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Old May 04, 2013, 04:02 PM
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Jamie I don't know if you know about this site, if your going for a drive to a slope it's good for checking out wind direction and strength in different areas so you can decide where to head for. http://www.xcweather.co.uk/
Uh, oh. Now you're eyeballing the weather. That's a bad sign..
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Old May 04, 2013, 06:29 PM
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I like to go ultra-light with lots of side area to take advantage of smooth rolls and knife edge ability.

Don't Move, Buzz! (4 min 35 sec)
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Old May 05, 2013, 02:51 AM
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Uh, oh. Now you're eyeballing the weather. That's a bad sign..
Yeh it is. I've got the urge to try a bit again but the only thing I've got kicking around still is an old Zagi unless I take the prop off a foamie and see how it goes.

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I like to go ultra-light with lots of side area to take advantage of smooth rolls and knife edge ability.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MpUxyMmhwI
That is one ugly bird but the flying is beautiful, very nice I could do with some of that weather but I how do you concentrate on flying with bikini clad hotties passing by?
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Old May 05, 2013, 05:05 AM
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I could do with some of that weather but I how do you concentrate on flying with bikini clad hotties passing by?
Usually the instinct is to try and fly under the railing to get their attention, sometimes it works, most of the time it doesn't.
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Old May 05, 2013, 08:34 AM
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I like to go ultra-light with lots of side area to take advantage of smooth rolls and knife edge ability.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MpUxyMmhwI
Wow! This is just awesome. So floaty. Your flying is fantastic. Love the hand rail grinds and taps.
Can you give us some info on the plane? Is it your own creation or a kit?
I need something really light and floaty like that as well since our dunes are small.

Thanks for any info.
- Noel
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Old May 05, 2013, 02:49 PM
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last night we were flying our foamies at 1 am out front with the help of a couple of 1000w halogens.
and yesterday I flew slope at LM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=iABYuT6HhcU
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Old May 05, 2013, 03:36 PM
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Definitely carving it up. Sweet!
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Old May 05, 2013, 10:58 PM
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I like to go ultra-light with lots of side area to take advantage of smooth rolls and knife edge ability.
Awesome flying.
I don't know what fuse that is but you should name it the Snoopy. It totally looks like a snoopy head (and snoopy loved flying)
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Old May 06, 2013, 03:27 AM
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Jamie I don't know if you know about this site, if your going for a drive to a slope it's good for checking out wind direction and strength in different areas so you can decide where to head for. http://www.xcweather.co.uk/
Thanks for the link. Bookmarked.

I wonder if there's a site that shows terrain maps with winds marked on it? I'd have thought that would be ideal. Maybe there's a way to do it with the Google Maps terrain layer?
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Old May 06, 2013, 12:47 PM
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Thanks for the link. Bookmarked.

I wonder if there's a site that shows terrain maps with winds marked on it? I'd have thought that would be ideal. Maybe there's a way to do it with the Google Maps terrain layer?
I really like Google Earth and I've looked into what your talking about but with little success. If you do make a break through please be sure to share.

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Old May 06, 2013, 09:23 PM
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I like to go ultra-light with lots of side area to take advantage of smooth rolls and knife edge ability.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MpUxyMmhwI
Hey JGAF where you at. So whats the story on the Snoopy, or fish thing or whatever its called. Give us some info please.
Thanks
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Old May 06, 2013, 10:40 PM
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Hi Noel,
Here's the thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1851868

and here's a video from today from my birthday last thursday; conditions were really smooth!

Buzz Ruffian (3 min 14 sec)


Right now I'm making the Buzz receiver ready on a plane-by-plane basis. It's made from 1.3 lb EPP foam, covered in 1.7 mil and 3 mil laminating film with a 50" wingspan. There are subtle differences in the build from "How to build a Swiss Fish" (a build log here on the slope forum) AUW usually comes out to around 11.5 ounces or less. I use 2 9 gram servos for the ailerons and 2 13 gram mg servos for the elevator and rudder. Linkages are carbon fiber rod and teflon tubing, with plastic clevises - the control rods for the elevator and rudder act as a flexible spar system when buried in the foam inside the tubing, making a great combination of flexibility for impact resistance and stiffness in the air. I use a 1 oz 750 mah LiFe battery and a 3/4 oz receiver.
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Old May 06, 2013, 10:48 PM
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Justin, what are you charging for a Rx ready Buzz?

-Jonathan
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Old May 07, 2013, 07:19 AM
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JGAF,

Awesome! Thanks for the info. I will be interested in knowing the Rx ready price as well.

And Happy Birthday dude! What better way to spend your B-Day than sloping. It doesn't get any better than that.

- Noel
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Old May 07, 2013, 11:50 AM
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The Buzz currently goes for $250 receiver-ready with a simple paint scheme

There is currently a list about 5 people long that *for sure* want to get one, hopefully three or four of those will be done within the next few weeks and I can order a few more. Definitely shoot me a PM if you would like one!

I haven't arranged a shipping method yet, I am thinking that I can ship Buzz in three pieces, elevator, wing, and fusealage, with minimal assembly required (glue elevator, wing, install control horn on one aileron, clip on clevises & fly.)

Thanks,
Justin
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