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Old Feb 14, 2015, 03:31 PM
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Just a shame I didn't get it on video. I did manage to shoot some Fox footage though
FMS/HobbyKing 2.32m Fox glider at Westbury White Horse 14Feb15 (4 min 24 sec)

I would have loved to have given the SP2 a longer flight and looking forward to wringing it out once my local slopes have some decent lift. It's an hours drive away to Westbury White Horse so really need to be 20 mph to make it worth the drive as all my models should perform in that kind of blow coming up a 350' slope.
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Old Mar 22, 2015, 10:28 AM
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Another crash a few weeks ago saw me needing to repair a crack almost all the way around the fuse just aft of the rear wing mount. Out with the epoxy and fiberglass and she's all repaired.
Took her out Friday for a flight at Bratton Camp which is just along the ridge from Westbury White Horse.
Cold and misty with northerly 10-15 mph winds should mean that it won't get blown back and crash like last time. Got her away nice and clean and enjoyed a few minutes flying before another glitch saw her continue to roll irregardless of what I did at the sticks In she went lower down on the slope and I feared the worse. Luckily, the wings separated as they should and everything is intact. Just need a front nylon bolt as the head sheared off. I now suspect the small esc is the culprit so have replaced with a small bec.
Here's the video
Speedy Pro 2 glider at Bratton Camp: flight and crash (1 min 36 sec)

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Old Mar 22, 2015, 05:46 PM
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Lucky boy.. it's amazing how strong those Speedo's are.
Hopefully the bec will fix the issue and you can get onto the important stuff of flying the darn thing.
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Old Mar 24, 2015, 08:18 AM
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Success at last

Managed four good flight yesterday in 10-17 mph winds. The first couple were a bit nervous with the model feeling laterally over sensitive. I dialled in some more aileron expo which helped a little but things smoothed out after I added 5g then another 10g of nose weight.
I'd neglected to re-balance the model following my repair which was just in front of the trailing edge and therefore behind the c of g. She didn't seem over pitchy with the rearward c of g but she certainly wasn't nice to fly until I added the nose weight.
Check out the video at 1 min in. Perhaps I was approaching the stall, certainly wallowing around and dropping wings might indicate this. But pushing the nose down didn't really get her under control and I was glad I got her down in one piece
R2 Hobbies Speedy Pro 2 glider, flight compilation (3 min 44 sec)

Comments and analysis by experienced owners would be appreciated
By the way, is the HK Wraith just a V tail version of the SP2?
http://www.hobbyking.co.uk/hobbyking...00mm_ARF_.html
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Old Mar 24, 2015, 10:29 AM
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Speedo Lawn dart

Unbreakable Speedo (1 min 7 sec)
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Old Mar 24, 2015, 11:10 AM
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Nice lawn dart but surprised the wing didn't separate. Have you amended the wing retention method?
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Old Mar 24, 2015, 03:12 PM
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Yes, it has separated before. I think the ground was soft and id used diamond tape to fix it that time, so had a bit more strength. Cheapo sellotape does separate.
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Old Mar 26, 2015, 01:58 PM
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What's the wind speed range of the SP2? I reckon 10 mph at the lower end but how much of a blow can she cope with?
Took it with me today but figured she would just be blown back behind me. Winds were measured at 30 mph gusting to 44 mph
Here's my Zagi ballasted with 120g of velcroed on lead weight.It was the easiest of my models to get away (SAS Aztec,Chris Fosse Middle Phase,Wingbat) but tossed back like tumble weed if I let it get behind me.
Zagi Flying Wing in big air and crash (1 min 37 sec)

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Old Mar 26, 2015, 04:59 PM
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Here's a video of one flying in mid to high 40s with 15 oz of ballast!

Super windy day at Coyote Hills. (1 min 22 sec)


I've flown mine in 40+ with a few oz of ballast. Controlled flight, but more work than fun. Put the nose down and it will penetrate though. I'd say it's still fun at 25.

- Andy
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Old Mar 26, 2015, 05:09 PM
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Thanks Andy. Looks like "Lead Sled" conditions to me. I've got a fully moulded Flying Fish that I bought as part of a Ebay job lot that cost me 1 by the time I sold a MPX RX that was hidden under the Zagi's packing tape Should be able to handle that sort of blow provided I can still stand up and see anything through my streaming eyes.
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Old Mar 27, 2015, 11:35 AM
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dylancoffin, is that you flying the miniSR?
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Old Mar 27, 2015, 02:35 PM
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dylancoffin, is that you flying the miniSR?
Not me. I've never flown at Coyote Hills, but it looks great.

Andy, for streaming eyes I've seen lots of pilots wear ski goggles!
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Old Mar 27, 2015, 02:45 PM
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Not a bad idea if I can find some that will fit over my glasses. Some over sized clip on wrap round eye protectors would be even better if I can source some. I did try goggles years ago when I used to trail ride but fed up with constantly fogging up so ended up with an MX helmet with flip up visor. Hum, a crash helmet would work if you don't looking a complete dork
Andy
p.s. these might do the trick
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Safety-Gla...item1e7413d6bb
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