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Old Jun 27, 2008, 06:31 PM
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MSL gear in Harbor Freight free flight.... build

I used MSL guts in this free flight glider. I forgot to take pictures of it after I was done, but I do have a few during the build. I got the itch to just get her done and fly her.

Flight report.

I am happy to say that it flies really well, with the exception of the wings being way to flimsy. The MSL gear has plenty of power to climb up to about 50 feet and perform power off turns. It turns real sharp with power off, so sharp that my left wing collapsed ending my first flights in a spectacular spinning crash that broke the horizontal stab in half. An easy fix, but I need to figure a way to stiffin the main wing. I am thinking of gluing on a thin strip of balsa down the wing length and adding a set of struts. Will try again after that and post more pictures.

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