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On 7/22/2021 at 8:33 PM, diamant said:

Hi Steve, thank you very much for your comments.

 

My father has just finished two more models for this series.


4) Göppingen Gö 3 Minimoa  
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I still can't believe I found a photo of the Göppingen in camouflage. Talk about lucky. :D

I'll be glad when this is all over so I don't have to research any more (I'm still finding new Hotspur schemes)

// Jed

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Totally amazing collection!

All the models are beautifully built.

If you were up for it, aviation museums should be bidding to buy the entire collection.

It's a genuine contribution to the history of non-powered flying.

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On 8/19/2021 at 7:25 PM, OneEighthBit said:


I still can't believe I found a photo of the Göppingen in camouflage. Talk about lucky. :D

I'll be glad when this is all over so I don't have to research any more (I'm still finding new Hotspur schemes)

// Jed

Hi Jed,

 

Yes, totally agree with you. It is really hard to find photo about this topic.

 

Yes. To be honest. We hold this series for many years due to the lack of information and photos. 

Well, we have time to add new Hotspurs. Actually we even have one kit in our stash. So, what you have found? I would love to see the result of your new research 😎

 

 

On 8/20/2021 at 12:17 AM, kapam said:

Totally amazing collection!

All the models are beautifully built.

If you were up for it, aviation museums should be bidding to buy the entire collection.

It's a genuine contribution to the history of non-powered flying.

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Hello Kapam

Thank you very much for your comments and I am glad that you like our models.

 

Probably yes but so far we prefer to keep them with us. The same happens a few years ago when we finished our CAC sub collection.

 

There are some gliders still to be done by my father but the circle is closing. I will be good to close this topic with so many models done.

 

Cheers

Santiago

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A new glider is done. This is the first out of four Slingsby Type 7 Cadet

 

14) Slingsby Type 7 Cadet RA854

 

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The Slingsby Type 7 Cadet PD628 is almost done but we need to get the special decals that our friend Luis is doing for us.

 

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Cheers

Santiago

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My father has finished another glider and there are two more waiting for the decals. 

 

15) Slingsby Type 7 Cadet RA384

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 Slingsby Type 7 Cadet 627 and 628

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Only 6 gliders to finish this project.


Cheers
Santiago

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Hello

 

Yesteday we found in our records (thanks to Alastair) four turget tug glider's which we will add to this project.

Also, thanks to David Underwood we will add another  Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte

 

We also decided to leave the Slingsby Type 19 a side for the moment until we get a photo of it.

 

So the updated list is now as follow:

 

1 Slingsby Type 3 (Done)
2 Slingsby Nacelled Type 3 Q Glider Training Squadron 1941 (Done)
3 Slingsby Type 4 Falcon III M 1942 (Done)
4 Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte E (Done)
5 Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte B (Done)
6 Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte 5 (Done)
7 Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte
8 Slingsby Type 7 Cadet PD627 (Done. Waiting for the decals that our friend Luis is going to do)
9 Slingsby Type 7 Cadet PD628 (Done. Waiting for the decals that our friend Luis is going to do)
10 Slingsby Type 7 Cadet RA838 (Done)
11 Slingsby Type 7 Cadet RA854 (Done)
12 Slingsby Type 8 Kirby Tutor VW535 (Done)
13 Slingsby Type 8 Kirby Tutor VM659 (Done)
14 Slingsby Type 9 King Kite John Furlong's ATC Gliding School 1945
15 Slingsby Type 15 Gull IIIN/A Heston 1945
16 Slingsby Type 20 Wombledon aerodrome (Done)
17 Slingsby Type 20 HMSS Pretorian 3/1/1945 (Done)
18 Slingsby Type 24 Falcon 4 VM109 9/1/1946 (Done)
19 Scott Vikings 1 LRAF Thames 27/6/1941 (Done)
20 Scott Vikings 1 ST MERRYN ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION 2/1/1944 (Done)
21 Hutter 17 1942 (Done. Waiting for the decals that our friend Luis is going to do) 
22 Göppingen Gö 3 Minimoa (Done)
23 Alexander Schleicher GmbH & CoRhonbussard Congleton / North Rode Viaduct [ Off-Airport ]10/26/1940 (Done)
24 8 Ft span target tug glider
25 16 Ft span target tug glider
26 25 Ft span target tug glider
27 32 Ft span target tug glider

 

 

And my father has finished three new gliders. Here are the photos.

