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Munch197

Unsure if this is any use to any of you but upon my search for a set of original highlight speed wings I've came across this. 

 

These look near identical to the highlight bar the bagged depron tails. Even with an option for carbon Kevlar fuselages. I'd even go as far to stay they're the from the same moulds. 

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pete beadle

Hi Munch 197

Yes, I think you're right - even the covering colours are similar

The only one I'd disagree with is the Falco Peregrinus - the colour's wrong, the name's wrong, yes, I think that's the wolf in the sheep-pen!

Personally, I think I've got a Highlight Speed fuselage in yellow, unmarked and unused, and a "little" Nelly, still in the plain cardboard box in the loft. and , using ruddervators for control ugh!......I hate them, that's why I haven't touched them for years!

The ones on the list that really impress me are the 2.5 metres, especially the leccy one!

Trouble is, that covering is a magnet for thorns, thistles and molehills isn't it? The only way to keep it pristine is not to use it! Still, they are lovely, low-tech and lovely:yes::)

Regards

Pete

BARCS1702

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satinet

the one with the full span aileron flew well from memories of club  mates' models. Although the one i've seen had a thin carbon/kevlar fuselage.

As I recall they could float with the real floaters but you had the aerobatics of the ailerons on the way down. 

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AnthonyB

Munch, that is a brilliant find.

Someone said they were originally made by Nan (Bulgaria) this is also in Bulgaria - perhaps they got all the tooling.

Here is a flight from yesterday with my 2.5m one. Very cold and still air with mist about.

The first part was with a small droop on full width ailerons. The second with them back up.

The first was -0.37m/sec................... ?????

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pete beadle

Hi all

Interestingly, there's another name to factor into this - Sky Model - their Skylite Speed features on the Hyperflight website - along with this - 

Quote - The SkyLite Speed is very similar to the Highlight 1.8 glider that used be popular in the UK. As these have only just arrived we only have a generic instruction guide for the Sky series range. A small discount may be given to any modeller able to help producing a specific guide for this model - phone for more info.:)

Regards

Pete

BARCS1702

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Munch197

This is what I am in attempt to find is the full length aileron speed wing for my electric speed fuselage. 

 

Pete - get that little nelly out the loft and get it flown. These are magnificent in light conditions.

I agree the 2.5m span one looks very appealing, it's a shame they have gel coated the fuselages and not displayed the weave of the carbon. 

Owning to the free postage to the EU over a prescribed amount I feel an order is almost obligatory. 

 

Correct Anthony they were Bulgarian design by a fella called Nikolay Nikolov and then manufactured by nan models. Owning to me being in Bulgaria in August and staying just 90km down the road I have visit on my way past to Beklemeto pass. 

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pete beadle

Hi Munch 197

Quote - Pete - get that little nelly out the loft and get it flown. These are magnificent in light conditions- unquote

Trouble is I've got this for light conditions........my Ava 100....:):whistle:

Regards

Pete

BARCS1702

 

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