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Old Aug 24, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Well its been finished and flown about half a dozen times now. I had a CG Mirage 550 electric kit NIB and always loved my dads electric version so I decided to make a slope version.
1st built the fuse and sheeted it a second time crossgrain for strength.
2nd threw away the original wing parts and tail feathers
3rd had Dan from Xtreme Gliders cut me a styrofoam RG14 wing then I balsa sheeted and balsa LE
4the I cut new tail feathers from 1/4" balsa and made solid feathers in the Citabria shape, I just love the way they look.
5th assemble, monocote, electronics CG with about a pound
Independent ailerons, no rudder, 51 inch wingspan(called for 54), and an AUW of 3 pounds 1.1 oz. and flies beautifully; rolls fast, pumps high, turns and burns
Very happy, now just need a highway patrol badge under one wing and big CHP letters under the other, like the one you see on the way to Vegas
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