 

16) Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte B (Done)


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17) Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte 5 (Done)


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18)  Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte E (Done)
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Cheers
Santiago

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi,

 

Thank you very much. Yes, we really enjoy sharing this Hobby.

 

He has finished the Slingsby Type 9 King Kite and the four Slingsby Type 6.

 

Here are the photos:

 

19) Slingsby Type 9 King Kite John Furlong's ATC Gliding School 1945

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20) Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte Exercise by D.U and G.S.T. near Macclesfield 26/10/1940

 

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Cheers
Santiago

 

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This is a history lesson, absolutely brilliant.

 

Thank you so much, to both you and your dad for capturing something that could so easily have been completely forgotten.

 

Cheers Pat

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Hi,

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This is a history lesson, absolutely brilliant.

Thank you so much, to both you and your dad for capturing something that could so easily have been completely forgotten.

 

Thank for your kindly comments. That is our main goal with all the series that we have done so far. We have done it because many historian around the world help us with their kwnoledgement.

 

Here is a new glider done

 

21) Slingsby Type 15 Gull IIIN/A Heston 1945

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We are getting closer to complete this series.

 

Kind regards
Santiago

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Two more gliders are done and to me, they look great. We must thank Luis Cid for the special decals. I would have been impossible to do them without his work.


22) Slingsby Type 7 Cadet PD627  
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23) Slingsby Type 7 Cadet PD628 
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There is only one more to go and then the target tug gliders only.

 

Cheers
Santiago

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Finally this project of gliders is done with 27 models done.

 

These are the four target gliders

 

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and the final list

 

1 Slingsby Type 3 (Done)
2 Slingsby Nacelled Type 3 Q Glider Training Squadron 1941 (Done)
3 Slingsby Type 4 Falcon III M 1942 (Done)
4 Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte E (Done)
5 Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte B (Done)
6 Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte 5 (Done)
7 Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte
8 Slingsby Type 7 Cadet PD627 (Done. Waiting for the decals that our friend Luis is going to do)
9 Slingsby Type 7 Cadet PD628 (Done. Waiting for the decals that our friend Luis is going to do)
10 Slingsby Type 7 Cadet RA838 (Done)
11 Slingsby Type 7 Cadet RA854 (Done)
12 Slingsby Type 8 Kirby Tutor VW535 (Done)
13 Slingsby Type 8 Kirby Tutor VM659 (Done)
14 Slingsby Type 9 King Kite John Furlong's ATC Gliding School 1945
15 Slingsby Type 15 Gull IIIN/A Heston 1945
16 Slingsby Type 20 Wombledon aerodrome (Done)
17 Slingsby Type 20 HMSS Pretorian 3/1/1945 (Done)
18 Slingsby Type 24 Falcon 4 VM109 9/1/1946 (Done)
19 Scott Vikings 1 LRAF Thames 27/6/1941 (Done)
20 Scott Vikings 1 ST MERRYN ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION 2/1/1944 (Done)
21 Hutter 17 1942 (Done. Waiting for the decals that our friend Luis is going to do) 
22 Göppingen Gö 3 Minimoa (Done)
23 Alexander Schleicher GmbH & CoRhonbussard Congleton / North Rode Viaduct [ Off-Airport ]10/26/1940 (Done)
24 8 Ft span target tug glider
25 16 Ft span target tug glider
26 25 Ft span target tug glider
27 32 Ft span target tug glider

 

Cheers
Santiago

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That is really incredible amount of excellent modelling and so rare and obscured types! When posted separately the impact or response would be greater I think, but in such massive thread some added value appears also....

