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Old Feb 04, 2010, 02:49 PM
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Ya this thing doesn't really excite me that much.
More forward sweep will make it even more sensitive to CG.
Less span makes for higher wing loading, and higher stall speed.
Denser foam may also be more brittle than classic Elapor.
Silver colored foam might as well be invisible against grey clouds, and it makes a
horrible base for flouro paint (discovered that on my silver winged EZ*)
Regular Funjet is more than quick enough for FPV.

Coincidentally, just 10 minutes ago, the mailman dropped off my new
Skyartec Funjet. They didn't have the RTF version in stock, and I didn't
need their motor and servos anyway, so I simply bought all the individual replacement
parts to make one (fuse/hatch/canopy/wings/fins/motor mount) for considerably less $
and shouldn't take but an hour to build. Foam is more dense than Elapor and
probably more brittle. I hadn't realized from photos I've seen of it, how much
larger than the Multiplex Funjet it is. It appears to have quite a lot more
wing area, and a fat lifting body. A massive amount of room under the canopy
for gear. Not sure how I'll mount my pan servo.

ian
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