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Old Mar 31, 2011, 10:58 PM
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Thanks Highfly, yes I've been looking at that the Radian Pro but thought I'd try the next step up thinking that that the ASW would be a good thermal ship but from what I've read it's not
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Old Mar 31, 2011, 11:03 PM
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You will have a lot of fun with the Radian Pro as I have seen them flying at our club. It will give you plenty of additional challenges and you will notice very quickly the differences between each Radian model.
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Old Apr 09, 2011, 04:27 AM
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I finished repairing the base of the fin,its alot stronger now,after it cracked on my last slope outing,on landing.I also epoxied a 6mmx6mm tas oak piece into the front of the fin,and made a new rudder post from hard balsa.I have also decreased the opening height of the electric spoilers,by using EPA and then Subtrim,they only come up 12mm now at fully open.I repainted the fin,and part of the boom only,to avoid painting the entire fueslage.I have decided to go back to 68mm,rather than have it at 62mm,which required way to much up elevator trim.Luckily enough after repairing the fin,its balancing at 68mm now,without removing any ballast.Hoping to get to the slope next week and see how it goes with less spoiler movement and adjusted C of G.regards damo
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 04:32 AM
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I have put in my order for another flyfly hobby(Top Gun) ASW 28,to have as a spare kit today.The price has been reduced from a supplier in hong kong,l am paying $50 less than l did 12 months ago for the same glider,due to the price reduction,and the australian dollar being at parity with the US DOLLAR.Apparently the top gun factory in china, has not finished the next batch yet,the ASW 28 will be ready to ship in 7-9 days,so it wont turn up for another 2.5 weeks from today,from hong kong.The ASW 28 is still good value for money,it cost less than my cmpro ventus for example,which l sold anyway,and is a better glider,flies well,and looks great in the air,l am happy with the ASW 28.regards damo
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 05:31 AM
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My spare ASW 28 arrived last thursday,l flew the 28 yesterday,and misjudged how close l was to the slope face,whilst turning.It luckily only had minimal damage,it had impacted hard.The glassing of the cockpit,from the nose to the rear of the trailing edge saved it.The canopy frame shattered into pieces,the clear canopy remained intact,no cracks at all.The fuse has already been filled,there was minor chipping/flaking of the paint,at the nose,and just behind the wing at the trailing edge,underneath,and it will be painted tommorow.The wings were hardly untouched,the only damage was the wing root rib on the right wing delaminated,and the trailing edge was split about 5 inches long-top and bottom.I have repaired the wing already with epoxy-15 minute.It will be ready to fly again by late tommorow afternoon.The canopy frame was made by using a heat gun,to heat 2mm thick black plastic into the shape of the fuse cockpit,and holding firm,then waited till it had cooled,before removing hand pressure.The canopy is glued back onto the newly homemade canopy frame.Anyway,it was flying well yesterday,l was using down elevator to get max speed-at this wing loading,it is fast.
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Old Apr 24, 2011, 05:46 AM
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My 28 is repaired,its ready to slope again,l have found 65mm-the middle of the wing rod-is the correct centre of gravity for my 28.At 65 mm,the elevator is level on the tailplane,not requiring up or down trim,for level flight.At 60mm,it required to much up trim.Anyway,i am hoping tuesday is good for sloping,if not, l hope this weekend coming is good,to fly the 28 again-slope.regards damo
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Old Jul 12, 2011, 09:30 PM
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I went to the field I usually fly at with the ASW-28 and the camera today. The lot was empty except for a few cars at the extreme perimeter. The wind was about 2-4 knots and there were vultures thermalling. This is the first flight with the new motor. As you can see in the video it certainly was eager to climb. I did about 2 laps of the field when all of a sudden... the cops showed up. He asked if I had a permit. I said I am an AMA member if that means anything. He said he didn't know what that meant. I asked for permission to bring the plane in and I did an OK landing. The tail base gelcoat cracked a little more. Anyhow, he told me that I could only fly there on certain days. I said OK which days, he said he didn't know but I should call the Parks Department. I said the AMA lets me fly as long as conditions are safe. He said conditions are not safe, there are vehicles present. I just said OK, have a good day and packed up. All of the vehicles were parked along the far edge of the field and unoccupied. People park there to access the hiking trails in the woods. It's basically a huge abandoned parking lot with a grassy area on one end the size of four or five soccer fields (behind the camera). I rarely ever see anyone at the place. Sometimes I see someone flying an RC plane there on Fridays, mid-day. I will try to call around to see if I can find out what permit he was talking about. He gave me no info. Gotta love living in the USA...too many rules and regs...and lawyers and insurance companies. If you don't play a canned sport here in the US you are discriminated against.

