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Old Aug 23, 2011, 11:29 AM
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Hey Pierre,

That is funny, I wanted to do the same 2.4Ghz window on my old FS3 fuselage:
https://picasaweb.google.com/1082614...07568774266658

But I was too lazy and went for whiskers.

Reto
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Old Aug 23, 2011, 12:29 PM
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Lots of interesting details there. What a great looking plane!
When I saw the MPX connector forward of the spar I wondered how you were going to fish the wire thru. Silly me, it's got RDS installed in the mold! Nice!
How does the wing ballast work? Is the rear ballast compartment on the c.g.? How do you mix/match with the joiner ballast and remain balanced? What do you do with the 3 large brass bars? A short one in each wing and the long one where? In the fuselage somehow?

Lastly, I don't understand the 2.4G thing. You can't just press the antennas against the outside of a carbon fuselage, they need to be a significant distance away from the carbon, particularly any carbon with strands running parallel to the antenna.
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Old Aug 24, 2011, 12:39 AM
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Ok, I have to admit, I can't wait to see Mike's Precision when it arrives.
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Old Aug 24, 2011, 01:19 AM
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Here is the picture I promissed. According to Samba, it works. I will tell you , given that I'm flying Jeti Duplex.

Regarding the ballast. I don't know where is located the CG, but I guess it is between the rear ballast compartiment and the joiner, and by mixing ballast, you can keep the CG at the same location.

The long brass ballast goes in one wing, the 2 shorts in the other wing.

Yes, it's RDS installed at factory.
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Old Aug 24, 2011, 10:37 AM
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Great looking model! I like the level of documentation they provide on the website too. Samba is doing an excellent job with both their engineering and their presentation. Like David, I am very interested to see this plane in person!
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Old Aug 24, 2011, 04:33 PM
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Hi Pierre

What servos did you get to do the "Precision-work"?

Mine is promised in october, and I can´t wait

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Old Aug 25, 2011, 02:19 AM
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Hi Busk,

MKS DS6125-mini in the wings, and DS6125-H in the fuselage.

Pierre
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 02:59 AM
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I reckon they should do a video promo for the Precision like the one for the Tortuga:

TORTUGA - Best of F3J - PromotionMovie (4 min 15 sec)


Chris.
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Old Aug 26, 2011, 01:23 AM
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I reckon they should do a video promo for the Precision like the one for the Tortuga:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiA_k...layer_embedded

Chris.
Chris it is a very frustrating production! Really why go and tease everyone with such grace and beauty and then nothing. Girls like that at my school were caused prick teasers.

Unobtainium really sucks as they would be a great Aussie thermal model
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Old Aug 26, 2011, 03:19 AM
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Hey Brad - you really needed to try harder at school
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Old Aug 26, 2011, 04:01 PM
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Pierre: Have you had time to power up the servoes and check how the RDS are working?

I've got a Precision on order aswell
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Old Aug 27, 2011, 02:00 AM
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Pike Precision ready for Maiden !

Weight per component is as following:

Joiner: 113g
R tail: 38g
L Tail: 39 g
R wing: 640g
L Wing: 642g
Fuselage: 643g

Total: 2115g

RDS works fine. Given that MKS has less travel than other brand, I get 5mm to 8 mm up and around 70 to 80° down.

Maiden this afternoon

Cheers,

Pierre
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Old Aug 27, 2011, 02:25 AM
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Pics . . Waiting to drool
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Old Aug 27, 2011, 05:34 AM
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slope heaven

Formidable!
Amazing photos and video Pierre.
That looks like slope heaven.


Rotmilan 35,56s (0 min 52 sec)



Looking forward to your Pike Precision road test.
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Old Aug 27, 2011, 06:21 AM
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Hi Pierre,
Already have the Precision Pike F3B / F!
Here I see another glider Rotmilan
Continue bringing new models ....
What are your impressions of Precision pike?
Desiring to see this model in action
Kind regards,
tomas120

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Pike Precision ready for Maiden !

Weight per component is as following:

Joiner: 113g
R tail: 38g
L Tail: 39 g
R wing: 640g
L Wing: 642g
Fuselage: 643g

Total: 2115g

RDS works fine. Given that MKS has less travel than other brand, I get 5mm to 8 mm up and around 70 to 80° down.

Maiden this afternoon

Cheers,

Pierre
www.planet-soaring.com
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