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Need a sailplane identified.

Old 02-05-2009, 10:46 PM
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Obtained this sailplane as a basket case. Restored it and have no idea what it is. Have asked many others and have heard SailAir but can't find anything online about its lineage.
100" (+-) wing span. Plastic fuse. Full flying stab. Two piece wing w/ spar. Wing halves mount on the outside of fuse on each side. No ailerons. Just curious to find out the brand and it's given name and age.

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Old 02-06-2009, 12:12 PM
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Looks like Craft-Air to me. The plastic fuse is probably Duralene. My guess is Windrifter, Maybe SD-100.

Hope this helps.
Old 02-06-2009, 10:21 PM
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Looks more like an Astro Viking. Craft Aire lineage. Around the mid 70's early 80s.
Old 02-10-2009, 02:47 PM
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That looks like it should have been fabric covered, and painted a light blueish color.... and that the tail wood would be very very brittle and break at the slightest look..
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Default RE: Need a sailplane identified.

Found another picture. SD-100 for sure.
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:55 AM
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Default RE: Need a sailplane identified.

I got one NIB, it's a SD-100. Inside the plastic shells you'll see a balsa crutch fuse if I remember correctly. An absolutely great flying plane.
Old 02-13-2009, 12:59 AM
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TK
Don't fly it! It will cause you to have a fun overload....Very dangerous! Just send it to me so you'll be safe
Nice restore BTW.
Old 02-13-2009, 02:35 PM
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Default RE: Need a sailplane identified.

I have one and found it to be a real gas bag, won't caome down. It is a SD100 by Craft-air. Is is a glass fus. Wind drifter.

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