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Old Dec 11, 2010, 11:03 PM
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It rained HUGE here all day !
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 01:08 AM
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Sorry to hear that Bob. So wadja build ? :-)

I'm throwing an "Easy Star" together next. Just something to keep in the car for unexpected nice lunch hours.
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 08:55 AM
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Wow, excellent report Robbie and all good news. We got the same temps and low winds here today without the sun. I got the xmas tree out and up and lights'n stuff but no flying :-(

I am gettin real anxious to fly this thing now. I will have the spinner and esc end of next week or soon after. Hmmm, maybe the "frozen finger fun fly" on new years day.

Did you happen to try stalls Robbie ? My DG1000 drops a wing followed quickly by the nose and needs a chunck of altitude to pull out of the dive. Sounds like your ASW is the same, just DON'T SLOW DOWN till your back on the ground. But that DG whistle can raise the hair on my neck :-).

Thanks again for a great report Robbie
Yes. The hammerheads are this basic manuever taken to the extreme. I went into a shallow dive, pulled up vertical while controlling the rudder so that just at the stall point the plane pivoted at the cg point from facing upward to facing downward. Basic stall turns after a 45 degree climb and while maintaining some forward momentum are easily achieved as well and look real nice and scale like. You're going to have fun with this plane! She's very smooth and totally predictable. I look out the window today and we have heavy rain and wind. A far cry from yesterday! Good thing the wife's family Christmas party is today!

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Old Dec 12, 2010, 09:57 AM
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Still working on the CH750STOL at ...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1337801&page=7

Big wind and more rain pdctd 4 2day !
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 01:36 PM
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Thanks for the stall notes Robbie.

Bob: PLEASE be sure to "link" me when you have video of the CH750 in action. I have been gauking at the full size kits of this line for years. There is "Storch" like kit that flies on V.W. power and stalls at 15 MPH (Stol King, Precepter Air)
The full size are all just daydreams for me, but that's allowed :-).
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 03:27 PM
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yea yeah a Cub with long legs and Storch like Bubble windows.

The CH701 was on Mytrhbusters for the Conveyor Belt Take Off Bit !
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 01:16 AM
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Sorry Bob, but a 15MPH stall impresses me :-)

Since I can't go flying, I had to do something, so I made my FoxBox.

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Velcro hinges allow hinging from either side or complete removal in seconds. the luggage strap/carry handle locks everthing in.
For anyone using the box for storage: If you push the fuse forward lightly in the box then glue in a block of foam or (?)behind the tailcone the fuse is isolated and everything including the tail fin is protected. :-)
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 10:34 AM
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15mph would be around Hang Glider speed !
That IS impressive !


I also added some end flaps as the wings kept sneaking out of the box.
Plus some scrap foam sheet to keep the wings and fuse from
"imprinting" each other.

The Fox Box is nicer than the Cularis box as their wing comes in pieces that
end up longer than the shipping container.
So I made a box out of FAN FOLD FOAM and colored packing tapes.
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 02:16 PM
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My DG1000 is packed in a box for an H.K. "EASY FLY" the bent wing tips stick out slots in the end and the "T" tail which is wider than the box, sticks out the top. Everything is packed tight and secure, you can carry it with one hand but you have to be carefull when packing the box in the truck.

I have a couple layers of bubble wrap between parts in this one and the lid has extra cardboard so that nothing moves.

We do what ever works I guess. :-)
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 02:21 PM
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Very cool Kerry! I think I'm going to do something similar. It'll keep the plane from getting dinged up bouncing around in the car on the way to the field.

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Old Dec 16, 2010, 09:35 AM
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Hey Robbie, there's another advantage. I used to pack up for going to the feild a 6' glider an 8' glider a 6' cub, 2 or 3 smaller (3'>4') planes a large briefcase type box of batteries etc. another for transmitters a smaller one for chargers a standard size tool box, 2X450 heli's in box's plus 500 and 600 size heli's and a fold up chair. This left both front seats empty for me and a cooler in my 2003 2 DOOR PONTIAC SUNFIRE. :-)

I bought a Ford Escape this summer so now I gotta get more STUFF. :-)

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Old Dec 17, 2010, 04:03 PM
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Anyone slope it already?

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Old Dec 18, 2010, 08:04 AM
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Anyone slope it already?

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Sadly no and probably never. I don't have a decent place to slope soar in my vicinity. That's what nudged me into motorgliders in the first place. I'll bet that she'll slope soar well, but you might have to play with ballast on the more windy slopes.

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Old Dec 18, 2010, 12:05 PM
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Not till Jan or Feb.
gone for the H'dayz

With my Slope Hill there is such a small landing opportunity
that a motor provides the insurance necessary to fly there.

Landing OUT is NOT a pleasant experience.

Anyway, I'll let you guys know as soon as I know something.
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Old Dec 18, 2010, 03:01 PM
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I passed up a very nice flying day today because I had some work to do around the house...

Hopefully it will last through tomorrow...

Robbie
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