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Old Nov 15, 2010, 02:18 PM
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THANX Pasty!!
Welcome!
I believe you'r enjoying FPV?
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 02:28 PM
.....till the wind drops.
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Did you miss me?....or did you not even notice I was gone??
I have just regained my faith in our local telecoms. Run out and into BB in the same hour!!
OK!...I had to hold onto the phone for 25min only to get cut off and dial again!


So I have glued the one aileron into position and will go close the wing and take a pic of the section, whilst on the building board, clamped.
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 02:29 PM
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oh yes

Sloping weather seems no existent at the mo so its nice to have something else to play with. I had to go glider style for my FPV ship... I got a nice T tail foamy thing... works a treat!
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 02:57 PM
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Matty, Rusty Nail
The wing is now clamped. The section, as it is in the jig, is now visable. Very pretty, flat bottom section......untill I unclamp!
It is not so bad when it comes out. Still flies inverted, but not crazy about it, in a light wind!
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 03:01 PM
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oh yes

Sloping weather seems no existent at the mo so its nice to have something else to play with. I had to go glider style for my FPV ship... I got a nice T tail foamy thing... works a treat!
I'll get there, if Bakkie gets his way!
But Johann still keeping me very busy!!
I'm sure you heard about me going FPV but flew into a tree before I even got to put the goggles on!
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 03:03 PM
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I'll get there, if Bakkie gets his way!
But Johann still keeping me very busy!!
I'm sure you heard about me going FPV but flew into a tree before I even got to put the goggles on!
Sean don't forget to mention that it was with a wing dragon
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 03:12 PM
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........thought you where sleeping!!
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 03:40 PM
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Wing section.

I have just taken the wing out of the jig and here is the section you land up with. Not bad at all!! Dont ask what it is, cause I duno! All I know is it works VERY well!!
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 01:21 AM
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Sean don't forget to mention that it was with a wing dragon
eheheheh... the shame
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 04:51 AM
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eheheheh... the shame
We don't talk about it!

Others don't know any better!
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 09:48 AM
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GEMS PSS Fest

Just finished mine last week, in the nick of time for our PSS Fest at Volksrust. The color scheme looks a little bland compared to the ones you chaps have built so far.

I was a little heavy handed when folding the left wing, crushing the flutes on the spar and ended up with a slightly "triangular" airfoil. Didn't have time to redo it and flew it as is. Straight and level flight was no problem. Flies a treat! When turning left it tended to drop the wing a little and lose height in the turn. The model also rolled out to the left when trying to loop

Some neat tips here Sean. Wish I had discovered the thread before building mine.... I like the wing rig idea. Using only your hands to fold over the wing makes it darn tricky. I'll make a new wing for the next outing which I'm sure will sort out the issues. BTW, I think the airfoil is called a LR@AL......

Adding the colored vinyl before the whole folding process would also have saved me a whole lot of cussing and fiddling!

I posted a build thread on our club blog.

I already have the itch to build an electric version next Anybody tried it yet?
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 10:25 AM
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I already have the itch to build an electric version next Anybody tried it yet?
Oh yes!!!
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 10:46 AM
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Oh yes!!!
And your setup? I was thinking a Turnigy Park 480 1020KV on 3s would do nicely.
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 11:27 AM
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And your setup? I was thinking a Turnigy Park 480 1020KV on 3s would do nicely.
I've got an Axi motor in there on 3 cells 2200 mah.
Can't remember the motor size, as Sean built and fitted it!

The plane is slightly smaller in scale!
She's my slope plane for those windless days!
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 12:15 PM
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Just finished mine last week, in the nick of time for our PSS Fest at Volksrust. The color scheme looks a little bland compared to the ones you chaps have built so far.

I was a little heavy handed when folding the left wing, crushing the flutes on the spar and ended up with a slightly "triangular" airfoil. Didn't have time to redo it and flew it as is. Straight and level flight was no problem. Flies a treat! When turning left it tended to drop the wing a little and lose height in the turn. The model also rolled out to the left when trying to loop

Some neat tips here Sean. Wish I had discovered the thread before building mine.... I like the wing rig idea. Using only your hands to fold over the wing makes it darn tricky. I'll make a new wing for the next outing which I'm sure will sort out the issues. BTW, I think the airfoil is called a LR@AL......

Adding the colored vinyl before the whole folding process would also have saved me a whole lot of cussing and fiddling!

I posted a build thread on our club blog.

I already have the itch to build an electric version next Anybody tried it yet?
FC, VERY! VERY! COOL plane!! Well done! She looks AWESOME!!
You will see me at your PSS Fest next year for sure!!...Will bring some friends with!
Your colors work very well together!
Re loops: give her time to prove herself!...and she will. You might want to try just a little less elevator and a tad more speed. With a slightly different section on one half will result in a roll out.
"LR@AL".... ?
Will check out your blog.
FC, I would not even consider closing a wing without the jig.
Johanns E-Mig has FAR too much power. He can nose-up till you just see the plane, and is very fast!...I too have one, but has slightly less power!

Again,
Well done !! Your plane looks Great!!
Thanx for the pics!! Send more when she flies again!
Sean
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