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I rarely fly these kinds of things but there is a neat little experimental mod to the ASK21, containing a small electric motor.  It's capable of self launching so that's what I did.  A fun late afternoon flight from Cable CCB to Hesperia L26

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Landing and rollout was actually fine... I guess practicing those power off 180's helps!

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Beautiful "motor" - Glider action, Ryan...! Love the unique livery...!

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Nice! I've flown a real non-motorised K21 as I was a member of the local gliding club for a while until funds dried up. The club had a couple of K13s and a K21 at the time for their 2 seat options.:cool:


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Thanks.  Yeah I've been looking into a glider club....  I'd love to fly in one and maybe get a checkout someday


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Gliding is one of the cheapest forms of aviation in terms of fees and membership etc. My example:

Many years ago a friend of mine was part way through his PPL (I think he had to give up in the end). One day he was doing nothing but touch and go's, and that one day cost more than the annual fee at the gliding club!

The other charges were £6 per launch although in the event of a cable break it was free :blink: (no aerotows at the club field), and then 30 pence per minute of flight time - 3 minute circuits were not uncommon.

The costs were kept down because the club has no full time ground staff.


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Author of FLIGHT: A near-future short story (ebook available on amazon)

I made the baby cry - A2A Simulations L-049 Constellation

Sky Simulations MD-11 V2.2 Pilot. The best "lite" MD-11 money can buy (well, it's not freeware!)

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