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Old Jan 29, 2003, 01:21 PM
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Re: The REAL reason the Wrights did it better

Originally posted by Ed Waldrep
The Wrights are the ones who finally figured out that using the stock setup wasn't going to cut it. Everyone else was stuck in the 7 cell trap and using Tamiya connectors! The Wrights had a brainstorming session, and said hey, let's use 10 cells, and gear the motor. Also, lets use a PCM receiver, not those single conversion parkflyer jobs, and let's twist our servo wires and wrap them in foil, and hell let's go brushless, I wan't to be on the cover of People magazine and get a date with Elle McPhearson. Orville was puzzled at who the heck Elle McPhearson was, but went along with it anyway because the only thing on TV was Friends and he hated vapid comedies with laugh tracks.
So Ed, then as I understand it, Elle was at the bottom of Kill Devil Hill waiting for Orville's first attempts at sustained flight....

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