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Old Apr 28, 2010, 06:01 PM
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Toothpick Shrike and Rotor Maiden (twisty wing awesomeness)

The toothpick wings were pretty cool...I had never flown them. I don't have a strong opinion of them mostly because I didn't fly them for more than 15 minutes..I wanted to get the rotor in the air.

The rotor maiden went well. The wind was blowing pretty good but you would have never guessed it by the throw out. The plane sank and sank to the point I thought I was about to take a walk down the hill. Some how it picked up speed and gained all the lost altitude back.

It felt mushy though at slow or medium speed...there was a few times I got it going really well and the energy retention was AWESOME! But then I guess I must have been stalling it and it would get all mushy and was boating around.

I'm not sure if I have a CG issue or just a weight to lift issue. It was fun flying but it felt like it was flying tail heavy or mushy...suggestions?

I bought the rotor off sleddriver...here is the build
http://www.slopeflyer.com/artman/publish/Rotor_1.shtml


*************UPDATE******************
I took the Rotor out for a second flight...removed some weight in the nose. It was hands down the best best best day of sloping I have ever had. 45 minutes of straight high energy maneuvers..like there was a rocket pushing the thing. Words cannot do what I witnessed justice..so lets leave it at....GET ONE OF THESE PLANES! YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY AND WILL BE A CHANGED SLOPER.
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Old Apr 28, 2010, 07:09 PM
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rotors like big air, it looks like you were at hodges? they feel mushy and tail heavy in marginal conditions. the fuse for the rotor you have was produced from molds i made almost 20-yrs ago. Jay got them by way of joemach1. i couldnt find a real rotor kit to save my life back then and i carved my own plug from a 3-view. ive since had my hands on the genuine artlcle and me thinks your version is rounder/curvier (prettier?). good luck with her - you've got a nice collection of TW planes goin'
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 12:20 PM
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Great job on the molds...I would love to get my hands on them one day.

The location was hodges..it was blowing a solid 15 yesterday. Maybe today it will be a bit harder and she can come alive. I was going to try and move the cg back some and see if that helps.

Snipe and Spyder are up next...then I'll be on the hunt for another.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 01:23 PM
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Spyder...

Where did you get that?

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Old Apr 29, 2010, 02:33 PM
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Winchdoc...get a kestral out him and I'll trade you.
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