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Slope Soaring / Save My Sanity!!
« on: October 06, 2021, 12:45:47 PM »
I need HELP, save my sanity, please!!!!
Does anyone know who owns this glider?
It’s been in my phone photo album since June 2019 and I don’t know where it came from.
I think it’s 2.2 m span and may have been for sale at the time.
Hopefully, someone can put me out of my misery!!
Regards, GB

Slope Soaring / Tountinna Gazette
« on: May 10, 2021, 14:18:09 PM »
Tountinna Gazette 2021.....
Thought I’d restart our old contribution and keep people updated on happenings on TT.
Mostly photos and maybe some comments thrown in for good measure.
We started back only in recent weeks, so these are the first photos of 2021.....

Slope Soaring / New models
« on: January 03, 2021, 20:19:16 PM »
Following up on Bill’s request for new models, here’s my offering... a Fillon’s Champ. Spec’s are 111” span, weighs less than 2kg, originally a free flight model designed in the early 1940’s. semi kit from Belair laser cut kits.
I saw John Woodfield’s model on YouTube and followed some of his ideas on adapting it to r/c. I increased the fin area and set elevators into the tailplane. I also fit airbrakes. Looking forward to flying it sometime soon.
Regards, GB

Slope Soaring / Sunday on Mt Leinster
« on: October 01, 2019, 16:49:55 PM »
Some photos from last Sunday on Mt Leinster.  A great day, lots of flying, one or two showers but nothing major. Good fun and plenty of banter as well. Looking forward to seeing everyone again next year. GB

Slope Soaring / Happy new year
« on: January 01, 2019, 00:02:01 AM »
Happy new year to all in glider Ireland, hope ye have a great 2019

Scale / 1/3 scale Ka1/Ka3 combo
« on: January 26, 2017, 22:59:55 PM »
to quote baldrick, 'i have a cunning plan......!'  rudolph kaiser designed and built the ka1 and ka3 gliders to use the same wings and v-tail, so why not do the same thing in model form?

fred has already done the ka3 as a kit in 1/3 sc and the ka1 in 1/4 sc so if he did the ka1 in 1/3 sc you could have 1 set of wings and tail and
2 fuselages for 2 different models.

i know he has been working on the plans of the ka1 for some time, so hopefully the kit will be available soon.

in the meantime, i've started building the ka3, tail first, on the wings at the moment and the fuse next week.  unfortunately, for some reason my photos won't load up.

can anyone suggest how i can solve this problem?



The French Corner / paris
« on: November 16, 2015, 19:00:38 PM »
sincere sympathies to all our french friends following the tragic events in paris last friday night.



Events / 2015 Shannon MFC Gliding events
« on: January 13, 2015, 13:48:00 PM »
hi all,

shannon mfc summer gliding starts on wed evening, 15th april and will continue every wed for the summer.

our fly-in will be on sat 13th june, with sun 14th the alternate if the weather is bad on sat.

all flying is on tountinna, which is near balina, co tipperary, over looking lough derg.

regards,  gb

Slope Soaring / tountinna gazzette 2014
« on: May 02, 2014, 14:25:18 PM »
hi all,

summer gliding season 2014 has started on tountinna.  we meet every wednesday afternoon into evening until end of august or maybe early september if the weather is fine.

tountinna is near ballina/killaloe overlooking the shores of lough derg and is worth the trip for the view alone.

we fly all sorts of gliders including scale, aerobatic, 2 and 3 -channel floaters, even electric if the wind doesn't oblige.

anyone in the area who wants to fly with us is more than welcome to come and join us.

you can contact me here or my e-mail address is

a few photos of recent flying.......

ok, only one flying photo. i promise more next time!  maybe even combat keith

regards, gb

Scale / new models
« on: February 21, 2014, 23:01:20 PM »
not so much a new topic as a request for an update on new models.....

andrew.....ask 13?

alan..........slingsby skylark? 38?

keith.........some kind of foamy thing, mu 1234?

anything to report?

Scale / grunau baby 11b (mark 2)
« on: February 06, 2014, 22:34:55 PM »
hi all, i,ve been doing a bit of building lately, one of fred's grunau baby 1/4 sc semi kits to be exact.

he decided to use a different wing section on the wing for slope soaring and suggested i might build it and see see how it would work out.

as usual with fred's designs, it goes together very quickly and everything fits nicely together.

he and mario (ronan) have full build logs of the model with the original wing, so here's a few photos of mine with the new wing (spot the difference)........

fred supplies a servo tray which fits behind the cockpit floor, but i like to have my servos 'getatable', so i'll fit them here instead.

i like to build both halves of the wing at the same time, so i cut the plan and just did everything on the double.

 this is where the airbrakes will go. i'm working on them separately until i'm happy with how they work.

 this is where the a/b servo will fit. i'm using a couple of hi-tec 82mg.

more photos later, soon as i can drag myself away from the building board

Misceleanous / ski goggles
« on: December 02, 2013, 15:21:39 PM »
aldi have ski goggles on sale next thur (5th).   E12.99.   might be suitable for keeping draughts out of your eyes on cold days.


For Sale / flyfly salto
« on: November 15, 2013, 21:18:24 PM »
hi all,

i have a  flyfly salto for sale.

2.6m span,  4 servos included  (2 ail's, 2 rud/elev),  electric airbrakes fitted.

price......E 150  ono.

contact me on  086 349 7493,  or if you're interested.


Events / Tountinna Annual Glide-in
« on: May 30, 2013, 19:49:28 PM »
hi all,

just a reminder to everybody and anybody that our annual glide-in is coming up soon.   sat 8th of june to be exact.  anyone interested in coming to tountinna can contact me  at or on 086 349 74 93.


gerry buckley

For Sale / puchacz glider
« on: December 08, 2012, 14:32:59 PM »
hi all,

a friend of mine has a model of a polish glider for sale.  it's called a 'puchacz' (pronounced 'poo-hash' to the best of my knowledge).

specs are as follows.......

span......3.36m  or 11ft in old money
weight....approx 4kg
servos....7, all installed and included in price
controls....ail, el, rud, a/b, tow release

cockpit includes instrument panels and 2 pilot seats which are removable.
elevator servo is fitted in fin and is accessable by easy removal of rudder.
other points of interest are the forward sweep of the wings, the 3 u/c wheels, tailplane/elevator rather than all moving t/p.
there was some minor damage to one wing root which was easily repaired.

asking price is E450 ono.

anyone interested or wants more info can pm me or ring me on 086 349 74 93.


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