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Old 01-01-2016, 11:57 AM
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For those that don't already know, the Centuri Mini-Dactyl glider is a minature version of the original Enerjet Pterodactyl parasite glider that was designed to ride on the '72 Enerjet Aero Dart that was powered by the E24/F52/F67.
Good luck tracking any parasite glider on anything F67 powered.
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:57 AM
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I have several mini dactyls I fly almost at every launch I do. Great little glider. Easy to build, trim and fly.
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:35 AM
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I have several mini dactyls I fly almost at every launch I do. Great little glider. Easy to build, trim and fly.

Built from vintage kits, or do you have plans?
Edit: Never mind! I just realized I downloaded the graphics files from JimZ a while ago. I just put them on Google Drive:

https://drive.google.com/folderview...M3c&usp=sharing
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So the next question on the Mini-Dactyl is, what thicknesses of balsa are used? Instructions just say "thin sheets" and "thick sheet".
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Built from vintage kits, or do you have plans?
Edit: Never mind! I just realized I downloaded the graphics files from JimZ a while ago. I just put them on Google Drive:

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Both. I saved the instructions and made templates of the parts. I had two kits I built about 20 years ago, and from the templates, I've built 5-6 more.
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So the next question on the Mini-Dactyl is, what thicknesses of balsa are used? Instructions just say "thin sheets" and "thick sheet".


Let me measure tonight when I get home.
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Built from vintage kits, or do you have plans?
Edit: Never mind! I just realized I downloaded the graphics files from JimZ a while ago. I just put them on Google Drive:

https://drive.google.com/folderview...M3c&usp=sharing
Could you attach the Mini-Dactyl plans and instructions here as a PDF? My computer can't open your Google Drive link. Many thanks in advance! (For those who may not be familiar with the kit, it can be built with one glider or with two gliders, which makes it a versatile model. Also, it might fly well on the 1/4A3-3T motor in small fields and/or on breezy days.) The original Semroc offered all of the parts for the Mini-Dactyl, and perhaps the new Semroc could be encouraged to offer a "Retro-Repro" Mini-Dactyl kit...
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Could I ask what error you get? The file's attached here but it'd still be helpful to me if I knew. Thanks!

Again, there's no scale or thickness information for the balsa scans; they are also not all that clear.
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Could I ask what error you get? The file's attached here but it'd still be helpful to me if I knew. Thanks!

Again, there's no scale or thickness information for the balsa scans; they are also not all that clear.
Thank you for posting the Mini-Dactyl plans here! (I *may* have a 100% size cardstock print-out of the Mini-Dactyl's glider parts--I'm going to look for it.) If I recall correctly (from the duplicate laser-cut sheet balsa parts that the original Semroc offered), the Mini-Dactyl gliders' delta wings, canards, and vertical stabilizers were made of 1/16" thick balsa, and their flat sheet balsa fuselages were 3/32" thick (although they might have been 1/16" thick, too--I don't feel as certain about the fuselages' thickness). Regarding the error I get, below is a copy of it (hopefully it will reproduce properly here):

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Old 01-05-2016, 11:34 PM
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Thank you, Internet Explorer. Sheesh.

Firefox for Mac, Safari for Mac, Chrome for Mac, Chrome for Chromebook, and NetSurf for Linux all open that link with no trouble. I don't know what IE's problem is.

Thanks for the balsa information!
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