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Old Jan 28, 2015, 05:45 AM
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Way I see it, CA sets pretty quick anyway, so why bother making the join less reliable for the sake of 30 seconds?
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Old Jan 28, 2015, 08:05 AM
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Way I see it, CA sets pretty quick anyway, so why bother making the join less reliable for the sake of 30 seconds?
In a tight fit it does but if you want to build it up around a join or somewhere where it's not in a narrow gap then a bit of kicker helps. But yeah, totally no point using it in a normal join. I'd never been sure that it did make it more brittle until I started looking into it but apparently so.
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Old Jan 28, 2015, 01:08 PM
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In a tight fit it does but if you want to build it up around a join or somewhere where it's not in a narrow gap then a bit of kicker helps. But yeah, totally no point using it in a normal join. I'd never been sure that it did make it more brittle until I started looking into it but apparently so.
Should make any difference if you use the correct CA for the job with the correct kicker.
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Old Jan 28, 2015, 04:18 PM
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Should make any difference if you use the correct CA for the job with the correct kicker.
The type of kicker makes a difference to how brittle the join is?
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Old Jan 31, 2015, 12:37 PM
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Flew Blaze yesterday with 1/2 pound of ballast. Flew nicely. Just another test flight.

The weather here is still stable. Found some very weak lift with the BFG 2600. My wife flew it around for about 20 min and I played with it a bit. Probably could have stayed up for hours if one had enough patients and focus to work the weak lift. I do not.

Lift was way to weak for the blaze, + I had lead in it, so no point in even trying.

With 1/2 pound the Blaze speeds up a bit and retains its energy better. Landing was not that fast. The 1/2 pound and 1 pound weights will be what I use on the ridge depending on wind. Landing was a handful with 1 pound but if I had a head wind it should not be a problem.

I still wish I could get more speed from it. No doubt it will be nice on the ridge, but it really is just a warmliner. That comes with the deal when you fly with foam! I am considering looking for a second set of wings and vac bagging them. With a little prep work they could become a hot little wing, and remain tough. Just another project to float around inside the empty space!
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Old Feb 01, 2015, 05:58 AM
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Flew Blaze yesterday with 1/2 pound of ballast. Flew nicely. Just another test flight.

The weather here is still stable. Found some very weak lift with the BFG 2600. My wife flew it around for about 20 min and I played with it a bit. Probably could have stayed up for hours if one had enough patients and focus to work the weak lift. I do not.

Lift was way to weak for the blaze, + I had lead in it, so no point in even trying.

With 1/2 pound the Blaze speeds up a bit and retains its energy better. Landing was not that fast. The 1/2 pound and 1 pound weights will be what I use on the ridge depending on wind. Landing was a handful with 1 pound but if I had a head wind it should not be a problem.

I still wish I could get more speed from it. No doubt it will be nice on the ridge, but it really is just a warmliner. That comes with the deal when you fly with foam! I am considering looking for a second set of wings and vac bagging them. With a little prep work they could become a hot little wing, and remain tough. Just another project to float around inside the empty space!
The MPX Blizzard is very hot and made of foam. So there's no hard and fast 'deal' with foam.
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Old Feb 01, 2015, 06:25 AM
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not to mention the radjet etc
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Old Feb 01, 2015, 07:11 AM
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not to mention the radjet etc
...and the funjet
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Old Feb 09, 2015, 02:28 PM
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anyone has a spare ST Model Blaze or Durafly Dynamic S fuse, mine just lost a battle with rock solid ice during the weekend. PM me please
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Old Feb 11, 2015, 09:09 PM
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I have the entire blaze in pristine condition (3flights) w/orange rx for sale.It just hangs in my hobby room collection dust. PM if interested.
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 02:51 PM
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I have the entire blaze in pristine condition (3flights) w/orange rx for sale.It just hangs in my hobby room collection dust. PM if interested.
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 08:20 PM
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blaze

Here are a few pic, i have more if you like.
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 08:23 PM
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Also has a few thin layers of mod podge material to protect the foam.
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