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Old Yesterday, 11:26 AM
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15-25mph at NCAR...Headed up now. Matt
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Old Yesterday, 05:48 PM
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NCAR delivered today!! 20-30 when I got there and it was still strong when I left around 3:15. It even blew long enough for Ian to show up and get some great flying in. Nothing like a BIG day on NCAR!!!!
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Old Yesterday, 09:23 PM
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So much fun up on the hill today. Got to fly some new to me planes that have been on ice all winter... Too fun!
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Old Yesterday, 09:59 PM
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Bee with a gyro.
What gyro did you put in your Bee? I might be interested in doing something similar.
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Old Yesterday, 10:00 PM
Just chillin @ 403 MPH
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Yup I'll be sure to tell all of you when I make my next T time. Every time I play golf the wind is perfect. Crap
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Old Yesterday, 10:30 PM
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I used an orange rc gyro, it doesn't help all that much maybe I need to turn the gain up or something.
I keep turning it off and on its no panacea
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Old Today, 02:01 AM
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What gyro did you put in your Bee? I might be interested in doing something similar.
I use the Eagletree Guardian 2D/3D stabilizer mostly in 3DH mode. It's thin enough
that I can just carve out a little foam behind the Rx bay in the Bee and drop it in under the decased Rx.
The effect is quite noticeable (chews through turbulent DS grooves and makes the plane feel
like it's larger, thus more stable and more efficient). It has true heading hold behavior at
center stick, which means it'll fight to return aircraft to original attitude, no matter
how far off angle the wind swats it. Someone else locally
is using the cheaper HK airplane gyro (no true HH behavior). It's not quite as as smart as the
Guardian but seems to get the job done for him, and allows him to DS the infamous "Death Trough"
(small groove at the switchbacks that alternates between dreamy and deadly every
1-2 minutes).

And yes, I did manage to get all the way to NCAR and fly for a couple hours (usually
the wind quits 5 minutes before I get there). Had I been there an hour earlier, would have been even better.
Even ripped it up with the Apex for a while.
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Old Today, 10:38 AM
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One Bee to Rule Them All...

Wow. The Death Trough in the shadow of the Towers of Doom...

Is this Zion or Mordor?

The Shadow really enjoyed ripping up NCAR with its brother bees yesterday.
Since the graphic I spent so much time on turns out to be nearly invisible in the air, probably because I put it under the New Stuff for protection, here is a shot of my Bee's underside (And the source of my Avatar). It's from the Alec Baldwin movie of the old radio serial.

I also got in the best flights yet on my Little Fishy. It may not be the only 2.5 ounce ultrabat, but it's got to be a small club (I believe JGAF has one almost that small). It's basically a marshmallow with wings. It has a wicked fast roll rate (can't wait to try in on high rates), but obviously, doesn't penetrate well. Amazingly, it handled some pretty strong gusts, as long as I kept it pointed into the wind. Might do a little build (built?) log on it soon.

Good air,

-Bill
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Old Today, 03:34 PM
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Ya, I couldn't see that pattern on the bottom of your wing yesterday. In fact being dark blue
on top, I often couldn't tell the top from bottom at distance. Ya know the sky is blue, and
only 2% of the color sensitive cones in our eyes can see blue. Might want to add some
bright white or fluoro red longitudinal stripes in different patterns, top and bottom.
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Old Today, 05:09 PM
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True.

The color scheme just came out of the theme. I was going to color the winglets but I realized they are the only part of the plane I can see! Originally I wanted to use pearl blue Ultracote, but its $22 a roll! I was trying to avoid paying more for the covering than the plane.

Unless the background is too dark, so far I'm doing OK with orientation, but I certainly have considered a stripe or two.

-Bill
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Old Today, 05:37 PM
Where's the wind?
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Maybe try some Olive Drab or Burnt Orange.
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