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Your favourite racing plane

Postby BenFest » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:56 pm

Hi guys,

regardless from Condor, what is your favourite racing plane in real life? If you flew races ever, on which plane did you do it?
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Re: Your favourite racing plane

Postby mauheb » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:56 pm

The Arcus for sure. Incredible ship.

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Re: Your favourite racing plane

Postby Flightbase » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:20 pm

So far it`s the ASW 27 for me, when it`s about racing. Thats why I bought one :D
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Re: Your favourite racing plane

Postby Paul_UK » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:53 am

It'll have to be whatever I can afford to buy for my first glider which sadly I don't think will be in what you'd consider to be in the 'competitive' class.

I'd be happy with something like an LS4 alas I think that will be out of budget :(
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Re: Your favourite racing plane

Postby Flightbase » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:55 pm

Paul_UK wrote:It'll have to be whatever I can afford to buy for my first glider which sadly I don't think will be in what you'd consider to be in the 'competitive' class.

I'd be happy with something like an LS4 alas I think that will be out of budget :(


Would be sad, if there is no way to improve ;)

If you look for a lot of plane for decent money, try to get a Phoebus C. It`s really low priced but a great (non racing) plane.
I think if you fly more then 80 hours per year, you should try to get an own one. Just to make everything like you want.
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Re: Your favourite racing plane

Postby Paul_UK » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:25 pm

I hope to fly more than 80 hours a year yes however it is weather dependent and I fly at least once a week, sometimes twice. I think my budget will allow me to buy something a little more efficient than the Phoebus C. It may be that I go into a 1/2 share syndicate, this may be my best option if I can find someone suitable to do this with. I'll be chatting with my CFI and he can advise and maybe keep an ear out for me too.

I'm 6'3 with long legs so that needs to be taken into account a little. Now I've flown in a Grob 102 going back into the K13 for further training is awful, it is so cramped for my legs.
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Re: Your favourite racing plane

Postby pstrzel » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:41 pm

Paul_UK wrote:I hope to fly more than 80 hours a year yes however it is weather dependent and I fly at least once a week, sometimes twice. I think my budget will allow me to buy something a little more efficient than the Phoebus C. It may be that I go into a 1/2 share syndicate, this may be my best option if I can find someone suitable to do this with. I'll be chatting with my CFI and he can advise and maybe keep an ear out for me too.

I'm 6'3 with long legs so that needs to be taken into account a little. Now I've flown in a Grob 102 going back into the K13 for further training is awful, it is so cramped for my legs.


LS3 is well suited for you. I know a guy who looks like you described yourself and he flew one from Utah to South Dakota last year. He set a bunch of local records. He flew more than any other locals last year, all in an LS3.

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Re: Your favourite racing plane

Postby Paul_UK » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:09 am

I had read that some of the LS gliders suit taller pilots hence another reason I was swaying towards them. LS3 may just be out of my budget too, they do not appear to be much different in price over an LS4. With the LS3 I think I read something about the A variant being a fair bit lighter so assume that would be the preferred model?

I can only hope I can cross country at that speed at some point in the future :mrgreen:
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