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Old Apr 11, 2004, 09:34 AM
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Cermark Dragonfly??

Anyone know anything about this plane?
http://www.cermark.com/Merchant2/mer...egory_Code=AAA
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Old Apr 11, 2004, 10:07 AM
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I hope the plane is better than their spelling.
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Old Apr 13, 2004, 02:08 PM
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Haven't seen one fly yet, but got to see one in the box this past weekend. Workmanship looks first rate. The control rods are pre-installed in the fuse, as are the servo mounts. All you have to do is glue the wing together, glue the tail feathers on, mount your servos, install RX and ESC. Everything else is done. It is a very small plane, 1m span, so I'm not sure how well it will handle wind.
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Old Apr 13, 2004, 08:11 PM
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I am building one right now. the only thing I am changing is the attachment of the control rods, [not installed,]. the rods are just thin wire. they want to cut the rod and use a sleeve with 2 set screws and a 90 degree bend with keepers. I went with the dubro E/Z connectors instead.

the tail feathers are already hinged and all the covering is VERY well done. the motor seems to be very strong. They include one battery, and a D/C charger that plugs into the cig. lighter and beeps and turns off when the battery is charged.

I went with their esc and a pair of hitec 55 servos and a GWS 4 channel receiver [they suggest horizontal V. the Vertical and I like that one better too. the canopy has a small laser cut [well it looks like it was laser cut ] ply holder that you do a quarter turn and remove it. The back part is held on with velcro. they also include velcro on the battery with a second part of velcro for the plane.

I picked the plane up at their store and saw some of their other planes.

I want to get the Phoenix [RET] and maybe the mini Phoenix [RAT] both are T tails. The mini comes in two colors while the Phoenix is an older plane in opaque white with some red trim.

I have 2-3 hours in the build, mainly waitng for epoxy dry

I hope to give it a toss Friday
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Old Apr 13, 2004, 08:52 PM
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Keep us posted on your project
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Old Apr 13, 2004, 09:17 PM
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Keep us posted on your project
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No problem, I have a digital camera so I hope to get some good shots of it before and during the flight.

I also got my son a GWS Slow stick, man I did not realize how BIG it is he had to snag my 81s from my 2 meter sailplane
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Old Apr 13, 2004, 11:51 PM
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I saw and fondled one at the Cermark booth at the R/C Jet "Best in the West" at Prado Dam this weekend. Looks nice and well built, tempted to get one but decided not.
Now I am thinking of getting one for slope when the wind is light.
What is the wing loading ?.
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Old Apr 14, 2004, 08:58 PM
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I saw and fondled one at the Cermark booth at the R/C Jet "Best in the West" at Prado Dam this weekend. Looks nice and well built, tempted to get one but decided not.
Now I am thinking of getting one for slope when the wind is light.
What is the wing loading ?.
They claim 8oz FLYING weight and 194sq/in
where do you fly, I am in Diamond Bar....
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Old Apr 14, 2004, 11:03 PM
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Dostacos,
I fly slope at Temple Hill.
Do you ?.
With 6 Oz/ft2 it should be a light wind sloper.
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Old Apr 14, 2004, 11:24 PM
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nope, I have way to many medical problems to do that hike. not the least of which is the need for a new hip. maybe we can get together so you can see the dragonfly flying around whatever park I find that works
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Old Apr 14, 2004, 11:32 PM
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Dostacos,
Yes, I would like to get together with you.
PM me when you are ready. I fly electric at a middle school in Covina (Lark Ellen & San Bernardino Road) and at the school on Kraemer Bl just south of Imperial Blvd in Brea.
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Old Apr 14, 2004, 11:37 PM
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sounds good, the Covina site is the thermal site with the winches, correct?
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Old Apr 14, 2004, 11:39 PM
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Dostacdos,
Yes, that is the site.
There are quite a few of electric flyers also. Large grassy area.
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I have ah... honey do's this week end IF it does not rain but soon I hope to be playing with it. I have a flap, alieron, rudder, elevator straight wing Sagitta that I need to fly too. It is supposed to thermal as well as slope so I need to play with it too. I bought it used for the price of the plane I got 5 good servos EVEN if the plane is a bust it was worth the cost for the servos.

I had hoped to get my youngest son interested in slope flying but I need to find a site that has parking AT the slope cause walking does not work.

he is more interested in electric powered WWII fighters
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Old Apr 14, 2004, 11:57 PM
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There are slope site you can drive to.
The bluff at Ocean Blvd & Redondo Ave in Long Beach
Fermin in Palos Verdes
Cajon Pass
Dog Beach in Huntington Beach
Seapoint park in Huntington Beach about 2 miles inland fron the beach (just heard about this place - never been there)

I am in Tucson, AZ but will be back tomorrow.
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