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Old Feb 21, 2012, 05:35 PM
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Sounds interesting, I might try a bit of urban soaring myself.
for urban soaring, i like to go to my friends apartment on a windy day, go to the roof of the building, and chuck my alula off it. i fly along the lip of the roof, getting tons of lift from the updrafts.
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 06:27 AM
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My local model warehouse is about 3 miles away, and the delivery date for the ASK 21 is about 3 months away, so I started wondering, what size box I would need to protect the model in storage between flights, and what scale it is, so perhaps I could look for a couple of scale people to fly it. The real ASK is 17m and a stupid amount of feet and inches, !7 m seemed the easy option for scale conversion, so I checked the E flite web site for metric wingspan, 860mm for the approx 33 inch wingspan. Not a problem , and no, I still haven't worked out the scale yet. Just been called into work. Any thoughts on scale pilots for this?, Please
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 07:57 AM
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Using your figures for the wing, it works out to about 1/20th scale ( 1/19.76744 if you want it more exact )
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 08:40 AM
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My local model warehouse is about 3 miles away, and the delivery date for the ASK 21 is about 3 months away, so I started wondering, what size box I would need to protect the model in storage between flights,
Normally, all ultra micro from HH come in their own carrying box. This one has a huge wingspan, but hopefully still come in one of those great box!
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 12:06 PM
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Hi Pete, and RG, thanks for that, one twentieth is near enough "Huge" wingspan yes everything is relative, it will fit easily in the boot (trunk), unlike my rifle case, now to check on scale instructors and trainees
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 05:29 AM
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Hmmm, with the WRAM show going on, anybody saw the ASK in a box? The more I think about this, the more I'm curious about it. How does it fit? Box must be huge? Or is it like usual, and only airplanes were shown, not the boxes?
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 05:48 AM
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The ASK-21 is hanging from some threads, no boxes in sight for any of the models unless some vendor is selling them, which doesn't include either the C Cub or the ASK.

It looks great. I am a total glider fanatic since about my third flight in a full scale sailplane and I am really looking forward to this plane.

I just bought a DX8 at the show (and an mQX, which is getting LOTS of airtime in my hotel room and for me the next big thing will be if somebody makes a telemetry reporting vario for tha ASK.

Sooner or later we'll have gear like that, but I really hope it's sooner. I also hope they keep making scale gliders.

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Old Feb 26, 2012, 06:54 AM
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The ASK-21 is hanging from some threads, no boxes in sight for any of the models unless some vendor is selling them, which doesn't include either the C Cub or the ASK.

It looks great. I am a total glider fanatic since about my third flight in a full scale sailplane and I am really looking forward to this plane.

I just bought a DX8 at the show (and an mQX, which is getting LOTS of airtime in my hotel room and for me the next big thing will be if somebody makes a telemetry reporting vario for tha ASK.

Sooner or later we'll have gear like that, but I really hope it's sooner. I also hope they keep making scale gliders.

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Thanks for the info about the box... Did you save some money by buying the DX8 at the show?
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 07:43 AM
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Most of the vendors discount stuff and, like anywhere else most will not collect tax if you pay cash. I did not pay cash for the DX8, but the saving was worth it even though I paid tax.

If I get a chance I will take some photos today. The booths are often crowded so taking decent pictures is not always possible.

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Old Feb 26, 2012, 11:50 AM
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I asked about the packaging.

There are four screws holding the wing on. It goes into a long skinny box with the wing separated from the fuse. Sounds reasonable.

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Old Feb 26, 2012, 12:13 PM
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Congrats with your DX8! I've had mine for a few months with the Telemetry Module in my Radian Pro and I LOVE IT!! I'd LOVE to have telemetry in the ASK-21!! Having that Flight Pack Voltage is such a useful piece of information!! I can not wait for May for the glider to come out!! And thanks for info regarding the box!
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 12:13 PM
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I asked about the packaging.

There are four screws holding the wing on. It goes into a long skinny box with the wing separated from the fuse. Sounds reasonable.

Pete
So it seems as if the box (size/shape) for the ASK will be unlike all of the other UM boxes we have had in the past?

Can you ask if it comes with a handle?








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Old Feb 26, 2012, 02:04 PM
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I asked about the packaging.

There are four screws holding the wing on. It goes into a long skinny box with the wing separated from the fuse. Sounds reasonable.

Pete
Thank you very much for asking! Not crazy about the four screw and likely some connectors to plug/unplug unless the wires are long enough to put the wing and fuse in the box without disconnecting anything, but no matter what, this airplane is too sweet and there was probably no way around that.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 03:59 PM
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Not crazy about the four screw and likely some connectors to plug/unplug unless the wires are long enough to put the wing and fuse in the box without disconnecting anything, but no matter what, this airplane is too sweet and there was probably no way around that.
Don't know why I didn't think of that either as far as plug/unplug since I have the Radian Pro??? If you look at Image 7 on the HH site or Image 6 on the E-flite site, two out of the 4 screws are visible. And you can also see the AIL plugs you'll have to plug/unplug when you transport her to/from your flying spot. Like you said, too sweet & no way around it, I still can not wait for this micro!!!
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Just saw the ASK at the WRAM RC show.. It was VERY nice looking. The wings are very thin and long, and look VERY delicate. It does look like it will soar pretty good though..

I also saw the CC. It was smaller than I thought it would be, but also very good looking.

The Mig.. That one I just pre-ordered because it was awesome looking. I asked if I could buy the show model but got denied. hahaa.. Said it was only one of a few in the world. Sick lookin little bird.
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