I remember that I bought this plane form my first money I earned after a summer job in 1982 at Modellsport Schweighofer! The price tag is still on the box: 2160
Austrian Schilling (the old currency, not it is Euro).
It went fast the building but also it was different because I did not have money for buying two micro servos for the ailerons, so I used a standard servo in the
fuselage and connected it with push rods (not very efficient when assembling the plane at the field.
Due to the speed of this plane I build in at one time some flaps (on the upside of the wings) - but after several fligths they got jammed after a crash, so I took them
Presently the plane is under full renovation and got now proper ailerons servos in the wings as well as a new motor in the nose. The setup is not final and I guess
it still will take some time for the plane to fly again.
Flight Experience from the past:
This plane had the best flight performance of all my planes at the beginning of my first RC career. It likes speed and slopes. All stunts are possible and people
were amazed how good this plane flew. By that time I only flew it on the slopes (as I lived near the Austian Alps), so I can not comment on other experiences.
However, once the wings broke during a hard landing (that was due to the speed this plane comes in) but it was fixed with some epoxy 2-k glue.
Tuning & re-activation in September 2011:
When I got hold of an Easy Glider Pro motor holder I found out
that it would fit perfectly in the nose of the ASW 22. So I made a
negative sample from cartoon and marked the tip to be cut off.
Off course I angled the cut a bit to give approx. 2 degrees right and
5 degrees down thrust when the motor is build in.
Carefully I cut off the tip - a real hear tbreaker to "operate" a 30 year
old plane - but I need a motor to be able to fly where I live!
Then I glued in the motor holder with 180 min epoxy - fixed in
and let it dry overnight.
Done! - Now the motor could be fixed! And the spinner, that was
needed could be measured finally.
Next came the fixing of the motor into the glued holder. There is
still a "gap" issue that I need to solve - it is too wide between the
spinner and fuselage. Will do the adjustments in due course!
|Historic glider plane - from the year 1981 - restored and re-activated
with newly installed Himax motor in September 2011 !
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