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Old Aug 21, 2010, 11:12 PM
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Maybe this is the reason!!

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Hey, I was there! This happened at the BSOC contest to John A's lovely Stobel. Couldn't do anything but watch the pod melt there on the grass. Yup, Lipo's can do that if you hook them up incorrectly for a charge...
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Old Aug 22, 2010, 01:37 AM
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Not a charging issue just a missed connection....

Sucks for John


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Maybe this is the reason!!

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Old Aug 22, 2010, 07:29 AM
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Maybe this is the reason!!

Buddy
Impressive

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Old Aug 22, 2010, 05:32 PM
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had a greeeeeat day of flying, woke up at 6, fly about 2 hours in the morning. went to eat lunch and threw for another hour. Getting a better grasp of launching and hunting for thermals, had a couple 3 minute flights...until i broke the wing...agaaaiiinnnnn
would appreciate some analysis:
my gut feeling is tip strike, i heard a crunch during launch so i landed right away. The wing is cracked 1/3 of the way from the roots, the carbon fiber tape on both the top and bottom are intact be delaminated. FG skin was ripped apart where the foam cracked. No damage anywhere else, only there...
any ideas? will post pic later.

Had another guy come up to talk to me about it today, 2 guys in 2 days! not bad, maybe i'll get someone interested enough to buy some gliders some day! noticed people also stopped in their tracks while walking past to watch until the flight is over.
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Old Aug 22, 2010, 06:40 PM
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Sounds like a tip strike.
The next thing your going to hear is a crack in your arm with all that throwing you're doing . Any blisters on your finger tips yet?

- Noel
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Old Aug 22, 2010, 08:25 PM
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darnit can I blame it on the weather? it was too windy so it pushed the top towards the ground. what was i supposed to do?

nope! used a modified golf glove since day 1
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 12:31 AM
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I was headed to the path of tip strikes, but remedied my launch technique (no more trying to throw the thing up...)

Video yourself throwing so you can try and prevent it in the future!
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 08:59 AM
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I should have known, I was launching with preset and suddenly I stopped using it because I was getting a nice climb without the preset already, if only I read the signs!

Video will have to wait until my brother comes back from vacation with my point and shoot
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 12:17 PM
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CptMike, please disregard . . .I found the answer from another post.

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Mike, all you need to do is replace the tubing. The .020 pushrods supplied in the kit are fine. Get the #22 etched tubing and stretch it 1 1/2 times (very simple process, will take you about 5 min) and you're done.

M
CPT Mike,

Whats the best way to stretch this stuff evenly? Any tips?

Tbird
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 12:38 PM
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My old TS1 has to be renewed.
I liked the TS1 and its flying abilities, price of course too. Should i go for TS1 again or spend a little money for TS2?
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 12:42 PM
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KaiB, since you obviously like the TS1, I will suggest to upgrade to a TS2. You will enjoy the same flying qualities you enjoy, but since it is stiffer and has upgraded tailfeathers, you will have higher launches as well. Durability will also be significantly increased.
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 12:46 PM
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Sounds great SG!
The 45 comes in handy as a break, set up your flaps on a seperate switch and for those times when it seems like it will never stop, hit the breaks and it will drop right into your hand. Program in plenty of down elevator with it though or else it will balloon up and stall.

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Matt,

What is a good percentage of down elevator program in here?

Tbird
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 01:03 PM
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CptMike, please disregard . . .I found the answer from another post.



CPT Mike,

Whats the best way to stretch this stuff evenly? Any tips?

Tbird

Just follow Tailboom's instructions. Very detailed. Here

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Old Aug 23, 2010, 02:13 PM
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Matt,

What is a good percentage of down elevator program in here?

Tbird
A lot, I will look when I get home.
Also I took some of the flap out, it was too much for me. I probably am at 35 or 40 max now( I just eyeballed it at the field).
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 02:22 PM
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Basically program enough down that the plane doesnt balloon.

I have it pitch down where the attitude of the plane is near 45 degrees nose down.


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What is a good percentage of down elevator program in here?

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