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Old Jul 21, 2011, 05:27 PM
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50!! Damn thats hot. Its one extreme to the other over there eh!!
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Old Jul 21, 2011, 06:41 PM
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you said it. -50 to +50. 100 degrees difference between winter and summer. you never get used to it. I prefer the weather in the West Midlands. sunny and warm in the winter and not too cold in the winter. I kinda miss that. LOL.
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 03:14 PM
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Hi all, a few pics of the froggy nearly completed. All painted, just needs a fine rub down and then an application of lacquer. Still need to paint fan hatches which had last coat of glass today, and control surfaces need finishing also.

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Old Jul 23, 2011, 04:47 PM
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man, that looks great! cant wait to hear how it flies! should be a very nice smooth docile flyer!
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 06:37 PM
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Looking good Jumpy.

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Old Jul 23, 2011, 07:13 PM
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Cheers chaps, hope shes not too heavy when fitted out.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 06:50 AM
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Really looks nice Phil. It's gonna fly great.

Have you figured your AUW yet?
With twin 70's it should have plenty of power. What size batts are you going to use?
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 09:40 AM
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Hey boogie, I haven't weighed it yet now its painted. I think its got to be around 2kg, i'll get the scales out. Im thinking twin 70's on 4s cells, depending on what fans I get.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 12:43 PM
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Just weighed it, 5 1/4lb bare. Good job its got a decent wing area!!
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For that size 84oz and a twin 70mm...That actually isn't bad seeing that the real one doesn't have a very high TWR.

You could add landing gear on that with little worry.
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Old Jul 25, 2011, 06:10 PM
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I agree. she'll be just fine. put some non scale e-tracts on it and have fun with the takeoffs/landings.
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No news is good news ?
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 11:25 AM
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Not much to report at the moment apart from making plug for canopy. Also need to start looking at making up a launch dolly.
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you got any techical Lego left from childhood? simple luanch dolly and cheap. hahahahaha.
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@jumpy. Wowww, bungy via dolly, you are a gutsy man... IMHO have lots of expo set in your transmitter and do not pull up more than necessary, slowly add height then a mellow curve. Not to slow on landing. Looking forward to maidenflight footage.
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