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Old Apr 29, 2011, 12:41 AM
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Well done DOUG! you should make a small video for us.
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 01:54 AM
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Doug, your wing looks awesome. Are you sure the springs will be enough to keep the spoilers down in flight? There will be underpressure on that spot. Certainly at higher speeds and pulling the elevator I could see the spoilers coming up by themselves.
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 07:26 AM
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Doug that is amazing! Great work! How inspiring O man thats way cool!
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 09:28 AM
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Doug, great job! Very inspiring!
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 09:47 AM
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That is AWESOME!

For loosing weight, try removing all the windows like Sergey did; it is a ton more work but looks great and has weight saving benefits!


Sergey, where are you flying this weekend? Are you going to join us at St Mtn tomorrow?
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 10:41 AM
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Doug, your wing looks awesome. Are you sure the springs will be enough to keep the spoilers down in flight? There will be underpressure on that spot. Certainly at higher speeds and pulling the elevator I could see the spoilers coming up by themselves.
Thanks Fotor. Funny, I thought about the same low pressure area- especially at high speed. However, the springs are absurdly strong - almost mousetrap like. (I'll eventually put a small video on the forum showing spoiler and flap movement which will demostrate it.)

At this point, I'm actually more worried about them wearing out my servos as the servo arm needs to overpower the spring to deploy the spoliers. I might need to move to metal geared servos eventually.
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Old Apr 30, 2011, 03:01 PM
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lol how you gonna do your spoilers
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Old May 01, 2011, 12:46 PM
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lol how you gonna do your spoilers
Like this...

BAM!
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Old May 01, 2011, 01:02 PM
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Lmao!
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Old May 01, 2011, 03:05 PM
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Rick had another flight today. There was a crazy cross wind at our field today...
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Old May 01, 2011, 03:22 PM
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Very Nice Rick! are planing to post a video?
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Old May 01, 2011, 03:30 PM
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Video is uploading now...

Windrider Boeing 737 (3 min 33 sec)
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Old May 01, 2011, 04:12 PM
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Thanks for the video. Enjoyed the flight
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Old May 01, 2011, 05:02 PM
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Question to those of you working on this model. I am about to start with the fuselage and see that everyone has the front wheel sticking out a few mm when retracted. Has anyone tried to change to smaller wheels or carve some foam away so that the retracts will sit a bit deeper inside the fuse?
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Old May 01, 2011, 06:11 PM
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Great video and very scale flying! You were brave taking off left to right. There was a windsock showing 45 degrees tailwind. However flight, take off and landing was very scale and precise.
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