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Old Nov 07, 2012, 09:54 PM
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Jim any more news on your ship ?

Hi Jim,
I am 'the' Simitar guy....I've flown with Bill and was involved in getting him inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame. I have built over 100 Simitars and flew a Turbine version a month or so back at Jets Over Kentucky.

The difference between this model and Simitars is one is rubber and one isn't.

So looking at the reflexed airfoil static flying it is two seperated non connected things.

The wing loading is way up on this model with motor, battery speed control and prop assembly compared to a Simitar sheeted wing...but even if they weighed the same, The sheeted wing with balsa elevons doesn't flex, even under Turbine speeds and mega weight.

I'm still kind of pumped about this thing just cuz its odd, and all the ordering snafu I caused myself just adds to the adventure :-)
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