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Old Apr 18, 2014, 07:43 AM
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could you post a velcro pic please ? thx
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Old Apr 18, 2014, 05:16 PM
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My old Speedo didn't come with the velcro.. I just taped the wings together with clear packing tape.
Apart from replacing 1 piece of tape as it got a bit of dirt under it.. I have never had a problem with the wings coming apart.
I've had this Speedo for 4 years now and no problems.

I used the same tape method on a DLG glider I bought from the same manufacturer and it was great. It handled the stress of a DLG launch quite well.

The only thing with the tape is to make sure you check it once in a while for splits if you have a less than perfect arrival and replace it.

But.. the velcro is a great idea if your landings are not as smooth as you would like.
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Old Apr 19, 2014, 01:21 PM
The original Flying Pigs Sqd.
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I used the Velcro for the Rx and battery.
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Old Jun 12, 2014, 01:42 PM
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Hi All,

I attended the Katie Tribute at Torrey Pines last weekend and got re-turned on to slope flying. I flew a Katie II and a V-Tail without the prop, and I also have a Coyote which I have not flown yet. I was really impressed with the smaller aerobatic slopers and after watching a Mini Blade fly, I thought I might get one of those even though somewhat pricey. Then I stumbled upon the Speedo, and at 1/4 the price, I thought I might give it a try.

How does the Speedo compare? I don't expect the same level of performance, but I think it would fit what I want to do.

Now I will start reading the rest of this thread.

Thank You,

SpadCat
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Old Jun 12, 2014, 04:52 PM
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Once you by a speedo you'll never go back. They are small, cheap, and the best bang for buck out there.
I've not flown those other models you mentioned but I really don't think you'll be disappointed.
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Old Jun 12, 2014, 06:24 PM
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Thanks Gwalch, I told my brother about the Speedo (he also was really interested in the Mini Blade after seeing it fly) and after a quick look he placed an order. I will order mine shortly.

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Old Jun 13, 2014, 09:35 PM
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Servo Question

I have a pair of Airtronics 94800 5 gram digital servos. I am planning on adding rudder and I read somewhere on a Speedo thread that a HXT 500 was being used for elevator and the 94800 has same specs. Since I need two servos in a very small space, I thought I would use the 94800s for elevator and rudder or, if that is not a good idea I could use a 94800 for rudder and a Tower Pro 9 gram for elevator. I will use the spring system.


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SpadCat

OK after some reading in the other thread, I found several references to 5 gram servos being used
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Old Jun 13, 2014, 11:49 PM
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Use the highest resolution and best centering on arm inner hole for the elevator, very sensitive control needed.
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Old Jun 14, 2014, 12:38 AM
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Ok, thank you.
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