by ten percent.
The flaps are top-hinged so the down thru is only about 45-degrees. It could use a little more.
My biggest worry was launching it. But that went well. It was a good day at Grass Mnt. The wind was 12-15mph. The Graecalis climbed as high as anything else that flew that day.

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