Gulp SR from Steve Drake

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At the August 2003 Soarheads bay area race, James Eichel prevailed by flying fast and consistently. In one of the more exciting heats, during Round 5, James scored another first after having a midair collision which knocked another plane to the ground. James was flying so fast, his Gulp SR still crossed the finish line ahead of the others and  ready for another round.

The SR-60 is available with lots of options such as: custom ballast systems, the SR-T which has plug on wings for easy travel or the "Lite Version" saving valuable ounces in light wind racing conditions. With so many other kits and custom planes being built for racing, the low drag design elements and stabilization tweaks the SR-60 has continue to make a real difference in the right hands.

This plane was inspired by the Gulp DS with the intent of building it lighter and more optimized for racing but also for dynamic soaring in light to heavy air. This plane is not intended for beginner builders or flyers!

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Wingspan: 1524mm (60 in)
Length: 813mm (32 in)

Weight: 3000 g (6.6 lbs)
  • Wing span 60”
  • Fuse length ~32”
  • New part for optional removable nose cone
  • Wing root cord 10”
  • Intermediate chord 8.5”
  • Tip chord 5”
  • Wing area ~482 square inches
  • Airfoil MH64
  • All high density EPP foam parts
  • Clean fuse design completely pre-shaped with wing mount cut in
  • 3" Fuse dia.-Lots of room for ballasting systems at the CG
  • Plans for almost totally internal servo controls
  • EPP vertical fin with
    low drag NACA 8% symmetrical airfoil
  • Partially built wing– Wing root joined with center spar in and spar cuts in each of the 4 wing panels

 

Kit content:

  • 4 EPP wing cores
    double tapered wing
  • EPP vertical fin
  • EPP fully shaped fuse
  • 6 ounce glass cloth for
    the center of the wing
  • multiple carbon rods and carbon fiber material for
    joining spars at the root
  • Basswood ¼”x ¼” trailing edge stock for EPP cores
  • Balsa stock for elevons
  • 1/16 ply for elevon end caps
  • Original SR has Custom internal elevon linkage
  • New- The SR plug on wing needs to be specified and is not shown. It looks identical and is the same price as the Original SR.

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