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Old 01-21-2002, 08:31 PM
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Default Spirit 100

I'm just about to start building a Spirit 100. Anyone built it before and care to pass on any tips/advice? Ta.
Old 01-22-2002, 02:28 AM
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Default Sprit 100

Build it light,strong & straight. Follow the instructions & don't try anything diferent at this stage you can do that later. I have taught several pepole to fly with the sprit 3 meter & it does the job real good. The 100 should be a better thermal ship.
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Default Thank you.

Thank you. The instructions do look really clear, and easy enough to follow. It has the option to go for RES or Ailerons and flaps. I am learning on an Irvine Early Bird (ARF 72" Electric glider, Rudder + Elevator), and am hoping to go the Aileron route. Seems a shame not to build the kit without it really. Although my Tx is a simple 4ch jobby with no mixing, so I wont be able to try the CROW until I invest in more kit.

Any thoughts on Ailerons vs RES?
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Default sprit100

If you are going into the modern day sailplanes by all means go aerions & flaps if it is on the plans.. I am old stubborn & fly in Wyoming by myself. Big floaters with 2 channels are my thing nothing else to give me a bad time.. I fly Paragons & the greatest floater I have ever had it is called a TYRO. You can get the short kit out of Florida & boy does it thermal & outfly all the rest. No need to have flasps or spoliers I have maybe 100 acres to land in of short grass.
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Default Spirit 100

If you have a fax machine, I will fax you some good mods/information on them. I have had one for years and love it. I can also email you a pic of mine and you can see some of the mods. The images I have are too large to post here.

John Wells
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Default Ta!


Thanks for the offer but I dont have a fax.

Construction is going well, the main wings are now ready for installing the servoes, Ailerons and flaps. I tried putting the wings together last night for the first time and 100" wingspan looked HUGE in our lounge! Will keep you posted as I get onto the fuse and then cover it.

For ease of building this kit gets my recommendation.
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Default The TYRO Sounds Interesting.

Could you give us some more info on it.............and how to buy the short kit.

thanks
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Designed by Oliver Wilson . He will sell you plans & a short kit{lazer cut ribs} all else is standard stock balsa. He goes under the name of OLLIE on tha glider sailplane section. E-mail him he will tell you all about it
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