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Old May 29, 2013, 07:04 PM
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Ok, I'm a complete nobody when it comes to this fast stuff. However, I have scratch build handful of planes and I know a little bit about aerodynamics (just to get me by). Can somebody please explain me what's that chunk at the tail section all about?
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Old May 29, 2013, 07:13 PM
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Good question. Looks like something you'd see on Star Wars.
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Old May 29, 2013, 07:22 PM
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Fully flying stab, so im guessing its got something to do with how theyve engineered that.

Its quite short span in comparison to other F5D models, and has a cool planform, forward swept kinda like a bird. Im digging it.

Someone hook me up with a grand euro so I can get one
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Old May 29, 2013, 07:24 PM
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Yeah must be, still looks strange though!

I'd spend my 1K on a Fluxkompensator
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Old May 29, 2013, 11:36 PM
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I'd spend my 1K on a Fluxkompensator
Hope you are saving the other 3k for the bikini clad shipping agents
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Old May 29, 2013, 11:42 PM
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It would be cheaper to fly there, pick it up in person and book an extra seat some for the plane

Actually, it would be cheaper still in the long run to learn CAD, CNC milling, invest in a decent bagging setup, and build one myself. Just need about 5-10 years of practise first....
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Old May 30, 2013, 08:25 AM
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Video..

with a commercial F5D..

Viper F5D (3 min 16 sec)
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Old May 31, 2013, 10:22 AM
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Suddenly, high end competition DLG's seem affordable again..... who'd have thought?
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