Legionair 140

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Legionair, Pod and Boom construction from the 1970’s

available in 100 inch, 132 inch and 140 inch versions

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Legionair 140

 

Legionair 140 Vignette

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Cecil Haga designed

 

Pod and Boom construction from the 1970’s

available in 100 inch, 132 inch and 140 inch versions

 

Rudder , elevator, and spoilers

 

The 140 was available in 1978 and the 100 was flown by Cecil at the Soar Nats in 1976

Mods needed to my Yellow 140 so I am Happy

  • removed metal skid and double sided tape , added neoprene
  • removed releasable tow hook and added a new standard L-Type hook
  • removed three square shaft futaba servos and added Jr servos and new tray
  • removed assorted decals, not a big fan of those
  • removed on off switch in Canopy filled switch actuator hole and painted Canopy Blue
  • pulled junk plastic clevises of push rod ends, these aren’t for my sailplanes
  • Have to move elevator horn more rearward to get more down movement as
    I like to use Sullivan Gold Clevises and they are longer then the plastic
    ones.
  •  CA the ends of the spoiler dialcord and loop around pushrod posts on spoiler servo
  • Pulled old switch from canopy, gonna fill the hole in the canopy, and
    paint blue.
  • cut new servo tray and secure two forward mounts into
    fuselage to attach servo tray to
  • make a link with two collars of Music wire for the Dial cord spoiler
    servo connection
  • Remove battery tray with wire loop , just CA’d in. not a fan

 

First couple hand tosses this afternoon Aug 22nd, it flies

Next I will send up the line :):)

1896 G   66.8 oz With some extra weight 21 G in the nose that may get removed as I move the CG backP1180846-001 P1180847-001

Update August 23 2016P1180845-001 P1180844-001 P1180843-001

A few pictures showing my customizations, visibly missing some decals and the Canopy is blue

Breeze out of the west , south west all day perhaps 20 km/h and above. Legionair is ready to go but not in this stuff.

 

Swirling and nasty and when it arrives here in my little bowl it twirls.P1180848-001 P1180849-001 P1180850-001

Sometime around 6 I t0ok the winch out and laid down the line etc. It wasn’t very pretty yet but perhaps in an hour or so.

At 7 I was up for it, however I’m launching about 90 degrees to the wind as it’s making it’s evening warm air shift to the south. Oh well it’s light I can deal with that.

Got out with two launches 2 – 3 minute flights, sun low in the sky and into my eyes.P1180851-001 P1180852-001

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Why didn’t someone tell me about these years ago. Thanks B.M.