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Old Jan 17, 2013, 06:07 PM
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I flew the ASW scale glider on the DS ridge and got about 150kph out of it
How does it compare to DSing IRL? Worth practicing on the sim before doing the real thing?

Jay
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 06:37 PM
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Jay, what are you using for a sim cable? I think I have an old USB one somewhere..

-Wayne
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 06:43 PM
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Jay, what are you using for a sim cable? I think I have an old USB one somewhere..

-Wayne
See his post on the picasim thread HERE.

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Old Jan 17, 2013, 07:09 PM
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Jonathon, your Mamba looks like it flys pretty sweet to me! Don't change a thing and fly it for a while in different conditions.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 07:23 PM
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Very nice Jonathan !!! Nice to see it in the air !!! Now that you can fly her you can really dial it in !!! Nice Job !!
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 07:34 PM
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Well at least it's flying Johnathan! However it looks extremely light and it looks like your having to milk the elevator quite a bit. If its barely staying up right-side up, it won't fly any better upside down . Get it in 10-12 and try again. 6.75" is right on the verge of tail-heavy, bit again you'll need more lift to be sure.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 07:57 PM
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Jonathan
Your Mamba flys good. I'm jealous of your lunch spot! I wish my work was near a slope site, especially one that good. Nice job!
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 08:05 PM
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when is the picnic im bringing the twin brushless bn2 islander
I would love to fly at lilly park but it seems it takes an act of God for that to happen
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 08:14 PM
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Johnathan, ALL wings with sweepback (except planks and forward-swept wings) become unstable at or close to stall speed, and wobble to some degree (this isn't talking about just flying wings). The Mamba was designed with versatility in mind, and is as resistant to tip-stalls as possible. Even so, a wing can only fly so slow. Ive tried little tip winglets just for the heck of it, and it really made no difference. If your in the area this weekend and there's wind we will tune it right. It still sounds nose-heavy since it should only need a small amount of down stick to fly inverted.
A lot of wings have a fence about midway down the wing that seems to really help. Stops spanwise flow. Also could try vortex generators- zig zag tape along wing to re-attach flow, or stall strips.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 08:29 PM
Summer... is my time of year
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I would love to fly at lilly park but it seems it takes an act of God for that to happen
No Intervention on Gods part is necessary.
All that is required is to pass the test. (if you are ready)

If not get ready

Rubio
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 09:13 PM
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Jonathan

Nice to see something so nice in the air. Great job, you should have it dialed in soon.

Rick
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:11 PM
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Looks like the nne winds are out for the weekend :-( .. . If it blowin I'm not goin...lol
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:54 PM
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Found my bench!

Didn't get any building done last night but found some time to work in the garage and clear my bench!

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Old Jan 18, 2013, 01:47 PM
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No Intervention on Gods part is necessary.
All that is required is to pass the test. (if you are ready)

If not get ready

Rubio
What's the test involve?
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 02:05 PM
Summer... is my time of year
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Oreiantation flight.
Get used to the hill and landing.
To be able to be in full control of your glider.
(To stay or of people's yards)
Spot landing.
In the pattern that gets you through the rotor.

The slope club is on thin ground.
A few more (accidents) would be bad.

Rubio
Who has a card now
but still loves his hill over the trailer park
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