Ka8 b in developement

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Postby thing » Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:19 am

I remember when i did my 5 hours Tom the cloudbase was 8500 ft, the highest I've ever known it in the Midlands here in UK. I really struggled for a couple of hours scratching around at 1500 feet then I just caught a big one up to 8000. The rest was plain sailing, in fact it took me an hour to get down from 8000 ft. I have an aversion to using brakes to bleed off height, I've bloody fought to get up there so it can come down on it's own. Great days.

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Postby tom eagles » Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:15 am

lol i wasnt so lucky with the cludbase but a bloody great stubble fire helped, only time i have ever been spat out of a thermal stalled and climbed nose down.... the baragraph trace i still have u should see the climb....

only downside cleaning the ka8 afterwards, lots of burnt stubble attached to it.

i loved the ka8 my favourite scratching machine... woulkd climb and stay up in anything perfect 5 hour machine, did my two bronze legs in a k13 the day after i went solo

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Postby Tonyh » Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:18 am

Did my silver distance and height in a K8 and landed after 4h 50m when everything died :(

Got to fly the club's K18 for 5 1/2 hours a couple of weeks later :D

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Postby X1 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:31 pm

woooh ka 8 - my longest flight was 09:40 (nine ours)


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Postby staylo » Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:54 pm

thing wrote:
The k18 was just about the last of the new fabric design gliders and it was a beaut. the one we had at our club had ben pranged and always flew left wing low but it was a joy to fly.

Wasn't R36 was it? :) I'm sure there's more than one pranged and repaired K18 in GSA circulation. I gained my 5 hours and silver height in R36 at Barkston Heath with Four Counties GC a couple of years ago. They're lovely gliders in my opinion.

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Postby Colin » Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:30 pm

OK- now who says we don't need wood in Condor?
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Postby Andy1248 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:18 pm

I agree with all K8 comments, a nice glider to scratch with. Probaly the most forgiving plane you will ever fly.

Two interesting links, the first what will happen when glue doesn't glue:


The K18 which has k6e wings, 16m wingspan, 34:1 at 74kph. I flew my Silver height at distance in a K18. Here is story if you are interested:

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Postby Acrogliderpilot » Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:19 am

What's about this project? :?: :roll:

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Postby Cumulus7 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:01 pm

still on hold :(

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Postby kristoffer » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:46 pm

Still on hold ? can someone hwo know how to make these things help this guy !? I have PLENTY of freetime but can`t make planes or sceneryes :(
I am trying to learn myself making sceneryes (this is hard!) but I have not found instructions of how to make plane-addons for condor yet :cry:


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Postby Dave M » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:33 pm

I did my two bronze legs in a Ka8,on one leg never went above 1200 feet,they were both over Lindholm airfield.Did my silver height in a Swallow and my 50ks in a Ka6 CR those were the days.

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Re: Ka8 b in developement

Postby P. Riessner » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:50 pm

Is there any work on the wonderful Ka8?
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