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« on: April 15, 2009, 20:25:37 PM »
Some of you may have seen this already. But check this out. It's a 1/2 scale Austria Elephant made by some Swiss guys. I think the full size Austria had a 30m wingspan. So that would give this Model a 15m wingspan. Big or what.


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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2009, 22:55:44 PM »
15m is standard sailplane class. They shoulda built a 1:1 Ka6 and be done with it. Maybe they couldn't find a big enough wheel.  :roll:

Fred, how about a 3:2 Ka3. That'd be 15m too...  :lol:

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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2009, 08:17:44 AM »
:lol:  A Ka3 bigger than the original ! Can be nice !  :P

Not sure if that flew already, but check out the certification video.... Big cracks sound can be heard when they load the wings, and they all look concerned !  :?

Still don't see the point of doing something the size of a full size glider, and as they discovered during the certification process, at that size, that fall into the full size safety domain, so 2 small screws to retain the wing panels, is obviously a no go for the guy that do the certification, so as the carbone tube and small incidence pin  :shock:
If someone can understand German...   :?:
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009, 03:14:30 AM »
watch the Elefant fly at the Wasserkuppe

http://vimeo.com/6150893

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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2009, 07:25:34 AM »
Wow! :D  That's pretty impressive :clap:

I wonder how long that took to build. :?:  

Don't think it would fit in my little car :lol:

Thanks for posting the video Iflytailies :D

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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2009, 21:54:37 PM »
Hi,

please have a look here:

http://www.flyhard.ch/bauberichte/bauberichte.html

The page is written in german (what a beautifull language :mrgreen: ), but when You klick on the menues on the left side, You'll find some picture galleries of building big models.

These are 3 guys, who built only real big models. The building of the Austria begun in Summer 2008.

I do not really understand the reason to built so big. May be when my eyes are getting older, I need such big planes :lol:  For the next time I'll sta with my boomerangs :D

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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2009, 23:23:37 PM »
Yes, talking of boomerangs Lothar, when are you going to show us some videos of your's flying :D  

Don't want to hear any excuses. :wink: ( Ask Hedi to hold the camcorder while you fly the boomerang.)

Or, if you are feeling very adventurous, you hold the camcorder and let Hedi fly the boomerang!!! :clap: :lol: (That would raise your adrenalin levels :lol: )(And Hedi's too!)

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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2009, 10:22:17 AM »
Ok......

well, first of all, i would have to buy a camcorder... this Idea is rising my adrenalin level more than enaugh for the next weeks:lol:

But if You like, You could go to www.rcmovie.de and search (suchen) for Horten. There You'll find some nice videos of boomerangs incl. mine.

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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2009, 12:49:12 PM »
Sehr gut mein Freund! :clap: ……(Sorry, I can’t get on with German,………especially those words with 20 syllables in them. :!:  :?  I think I‘ll stick to English……..a much easier language. :lol: )(For me anyway!)

 I find it amazing that those planes are so stable despite not having any vertical surfaces. Tell me Lothar, can the Horten's roll and loop?

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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2009, 13:57:03 PM »
Thanks for the link Lothar. My God that Ka4 is huge   :shock:  :shock:  :shock:. Why did he not build it full size. The model is not far from been full size.

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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2009, 16:11:38 PM »
Hi Keith,

Yes, they can roll and loop. The Horten II was in the 1930's often used for aerobatic-demonstrations. My little Horten XII (You've seen it on the airfield, when we meat the first time) is also able to do it. I tried it when the plane was high in the air, because I am a bad pilot. But it works.

With my Probe1 I made loopings sucsessfull. But the problem with those "high aspect ratio" planes is, that they are often not strong enaugh.

If You are interested I could make a litle building-picture-thread of the newest IG-Horten-projekt. It will be the Horten XIV. This was a never flown Clubglider designed in beginning 1945 by Reimar Horten. I build it in plywood.

Well Allan,

I always felt, that modelling has to do with miniaturizing...... That's wrong I believe :wink:

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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2009, 20:14:09 PM »
Yes, that’s a good idea Lothar. Show us all how you make these wonderful flying machines. :)  

And while you’re using your camera, take some pictures of your working area / workshop and post them on this forum in the section: Techniques > Misc > I’ll show you mine…If you show me yours!
I want to see if you are a tidy worker, like Vincent  .....or an untidy worker like Fred :(  

By the way, Joe has an enormous one (Workshop) but he is too embarrassed to show it because it's even more untidy than Fred's :D  :D
(Come on Joe, post some pictures of your workshop. We could all do with a laugh! :lol: )

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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2009, 09:51:55 AM »
Well after looking again on the Austrain Elefant of M. Frey, I immediately decided to build my next glider in a 1:0.5 scale  :wink:
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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2009, 18:42:52 PM »
Wow,

that's a great Idea for boys over 50. But than some new eyeglasses would be cheaper I believe....

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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2009, 22:49:54 PM »
Quote from: "lothar4862"
... But than some new eyeglasses would be cheaper I believe....

.. might be, but not so impressive  :lol:
Stephan