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Old May 27, 2010, 04:58 AM
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I flew my Windrider Fox for the first during last weekend and I must say it really is a superb foamy glider.
I read ever post on this thread about the plane , some good comments and some not so good.
I ended up building the Fox pretty much as standard, I used woven tape and covered the wing and this is really strong there is virtually no flex in the wings. I used 3x0.5mm carbon flat embedded into the ailerons, then covered in tape.
The cg was set a 2" back and for some this is way too far back but for me I can only say the little Fox rocks !
Winds on the local mountain were 20mph for the first flight and the wee Fox was really dancing in the winds and big lift.
Sunday and Monday I flew here on the beach on the North Coast of Northern Ireland, winds were 10-15mph. If anyone has ever tried flying from the bottom of a cliff , well it is really fun.
Roll rate is amazing for the wee glider again I read this was not the case, 4 point rolls are a blast and snap rolls are easy to perform.
Ming you have a great plane and I treasure mine !
Thanks everyone for the thread and there tips and help.

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