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  • JimD
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    Having fun with the sheeting, a little patience, masking tape, and sandpaper does wonders.

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  • JimD
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    Here are a couple of progress photos:

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    ***PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ROOT RIB IS NOT PERPENDICUAR TO THE SPAR LIKE ALL OF THE OTHER RIBS***


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    Last edited by JimD; 03-08-2018, 05:38 PM. Reason: Added note about the root rib angle.

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

    Link to Peter Goldsmith Designs Web Page:

    https://www.petergoldsmithdesigns.co...ingsby-swallow

    Peter and Caroline Goldsmith attended the 2017 Cumberland Spring Soar for Fun and we were introduced to the new planes that Peter had just completed. The Czmelak tow plane and the Slingsby Swallow sailplane. We got to see these models in action again at the June Horizon Hobby Aerotow in Monticello, IL and again at the August Winamac Aerotow in Winamc, IN.

    Since getting involved with giant scale soaring in 2010, I had been looking for a kit built model that would fill the role that my Airtronics Olympic II had provided back in the 1980's. A simple and reliable sailplane that be would my "go to" sailplane for general soaring enjoyment.

    Shortly after the Spring Soar for Fun, Len told me that Peter was going to do a limited kit run of the Swallow... I knew that I had finally found my ideal giant scale sailplane!

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    Building season finally arrived and the first thing that I did was build the cockpit interior for my Aviation Concepts 1/3-scale Schwiezer 2-33. The plan was to finish the 2-33 and then start on the Swallow, but first I needed to order wing sheeting. Rather than losing momentum, I decided to just take a look at the Swallow kit and maybe just build the rudder to get a feel for how Peter designed the model. Things went so well that I moved on to the elevators...and then the stab...and then the fuselage...and then the wings!!! Oh my, this is addictive...and it builds very quick!

    Not to worry Gunny, I will be moving back to the 2-33 well before Christmas!

    Here is Caroline's Slingsby T-45 Swallow at the Horizon Hobby event in June:

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    Last edited by JimD; 10-16-2018, 07:48 PM.
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