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Old Feb 08, 2016, 10:42 PM
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Steve Drake G-V-60

Do any of you have any experience with the Steve Drake G-V-60 ?

It looks like a really cool and fast glider.
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Old Feb 13, 2016, 01:27 PM
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This must not have been a very popular glider or I posted in the wrong forum.
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Old Feb 13, 2016, 03:48 PM
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Try posting in the slope forum. Nobody has really dynamic soared one.

The UK glider scene would be your best best for info
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Old Feb 13, 2016, 04:29 PM
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Yes, like Alex says. Its a frontside fun ship. I have a GV60 wing hanging out in my rafters. That's all thats left of it!

The V tail set up is a pain to get right and is vulnerable to wear and tear, otherwise a nice design IMHO.

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Old Feb 13, 2016, 09:32 PM
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Yes, like Alex says. Its a frontside fun ship. I have a GV60 wing hanging out in my rafters. That's all thats left of it!

The V tail set up is a pain to get right and is vulnerable to wear and tear, otherwise a nice design IMHO.

Andy
Thanks guys, your both right it would have been more appropriate to post in the slope forum.

It looks like a cool design but I suspected that the tail is susceptible to damage.

How did it fly?
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Old Feb 13, 2016, 10:17 PM
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I had one. One heck of a fast foamie. But, kinda like working on a British car or plane. Bit complicated to build and kinda fussy. The performance is worth the work.

Destroyed mine doing DS. Thumb failure, not the plane.

Here's a few pics of my build.


http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...04&postcount=2
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Old Feb 13, 2016, 10:24 PM
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I had one. One heck of a fast foamie. But, kinda like working on a British car or plane. Bit complicated to build and kinda fussy. The performance is worth the work.

Destroyed mine doing DS. Thumb failure, not the plane.

Here's a few pics of my build.


http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...04&postcount=2
Yea, they look cool, but that tail looks like the weak link.
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Old Feb 14, 2016, 09:37 AM
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Actually, the fiberglass rod running from the nose to the tail proved to be the weak link. The tail was still intact after the impact.



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Yea, they look cool, but that tail looks like the weak link.
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Old Feb 18, 2016, 06:17 PM
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hey slopemaster,
have you got a DS hill scoped out out there near Boise? i'd be very interested if you do!!!

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Old Feb 19, 2016, 01:10 AM
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hey slopemaster,
have you got a DS hill scoped out out there near Boise? i'd be very interested if you do!!!

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Crow Hill, east Boise. It works, not sure it would be enough for the California heavy iron guys but I found it's a good DS practice area.
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excellent, i'll bring a jw next time i come out! what wind direction works best?

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Ive built the Gulp SR that's a good plane too and no tail!
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excellent, i'll bring a jw next time i come out! what wind direction works best?

marty
For Crow WNW.

But for most of our slopes NW. Fortunately NW is our prevailing wind.
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Checking Google Maps, there's a little ridge facing NW over by Emmet, here:

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.8630.../data=!5m1!1e4

Looks like clean terrain for miles before, and nice steep backside. Possibly drivable to the top. If I were in Boise, I'd try that one..

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Just happen to come across this thread. Not the G-V-60, but the G-S-48 Sport. Wanted to show a workaround I did for that weak/flimsy area where the longeron stops and the tail section begins. Simply put..I sliced two slots on each side of the fuse and glued in couple CF bands 1-1 1/2" beyond the longeron end. Totally eliminated any flex. Coarse..those fully exposed stabs are another matter. Left alittle sticking out cuz I shaped a chuck of foam to finish off that blunt end of the fuse.
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