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Old 10-27-2007, 08:47 AM
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I am going to post my videos this way, let's see if there will be interest:

4m ASH-26 being bungee launched

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-sYXc9gbUE
Old 10-27-2007, 08:50 AM
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2 DG-1000, one of them on it's maiden flight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez3GFq8xMEc
Old 10-27-2007, 08:55 AM
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SKSS Electric Aerotow 2007

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn2eipbunaQ
Old 10-27-2007, 09:03 AM
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SKSS Electric Aerotow Crashes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONiKgi1d4Xk
Old 10-29-2007, 10:34 AM
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Default RE: Glider Videos

with the ash-26 what hi-start are you using? and were is the tow hook placed in relationship to the retractable landing gear doors?
Old 10-29-2007, 03:23 PM
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Hi joedoe,
Ouch, on those crashes. Towing looks very challenging.

I just put up a short clip of on board video shot from my 2M E-powered sailplane. Did you intend for others to share their videos in this thread, if so I'll throw mine in.
Thanks,
Pete
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Kamakasi, I am not the owner of the ASH-26. He is using the bungee from here: http://www.aerofoam.com/hosemonster.html

He used to have the tow hook right in front of the CG. However, he now has put 2 hooks on each side of the fuselage - right under the wing and right before the CG. He modified the tow line which now has a "Y" at the end to attach to both hooks. This provides a much safer launch! I would recommend 2 hooks on any glider over 100" now. His ASH has no landing gear.
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here is the picture of his modification
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Old 10-29-2007, 03:35 PM
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Pete, thank you for asking. I had intended to post only my videos in this thread here, but you are welcome to link your vid
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DG-1000 Crash on Bungee launch - How not to do a rise-off-ground bungee launch with a DG-1000. The glider has been fixed, it is soaring again!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64F3KCV0YNM
Old 10-29-2007, 05:08 PM
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ORIGINAL: joedoe

DG-1000 Crash on Bungee launch - How not to do a rise-off-ground bungee launch with a DG-1000. The glider has been fixed, it is soaring again!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64F3KCV0YNM
Pardon my ignorance, but what did the pilot do wrong?
Old 10-29-2007, 05:43 PM
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Joedoe, What is the plane you are using as the tow plane. Very interested in the power setup. Thanks.
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94"WS Telemaster from hobbylobby. E-Flite 160 motor, Castle Creation Phoenix 85-HV controller, two 5S-5000 lipos in series to make 10S, 18x8 APC electric prop. I reinforced the spar where the tow release sits. That release I got from a guy up in MA, it;s $25 and made out of aluminum 9let me know if you want his contact info). It is $25 and a great release. I am using Towerhobbies TS-70MG servos on all surfaces. I have the #134 gear from here http://www.graphtechrc.com/Secure/mall/maingear.asp to make room for the big prop and put 5" wheels on. The tailgear lloks like this one http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCLK9&P=ML

I modified the wing. It comes with rubber bands to hold to the fuselage, which would not work well on a tow setup. Now, I have 4 plastic screws holding the wing to the fuselage. I put the tail servos close to the tail for short linkages. It also comes handy since I do not need any extra balancing weight.
Old 10-29-2007, 06:41 PM
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Pardon my ignorance, but what did the pilot do wrong?
Nathan, it seems like the left wing tip hit the ground, caused drag, and made the glider turn 90 degrees to the left. The same would happen during take-off when you get towed, but then, you can hit at least the release and avoid more damage if you are fast enough. It is very important to make sure the wings are level while the wing picks up speed. I like to have a helper hold my wings level when I take off. Unfortunately, I did not give my wingman on the video a hand to help him. Maybe it would have saved him... But as I said, he had it fixed within a week. He was flying it this past Sunday...
Old 10-29-2007, 07:04 PM
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Hi joedoe,
I was going to post it, but your thread has a lot of activity, so I think I should start a new thread
Cheers,
Pete
Old 10-31-2007, 04:18 PM
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My Airbus 380 airliner - slope glider version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mpr8r5JBye4
Old 11-02-2007, 10:42 PM
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Electric glider Omei being chased by a Bald Eagle

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Old 11-03-2007, 06:52 AM
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Default RE: Glider Videos

This is a great collection of videos. I hope other people will post links too.
Old 11-03-2007, 10:23 AM
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OK, here's a link to my on board video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDVD-8hN-k8

Pete
Old 11-06-2007, 06:51 PM
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Zagi hit twice in combat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXG3GqigIMQ
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:56 PM
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A Sparrow soaring in light lift off a 400ft cliff. The landing zone is very small

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Old 11-08-2007, 01:26 PM
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joedoe,

Where on the Susquehana River are you flying....and when? I have a Great Planes Siren that would probably be great on your slope! I've heard about your site, but not sure where it is exactly.
Old 11-08-2007, 04:54 PM
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we fly whenever the wind is from WNW to NNE. The Siren would fly there. If you ever want to visit, PM me with your email, and I will give you directions
Old 11-09-2007, 07:38 PM
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Giant P-51 at the slope: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKx8OsHsvp4
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That P-51 is a tank. I love that video.

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