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Old Apr 20, 2012, 03:44 AM
flying is not a dream
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new launch height record for my helios with a lot of wind.... and 348gr:

63 and 66 meters... the wind was to strong for me to fly correctly, but the launch was like a rocket!
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 08:21 AM
Sink? Circling now to confirm.
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A 348 gram Helios????

Do tell!
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 08:33 AM
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correction: my helios is 303gr, but with the 45gr ballast i was using yesterday it was 348!

i know it's something heavy, but the Dbox+disser wing came with premount servos, and i use AR6255 + 2x S3154 + lipo 2S350 + openaltimeter with regulador. and 12grs in the noise to get 73mm CG...
Maybe this Helios was something tail Heavy, but it flies very nice.
i get it in September, and i'm really happy with it. Just need some wind to get competitive.

Regards

Benjamin
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 02:30 AM
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Heading out to maiden in a little bit!
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 03:05 AM
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Heading out to maiden in a little bit!
succes with the maiden , she looks beautifull!

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Old Apr 21, 2012, 05:09 AM
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succes with the maiden , she looks beautifull!

-kristof-
Well, you do an awesome job manufacturing! She's balanced and programmed, and I'm waiting for the battery to finish charging. It's a beautiful day out, so I'm hoping for an awesome afternoon of flying!
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 06:14 AM
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The wind decided to pick up while I was getting everything finished, so I'm going to have to wait to maiden until later this week I guess.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 07:29 AM
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Ok, so the wind died down a bit, and I took the Helios outside. It was still kinda windy, but I decided to give her a couple of gentle tosses. No sun, cold wind, and a 6 1/2 minute maiden flight. This plane launches higher with just a light toss than any plane I've launched with my hardest throw. I need the wind to die down a bit so I can really trim her out, but this is one awesome plane!
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 08:20 AM
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Congratulations on the successful maiden. Your Colorado buddies miss you.
Bob
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 09:39 AM
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Wow! Love that black and green!! Glad to hear the maiden was a success.
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Old May 04, 2012, 09:16 AM
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Hi.
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Old May 04, 2012, 10:58 AM
are we there yet?
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Hi.
Wassup?!...

I'm hoping to get the Helios out at lunch today.
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Old May 04, 2012, 03:35 PM
Sink? Circling now to confirm.
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Perfect day out, and I am home sick..... but tell you what, I was flippin the Helios the other day after work and got suckered into downwind lift and couldnt make it back as far as I should have. At about 10' off the ground and a few hundred feet away the Helios disappeared! Luckily a little flap action made her more than visible & I was able to land her nice and soft! Luckily the flaps light the neighborhood up when you drop them on my sunburst Helios!
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Old May 04, 2012, 03:54 PM
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Good day here too, going flip after work...ive been loving the Helios.
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Old May 06, 2012, 08:27 PM
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Ok, so I got off my rear and built a plane. I had an issue with the front wing bolts being off center, but I repotted them and drilled my own. Everything else was a smooth sailing.

Brian P.
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