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Old May 26, 2008, 02:39 PM
Blue Collar DLG Marshall
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MayFly Video

This is a video one of my flying buds shot for me yesterday. This is at a very small field surrounded by trees. The winds were giving me some wild pockets of lift and then sink.

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Old May 26, 2008, 04:43 PM
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That thing looks great paul. What's the final AUW and how many squares of wing area?
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Old May 26, 2008, 04:51 PM
Blue Collar DLG Marshall
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You really don't want to know because it should never fly like it does based on the numbers.....LOL
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Old May 26, 2008, 10:20 PM
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Looks like it flies ok. Is that the dlg you are kitting?

I saw your newspaper covered wing. I might suggest you try kraft paper with epoxy, bagged on. It's easier to work with than fiberglass, stays straight, doesn't wrinkele, etc. You wet one side, wait five minutes, wet other side, then wait a bit and squeegee. Or something like that. 60 lb kraft is a tad too heavy, 40 lb is probably right for center section, maybe 30 for tips? The stuff is dirt cheap. I think you can get 1000 feet or something for $30? I did a wing like this with 60 lb paper. It's almost light enough, and very tough. Perhaps if you keep doing this, I will have to add a kit to my excessive collection of glider stuff.

Right now I fly a Cyberdyne, which is not too unlike your kit except that the aspect ratio is higher and the span is a full 60". It's too beat up by now, tho.

May I suggest that if you are using the SUL, you reinforce it a bit or something on the sides. The Cyberdyne uses one and it's not stiff enough.
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Old May 26, 2008, 11:33 PM
Blue Collar DLG Marshall
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Lincoln, Thanks for your comments. She is fun to fly.
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