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Old Jan 26, 2013, 03:29 AM
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Send an email to Sloperacer, Tony normally answers very quickly.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 04:00 AM
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My Typhoon died the other day (I think it was a rx failure but we'll never know). I'm planning on ordering a new one to replace it, but just thought I'd ask, how long 'til the Hurricane is done, and what's the price expected to be?
Hi Giz - I'd ask Tony...

Hint...there may be a few non standard prototypes milling around quietly in Tony's shop...But I never told you that...

Hambone the windbreaker.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 04:21 AM
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I bet Tony's mailbox must be filling up quickly by now
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 05:39 AM
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When it does finally meet its destiny, maybe you can come to us for a Schwing or Hurricane.

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Hi James, when will be the Hurricane available? Need her urgently after destroying my beloved Typhoon 4 weeks ago.

R, Tom
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:39 AM
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OK, so I'm three years late.....

Whilst you guys have all been up and flying ages ago,
I only managed to get my Phoon up on Sunday.

The wind was 25-30 km/h
As it was the maiden flight, it had no ballast in, but wow!!
She flew really well, and I'm looking forward to getting all the gremlins sorted.
J


Typhoon (3 min 22 sec)
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:26 AM
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Hi James, when will be the Hurricane available? Need her urgently after destroying my beloved Typhoon 4 weeks ago.

R, Tom
Hi Tom - talk to Tony and see what he's got. I have one prototype whichj ios far from perfect, but again also completely serviceable for flying.

We are milling completely new master moulds right now, and we hope these might be finished by the middle of Feburary.

I am not sure 100% when we might see the real production planes, maybe in March, but as with the Schwing - we'll get it right first however long it takes.

Cheers,

James.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:46 AM
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ok, so i'm three years late.....

Whilst you guys have all been up and flying ages ago,
i only managed to get my phoon up on sunday.

the wind was 25-30 km/h
as it was the maiden flight, it had no ballast in, but wow!!
She flew really well, and i'm looking forward to getting all the gremlins sorted.
J
:d:d

http://vimeo.com/58312681
very very nice
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:21 PM
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Nice vid, nice site too. No wonder you're grinning

T-shirts and blue skies...I'm jealous.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 01:21 PM
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A little compilation of the footage I have of my Typhoon.

E-Typhoon (2 min 55 sec)
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 11:00 AM
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A little compilation of the footage I have of my Typhoon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8XOOTOWBWA
Nice vid!
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 03:54 AM
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Ok guys, I'm building up a Typhoon for a friend and have a minor situation. Both of the elevator halves are very easy to slide on/off of the joining rods. They are not nearly secure enough that I would trust the friction fit to hold things together.

We were thinking that we could just pin the halves to the carbon joiner rod somehow.

Thoughts?
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 04:38 AM
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Just use some pritt stick on the carbon rod, it holds the tail firmly in place

http://www.amazon.com/Pritt-Stick-10...ds=pritt+stick

I guess if the tail is really loose on the joiner, you could wipe a bit of thin CA all over the rod with a bit of plastic and hit with kicker, any 'ridges' can be wet and dry'd off, but I've never needed anything other than the Pritt Stick myself
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 04:41 AM
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make the rods wider.
E.g with thin epoxy.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 05:30 AM
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bend the wire joiner a bit.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 06:56 PM
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Bees wax on the joiner also works nicely and is readily available at lots of arts and crafts stores, like Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

Mike
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