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Old Jan 08, 2015, 11:23 AM
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Good to see things moving along with the Secret, Steve. I have been wondering about the status the last few months.

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Old Jan 08, 2015, 04:52 PM
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Old Jan 09, 2015, 04:00 PM
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Congratulations Kolosun! Well done.

With Steve's help, we were able to really get the model flying really nicely at the slope this week. His understanding of the plane, and general experience were very helpful in getting the setup dialed in just right. I am sorry that we were so busy with our task that I did not take and picture/video. I really wish I would have captured Steve flying his designed model. He was very happy that day.

Future pilots will now have an even better setup guide for the Secret.


All I can say is . . .I know that the delays getting the model into full production have been frustrating and unfortunate, but you will not be disappointed with the performance of this model.

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Old Jan 14, 2015, 07:44 PM
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Old Jan 22, 2015, 11:30 PM
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Hi everyone,
Scott Thomason and I flew the Secret today at the East facing Four Corners slope. We finalized the nose moment so I can now rework the sub-nose for the fuselage master and send it to the manufacturer. He should finally have the full order of 80 GSM TeXtreme carbon by now, so building the first production run should begin soon.

warning: overly detailed aero stuff in following paragraphs.
I measured the final setting, and used the aerodynamic center of the inboard wing airfoil, and measured to the front of the nose to get the nose moment. I then measured to the inboard tail aerodynamic center and divided to get the ratio of the nose to the tail.

I then thought... hmm, I wonder what that ratio is in another plane I like. I assumed the same aerodynamic centers for the Freestyler III to see how the two planes compare.
Freestyler: .55
Secret: .54957

- Steve =)
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Old Jan 22, 2015, 11:46 PM
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Thanks for the update Steve. Sounds great.
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Old Jan 23, 2015, 07:55 AM
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Interesting Steve!..........Very iiinnntteerrreesstting!!!

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So, the fs3 was off a touch!
I hope to see one down south this season. I keep missing you when you get down here.
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Old Jan 31, 2015, 01:05 AM
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Looking forward to seeing a Secret in flight one of these days soon!

Congrats on getting to the finish line Steve

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Old Apr 23, 2015, 02:24 PM
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The first order of production planes is being built.
The manufacturer has estimated the first 4 orders will be completed May 10th.
The wing span is just over 124.5" , and the all-up weight will be approx. 78 oz.

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Old Apr 23, 2015, 03:25 PM
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Great news Steve, keep us posted.

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Old Apr 23, 2015, 06:53 PM
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Awesome Steve! looking forward to putting one together!
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Great news! Happy to see all the hard work finally come together.

I am looking forward to seeing the final production models.
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