Gribovskii G-29 (G-11)

My turn to ask for help.
While I work on turning the wings into something with an airfoil I
could use some help with references.
Gunston's book shows plans with two windows/escape hatches in the roof.
The two photos in L&K show no such windows. Hatches or windows?
Gunston's says one door on the left side. Kit has one on each side. One
or two?
Keeping it simple I'm only doing the cockpit with a little of the cabin
floor and benches. The rest can't be seen unless the door(s) are open.
This is the Politechnika kit. Is the AER SRL Moldova kit the same parts
under a different label?
TIA
Tom
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maiesm72
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Back in the first volume of "Air Enthusiast" monthly there was a series of articles on gliders of the world. I don't know whether the info you seek is there as mine are packed in downstairs by my son's computer junkyard and I'm too lazy to go down and dig them out. BTW, I have one of those half-built too.
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
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Mad-Modeller
Thanks Bill.
I'll get to the MAI library in the morning. Too cold right now. Snow and hail at sea level this evening. San Francisco is blanketed. Beautiful sight as long as you don't have to drive in it.
Tom
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maiesm72
" snipped-for-privacy@netscape.com" wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@j33g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:
It's been some 20 years now, since I've been to Frisco. I can vividly remeber the fog rolling in over the mountains. I think we were sitting in Golden Gate Park, or something.
stayed in Palo Alto for a month.
Great times. (as far as I can remember)
Cheers,
Denis
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Dennis
are sf drivers the whackos they were 30 years ago?
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e
Cool! We might get some snow on Friday if we're really good.
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
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Mad-Modeller
I think the weather had something to do with the mess on 101 today. Apparently driving in that is novel for Californians. Anything in the desert?
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
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Mad-Modeller
Aside from looking forward to my bulb plants showing up I'm not overjoyed that Summer's on the tracks ahead. Aw well, grit my teeth and bear it, I guess.
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
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Mad-Modeller
"e" wrote in
And east... the weather wench predicted low 80s and sunny tomorrow w/o the 20mph winds and rain of the last few days here in Dixie.
Guess who's firing up the Hog tomorrow. Been riding in the mid 60s here and there the last couple of weeks, but tomorrow looks like first day I can get by without my windshield and without long sleeves.
Hoo-yah!
WmB
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WmB
Um, I know that this has nothing to do with motorcycles, but here's the update on the G-29 quick build.
Sealed the starboard door, closed the port door, removed the heavy bands on the wings (they were way overscale with the top wider than the bottom), removed the skid on the belly. It's molded on each half of the fuselage and a new skid is a lot easier that filling, sanding and polishing what was there. The plastic is very thin and I cut a hunk out of the keel on one side. Blanked it off and added a little bit of putty. Now to the sanding.
Still looking for more or better references.
Tom
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maiesm72
how dare you be on topic!? is it a fun build?
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e
A fun build? I guess so if you like one hell of a lot of sanding and polishing.
The somewhat soft, very thin (in places) plastic is very reminisent of late Frog kits, as are the layout of the parts on the sprue and the clear parts.Fit is pretty good with the exception of the fuselage halves which were slightly bowed at each end. Easilly fixed with a bit of warm water and some rubber bands. Tube glue instead of cyanoacrylates to allow for a little bit of adjusting.
To be continued.
Tom
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maiesm72

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