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February 7, 2010

Well, here is the test flight of the free Spindrift. More to come!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1191700
Posted by SF Sloper | Feb 07, 2010 @ 02:50 PM | 3,107 Views
February 7, 2010 - Super Bowl Sunday - Go Colts!

Well I've finished the Spindrift.
It's final AUW is 33.5 ozs. which is probably on the lights side but a good starting point I suppose.
I plan on test flying it today down at the low dunes nearby if the conditions hold up. It's a little NW right now, I'd prefer West for optimum slope conditions.
Hopefully, we'll have a video to post soon.

Thanks again to Jack at Leading Edge Gliders for the free plane.
Cheers to all,
Paul
Posted by SF Sloper | Jan 24, 2010 @ 02:46 PM | 3,475 Views
January 24, 2010

Well, the mock-up has been completed and everything has been put through the dry run. Next, I will add about 1 oz. of ballast in the nose which puts the c/g at the recommended 4 1/2" - 4 3/4" from LE as a start with an AUW of only 28 ozs., well below the posted target weight of 40 oz. I'll then goo the halves together with the wing in place, then goo the wing to the fuselage, then tape the fuselage, goo the tail feathers on and she is ready for covering....Continue Reading
Posted by SF Sloper | Jan 19, 2010 @ 09:43 PM | 3,787 Views
January 19, 2010

This is the Spindrift kit I received as a gift from Jack at Leading Edge Gliders (LEG) who sponsors an annual contest during the holidays asking viewers to submit their holiday greetings from which he would choose one lucky viewer on Dec. 25, 2009. Well, much to my surprise, I won (thanks again) so I figured I might as well document the building of my new toy to share with others.

In the photo of the kit contents, the instructions are from a previous kit I had built from Jack, the 48" P51D Mustang shown in the corner of the 2nd photo and in the third photo during construction. So what this means is I will need to improvise, but the two kits have similar construction requirements like the split fuselage carve-out for components and finishing techniques.

Jack has provided builders with a C/G 4 1/2" from the LE but says we may have to push it back to 4 3/4" or more.

I presume that the 2nd photo shows where the three carbon rods are to be placed with the wing tubes joined at the center with the short aluminum piece.
This is the latest thread:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1166821


Here is the original holiday contest thread(I'm post #65):
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1162787

I'm using the following components:
Battery - Reedy 1600 Series 6V Ni-MH
Receiver - Corona 72mhz 6ch. single conversion
Aileron servos - Tower Pro MG90
Stab aileron - Tower Pro SG5010
Rudder aileron - Airtronics 94322