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  • Awesome video Stephane!

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    • cool video.. It's always interesting to see the mountain from above. The colors are awesome.

      Thanks for posting.
      Team Horizon Hobby

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      • The Tailored Pilots 1/3.5 scale pilot looks great in the H9 ASW-20!

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        • I am awaiting delivery of my ASW20 and have a question for you.
          I am not going electric, aerotow only and wonder if there is any reason I could not put a tow release (pin and cross bar)in the center of the nose as opposed to where it is now, down under the nose.

          It might make it a little easier to hook up the tow line..these old bones don't bend quite like they used to.

          Or should I just leave things the way they are?


          Cheers,
          Dave.

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          • JimD
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            Hi Dave,

            Locating the tow release in the center of the nose should work okay, but may make riding in the perfect tow position behind the tow plane a little less easy.

            With the tow point in the stock position back under the chin, the ASW20 naturally will ride higher on tow than if the tow point is in the center of the nose.

            Unlike full-scale where the tow plane tows from its tail and sailplane is directly behind the tow plane, R/C aerotowing, with the tow plane towing from its top, places the sailplane above and behind the towplane. So, if the sailplane naturally wants to ride up on tow, that can be a good thing.

            That said, if the tow point on the sailplane is way back under the nose, the sailplane can want to ride overly high and actually require the use of down elevator on tow. The 2-33's require a lot of down elevator as the tow starts to avoid ballooning up into a stall as they launch.

          • JimD
            JimD commented
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            BTW, if you decide to stay with the stock position, the attachment mechanism can be improved a bit to make hooking up easier. Stephane has some good pictures of how to do this.

        • Hi Guys;

          Been shopping for my first scale glider and went with the ASW 20. It has pretty much all you would need in a first which is what I think Peter and the people at Horizon were going for. I'm setting it up like Stephane's, both E and tow. So I can tell mine from everybody else's, I changed the registration numbers and placed them on the wing bottom as well.

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          • Great to see you found the site , lots of great info here.

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            • Hi John,
              Welcome to Scale Soaring. Happy to have you aboard.
              The ASW has proven to be a superb sailplane over the last couple years with lots of them showing up at aero-tow's all across the globe. You're sure to have a great experience with it.
              Where are you located?

              Len
              Team Horizon Hobby

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              • Hi Len;

                I live in Grand Rapids Michigan and I'm the VP of my local club, West Michigan Soaring Society. Another fellow in the club has a Blanik and I hope to get more members interested in scale this coming season.

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                • John,

                  I am very glad that the michigan scale sailplane community is growing,

                  St├ęphane
                  St├ęphane
                  Horizon Hobby Team Member

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                  • Man... I wish I could get some folks interested in scale (and non-competitive) soaring around here! Welcome aboard, John W!!!

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                    • Where are you?

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                      • I just finished up my ASW-20 this past week. I had my own graphics made by Callie Graphics and also completed an instrument panel. The pilot is a little big, but I think he will work

                        I'll be bringing with me to the Horizon Aerotow in Monticello Illinois this week to get it dialed in and have some fun.

                        Here are a couple pictures:

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                        • Looks great Bob!

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                          • mogman, sorry I missed your post. I'm in KY. Bob, that looks good! I have another 20 so will build it soon. I'm going to use the plastic kit cockpit tub as a mold to pull glass versions so if anybody needs one give a shout. I made one for Tim R at Winamac.

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                            • Mosquito
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                              That's "Kintuucki".

                          • Please put me on the list for a cockpit tub!! This is one of the very few things the ASW-20 needs to be "perfect"! Thanks Mike!

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