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Old Aug 21, 2011, 05:04 PM
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Samba does seem to put a lot of time and thought into the design of their models and it shows in the success of each of them. Looking forward to seeing this one at a slope near me. (@Pilebuck - hint, hint, nudge, nudge).
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 12:44 AM
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Take the Pike Perfect rudder for example and note how the fuselage was molded with the rudder turned left. This is very difficult to do but the benefits are tremendous.[/QUOTE]

...single cut and You have got wiper and hinge line the same time.Wow!
What a great time saving for production
Thanx for the picture.
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 05:53 AM
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Take the Pike Perfect rudder for example and note how the fuselage was molded with the rudder turned left. This is very difficult to do but the benefits are tremendous.
Ok, now that I see the pic, I see how it is done. But what is the benefit over conventional construct?
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 11:14 AM
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Ok, now that I see the pic, I see how it is done. But what is the benefit over conventional construct?
Read post #32
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 11:32 AM
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Read post #32
Yuri.
I quoted that post

But ok, you were talking about saving production time.
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 12:17 PM
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Hey Guys,

We still have spots available on our Pike Precision shipment. Shoot me an email is you want to get one on the first shipment.

support@skipmillermodels.com

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Old Aug 22, 2011, 02:15 PM
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Tuomo, in addition to the aero and mechanical benefits previously mentioned, some of the molding benefits are:
- Hinge is precisely located and straight.
- Hinge fabric is naturally pinched dry and forced very close to the surface during layup so very little scoring is needed.
- Wiper is molded to a very precise geometry and is vastly lighter and stronger than an ugly handmade microballoon wiper.
- Post-mold finishing is greatly simplified and expedited. Just a mold-defined strip of material to remove and some light scoring.

Sorry for going off topic, I don't think the Precision uses any such techniques. It's just an example of some of the cleverly addressed details we may expect from Samba.
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 04:01 PM
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Samba does seem to put a lot of time and thought into the design of their models and it shows in the success of each of them. Looking forward to seeing this one at a slope near me. (@Pilebuck - hint, hint, nudge, nudge).
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Old Aug 23, 2011, 03:40 AM
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https://picasaweb.google.com/1082614...PikePrecision#



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Old Aug 23, 2011, 08:09 AM
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Very nice pierre.

I see it has a square joiner for the V-tail, also a nice detail.

But how does 2.4Ghz friendly and full carbon fuselage work ( https://picasaweb.google.com/1082614...50545105313650 )?

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Old Aug 23, 2011, 08:13 AM
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There is a flat part (~20 cm long) outside the fuselage to tape the 2.4Ghz antenna externally. Then, the nose cone is fiberglass and can be put in place without touching the antenna. The second antenna must be in the fuselage at 90°.

I will do a picture of this part of the fuselage.

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Old Aug 23, 2011, 08:49 AM
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I have seen lockouts with such arrangements (nosecone fiberglass, rest carbon) in the F3B Eurotour.

Can work (maybe no issue in F3F where you fly close by), but for far away flying in duration I would hope they could change the front part entirely to glass or kevlar.

But it does not change that it is a very cool plane!

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Old Aug 23, 2011, 08:52 AM
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In the past, I did a modification on my freestyler and was happy with it:

https://picasaweb.google.com/1082614...reestyler24Ghz

I will see if there is any lockouts.

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Old Aug 23, 2011, 08:56 AM
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Nice plane, can't wait for your flight report.
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Old Aug 23, 2011, 11:07 AM
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Pierre, super nice looking glider. Good choice on colors, and design. Can't wait to hear how it goes for you.

Cheers,

Mike
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