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09-21-2011, 01:35 AM
Yesterday I picked up a partially built Glasflugel ASW-22. That is about all I know about it for sure. It has been sitting partially built in a basement. Lots of stains on the finish. It seems to be nicely built glass over foam wings and horizontal stab.
So I would like to see if anyone has any information on this kit, or any suggestions on finishing the build. I'll post some photos in a day or so and I'l do a build log when i actually work on it.
Connio, congrats, if you can, bring it with you to the event this weekend so we can all have a look.
Welcome to the world of glass
09-21-2011, 02:45 PM
Len: I will bring representative parts, Fusalage and a wing, to Salem. Based on input from experianced folks, I think I could finish the build in time for Cumberland if I do not redo much of what has been done. But that may not be a good idea. See you this weekend.
09-21-2011, 03:11 PM
What ?!?!? No pics for those of us unfortunites that cannot attend such a great event do to non-exciting commitements :(
09-22-2011, 01:27 PM
I started to clean and inspect the fuselage and found some serious problems. A lot of the spots were surface dirt but there is a lot of deep staining. Long term this plane will need to be refinished. I do not like the servo mounting but it might be flyable short term. The real problem is the landing gear. You can see from the pictures it is misaligned by at least 5 degrees. The hole in the fuselage is not even centered. Major surgery required.
Also serious questions about how the air brakes work. No servos in the wings, just a cable coming into the fuselage.
As I said, I want someone with more large scale experience to take a look and see if it is worth the effort to finish it. Hopefully we will get a day without rain for the Salem event this weekend.
09-22-2011, 02:43 PM
Conio -- I'm happy to help you on this. My shop is your shop. We can try some different compounds and products I have -- applied with power tools if need be -- on the stains to see if we can make some headway. Painting the fuse if need be isn't a huge crisis -- how are the wings? We'll kick that landing gear's butt and get it straight and centered. Or at least visually straight to the point that only you'd know the difference. Likely the airbrakes need to go to a central servo that pulls each cable to deploy the brakes. My Salto had this set-up.
09-23-2011, 02:20 AM
I took tomorrow off from work for some flying event up state, but Friday got cancelled. Any chance you are hanging around and want to take a look? If so send me an email and I'll find my why up to Wilton.
Else, Saturday in Salem is fine.
09-25-2011, 12:41 AM
Well the advice of the scale experts is to go for it. Some older components should be swapped out, but they think it will be a fine flying machine. So now the work starts. I think I'll do a rebuild tread over in the build log section.
Also one expert does not think it is an ASW 22. The fuselage is not right. Current thought is that it is an ASW -20. What's 2 points anyway.
09-25-2011, 01:24 AM
This plane looks good for the time it spent on the shelves
I am particulary impressed by the quality of the wing skin and the small bottom gap on tha ailerons and flap
Very nice catch, no doubt it will fly nice
Most surprising this is the nose that is closed where the canopy start. Strange I haven't seen this ever!
09-26-2011, 02:15 AM
I agree with it being an ASW 20. I had the same model about 20 years ago and if I remember right it was a bit on the heavy side ready to fly. It did fly pretty good at Torrey Pines on a nice windy day. Never did any aerotowing with it. Good luck with your rebuild!
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