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Old Aug 31, 2015, 04:41 PM
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Oh hey .... it'd slipped my mind but I just remem'd I'd snapped a few fotos during all this saga I can share for whatever interest.
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Old Sep 06, 2015, 04:57 PM
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Wellll....if you're that bored..........
I s'pose it's kind of on topic since a Masala (or Rose by any other name ) is what came to his rescue. What might be learnt I haven't demised - but here's the tale & I'll let you gather what you will from it.

First Mystique was a full-house one - the 4-servo wing, bought 2d-hand but reportedly unflown. Maidening, launched, & apparently while climbing the lipo got loose & shifted CG to a basically uncontrollable point. From the moment he pushed over at the top it was bucking around all over the sky like a hooked marlin. In trying to horse it back over the field & get it down, he'd made it almost to one side of the runway & it suddenly snapped in from about 40'. Basically, near lawn-dart but landed on her chin. Very breaky angle. Totaled.

#2 was the RES verson, the 'Goldie', found in our local-est hobby shop's rafters, bought it to repair #1 but found enough structural differences to nix that project; ergo built out per standard RES. Maidened it, beautiful. 2nd flight, after launch & climb out he turned his back for a sec to find his chair, & the plane chose that moment to stall & dive. He caught it in plenty of time, pulled out of the dive & everything looked cool but just as the plane started to climb back up the right wing taco'd. It did a crazy spiral down flipping around the good wing, pancaked from about 100'. Totaled. We later discovered this was an old Version 1 Mystique, without the Ver2 D-box. You could see the marks where the end of the aluminum wing spar tube actually did the cutting thru the supporting wood. For that one, HH is sending him a replacement.

If it'll learn ya anything, be advised he had a good long flight with the maiden of the RES, so got a good feel for how it flies. He's now not excited about opening the box & building another RES Mystique because he likes the way the Masala flies so much better.
Would that be Airman74's (Jerry in Chico CA) story of two Mystiques going in? Or is there another unfortunate story ....?

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Old Sep 07, 2015, 08:49 AM
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O noooooz.....not another double Mystique loss!! No, this happened at our club field & we're 'Down East' here in good ol' NC. But dayummm....givin' me 2nd thoughts about dragging mine down out of the rafters & maidening it!
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A heads up to those on this thread. I am going to be listing a set of Masala wings on the sailplane for sale fourm in the next day or so.
The wings are in real good shape and will include 4 hs 85s
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Old Mar 27, 2016, 11:19 AM
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Raceredg ...

Did you ever put those Masala wings up for sale ??
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Old Mar 27, 2016, 12:04 PM
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Yes I sold the wings and stabs. Still have the fuse
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Old Mar 28, 2016, 09:40 PM
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Just got my Masala back last night. Tragic ending for my good friend I'd loaned it to - the one who lost 2 Mystiques as told above. He suffered a massive coronary & passed away mid-December. Finally got permission thru the family to go thru his workshop & recover the Masala & Epsilon. Anyway. a question for you knowledgeable owners. We couldn't find the wing spars. One of the two had both a carbon-fiber & a metal rod (for light lift & windy conditions). Can one of you please advise me what the Masala came equipped with, both in dimensions and material? Also, a source for it would be very good to have if someone could provide one. I've been 'out of touch' with them so long I honestly can't remember which was what with both gliders, but am very eager to get 'em back in the sky. Very much appreciate any help, & thanks in advance.
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I had to replace mine when I misplaced it....$40 for a 1 meter rod, metric dimension, but for the life of me I can't remember where I got it.
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www.icare-rc.com

He has different rod sizes in stock.
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Old Mar 29, 2016, 04:25 PM
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I just measured mine. It's solid carbon 375mm x 12 mm.
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Old Mar 30, 2016, 02:01 AM
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Thanks a mill, Charles. By "solid carbon" you mean a rod, rather'n a tube, right?
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Yes a rod.
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