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154” wing span OLY III sailplane. Wood working that flies. This project took me several months to build. She soars beautifully. Balsa, spruce and birch ply.
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#1 posted 10-24-2010 02:07 AM
Beautiful, I built an Olympic II back in the 70’s. Mine had transparent yellow wings and tail so you could see the woodwork inside…
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com
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#2 posted 10-24-2010 03:04 AM
Nice. Great floater. Good to see other fliers are on here.
-- Paul, http://www.coriannslithos.com
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#3 posted 10-24-2010 03:08 AM
Good to see more airplanes on here. Good job.
-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--
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#4 posted 10-24-2010 10:09 AM
Wonderful project. My boys would love something like this. I’m definitely putting this as a favorite. Where can I get plans for something like this?
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#5 posted 10-24-2010 11:49 AM
beautyfull build sailer :-)I´m used to build planes before but they was all with engineexcept for the few I repair for a freindand using month on building theese planes is the normalif you just simply enjoying the buildingprocess more than flying with themI usuly build around 400-600 hours on a plane before finishand they were not even copy´s of real mashines :-)I know some people who just build fast as possible and canthrow them together in a copple of weeks , oh yah they fly beautyfull but look like crap
good luck with it hope you will fly it many hours before the first crashDennis
#6 posted 10-24-2010 11:50 AM
The OLY III and others can be seen at skybench.com. My first love is flying R/C. I just thought I would include it in my projects as it’s a wood built model. I don’t use transparent on sailplanes as it’s too hard for me to see them once they get up over 1800’. As the eyes get older you have to do everything possible to keep them visable.
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#7 posted 10-24-2010 01:22 PM
Beautiful job, dude. I’m building an 8 foot span scale DeHaviland Turbo Beaver. 6 channel R/C.
-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!
#8 posted 10-24-2010 04:04 PM
Sweet. I fly power planes and heli’s as well. I have a 33% Slick with a DLE 55CC in the nose that’s just nothing but adrenaline pumping fun.
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#9 posted 10-24-2010 05:08 PM
VERY COOL STEVE, WHAT A SPORT, I USED TO GO A FEW MILES TO A LITTLE AIRPORT NEAR HERE JUST TO WATCH A BUNCH OF PEOPLE FLY THESE THINGS, BEAUTIFUL, AND FUN TO WATCH.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
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#10 posted 10-26-2010 01:29 AM
Oh Man, You have just taken me back about 35 years, I built a balsa and fabric plane at the base hobby shop when I was in the Air Force at Wichita Falls, Tx. It got demolished during one of the several moves in my life. I have plans for a Wright Bros plane that I have wanted to do for years. I’m inspired. Thanks for posting
-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.
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#11 posted 04-23-2011 04:21 PM
Very nice job on your Oly. I assume this was a Skybench kit stretched a bit…Or did you scratch build? I have a scratch buid own designs underway now (actually two identical ships). It will be named Lignin 100. Foam cores sheeted with balsa and a glassed over birch ply/balsa fuselage.
#12 posted 04-23-2011 05:18 PM
Thank you. Yes, it was a Skybench kit. I love Ray’s kits. I stretched it a bit as I can never stand to do things without changing them a bit. I’m getting ready to start a Merlyn soon. 2100 sq in of wing. There’s more about it over on r/c groups web site if you want to check it out. My name on there is Steve Boone.
Bill J. Griffin
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#13 posted 06-07-2011 08:23 PM
Very cool, nice glider. I’m a big fan of r/cs too.The jets are awesome, ever seen them?
-- Shop's too small :( ... hey the decks pretty big :)!!!
#14 posted 06-07-2011 11:56 PM
Thanks. I’ve seen the jets but they’re too much of a pain for my liking.
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