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Old Nov 16, 2009, 06:21 AM
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what's the motor model you got there? and where did you buy it?
Dani, it is a Suppo 2212-06 (2200kv). I buy mine here in South Africa. You can also get them under other brand names, like Grayson Hobby.
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 08:48 AM
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Hi Marcel,

thanks for the info, just ordered one!

One more question, if you don't mind. Are the wings too flexible, I mean, as the carbon tube is in two pieces, do the wings tend to flex too much on high G turns? did you reinforce the wing junction? Have you tried inverted flights and loopings?

happy landings,

Dani
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 09:13 AM
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Are the wings too flexible, I mean, as the carbon tube is in two pieces, do the wings tend to flex too much on high G turns? did you reinforce the wing junction? Have you tried inverted flights and loopings?
Dani, I haven't noticed much wing flex at all during smooth aerobatics including inverted flight. The way the wing halves slot together seems to work well.

Marcel
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 02:31 PM
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Fantastic video. Marcel, great plane. Thanks for your unselfishness in sharing with everyone, Great job! I will have to build one for myself now.
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 05:57 PM
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vleisie, nice design! Looks fantastic, fly's great, and it R.O.G.'s very cool! Good video too.
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 10:09 PM
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Thanks guys.
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Old Nov 17, 2009, 10:02 AM
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I've been away for a bit and have been catching up on the forum. Just seen this. Fantastic!
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Old Nov 17, 2009, 12:18 PM
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What is the skill level for flying one of these?
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Old Nov 17, 2009, 12:20 PM
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GREAT JOB! First the Draken and now the BD5. Can't wait to see what you have on the burner next.

Jim
Thanks Jim,

The Draken and the BD5 can't be more different. One is all wing, the other all fuselage.

Something for the pond is on the burner next
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Old Nov 17, 2009, 12:38 PM
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What is the skill level for flying one of these?
Larry,

This is very subjective, but I found it surprisingly easy to fly. It is stable at the given cg and the controls are effective. It glides well and is easy to land off a flat approach with a bit of power.

The stall seems to be very gentle, but I haven't done much experimenting with it, will try some more on the next flight and report back.

Things to look out for are a gentle trim change with throttle and the relatively high speed if you have a small flying area.

I hope to hear some other opinions soon!

Hope that helps
Marcel

PS. we are at over 5000ft above sea level here if that is of any interest.
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Old Nov 17, 2009, 05:47 PM
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Hi Marcel, When you say something for the pond ,do you mean something like a float plane?
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Old Nov 17, 2009, 08:08 PM
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Hi Marcel, When you say something for the pond ,do you mean something like a float plane?
Or maybe a submarine?!
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Old Nov 17, 2009, 10:17 PM
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I'll be watching for more reports. I am definitely going to build one of these, but I am new to flying and need something gentle. I like the looks a lot so whether on not I can fly it I will build one and some day. I wonder if it would be like most models and a larger one would be easier to fly?

Larry


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Larry,

This is very subjective, but I found it surprisingly easy to fly. It is stable at the given cg and the controls are effective. It glides well and is easy to land off a flat approach with a bit of power.

The stall seems to be very gentle, but I haven't done much experimenting with it, will try some more on the next flight and report back.

Things to look out for are a gentle trim change with throttle and the relatively high speed if you have a small flying area.

I hope to hear some other opinions soon!

Hope that helps
Marcel

PS. we are at over 5000ft above sea level here if that is of any interest.
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Old Nov 17, 2009, 10:18 PM
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I could probably fly one of those.

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Old Nov 17, 2009, 10:26 PM
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Hi Marcel, When you say something for the pond ,do you mean something like a float plane?
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Or maybe a submarine?!
Actually it's a flying boat

Hoping to post a thread in a few days.
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