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I've finally finished my scratch built 40% ASG29!

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swarrans
10 months, 670 hours and £1,500 after I was insane enough to think that making a 40% ASG29 from scratch was a good idea, I have just about finished it!
I still have to do a few bits and pieces and then (because it weighs 23 Kg or so) it will need to be inspected and certified as safe to fly by the Large Model Association and Civil Aviation Authority.
 
The maiden won't be happening for a while, but I'll let you know how I get on!
 
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P1010582>P1010582 by swarrans, on Flickr
 
Cheers
 
Simon
 
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Woodstock

Wow, that's cool!  You must be very proud!

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Austin

Looks awesome! Do you have data on the build, it would be an interesting read no doubt.

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Fubar

Looks Beautiful.. Well Done

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Gromit

'Cracking' work there Simon B)  :thumbsup:  you must be well chuffed. Love to read build details please :)

 

  Stu.

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swarrans

Thanks chaps - I wasn't sure if it was OK to link to another site Austin but there is a full build log on the UK scale soaring site.

Set aside a lot of reading time if you decide to view it all!

As far as being proud is concerned I seem to be afflicted with the unfortunate mentality of only being able to see the bits that I could have done better rather than the big picture!

Si

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Gromit

thanks for that info Simon, i'm going to enjoy reading through your build log   :thumbsup:

 

  Stu.

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JG

Man ..... now that is nice  :thumbsup:  well worth all the pain  B)

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simon_t

Well done Simon.  So glad you stuck with it, even through those dark times when too much suction nearly killed the project.  Will you mould a canopy over winter?  Would be great to see it with a fully detailed cockpit, but that might be another bunch of hours!  Unfortunately I wont be at MW to see it but hopefully get to see it sometime

 

Simon T

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swarrans

If the test flights are successful Simon I will either mould a clear canopy and detail the cockpit or try and find a commercial moulding. See you on a slope sometime!.....

Si

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paul w

As far as being proud is concerned I seem to be afflicted with the unfortunate mentality of only being able to see the bits that I could have done better rather than the big picture!

 

 

The big picture looks superb Simon, and even more impressive in real life! 

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Ridgerage

Beautiful ship looks superb , makes my 4m ASG 29  look angular and crude , the pride in mine is great but that is a different league

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JG

Simon - I must say again it's very nice  :thumbsup:

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swarrans

I don't mind how often you say that John!

If you want to see it in the flesh it will be on static display at Middle Wallop tomorrow (Saturday). I'm not arrogant enough to suggest that anyone should come just to see it - Middle Wallop is a great fun day with lots of incredibly exotic gliders, some of which will make my ASG29 look small!

 

Si

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f3fman

I don't mind how often you say that John!

If you want to see it in the flesh it will be on static display at Middle Wallop tomorrow (Saturday). I'm not arrogant enough to suggest that anyone should come just to see it - Middle Wallop is a great fun day with lots of incredibly exotic gliders, some of which will make my ASG29 look small!

 

Si

What is on at Middle Wallop tomorrow ?

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simon_t

What is on at Middle Wallop tomorrow ?

Two days of scale glider aerotowing

Simon

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swarrans

Strictly speaking only one of the 2 days is on "tomorrow" (today now) - hahaha - I am just SOO funny and this comedy stand up career is going really well!!

 

But seriously, if anyone can make Middle Wallop either today or Sunday it's well worth the trip - a fun, friendly event with some really amazing models - only costs £5 entry for the day and another £5 (I think) if you want to fly.

It must be subsidised by the Ghost Squadron because I think they must use more fuel in the tugs than that!

You will see loads of exotic gliders, most of them home built masterpieces (I'm not including mine in that description!)

 

Simon

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swarrans

Finally maidened my ASG29 and completed all the tests the CAA require, so now I can take her slope soaring!

 

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Mr Ed

Massive respect Simon. She's a beauty and that noise is amazing.

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swarrans

Many thanks John - it was actually your Candida that started all this!.....

Simon

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