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Years ago things weren't that complicated as they are nowadays.The Grunau SG38 was a very easy to build glider plane and in the thirties they were build in large numbers. Today with modern glues, multi-layer wood, nylon fabric and high quality steel wires a reconstruction is even easier. You just need about 400 building hours, about 800 euros materials and the sky is yours too! Well..of course it's forbidden to fly a hobby plane like this... On 26th of august 2004 , my plane was forced to land and confiscated by the Dutch authorities after an 7 minutes record flight from the township of Puth to the township of Schinnen. Since then it is displayed at the glider plane club of schinveldt.
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grunau2
The SG38 was developed in Germany in the 1930's and used by the german army to prepare the nazi-jugend for the german Luftwaffe. Also other countries used it as a basic training glider
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grunau
Blueprint of the SG38.
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vliegtuig2
One day I'll fly away...
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vliegtuig4
Look Mum!! without a flying permit!!
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