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Old Feb 03, 2013, 04:04 AM
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That is freakin awesome man.
I've only riden a road bike once. My mates R6. 200 comes quick on them things. Not yet for me I'll stick to dirt bikes, Safer.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 01:51 PM
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Pure Awesomeness and that is all.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 02:23 PM
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5.7kg should do it....
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The most pure bike race in the world...doesn't get better.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 11:03 PM
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This is what I use to find new DS ridges. Saves a lot of time
The dirt bikes come in handy. This was a day that was too wet to drive up the hill.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 02:14 PM
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Has anyone Dsed an RCRCM sunbird with any success? I reckon they are a bit flimsy, but would be interested if anyone has tried one.
Cheers,
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 02:16 PM
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The carbon Sunbird is a capable DSer. Can't speak to the glass version.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 02:43 PM
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I saw the glass version (hobbyking) recently and it seemed nice and stout. I reckon it would ds well,
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 03:41 PM
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Marcus had a Sunbird at Weldon last year, not sure on lay-up. Flew nice

I think a nicely set-up one should top out at 160-180 to be safe
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 02:55 AM
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Even with the skinny joiner? I would have thought less. Maybe we need to see some more destructive testing at wainui
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 05:56 AM
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I think a glass sunbird won't survive too long on the backside, RCRCM is well known by their "economic" (and not primer) materials used for building, on a electric thread there is lot's of Typhoons loosing their nose inflight, another guy sad he doubt RCRCM use epoxy resin, we could imagine that..
I DSed a carbon Typhoon around 120mph and seemed flight very close to it's limit, the wing had a scary bend sometimes, another bad is for a 2m dser this plane is too light, when crossing the shear you receiver a big punch...
Place your bets!

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Old Feb 07, 2013, 07:20 AM
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Thanks for the comments. The reason i ask is my poor old Fredy had a disagreement with the ground from 100ft and i spent 20mins digging it out.

So what is a good replacement? I dont want another fredy, just want a cheap slope hack with crow, that i can enjoy on the front, but take DSing when i see fit.

Any more ideas? Already have a foamie gulp GV60 i converted to t-tail. I was considering an m60, but for the price including import taxes from USA to UK, id rather spent another few quid and get a 60inch mouldie. Any better suggestions?

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Old Feb 07, 2013, 10:59 AM
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Genesis/Flying fish.
Hn1038 foil, no rudder, cross tail, flaps, easy transport (2 piece wing), Good quality, easy build, cheap.
I got mid 150's with mine and there is more in it for sure.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 02:14 PM
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I reckon a destiny is your best bet if you want to do some ds (I think they are related to the freddy anyway). They have a fat airfoil for a mouldy, and I think this helps them handle ds turbulance better than the skinny winged mouldies. They are also one piece and come stock with a carbon spar. I wish I had another one!
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 03:03 PM
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I second the Fish
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 10:14 AM
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Looks like that destiny doesn't have flaps. Can anyone confirm?
Apart front that I like it, doesn't have the keel arrangement of the Fredy which was a weak point.
Would prefer a 1 piece wing.
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