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Posted by Daryl Wallis57 | Yesterday @ 02:30 AM | 1,038 Views
Boy I wish birthdays were more than once a year, so many great planes and so few excuses to treat yourself to a new present.

Test flew my new treat today on the local slope, the air was very rough and I had no ballast in but the Satori penetrated surprisingly well.
I also flew the TOOL with full ballast and it was getting bashed around so the Satori was impressive flying light.
It has a good turn of speed for a thermal ship, the CG is very close at 103 mm as recommended and can be crept back a bit once it is flown in more suitable conditions.
Looks great in the air and floated in like a feather to land.
It is now an older design and there are super light versions available but this one with double carbon spread tow felt pretty robust, I had the choice of three at the local importer, which is good for the slope cos that's where it is going to spend most of its air time.
I guess now we wont get any quiet days.

Cheers Dash
Posted by Daryl Wallis57 | Mar 03, 2014 @ 04:20 AM | 1,451 Views
Recently picked up this Tool and have enjoyed throwing it in the air from the local slope.

Double carbon, Hyperion servos, XPS Nano receiver, and Booma RC LiFe battery.

Still adjusting it but it looks like it is the right Tool for the job.



Cheers Dash
Posted by Daryl Wallis57 | Jul 30, 2011 @ 09:15 PM | 3,487 Views
I maidened my new F3F Vampire today the wind was gusting up to 45 km and it flew superbly with no ballast, penetrates really nice and was carving the sky pretty damn quick! Looking forward to a big south westerly and full ballast.

It is the double carbon F3F version (no tow hook to slow it down) and has MKS servos all round.
I brought it in direct from the manafacturer in Czechoslovakia.
They were great and very helpfull, they said it would be ready in 4 weeks and it was. Once payment cleared it was in Melbourne the next day!
Very well packed in a custom made wooden box.
Would be happy to deal with them again, the customs clearance process however is another story!

The MKS servos are from Andrew at Falcon Gliders, I have used DS 95's for the elevators and the 6125 Mini's for the wings, these are very nice servos.
Also for this piece of carbon artwork I am trying one of the self balancing Life batteries from Booma RC who have some pretty awesome products and are Aussie!

RC gear is Multiplex with an XPS 2.4 module and the receiver is an XPS Nano 6 channel that is hardly bigger than a postage stamp. There are no whiskers sticking out its all contained under the nose cone.
Before launch I did a full power range test and had full control at 650 meters with the plane sitting on a stand about 350mm above ground. These little receivers are reported to have a range of 2 miles.

Web sites:
http://www.f3b.cz/product/vampire/index.php
http://falcongliders.com.au/index.htm
http://www.boomarc.com/
http://www.xtremepowersystems.net/index.php

Regards Dash (who has a big smile right now)

Thanks Capt Steve for the launch and pics.
Posted by Daryl Wallis57 | May 02, 2011 @ 04:33 AM | 3,134 Views
Its been sitting around for a while waiting for the right conditions but finally my scratch built CB-15 Crystal had its maiden flight on Good Friday, it was a Great Friday for me cos she flew great, don't know what all the stress was about!

At five meters span she is a big bird but tracked really well and was very responsive to aileron for a large model.

Thanks to Captain Steve and Joel for launching and to Don and Steve and Damo for photos and video.

The attached photo is from Don.
Posted by Daryl Wallis57 | Aug 29, 2010 @ 07:15 AM | 3,960 Views
Close up of my freeky paint job!
Posted by Daryl Wallis57 | Aug 22, 2010 @ 06:50 AM | 5,341 Views
Here is a pic of my new Million the last of the batch of 4 that has taken me about 10 months to get done.
Including plugs and mold making as well as the gliders, that is.

My own design and construction, 2 meter span, fully molded, my own airfoil.

Triple carbon goodness!

Maidened it today it flew great!

Will get some flying pics next time.

Regards Dash!
Posted by Daryl Wallis57 | Jun 23, 2010 @ 06:48 AM | 4,113 Views
What have we here!
Posted by Daryl Wallis57 | May 22, 2010 @ 07:19 AM | 4,120 Views
Here is a link to my Diana build thread in the Scale section.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1248428
Posted by Daryl Wallis57 | Apr 01, 2010 @ 05:50 AM | 4,469 Views
Our South Oz slope trip.
SA slope soaring trip April 2010.wmv (9 min 13 sec)


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