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Slingsby T-45 Swallow ~ 1/3-scale Kit by Peter Goldsmith (Build thread by JimD)

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  • #61
    The Swallow sitting in a gaggle of Peter Goldsmith Designs models.

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    • ARUP
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      No.152 issue of Vintage Glider News shows the Spanish EC-JGR flying!

  • #62
    Need to get my 1-26 done.
    Great job on the covering scheme Jim.

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    • JimD
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      Thanks Erich!

      Got the maiden plus one late in the day today...what a sweet flying sailplane!!!

  • #63
    Peter amid his creations...

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    • ARUP
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      I wonder what Peter has up his sleeve next?

  • #64
    The Swallow made numerous flights at both the Windy Ridge Aerotow and the Horizon Hobby Aerotow, so we have a fairly good read on its flying characteristics.

    A lot of people looked at the Swallow and asked questions about it. I'm sure there are other people out there with other questions, so don't be afraid to ask.

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    • ARUP
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      I hope to build mine this winter! Are you going to get a lady pilot?

    • JimD
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      That's the plan since the full-scale is owned by a woman.

  • #65
    Jim, I love colorful schemes and yours is a beauty. Always looking for something different, I’ve come across a scheme with blue wings and silver fuse plus extra colors. I would have to do the early canopy though, could you take a photo of the canopy area to give me an idea of what I would need to do? I want to build a Goldsmith kit and trying to decide which one. His current build is on my radar as well. And I think you used Oracover/Ultrakote?

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    • #66
      Hi Dennis,

      It would be very easy to modify the canopy opening by adding another former before completing the top balsa sheeting. Then a new canopy frame could be made to fit the opening... and maybe the canopy supplied could be cut down to work on the new frame.

      My model is covered with Ultrakote and we used Deluxe Materials Cover Grip to lock the edges (love this stuff!!!).

      Here are some pictures taken around the time I was sheeting the top of the fuselage.

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        Graphics were done by Callie Graphics.
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