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My first glider was a wasp. I bought it 1975 in England and it was the model after 229B3, can't find the papers just now but what I can remember the models name was 221C4 where the first number is the size of the sail (sq.feet) and C4 stands for height of controlbar (4feet).
The 221C4 had a lot less wrinkles in the sail than the 229B3.


I bought a Wasp 229 B3 in 1974-5, driving down to the manufacturers to choose a sail colour and collect the 6 page 'Roneo'd' instruction book. The glider flew well, but I quickly retro-fitted a kingpost and a trim bar about a foot from the top of the 'A' frame, which made flying a lot less effort, as I no longer needed to keep the a frame pulled tight against my stomach!


The two black and white photographs and the Orange Glider are of the Wasp 229B3 I built from a kit with my Dad in 1974 when I was 15. We thought ourselves to fly at Steyning Bowl in Sussex England. I still have the Glider. Low in performance by today’s standards, but state of the art in1974. My longest flight with this wing was 28 minutes in ridge lift at the 150ft high Mill Hill near Shoreham, Sussex, England. As long as there was 18 to 25 mph of wind blowing ridge soaring was easy. With its flapping sail (at speed) it was a Glider you could always hear coming. But slow it down to ridge soar it was much quieter and really easy to fly. Takeoff was straight forward. Landing also very easy. You know what, I think I’d like to get it out of my garage and fly it again.