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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:27 AM
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So that is the 40 sized and you built the sides of the fuse down as a belly pan, and mounted the wings to the side of the fuse instead of just running it under the fuse with a belly pan below the wing, Very cool and beautiful work looks great, I forgot you originally did a 2 piece wing for the 40, Did you have to cut the wing down in length or did you just do the 2 feet per side anyway?
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:26 PM
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The 2 piece method I am employing is somewhat compared to how the Sig Something Extra uses. The only difference is I will be using nylon bolts instead of the eyehooks and rubber bands as the Sig SE method shows.

If you look at the small Twist 480 they use a 2 piece wing design as well. If they can get the workings to fit in that one I don't see how a .40 size would be harder.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 08:41 PM
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22 1/2 inches per side, three inch wide fuse. Did it mostly as an experiment. Not really justified for a 4 foot wingspan.
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Old Apr 03, 2013, 04:17 PM
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Tweplica Maiden!

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Old Apr 03, 2013, 09:31 PM
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I'm sorry billytown were gonna need to see the maiden flight and the landing lol that's awesome man I'm so glad you had a good experience, knife edge takes some practice with this bird but you can do laps in knife edge no problem once your used to her. Very cool to hear and post all the pics and vids you want here, I love to see them. Congrats and thanks for pposting your bild progress and vid. You will be lovin this bird for a long time its a very fun plane she likes to be flown rough and Twisty lol
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Old Apr 03, 2013, 10:37 PM
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All right, fair enough! I'll get the ACTUAL maiden footage uploaded and posted. It's nothing spectacular, mind you. Mostly me just cautiously taking her around for laps. I'll sneak in a landing vid to boot... Give me 24 hours. Hitting the sack now.
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Old Apr 04, 2013, 07:56 AM
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No problem I am just kidding around, but we would like to see it when you get a chance if you don't mind. Usually a Maiden flight has all the excitement in the voices and the way the plane is flying around lol especially if there is panic thats when its real funny lol
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Old Apr 04, 2013, 11:54 AM
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Old Apr 04, 2013, 12:28 PM
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Now thats what i'm talkin about Awesome job and you did a fantastic job on the build she looks and flys beautiful and sweeeeeet landing
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Now thats what i'm talkin about Awesome job and you did a fantastic job on the build she looks and flys beautiful and sweeeeeet landing
+10000 to everything Waldo said! Nice build, sharp covering job, and great landing. Love those 4 stoke engines...which one do you have on there and what size prop?
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Old Apr 04, 2013, 01:07 PM
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Thanks guys!

It's a Saito .72 turning a Master Airscrew 13x6. I have an APC 13.75x3.75 prop I want to try out on it though. But the current prop tows it around pretty nicely. Hovers well, decent top speed (though I don't need that so much).

I am going to put some black stripes on the underside of the wing. I didn't think orientation was going to be an issue, but at a distance... yellow and white in a bright sky aren't as easily discernable as I had anticipated...

If all goes according to plan, wait 'til you see what I re-maiden this afternoon. Details if/when it actually happens... =)
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Old Apr 05, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Nice report and I love it when a rebuild comes together, and apart and back together
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Yeah the twist like to break in the same place.
Boy that scratch built twist sure flies nice. I'm sure you'll see she is great for flying in the wind.
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Hello all,
I'm not sure if this has been asked or not, but how do you guys think the Tweplica would do with a sheeted foam core wing? I recently got into foam wing cutting and want to try different wings and airfoils.

Thanks,
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