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    Wanna see a BIG Glider

    Went to help on a maiden flight of the largest(we think) model glider in Ireland on Saterday.

    Took some 6 months of intensive building,around 40 hours per week.
    Special jigs were designed and built to keep her straight until the sheeting was installed on the fuselage.
    Geodetic crossbracing in the fuselage to keep her straight and true (not on plans - builders addition)
    Construction: Fuselage made in two vertical halves and comprises light ply formers covered in balsa sheet then light weave fibreglass cloth put on with water based varnish then spray painted.
    Wingspan 7.82 metres.
    Weight 19.8 kilos:
    Twin dual diversity receivers with electronic battery backup.
    Colour scheme is a parody on the original designer, Erwin Musger, who designed gliders for Hitler's future Luftwaffe pilots to train in; hence the Deaths Head Squadron (TOTENKOPF GESCHWADER) insignia.

    Thanks to Ron (Coomkeen) for the photos as he was there to.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/571577...7634912856845/

    Sean
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    Could you not have put a jockey into it and done away with the radio?

    Very nice!

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    Could of fitted a small child easly in the cockpit.
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    It's a credit to the builder.. excellent job!

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    I bet that was a tense moment

    It flew very well didn't it...

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    It did fly well, but needs more weight in the nose as it was ballooning in flight.
    The Musger may only be flown a few times a year, It's a big glider and had to have a trailer built just to transport it.

    Sean
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