A loud  "bravo" for your and especially yours dad efforts!

Regards

J-W

 

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Hi,

 

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That is really incredible amount of excellent modelling and so rare and obscured types! When posted separately the impact or response would be greater I think, but in such massive thread some added value appears also....

Thank you very much. Yes, to be honest. I am very happy with the result of this series. Thanks to many people we could achieved our goal of showing the different types, markings, camo, etc in this very not common topic.

 

And as you said, my father did it quite well..  😁  It took us a 9 months of hard work.


 

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Catching up on an amazing collection here. Great work indeed.

 

 

 

Thank you very much Terry. I am glad that you like it.

 

 

These are the four glider targets finished. 

 

32 Ft span
25 Ft span
16 Ft span
8 Ft span

 

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Additional, today my Father took photos of all of our gliders together which include 81 models. He needed several desks inside the house to put them later in order outside for the photo session.

 

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This is just the preview

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I will post the final photos soon.

 

Cheers
Santiago

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Hi

 

Here are the final photos with all our glider collection which includes 81 models. I hope you like it.

 

As I mentioned before there is very little information available. The guidance received from many people was invaluable. I would like to thank David Underwood, Alastair Mellor, Neil Jed, Javier Planells, Peter Chamberlain, Bruce Stephenson, Steve Wright, Luis Cid, and Richard Cawsey.


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This is the list of the models done


