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Posted by heliwill10 | Apr 16, 2016 @ 12:49 PM | 1,409 Views
PA18 VS PA12 STOL (5 min 8 sec)

Posted by heliwill10 | Sep 14, 2015 @ 07:38 AM | 2,276 Views
PA12 in Western PA (3 min 33 sec)

Posted by heliwill10 | Feb 11, 2015 @ 08:40 AM | 5,459 Views
30gram Carboweave and wrapped spar construction.

AUW 55oz
Posted by heliwill10 | Nov 04, 2013 @ 06:14 PM | 4,513 Views
This is the latest flying 4m model. 64oz AUW. The tips along with the v-tail are disser, it has a new fuse reinforced with stf, and a larger and longer boom.

SupraX Nov. Landings (1 min 28 sec)

Posted by heliwill10 | Feb 24, 2013 @ 02:45 PM | 13,164 Views
Introducing a full build log for a whisper model aircraft kit.

The Eastern Soaring League and lots of others around the world have found that the Molded Supra by Vladimir Models/Kennedy Composites is an excellent all around TD and F3J contest design, I own one and learned pretty much all my contest soaring skills flying it. But building is part of my thing so I started asking about bagging wings and molding fuselages (thanks Anker!) which ultimately lead to the Supra X 4m. You can find other threads of the Super Supra I created which finally got me to the Supra X 4m, you'll see in this build log.

There have been many significant changes from the Super Supra design and construction and most important the move from a "tipper" full flying horizontal stab to the current "articulated" horizontal stabilizer used on a few of the lastest Euro-Moldies recently. (I want to thank Phillip Kolb, Larry Jolly, JoJo and GordySoar for their input on this topic!)

The tipper stab uses a V-mount which I found expensive and fragile, so it didn't take too much to inspire me to try the old style articulated stab and elevator. It wasn't a good option in the past due to a bunch of factors, including weight, incidence consideration, and stab airfoil. Those factors have been overcome by brains in the hobby far greater than mine (again thanks guys!), so I went full speed ahead on designing a pylon for the new stab which you'll see later in this build.

The Super Supra (3.8m)...Continue Reading
Posted by heliwill10 | Nov 05, 2012 @ 06:30 PM | 9,279 Views
Did some testing today with the new elevator setup. Lots of authority and very durable.

During the zoom the model could be pushed over at the slowest speeds I've seen.

No more v-mounts for this guy

Enjoy the video!

Much more info in my blog about the model and build log.

Super Supra Landing Practice for TD (3 min 4 sec)

Super Supra x (1 min 57 sec)
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