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Old Apr 01, 2012, 03:01 AM
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Laminar flow seperation...Hmmmm...Never thought of that...It's possible! I know it wasn't a CG issue as I checked before the flights. I'll know for sure today when I try again sans camera. If it flies normally I will know never to mount the camera in that particular location again.
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Old Apr 01, 2012, 01:33 PM
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She flew!

Even with brisk winds she took off like a champ with no lateral stability issues whatsoever. Clearly it was the placement of the keychain cam all along. Wow, I would have never thought the cam would have made that much of a difference to the flight performance. Well good to know.

Here's pics post crash and repair...
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Old Apr 01, 2012, 02:00 PM
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Aros, Nice flight video (the first one), can't wait to order one when they become available.

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Old Apr 01, 2012, 03:16 PM
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Thanks Jim...Are they out of stock everywhere?
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Old Apr 02, 2012, 09:57 AM
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I am guessing because on their website availability for this glider is late April.

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Old May 02, 2012, 06:40 PM
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Got ASW-28 #2 in the mail the other day. Finally had a break in the clouds for the maiden...MUCH better stability without the keycam at the base of the vertical stab! (On top of the canopy for the maiden)...

Maiden of my FMS ASW-28 (#2) (4 min 6 sec)
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Old May 05, 2012, 09:31 PM
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Another video...Climbed a bit higher.

FMS ASW-28 Soaring over my neighborhood (4 min 34 sec)
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Old May 06, 2012, 01:26 AM
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According to the Banana Hobby website both the FMS
ASW 28 and the ASK 23 are now available at $149.90
plus shipping.I am trying to decide which one to order,
they both look great.
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Old May 06, 2012, 01:31 AM
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They are both nice scale replicas for foam. I have always been partial to the ASW-28...So sleek looking...I'm a scale goober so I painted mine to match some ASW-28's I've seen on the Web...Proper decals and so forth. It's part of the fun for me with the hobby.

This last video I shot is probably only half as high as she could really climb. Now THAT would be some cool video!
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Old May 06, 2012, 02:01 AM
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AROS,

1. What battery are you using?

2. How are the wings attached ?

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Old May 06, 2012, 02:41 AM
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baldy, I am using a 3s 1300 mAh battery. The wings attach by screws. Fairly simple setup.

The 1300 battery is perfect for CG...Just push it as far towards the nose as it will go and the CG is dead on.
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Old May 06, 2012, 01:27 PM
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I just ordered the ASW 28 from Banana Hobby.I got free

shipping by using the coupon code (springflying) at

checkout.

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Old May 06, 2012, 01:30 PM
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Nice! You will enjoy her.
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Old May 06, 2012, 07:31 PM
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Here's another video...Tried a different view. Put the keycam on the horizontal stab angled downward. Could have been cooler but the cam made her really tail heavy so there's a lot of porpoising going on. I tried to get some nice altitude as well.

FMS ASW-28, A different view... (4 min 3 sec)
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I just ordered the ASW 28 from Banana Hobby.I got free

shipping by using the coupon code (springflying) at

checkout.

Baldy
Thanks for the heads-up on the coupon code.
I've been eyeing this plane for a bit and decided for $150 to the door it was pretty much a no-brainer.


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