|Jan 21, 2010, 10:54 AM|
Finish Gulp SR Re-build
Next I started on the new fuse. Decided to add a switch & charging lead on top under a plywood lid. Continued with carving out the removable nose cone to allow for the battery, Rx, and balancing lead (this removable nose seems like a really great idea Steve has come up with). I ran the push rods through the wing and lined up the linkage. Got her wrapped up in one layer of bi-directional tape and started the covering. I was on a Green kick so I picked up some Kawasaki Green Ultra Coat and went to town. Finished with some pin-striping and was very happy with the outcome. Did some test throws in the park and went for the maiden. She flew like a dream. The SR is one fast foamy and bangs a turn like a pro. (move ahead 2 months) I've since added some laminating film to stiffen her up and push the backside speed. Got 124mph at Parker in about 20-25mph winds. Wings were flexing at that speed so I didn't push it. All in all I was very please with the SR's overall flight performance. The frontside is definitely where is shines.
Will be looking at the DSII soon.
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