Ka8 b in developement

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Postby Cumulus7 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:08 pm

Perhaps sasquotschi can help me when he has finished the DG-500M. He is a friend from my club and MAYbe i can convince him to help out.

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Postby Matthias » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:35 pm

Why I want the Ka8: The Ka8 is the best glider to Climb because it can fly that slow. What else; Should be more challanging to complete a triangular flight at high speed (100km/h for a ka8 with 5m thermals).
That's what I thout... Maybe also when the thermals are very weak, you can stay up and climb while the Discus has to land. :roll:

But everybody has his own vision..

PS: The Ka6E sounds also really cool!
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Postby RubenE » Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:23 pm

looking good
nice work!!!! :)

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Postby Matthias » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:18 pm

Still no time?
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Postby Timmey » Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:37 pm

sliderG102 wrote:IMHO its IMHO for IMHO.....please stop IMHO :D :D :D
hm clubclass is good idea....astir,cirrus,ka8,libelle!!


Ls4! And the Ka8! I love flying her in sunset! She's so, äähh, so,...comfortable :wink: . Ok, her glide ratio is very bad, but her weight..mmhh......

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Postby Cumulus7 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:14 pm

My professional life is still in "disorder" atm.
So i cant tell when i will have time to continue on the Ka8.

Sorry folks.

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Postby Jono » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:13 pm

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Postby JK89 » Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:50 pm

its a very good idea
I have flown the ka 8 b (and other kids) for 2 years

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Postby Olympia » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:30 pm

What is the difference between the K8 and the K18? I flew 18's a lot at the LGC in the late 70's. Nice little plane and I did my distance in one. From memory it seemed to handle better than either of my Olympias (2b and 463) and it thermalled very efficiently.
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Postby OXO » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:36 pm

Olympia wrote:What is the difference between the K8 and the K18? I flew 18's a lot at the LGC in the late 70's. Nice little plane and I did my distance in one. From memory it seemed to handle better than either of my Olympias (2b and 463) and it thermalled very efficiently.


Ah, the K-8 is lighter than air, and to use full right stick you have to lift your right leg up.

As I said earlier this week, the T-21 is my most detested glider. The K-8 is number 2 on my list.

Now markjt will jump in here and tell us how brilliant it is.
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Postby OXO » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:36 pm

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Postby Jono » Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:26 am

plenty of others will disagree OXO

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Postby G-BSCA » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:44 am

Jono wrote:plenty of others will disagree OXO



I do hehehe! I thik it is quite a good looking glider. The Pilatus B4 follows that sortof look, and thats one of my fav. ships... Everyones taste is different i suppose....
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Postby thing » Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:43 pm

Olympia wrote:What is the difference between the K8 and the K18? I flew 18's a lot at the LGC in the late 70's. Nice little plane and I did my distance in one. From memory it seemed to handle better than either of my Olympias (2b and 463) and it thermalled very efficiently.


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. I've just been looking at my logbook and the first flight I did in one, the airbrake handle came off in my hand on approach.....it had a 16 meter wingspan, the 8 had a 15 meter, plus the 8 was basically a single seat 13 whereas the 18 was a little more refined. 34 to 1 glide.

The K8 is my favourite glider of all time. I'm half the weight of a K8......I did all of my silver tasks in an 8, they didn't allow you to use a super speed machine to do your 50K at my old club, you had to do it in an 8 with no aids other than a map and the frankly pathetic E2B. I used to be an aircraft engineer so I volunteered to compass swing the 8 one day....a bit of a waste of time when moving the stick forward produced a 20 degree deviation.....

All of my most memorable flights have been in an 8. I've scratched around over garden bonfires in an 8. Although I enjoy the high speed machines, there's something infinitely satisfying about keeping an 8 up in no sky whatsoever when everything else is on the ground, flying it with no room for error at all. I'd rather do an hour in an 8 in ultra marginal conditions than a 500K. But then we all get different things out of gliding, that's the beauty of it. And I've never done a 500k. :D
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Postby tom eagles » Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:55 am

did my 5 hours in a ka8 everything else trying dropped out after 3-4, picked up the last thermal of the day at about 0.5 to 1 knot up 10 mins from 5 hours took me over the 5 hours...

then once you had your 5 hours they let you loose on the 18 and the astir.... oh those were the good old days :) no gpss just a map and your compass and a crappy camera out the vent for tp photo's.
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