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Old Sep 27, 2011, 03:20 PM
Gonna need a bigger plane . .
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Cool Vid Santiago. That VPP stuff is a new kind of 3D wizardry.

So the plane Donatas is flying is about 4 oz. with probably a 7x3.5 gws prop on a prop saver. Looks pretty safe to me.

I guess you could poke your eye out with that thing.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 03:30 PM
With great pwer comes great 3D
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Ever been hit by a spinning prop? It doesn't sound all too terrible until you are bleeding everywhere.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 03:32 PM
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Cool Vid Santiago. That VPP stuff is a new kind of 3D wizardry.

So the plane Donatas is flying is about 4 oz. with probably a 7x3.5 gws prop on a prop saver. Looks pretty safe to me.

I guess you could poke your eye out with that thing.
I got hit with a GWS 8 X 4 in the wrist, broke off both sides of the prop and cut me 4 times!

I'm tough comapred to a 6 or 7 year old girl in a mall who if she had of caught that wing tip the plane may have swung around right into her body.

Mike R
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 04:59 PM
Spring warmth will soon arrive
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some DW action last weekend at Cannon Beach Oregon
I got this one from Flop, since he just loves his Juka soo much
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 07:13 PM
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Cool Vid Santiago. That VPP stuff is a new kind of 3D wizardry.

So the plane Donatas is flying is about 4 oz. with probably a 7x3.5 gws prop on a prop saver. Looks pretty safe to me.

I guess you could poke your eye out with that thing.
A 7x3.5 prop spinning at several thousand RPM could do some serious damage to a little girl's hand or arm.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 08:02 PM
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A 7x3.5 prop spinning at several thousand RPM could do some serious damage to a little girl's hand or arm.
keep the little girls out of the way, including the nancy's
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 09:06 PM
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Nothing better than beach flying.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 09:09 PM
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Nothing better than beach flying.
Beach flying with no winds?
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 09:19 PM
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Yes, you're right, but typically the breezes at the beach are smooth and less turbulent so it can be a lot of fun. At least here on Lake Michigan.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 09:39 PM
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Beach flying with no winds?
that day there was absolutely no wind, which was night and day difference from the previous two days.

However, flying a foamy in a good stiff breeze is fun. Don't worry about wind with one of these dw's. I've seen flop fly in wind that has grounded 30cc planes and under and the DW flew just fine.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 11:50 PM
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Yeah sometimes beach wind is nice and smooth. Inland it's all bumpy from the landscape, but if it's a low wind morning it will generally be smooth.

Smooth wind and bumpy winds are 2 different beasts.
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 08:43 AM
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Yeah sometimes beach wind is nice and smooth. Inland it's all bumpy from the landscape, but if it's a low wind morning it will generally be smooth.

Smooth wind and bumpy winds are 2 different beasts.
Yup, a nice steady wind from one direction is no problem at all. Its the swirling winds that seem to come from every direction and goes from dead calm to massive gusts that make things "fun".
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 03:50 PM
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New 9MM 40" Edge 300 fuselage

New fuse just arrived today and it is a definate strength improvement over the 6 mm! Should be much more rigid and I doubt if it would need any structural bracing although I am planning on doing so anyway. Strong and thicker should make if far more repairable and with a wider glue surface to boot. Perfect for foamy newbies (like me)!

Hopefully the wife will keep my light on honee-doo"s over the weekend so I can get this thing built!
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 11:54 PM
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Nothing better than beach flying.
makes for some great pics too
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Old Oct 02, 2011, 11:34 AM
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I have a 48" Juka, with the recommended Scorpion power. I didn't get to fly it much after I built it due to wife being ill. I noticed a lot of wing rock in high alpha. She got really bad sick and died recently so now I am back to flying. I have tired 1600 Hyperions (nice and light) up to 2200's with all sort of cg ranges and still cannot get the wing rock out. I am a pretty good pilot, but the wing rock is almost scary in close quarters. I have the wing all the way back. Anyone got any ideas?

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Imo, absolutely. I started w/ a 40 Juka, loved it, then got a 48" Juka (dymamo power) and loved it even more. Had the landing gear on both.

To me, bigger is definately better and the 48" is the perfect blend of power, size, & performance.
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