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Old 05-05-2021, 06:59 AM
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Even at half size it still is a very impressive model and the wings of this particular model are of a great design. Great work Glen! Also the way the wings are attached to the "fuselage" with the pin solution (which makes it possible to dismount the model for storage) is very well thought of.

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Old 05-05-2021, 08:13 AM
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Isnít it impressive how sturdy this is, if you made it full size this structure would be seriously necessary
I hope this wonít get too close to the water though
I can't remember the poster's name, but I first came across this model in a post on this forum, many years back now. He posted pictures of him and his wife actually flying (Gliding) a full-size model by launching it from a 2nd-floor balcony. As testimony to its sturdiness, it survived quite a few crashes before they got the centre of balance correct.

And, as for size, I hung my 1:2 size osprey near an (as published 1:2 life-size) Canon Bald Eagle, and surprisingly the osprey had bigger wings than the eagle. The eagle was slightly stockier in the body though.

If I live long enough, one day I will build the osprey full size, and as I do have an A3 printer, I also hope to double size the Canon eagle too. I have found an indoor space big enough to "fly" them both in the void above the stairs. Hopefully, there won't be too many people falling down the stairs as they admire them.

Can't do much else nowadays, but I can still dream.
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Old 05-05-2021, 10:10 AM
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John - I think the poster you are thinking of is Diderick!

See his thread here which has some photos along the lines you describe!

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Old 05-05-2021, 05:53 PM
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Paper replicates feathers extremely well.
Nice work Glen.
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Old 05-06-2021, 03:50 AM
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Yeah, I remember having seen those pictures. You have a good memory Kevin!

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Old 05-06-2021, 11:35 AM
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Yes, I wanted a new copy for shows - the old one (after almost 20 years!) had lost colour, and the wingtips had started sagging.
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Old 05-06-2021, 12:28 PM
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Well, it still flew nicely Diderick!
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Old 05-07-2021, 12:17 PM
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Any pictures of the landing .........?

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