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tracker glider
« on: April 05, 2010, 22:09:30 PM »
hi all, i have been offered a very nice moulded thermal glider called a tracker. it is a v tail with rudder,elevator and air brakes. can anyone give me an idea of how it flies before i jump in with both feet?

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Re: tracker glider
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 22:14:31 PM »
The model is designed for the 100s flat field thermal class. Winch launching is allowed so I would assume the wing will have the strength required.

what exactly are you asking?  If you have the CG it's pretty much a case of setting some up and down and some left and right.  Obviously you want the airbrakes working as well, as it's probably pretty slippery. 

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Re: tracker glider
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010, 22:19:58 PM »
this would be my first proper flat field glider. just wondering how well it thermals?

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Re: tracker glider
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010, 12:51:00 PM »
The Tracker is a bit of a legend for that mate. I can't imagine for a second that you would be disappointed in it if it is a nice example. Whilst I've not owned one, I've spoken to several guys who own them and they all praise them highly. Made in Britain too!

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Re: tracker glider
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010, 15:58:43 PM »
Hi, I have a 3.1 tracker V tailed only mine is A.F.E.R  no air brakes they thermal with ease, I fly mine only on the slope been putting mine through some F3F runs which it has no problem dealing with. It would make a good first mouldy plane for what you want to do and more.
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Re: tracker glider
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2010, 19:13:54 PM »
this would be my first proper flat field glider. just wondering how well it thermals?

they thermal very well, launch brill too!!

I believe they are the only model made using pre-peg fabrics & cured in an autoclave.  very well made indeed.

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Re: tracker glider
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2010, 19:25:50 PM »
HI,
I have a Tracker-100 variant with ailerons,pop-up brakes and an Axi motor. I have flown it many times but never landed with a flat battery, soon as she is in the air she's seeking out thermals and sailing between them. The Tracker does not hang around it fair gets a move on if set up well so that it retains energy to reach the next thermal. I flew mine from Moel-Famua on Friday when there was no wind but there were terrific thermals and sink. I would ride the lift until I was specced-out then perform fast circuits over massive sky on the way down.
The tracker is made as a competition machine and not really aimed at non competitors but it still makes a great sport model, I love mine. It is made in Warrington by the designer Bill Dulson which means that there should be no problems with spares. Follow this link for more info on the Tracker, mine is the last picture of a Tracker at the bottom of the page.
   Ten years of Tracking with the UK’s No. 1 - 100” model. > BARCS Online > Articles

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Re: tracker glider
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2010, 13:10:22 PM »
Hi Geoff

As I'm in Oz do you have an e-mail contact for Bill?

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Re: tracker glider
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2010, 15:11:09 PM »
Jon Stanswood is the co-producer of the Tracker range, I've PM'd his contact details to you.

 

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