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Very interesting beta build proposition on the Jasco Sailwing 50. Put me at the bottom of your list so that if you don't get enough others to step up, I would find it difficult to resist the temptation.

I would be interested. I would caracterize myself as an intermediate builder. Built a lot when I was young and have restarted upon my retirement in 2003. Since then I have built and flown several 2m gliders beginning with GL which I'm now on mu forth version with spoilers and slimed dow fuselage, Crysallis, 2M Riser, and a couple of others.

I'll gladly beta build this craft. Heck anything over here for that mater!!
I've built every Zaic FF glider, the Thermic 50, 70, 100's at least 4 times each. Many Nordic 70-72s, Troopers, Thermic C, etc...
FAA A&P-IA, currently doing kit build log RC Groups Thermal forum Condor-60's Zaic Floater G-110.
Love aircraft wood and fabric work ;-).

Hi Matthew, we'll be in touch = we're sorting through all the responses. Definitely interested in your experience...

If distance is no problem (I live in Israel), I'd love to do a beta-build of the Jasco Sailwing. I've been eyeing your kits for a while now, and waiting for a reason to clear my building table.
I have several scratch build projects behind me, and a gaggle of foamies and ARF's. Almost all of them documented with pictures, and posted either on my own website (www.geocities.com/rene_wallage) or on RCGroups (username Up&Away)

Hi there:

Very interested in the Beta Build of the Jasco SL-50. I have had considerable experience with flying wings of all sizes and my experience could be very useful in working out the subtle nuances to make a flying wing successful and simplifying the building process for those who are new to flying wings.

Please contact me at:
klockwerken@sbcglobal.net

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