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rogallo

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Re: ASW 20
« Reply #60 on: April 28, 2020, 12:06:35 PM »
Okay, silly questions, can you fly model planes? What sort of flying do you want to do? Scale, aerobatic, hotliner? Where are you based? Gives us and idea of your needs.

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Re: ASW 20
« Reply #62 on: April 28, 2020, 15:46:33 PM »
Just wondering if it might be best to 'borrow' a glider Andrew and see how you get on with flying fixed wing. (Perhaps with buddy box if you'd prefer.) That would enable you to asses your present flying abilities and decide what to buy for yourself.

Where abouts are you?

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Re: ASW 20
« Reply #62 on: April 28, 2020, 15:46:33 PM »

Andrew101

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Re: ASW 20
« Reply #63 on: April 28, 2020, 17:15:38 PM »
Hi All,

Thanks for your replies, some more info...

No previous flights with fixed wing, only sim time.
Am interested in scale/acro, retractable edf acrobatic models in particular. The ASW kit was an impulse buy and was going to purchase, or use an FMS Fox 3m to learn with until it was ready.

I live in Cambridge, UK which is flat with a few small hills. Avg wind speed 11mph mostly from the west per annum.

Thanks again Andrew.

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Re: ASW 20
« Reply #64 on: April 28, 2020, 18:37:05 PM »
Hi Andrew,
If you want an elegant and aerobatic sailplane a 3m Alpina might fit the bill.
I think they are still available and  in an electric version. The entire Alpina range has always been good kits and good fliers though probably more so when supplied by Multiplex.

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Re: ASW 20
« Reply #65 on: April 28, 2020, 18:57:22 PM »
Hi Andrew,
If you want an elegant and aerobatic sailplane a 3m Alpina might fit the bill.
I think they are still available and  in an electric version. The entire Alpina range has always been good kits and good fliers though probably more so when supplied by Multiplex.

Thank you, I did see these on FB that do look very nice indeed!
Alpina in 4m and Antaris in 3.3m.
Maybe something worth waiting for 😊

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Re: ASW 20
« Reply #66 on: April 28, 2020, 20:25:22 PM »
I think the 3m Alpina is still available. Try Tangent models.
I think the 3m would be a better option - the 4 m one is heavy and more difficult to land. I have the 4m and I would recommend the 3m. The 4 m is a fine flier but difficult to launch on your own and as I say not the easiest to land. It covers a lot of ground quickly!