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Old Jul 23, 2012, 10:16 PM
Better then Sliced Bread!
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As much as I hate crashes they can, do, and WILL happen . Simple rubber bands and 3m hooks, glue it in, velcro, whatever floats your plane, at the end of the day it all works well enough.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 01:30 AM
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My SS #1 has used rubber bands under the bottom since day 1 over a year ago.
Never the slightest problem other than an overshoot slide on asphalt.
2 fresh bands and good to go.

Just make sure the spar covers are well attached.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 01:54 AM
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That's how Bixler flies without an engine in the slope. Russia, St. Petersburg.
Bixler Slope Soaring (4 min 6 sec)
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 02:07 AM
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WELCOME to the Thread!

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That's how Bixler flies without an engine in the slop. Russia, St. Petersburg.
Nicely done. That is the first time I have seen an SS doing slope soaring. You flew is perfectly, IMO. What did you do to the plane to get the CG in the right place? Again, welcome.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 02:16 AM
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The plane is empty, CG standard, put in the cockpit 2 pack ( 4 x AA) NiMg for receiver.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 09:01 AM
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Stop being failure focused and fly!

DJ
I understand the advice. Right now I am waiting for my batteries, charger etc to ship from HK. One part is backordered. Then I am going to do some taping and go fly. A neighbor of mine who used to be in the hobby knows of a field that a local club uses. I am going to go with him there for the maiden flight.

But first I need to get the plane assembled and the spar reinforced..
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 11:47 AM
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Color me skeptical

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That's how Bixler flies without an engine in the slope. Russia, St. Petersburg.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnp9i...layer_embedded
Although the proof is there in the vid, i will not belive it untill i see the vid with out sound track, with the audio from the camera, not trying to ruffle any feathers,just the way i am.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 12:01 PM
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BIXLER slope (2 min 45 sec)

I am sorry you dont believe. Here is video shot on gopro.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 12:13 PM
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At this time, the record Alula flight from the slope - 37 min.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 12:24 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0zGMpx2KYQ
I am sorry you dont believe. Here is video shot on gopro.
Looks like sloping to me.

Impressive flying yakav.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 01:13 PM
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This is my Bixler
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 01:18 PM
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Hello!
I am surprised to such mistrust.
Here my initial videos "with the audio from the camera (Canon A610)
Bixler - sloper MVI_6873.AVI (2 min 30 sec)

Bixler - sloper MVI_6874.AVI (3 min 26 sec)
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 02:19 PM
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Hello!
I am surprised to such mistrust.
Here my initial videos "with the audio from the camera (Canon A610)
http://youtu.be/OyI76O0bXBs
http://youtu.be/UByoGi-wPo4
As I said before. Definitely looks like sloping to me.

Nice flying and video of your SS.

Limited Flyer

Maybe you should apologize to these gentlemen.

Vince
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 04:21 PM
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I understand the advice. Right now I am waiting for my batteries, charger etc to ship from HK. One part is backordered. Then I am going to do some taping and go fly. A neighbor of mine who used to be in the hobby knows of a field that a local club uses. I am going to go with him there for the maiden flight.

But first I need to get the plane assembled and the spar reinforced..
First, thank you Shimmy for not 'stomping' me for being so painfully blunt.
I can't really say why my reaction to what you do brings out such passion in me. Maybe It's like I told you I really thought you were 15 years old and I got all 'fatherly' about you, well dude I guess I'm still that way.

I am so looking forward to you flying and you have a friend who has flown. I just want to here the joy in your post when it happens.

DJ
"Tower to Shimmy your are cleared for take off"
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 04:23 PM
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double post....
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