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Asw19b19

Hi All,

 

I was a member during the mid/late 80's.  Mainly on the Northern league.  Since then, model gliding, eventually led me to full size gliding. 

 

I've done a fair few hours over the last 20 years, and I can confirm that some of the stuff I learned in the BARCS league is transferable to a full size glider competition!!! 

 

I've now got children, and one has requested a model to take out and play with at our site.  I went up into the garage roof and found my old stuff, and there was my BARCS number still on the wing of an Algebra 2.5m.  So I came to look you up again.

 

It looks like I also need to be a member of the BFMA to join now, is that correct?

 

Mike

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PeteMitchell

Hi Mike

 

Welcome back to the model side of things  :)

 

Yes you do need to be a member of the BMFA. 

 

BARCS is now a BMFA  'specialist body' and to comply with their rules, all our members must also be a BMFA member.

 

Hopefully you will rejoin,  your old BARCS number will still be yours. :thumbsup:

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Gary B

Welcome Mike.

 

ASW 19 '19' was the first glass glider that I flew, owned by the BGA at the time. Had many happy years of Mini-Nimbus ownership but I'm 'dunsoarin' now apart from models.

 

Is your Algebra flyable? Never owned one, they were certainly popular.

 

Cheers

 

Gary

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JG

Hello And Welcome Back  :thumbsup:

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satinet

It looks like a good beginner's model. Although I am not sure you are really an out and out beginner.

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Asw19b19

Welcome Mike.

 

ASW 19 '19' was the first glass glider that I flew, owned by the BGA at the time. Had many happy years of Mini-Nimbus ownership but I'm 'dunsoarin' now apart from models.

 

Is your Algebra flyable? Never owned one, they were certainly popular.

 

Cheers

 

Gary

Yes 19 was the original BGA ASW19.  Then it became a Discus ( I flew that one on my instructor course).  Then they sold the Discus and the comp number lay dormant, so I rang up an asked if I could have it for my "19" , and they said "Yes"

 

Someone has posted a pic on the CAA website, which you can see here....

https://www.caa.co.uk/applicationmodules/ginfo/ginfo_photo.aspx?regmark=G-CJUN&imgname=G-CJUN001&imgtype=jpg

 

I am still half temped by to do a scale version of it, at least I would have good access to look it over.  We had a Duo Discus for a while too, and I did once see that someone had done a scale version of that.

 

Mike

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Asw19b19

It looks like a good beginner's model. Although I am not sure you are really an out and out beginner.

 

 

 

Is your Algebra flyable? Never owned one, they were certainly popular.

 

 

 

The Algebra looks OK.  I don't think I have touched it since 1995 so needs a bit of a dust off. The soarlfilm is a bit saggy, but I'm sure an iron will sort that out, When I opened it I even found a full set of radio gear inside too!!!

 

For the full 80's retroglide, I could bare putting it in the bin, so about 10 years ago I hung a CF Multiphase in the roof of the gliding club hangar, and that is still there today...

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Gary B

Good stuff.

 

The photo looks like it was taken at Bicester on a comp, LS4 '379' is home based.

 

Might have towed you as I've been comp tugmaster a few times.

 

There is a plan for the ASW 19 somewhere, Mike Trew may well have been the designer, had a planked fuselage.

 

Pat Teakle has just started up his line of models again, he does a very nice ASW 20, fix the flaps and you have a 19!

 

Cheers

 

Gary

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