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Probably wanted to flex his badge a bit. Ever notice that when a cop says something stupid that they never back down. No one around, cars parked along the far edge, and the winds are clam. Yet the conditions are unsafe. What a dooche bag.

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Old Jul 13, 2011, 02:37 PM
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Pending final approval from the Finance Department, I am on the verge of ordering a ASW-28 from HK.
Considering we are looking at about 1800+grams, and considering she'll probably need to swing about a 13x6 prop on a 3S pack, what motor should I get?

I just checked. I have a TR35-36C 1100Kv and a TR35-48C 800Kv in the drawer. Would either one do?
And what size spinner would I need?
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 03:06 AM
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I will leave the Electric questions to the specialists, which i'm not.

(Mine will be powered by a TGY AerodriveXp 32 SK Series 35-48 1100Kv, on 4S 3000mAh. 11x6 prop. I've seen that go ballistic, so I just copied it))

For the spinner, what I did was I ordered the non electric version, and cut the nose off. There is not much difference between the kits anyway, so that gives you more flexibility (think down, -and right thrust and diameter)

My spinner is about 1 1/2", 38mm.
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 07:04 AM
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Similar size motor then. Mine is the 35-48 800Kv. I'll be using a 3S 30C 4500mAh. I've flown the same motor on a Yak55 with a 12x6 and 13x6 prop without any amps, volts, or heating problem, so I should be ok.
My mouse & finger are getting closer to the "buy" button...
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Old Aug 14, 2011, 03:35 AM
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There! Clicked! One Hobby King ASW28 on_the_way...
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Old Aug 27, 2011, 07:48 PM
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Yah I fell for the same affliction a few days ago. Ended up going back today and ordering a Phoenix2-EPO so I can crash test my new to glider flying ability. There’s an orange receiver for futaba’s I have to test also so maybe the Cessna and Phoenix will let me know if it’s trustable.

What I’m concerned about is my fiberglassing ability since many years ago my adding too much hardener sitting there watching the brew bubble is what I think of figuring on taping a glassing extra support into the ASW-28.

I like the cockpit since it looks like it might allow a FPV setup to sit inside out of the elements.
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Old Aug 27, 2011, 11:07 PM
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What Iím concerned about is my fiberglassing ability since many years ago my adding too much hardener sitting there watching the brew bubble is what I think of figuring on taping a glassing extra support into the ASW-28.
Use HK's Finishing Epoxy. It's a 50/50 mix, you can't go wrong!
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Old Aug 28, 2011, 03:17 AM
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Probably wanted to flex his badge a bit. Ever notice that when a cop says something stupid that they never back down. No one around, cars parked along the far edge, and the winds are clam. Yet the conditions are unsafe. What a dooche bag.

DJ
There's the public advisory tv ad with a frying egg saying "your brains on drugs". Guess the picture of what goes with "your brains on steroids".

I'm still waiting for the ASW-28 to arrive.

Thanks for the advise Up&Away.
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Old Aug 30, 2011, 07:26 AM
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I suggest glassing the cockpit essential for this model,from the nose right back to the trailing edge wing fairing.This glassing has saved my fueslage twice now,without the glassing ,it would be a wreck.
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