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Old 02-13-2002, 07:40 PM
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Kinda reminded me of your avatar

Old 02-14-2002, 09:19 AM
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Default Nice looking plane

I would like to find the same plane in a 100 inch version or so. Anyone know where to get one.

thanks
Old 02-15-2002, 03:08 PM
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I'm not sure if that's a TG-3 or TG-2 (my money's on the 3), but Model Airplane News carried something like that in their plans section. Be careful with small scale sailplanes...they get a little twitchy. Bigger flies better - hence Tony Elliot's 10.6 m SB-10.
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Default Schweizer SGS 2-8 ( TG-2A)

The model in question is a Schweizer TG 2A 1/4 quarter scale , weighs 15 plus pounds and flys like a giant Gentle Lady . It was built several years ago by a fellow modeler the canopy, nose and both wings were damaged in a crash. I got it in need of repair . I have flown it more than 50 times since the repair about a year ago. The model currently lives in my garage in Punta Gorda , Florida
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Good to see ya on the board Jose!
Didn't see you at FSS#2, I think everyone missed your famous "Joseburgers"
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R. Carver and Jose,

Yeah, that one is identical to my TG-2, only I fly the Steve Moskal TG-2 in fifth scale, from the Model Builder plan (126" span). Soarneck cautioned about small scale gliders being twitchy, but don't worry about this one. It has lots of wing area, and only weighs 8 lbs, so it floats around like a blimp. In fact, I can't tell any difference in its flying characteristics from my larger quarter-scale Flair Ka8b (147" span)-- they both fly exactly the same. Same speeds, same sink rate, same landing behavior, same ability to work soft lift for hours. And, it is so bright and colorful up there against the blue sky! Lights my jets, that's for sure.
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Originally posted by figueroa
Hi Don
Nice looking TG 2. I would love to have a smaller version myself.
I am thinking of building one. I need a ground crew and a winch to get mine flying , but it's well worth the trouble just to see it fly. ( as you put it Don " float around like a blimp") We get a lot of spectators at our field , they get a big kick seeing something that big and slow fly by. How does your's launch off a high start ?
Thanks for sharing Don ! And Rusty for posting the original photo.

Jose
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Jose,

I aerotow my TG-2. Haven't tried a winch or hi-start yet, but I have a belly hook for that eventuality. I am told (by Steve Moskal, who I was emailing for awhile there) that it hi-starts/winches just fine with the belly hook, whereas my Ka8b demanded I put armpit hooks on it and use a bridle.

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