Manufacturer    Aircraft    Mark    Sqn    A/A. Pilots    Year    Place
1.    AIRSPEED AS. 51 Horsa I DG597     1 First prototype used for RATOG trials    
2.    AIRSPEED AS. 51 Horsa I DG604    "1 Airbones Forces Experimental Establishment 1/9/1942 Sherburn-in-elmet, near leeds, Yorkshire - 
3.    AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II LJ271    Test on Horsa with arrester parachutes    1/5/1945    
4.    AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II TL472 1946 Aquir Palestine 
5.    AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II 19 - DP288 H Glider Conversion Unit 1943    
6.    AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II TL145 FERX 21 HGCU 1946    
7.    AIRSPEED AS. 51 Horsa I DP740    "RAF Glider Pilot Exercise unit 1945 Thruxton
8.    AIRSPEED AS. 51 Horsa I Mount Farm
9.    AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II LZ/X - LH469 “93” Operation Deadstick Caen Canal Bridge
10.    AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II 5 - L?22? D-Day Operation.        
11.    AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II LF819    1es independent Glider Squadron Tarquina Italy
12.    AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II TL349        
13.    AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II DK353 December 1942    
14.    AIRSPEED AS. 58 Horsa II RZ306     1946    
15.    ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH A.W. 52G RG324 (P)    
16.    BAYNES BAT BAT RA809 (P)     
17.    BRITISH TAYLORCRAFT    Model H Glider                    
18.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur I BV136                
19.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BV199 Production Prototype May 1941
20.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT771 "This glider was used at the Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment for ditching trials in the summer of 1942. 
21.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT479 Royal Aircraft Establishment Jul 1942
22.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II HH130 Empire Flying School 1946
23.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II J - BT615 No.2 Glider Training School jun-42 RAF Weston
24.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT823 No.3 Glider Training School 1946 RAF Wellesbourne Mountford circa
25.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II  32 - BT572 No.1 Glider Training School Septiembre 1942    RAF Croughton.
26.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT    GAL 48 Hotspur II BT671    Glider Pilot Exercise Unit Noviembre 1942 RAF Netheravon.
27.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT889 No.5 Glider Training School ago-45    
28.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II HH255 No.4 Glider Training School Oct. 1942 RAF Kidlington
29.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II HH522 No.3 Glider Training School late 1943    
30.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT480 Central Landing Establishment may-41    
31.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II BT610 No.4 Glider Training School Sept. 1942 RAF Kidlington
32.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48 Hotspur II HH120 No.3 Glider Training School jun-45    
33.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 48B Hotspur II B Twin     MP486/G                
34.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 50                    
35.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT GAL 55                    
36.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT 56 (01) TS507 (P)        
37.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT 56 (02) TS5100 (P)            
38.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT 56 (03) TS138 (P)            
39.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT 61 TS515 (P)            
40.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT Hamilcar MK I DR854/G Used for RATOG trails
41.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT Hamilcar MK I 901 - LA691                
42.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT Hamilcar MK I 256 Used on Operation Varsity. for carrying ammunition. 
43.    GENERAL AIRCRAFT Hamilcar MK X LA728                
44.    SCOTT LIGHT AIRCRAFT LTD Viking 1 1/2/1944    ST MERRYN ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION 
45.    SCOTT LIGHT AIRCRAFT LTD Viking 1 L June 27th 1941 King and Queen visit RAF Thames in 
46.    SLINGSBY Type 3                     
47.    SLINGSBY Type 3 Nacelled Q Glider Training Squadron 1941    
48.    SLINGSBY Type 4 Falcon III M        
49.    SLINGSBY Type 6 Cadet    5                
50.    SLINGSBY Type 6 Cadet    E        
51.    SLINGSBY Type 6 Cadet    B    
52.    SLINGSBY Type 6 Cadet    Exercise by D.U and G.S.T 26/10/1940 Macclesfield
53.    SLINGSBY Type 7 Kirby Cadet PD627                
54.    SLINGSBY Type 7 Kirby Cadet PD628                
55.    SLINGSBY Type 7 Kirby Cadet RA384                
56.    SLINGSBY Type 7 Kirby Cadet RA854                
57.    SLINGSBY Type 8 Kirby Tutor VM659                
58.    SLINGSBY Type 8 Kirby Tutor VW535                
59.    SLINGSBY Type 9 King Kite John Furlong's 1945 ATC Gliding School 
60.    SLINGSBY Type 15 Gull IIIN 1945 Heston
61.    SLINGSBY Type 18 Hengist Mk I DG570 Early 1942 Airbone Forces Experimental Establishment
62.    SLINGSBY Type 18 Hengist Mk II DG573    
63.    SLINGSBY Type 20 1/3/1945 HMSS Pretorian
64.    SLINGSBY Type 20 1944    Wombledon aerodrome
65.    SLINGSBY Type 24 Falcon 4 VM109 1/9/1946            
66.    Target glider 32 Ft span                    
67.    Target glider 25 Ft span                    
68.    Target glider 16 Ft span                    
69.    Target glider 8 Ft span                    
70.    WACO CG-4A Hadrian                    
71.    WACO CG-4A Hadrian                    
72.    WACO CG-4A Hadrian I FR579 "Voo-Doo" 1/7/1943 RAF Prestwick, Scotladn
73.    WACO CG-4A Hadrian II B/48 1945 Heavy Glider Conversion 
74.    WACO CG-4A Hadrian II 8 670 jun-45 Basal, India
75.    WACO CG-13A Hadrian                    
76.    Schempp-Hirth Minimoa BGA338     
77.    RHOENBUSSARD Rhonbussard    26/10/1940 Congleton / North Rode Viaduct [ Off-Airport ]
78.    DE HAVILLAND AUSTRALIA G1                    
79.    DE HAVILLAND AUSTRALIA G2                    
80.    HUTTER     Hü 17B                    
81.    HINDUSTAN AERONAUTICS LIMITED G-1    


This is a photo of the backstage.

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I will post some other photos soon.

Cheers
Santiago
 

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Hi Alastair.

 

Your contribution is always much appreciated. I hope we could met in person again.

 

Here are some additional photos.

 

 

Slingsby Type 6 Kirby Kyte

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Slingsby Type 7 Cadet 

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Slingsby Type 8 Kirby Tutor

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Slingsby Type 9 King Kite and Slingsby Type 15 Gull III

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Slingsby Type 20

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Scott Vikings 

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Slingsby group (We should removed both scott vikings from the photo)

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GAL 56 and 61

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General Aircraft

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Cheers
Santiago

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