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IS-1 Sęp **DONE!**
« on: January 05, 2019, 06:47:30 pm »
Time for another racing glider!  :laugh:     

1/72 IS-1 Sęp, by Siedlce. Polish kit, Polish glider.           



This time I need to go to the other end of the spectrum. The first glider I made was white/blue/green then the next was blue/orange/white so this time I'm heading into RED territory. Not sure how to do it yet but entertaining thoughts of something like an 80's NASCAR Folgers or perhaps a simple red/black/white affair. We'll see.

Should be fun!  :lol:   

I sure wish someone else would "challenge" my gliders wit' one of their own... . . . ..  :-\   

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Re: IS-1 Sęp
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 07:14:59 pm »
 

I sure wish someone else would "challenge" my gliders wit' one of their own... . . . ..  :-\   


That's fighting talk.  ;D

My modelling time has taken a big hit over the Christmas/New Year season and I've all but abandoned my JPS Racing Team entry in the GB, but I have a nice, new Blanik sitting on the work tray. Maybe that'd look good in black and gold?  ;D ;)
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Re: IS-1 Sęp
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2019, 07:25:58 pm »
John Player Special glider!    Better make it first, before I do!  It's a race to making racing things.  :wacko:
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Re: IS-1 Sęp
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2019, 08:06:10 pm »
Everything looks good in black and gold!
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Re: IS-1 Sęp
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 11:47:03 pm »
John Player Special glider!    Better make it first, before I do!  It's a race to making racing things.  :wacko:

Or, you could do a "Smokey and the Bandit" scheme... don't know quite where you'd put the Firebird, though...

Hmmm... a Cannonball Run with gliders...  :unsure:

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Re: IS-1 Sęp
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2019, 01:36:42 am »
I saw the title "IS-1 Sep" and thought "now that's interesting ; a racing heavy tank"  :rolleyes: :banghead:
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Re: IS-1 Sęp
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2019, 04:55:13 am »

John Player Special glider!    Better make it first, before I do!  It's a race to making racing things.  :wacko:


I've got the decals already, but I'm 120 miles from home at the moment.............  :banghead:
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Re: IS-1 Sęp
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2019, 05:07:14 am »
John Player Special glider!    Better make it first, before I do!  It's a race to making racing things.  :wacko:

Or, you could do a "Smokey and the Bandit" scheme... don't know quite where you'd put the Firebird, though...

Hmmm... a Cannonball Run with gliders...  :unsure:

Big glider for the truck, Bede BD-5 for the Firebird!

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Re: IS-1 Sęp
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2019, 08:47:37 am »
Amazingly, I DO have firebird logos that would fit. They're the itty bitty ones that went on the fender or wherever. I've chopped the heads off of a couple to make them into very convincing doves for my Vatican City build. I just recently tinkered with it so those decals are fresh on my mind.   ;D    BUT, the grand appeal of those is the glorious bird on the hood. These are much less intricate versions.

Random picture for inspiration.




Who're we kidding here; nothing random about it!  ;D
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Re: IS-1 Sęp
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2019, 09:24:06 am »
Oh nice!!! This sucker has confirmed racin' lineage!


"The first flight, piloted by Piotr Mynarski, took place on 2 June 1947, but nearly ended in disaster as the ailerons were cross-connected. Mynarski abandoned the launch and landed safely.[2] The Sęp was cleared for cloud flying, high speeds and basic aerobatics with comparable performance with foreign contemporaries such as the DFS Weihe and its derivative the Slingsby T.34 Sky. Tests were satisfactory and the prototype (markings SP-443) was taken to the international glider meet held at Samedan, Switzerland in July 1947. The glider met with an interest there, being one of the first new postwar designs, and Adam Zientek achieved eighth place, winning a speed task on a closed circuit"
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Re: IS-1 Sęp
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2019, 10:23:15 am »

The first flight, piloted by Piotr Mynarski, took place on 2 June 1947, but nearly ended in disaster as the ailerons were cross-connected. Mynarski abandoned the launch and landed safely.


WOAH!  :banghead:

That's SOME piloting, he'd have to think backwards in roll, NO fun!  :o
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Re: IS-1 Sęp
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2019, 11:56:35 am »
I read a story about this happening on an airliner...  just the other day. The flight path:



https://fearoflanding.com/accidents/completely-uncontrollable-air-astana-flight-from-hell/


"The Portuguese Aviation Accidents Prevention and Investigation Department (GPIAA) is holding the aircraft pending further investigation. Embraer and Air Astana have sent specialists to support the investigation. The initial evidence points to a failure of the “aircraft roll controls configuration” which probably took place during the maintenance.  This sounds to me like cables were crossed, resulting in reversed controls.

Very well written piece there about it. The flight crew had problems because of flight assist computer control and the computer didn't know the wires were crossed...
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Re: IS-1 Sęp
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2019, 12:56:57 pm »
That reminds me that the same thing happened to a WWII prototype or something similar, and the pilot managed to land the thing as well! Darned if I can remember the type though.
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Re: IS-1 Sęp
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2019, 09:54:36 pm »
Reversed ailerons happened to a Cessna 441 Conquest after maintenance at a company I worked for back in 2003, it lifted off and the pilot immediately cut power and plonked it back down and was able to stop on the remaining runway. Beats me how it was missed during it's post maintenance and pre flight inspections! :o
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Re: IS-1 Sęp
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2019, 08:18:51 am »
Yeah, aren't you meant to LOOK at the ailerons when you move the stick during the pre-flight?

When we do that at my gliding club we always yell out 'Right!' when moving the stick to the right and the observer calls out which way the ailerons move.

(It's almost impossible to see the surfaces from the cockpit on most sailplanes, your eyes are at the same level as the wings....)
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