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Old Mar 18, 2014, 10:06 PM
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Amen! Jonboylemon!
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 10:18 PM
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Thank you for the feedback guys, it seems like the consensus is higher launch and improved float to compliment the Aerial for light to medium conditions.
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 10:23 PM
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Make the wings completely intechangable. Just add or subtract a little nose weight and you're ready for the wind after lunch

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Old Mar 19, 2014, 09:16 PM
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Potentially possible with the same fuselage, but the openings for the torque rods will be at different distances from the wing LE because of different root chord/hinge position, which rises some issues. I have a general idea of what to do with the Neos2 now but will need to spend a few more weeks flying with the Aerial first before I can pinpoint what I need the Neos2 to do to fully complement it.
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Old Apr 20, 2014, 04:56 PM
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Maiden Neos flights this weekend

Finally the weather has improved and I have completed some test glides and newbie launches (only partial rotation). The Neos flew very well considering it is my 1st DLG, seems very responsive, CofG was at about 72 mm, looks like it needed alittle nose down trim. I had some wind today with some evidence of spotty thermals. she sure does float with the headwind, flights were short as I am just getting the feel for her. The Neos sure picks up speed when the nose is pointed down and on the downwind. Hope to work up to full spin launches next week.

Thanks Thomas and ArmSoar for a great product, I am sure I will have many hours of enjoyment.
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Old Apr 27, 2014, 02:17 AM
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For those that as interested I have a Brand new Neos kit (pink and carbon)in the classifieds for sale. I recently purchased it from Thomas but due to a new work commitment I wont be starting this build, therefore my loss will be someone else gain Negotiable on price as well.
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Old Apr 27, 2014, 02:50 PM
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Keith, really cool to hear your feedback and that it's in the skies!
We worked on Dave's Neos setup a bit yesterday and it's flying and launching much better now. Once the improvements are done at home it should be even better
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Old Apr 27, 2014, 04:21 PM
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Keith, really cool to hear your feedback and that it's in the skies!
We worked on Dave's Neos setup a bit yesterday and it's flying and launching much better now. Once the improvements are done at home it should be even better
Can you give me some inside to what setups or improvements you did to Dave's, I may benefit from this ??
Thanks,
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Old Apr 27, 2014, 05:48 PM
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The aileron surfaces had some flex - they might be contributing to drag on launch by going into reflex inadvertently.

So I added a balsa rib between the wing servos and the skin tieing the servo to more of the foam. I also added a small fillet of epoxy in the gaps between the spar and the servo. That should stiffen up the surfaces a lot.

I setup my rudder to pull to the left instead of the right (build error) so now ill have to convert to conventional linkage to correct that. On launch Thomas felt that the rudder might also be adding to drag because the spring is not intended to hold the rudder against launch tension thats what the pull string is for. My bad entirely.

Those are correction is build technique (bad technique) NOT design issues.

I also setup Aileron to rudder coupling and noticed that the rudder was moving in the wrong direction.... so small roll corrections during launch would probably result in mind bending drag - its no wonder I could not get decent launches.

I detected it after an All up last down round that I barely won lol and then fixed it and wow new plane lol -

This is good for my ego ...
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