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Posted by Yablonsky | Feb 20, 2013 @ 01:25 PM | 1,610 Views
I picked this up at the 2013 AMA Expo in Ontario, CA.

I've been looking to pick up one of their planes for some time. The discussion as I walked through the AMA is located in the Build Log page....I don't want to duplicate the whole thing so read here:

Purchase link:
http://www.soaringusa.com/Pike-Precision-F3B-F.html

Build Log:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1816371

Details:
MKS DS 6125 Glider x 4 (Ailerons & Flaps)
MKS DS 6125 mini x 2 (V-Tails)
Plug & Play Wire Harness
Battery - 4 Cell Elite
Baudis RDS System

AUW: 84.65oz or 2397.4g
CG: 102 mm

Pics and further discussion to come.

Ken
Posted by Yablonsky | Feb 20, 2013 @ 01:12 PM | 1,660 Views
My new Energic discussion.

Purchase link:
http://www.soaringusa.com/Energic-SPM-96.html

Picked this one up from Phil Davy here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1829717

Model Build page:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1774545
I'm not sure this was the build for my particular plane, but they sure do look just the same.

Details:
4 x MKS DS6125 (Ailerons & Flaps)
2 x MKS DS6100 (V-Tails)
Harness (plug n play)
Battery (4 cell Elite 1500)
4 x clear bump covers (servo covers)

AUW: 53.32oz or 1518.8g
CG: 97mm

Pics and further discussion to come.

Ken
Posted by Yablonsky | Feb 20, 2013 @ 01:02 PM | 1,665 Views
My new Omega Mini discussion:

Purchase link:
http://www.soaringusa.com/Omega-Mini-sailplane.html

Picked this up from Phil Davy here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1829770

The build done here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1806371

Details:
2 x ION DS 158HT (flaps)
2 x ION DS 158S (V-tails)
2 x ION DS 57MG (ailerons)
Harness (semi plug n play)
Eneloop 800 AAA 4 cell

AUW: ???
CG: ???
CG should be at 40-42%

Pics and further discussion to come.

Ken
Posted by Yablonsky | Jul 19, 2011 @ 10:38 AM | 4,711 Views
I saw the request for Build Instructions for the Topsky and I had accumulated a few from the Build Thread and put them together for myself and I might have even shared them, but cannot seem to find them so here is a centralized page that I can control and edit as needed and be able to attach the file for sharing.

So...Here you go.

I'll try and compare the latest 2 files shared and possibly add them all together into one document and re-share it.

If the file gets any larger...I'll have to upload to my server and share it from there.

Ken
Posted by Yablonsky | Dec 15, 2009 @ 12:04 PM | 3,282 Views
ME-262
This is a Heavy glider from the Pt. Fermin area. Flying weight is about 55-60oz.

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Posted by Yablonsky | Oct 30, 2009 @ 07:03 PM | 3,465 Views
I've compiled a KMZ file with a LOT of Fly Zones. I was thinking that we could all contribute to the file and make it as complete as possible. I was interested, so you might be also.

Rules....

Download the KMZ file....update with your site and describe flying conditions and details such as wind directions and best conditions.

Then, simply upload your KMZ file to the same thread.

Pay It Forward!!!

Ken
Posted by Yablonsky | Oct 28, 2009 @ 05:06 PM | 3,235 Views
This happened to be one of my first gliders. It was pretty much indestructable. I've crashed it into the ground, into a pole and into other planes during early combat flight and it is just like a Timex....Takes a Beating and Keeps on Ticking.

I've attached a photo, although black and white, it does give an idea what this one looks like.

http://home.earthlink.net/~jaffee/rbbrduck.htm