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Old Nov 07, 2011, 10:54 PM
Launch and Recovery System
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Must have been great lift! You have a fairly high wing loading...
I get it, fat joke. hardy frickin har har. actually it is kinda funny
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Old Nov 07, 2011, 11:15 PM
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I flew Sat., but I'm bummed I missed out on Sun. Am I just being greedy?
Tom
No, I'd feel the same way ...
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Old Nov 08, 2011, 06:07 PM
Summer... is my time of year
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Hello to all ,
My name is Rubio.
My hobbies have always been surfing or cars. I did some triathlons for quite a while long ago. I tried slope at the long beach bluffs in the late 90's. It was tough but I did fly. Never got past the beginner blues.
Last year a bought a cub and that laid the path to the skies. My hanger is mostly full of warbirds. I do fly a radian sloping with my surf buddy BXSKI. He and I fly the hills over my house and the meadow belowwith power. I have caught a few great wind days the past few weeks and I really loved the flying. I finally finished the build on the Passer I bought. The manual says 66 mm for GG.
I'm wondering if anyone out there has this plane. If so what are you using for CG??
Thanks ,
Rubio
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Old Nov 08, 2011, 06:17 PM
Launch and Recovery System
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Hi, if that's what it says I would start with that. Then you can try the dive test to adjust the cg as needed to your preference. The dive test is this...
when putting your plane into a 45 degree dive with neutral elevator and it holds at 45(or just ever so slightly pulls up) then your good. if it pulls up then its nose heavy(yes, trust me, it sounds weird but true)
If it dives down then its nose light(again, I know, no I dont have the two mixed up)
Nav

PS here are some guys talking about a passer and cg and they seem to be in that area...
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ser+cg&page=15
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Old Nov 08, 2011, 06:58 PM
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Hi, if that's what it says I would start with that. Then you can try the dive test to adjust the cg as needed to your preference. The dive test is this...
when putting your plane into a 45 degree dive with neutral elevator and it holds at 45(or just ever so slightly pulls up) then your good. if it pulls up then its nose heavy(yes, trust me, it sounds weird but true)
If it dives down then its nose light(again, I know, no I dont have the two mixed up)
Nav

PS here are some guys talking about a passer and cg and they seem to be in that area...
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ser+cg&page=15
What Lars said plus the picture attached below.

And Craig (aka SOS-TopGunsBro) flies a Passer and could most likely give you advice. He also does a little local distribution for R2 Hobbies so send him a PM or something if you're looking to buy anything from R2 in the future.
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Old Nov 08, 2011, 07:25 PM
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Hello to all ,
My name is Rubio.
My hobbies have always been surfing or cars. I did some triathlons for quite a while long ago. I tried slope at the long beach bluffs in the late 90's. It was tough but I did fly. Never got past the beginner blues.
Last year a bought a cub and that laid the path to the skies. My hanger is mostly full of warbirds. I do fly a radian sloping with my surf buddy BXSKI. He and I fly the hills over my house and the meadow belowwith power. I have caught a few great wind days the past few weeks and I really loved the flying. I finally finished the build on the Passer I bought. The manual says 66 mm for GG.
I'm wondering if anyone out there has this plane. If so what are you using for CG??
Thanks ,
Rubio
Hello Rubio,

I've got a Passer too, and the 66mm is what I use and is perfect if you like your planes neutral. Bxski has come down to San Clemente to fly a couple times, you should come down too!
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Old Nov 08, 2011, 09:00 PM
Summer... is my time of year
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Thanks Guys !!!
I set at 66mm . And do the dive test. If you ever see that Econoline in my avatar. That's me!!! I'll see if I can get to misty sometime. I have good luck at my local spots so I usually lurk there...
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Old Nov 08, 2011, 10:48 PM
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Le Fish Scratch Build (OUCH!)

Well I've been holding off the post, have not put pix in any order but thought I might share the status. Some of you may know of LEG's issues with stocking drove me to start a scratch build of the ever so popular Le Fish and bringing it to it's hype, we have to thank Dawson from Arizona with videos of his "mad light" and most intriguing "mad elevator" flying. I commandeered the hot wire cutting services of Ornifreak's Salvador designs to cut me the cores and fuse but not without the help of Doug Montgomery, purchasing templates and pulley system from him, which I recommend highly if you desire to put yourself through the torture of scratch building, I know I did! Decided to use a plug on wing due to it's 66" model. I have built this type of wing for a couple of kits from Steve Drake (Gulp builder) because it works very well, and besides; it would not fit into my 83 Buick, LOL.
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Old Nov 09, 2011, 12:44 AM
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Looks very good!

Sounds like you went for the LEG ride too.. Arghh!
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Old Nov 09, 2011, 10:16 AM
It's not going to build itself
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Looks cool Carlos! I can't wait to see it fly.
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Old Nov 09, 2011, 10:51 AM
Sane til the lift starts!
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Hey Craig,

Out of curiosity, do you have any pics that show the side view of your brother's SOS's? I'm wondering how he separated the top/bottom colors on his fuse. I'm referring to the red/white/black checker-y one.

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Old Nov 09, 2011, 01:29 PM
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Hey Craig,

Out of curiosity, do you have any pics that show the side view of your brother's SOS's? I'm wondering how he separated the top/bottom colors on his fuse. I'm referring to the red/white/black checker-y one.

Here You Go......
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Old Nov 09, 2011, 05:16 PM
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Yesterday and today the winds were pretty light at Fermin, but strait in. Both some great days. After landing on top today (shows how light it was) I took the extra time to show an interested couple who had been watching from the gazebo how to make the magic smoke. I had unplugged the battery after landing and decided to plug it back in to explain the aileron action and well… suffice it to say I may rethink my setup using a battery with a 2 pin male plugging into a 3 pin female extension cable.

I don’t know if I’m totally screwed as I think the short circuit may have “unbound” the Rx and that is it, or perhaps worse. All I know is the little orange light was blinking when I plugged it back in correctly. I also know that at least one of the servos got toasted as it made a nice black hole in the servo cover. Will report more this evening I guess.
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Old Nov 09, 2011, 05:19 PM
Sane til the lift starts!
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That sucks. I've fried an expensive receiver doing that, but never a servo.
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Old Nov 09, 2011, 05:36 PM
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Strange enough I fried a servo last night. But in a slightly different way. I had a brand new servo I was installing in an Alula clone. I had it cut and installed, and was connecting to the receiver to center the servos when I discovered that one of the servos was locked up, but humming. I did not have a spare servo, and already cut the holes in the wing, so I'll have to fix it. I open up the servo and find the gears are jammed. I fix the issue and close it up.. Not an easy task as these are some TINY gears. So now I want to test it before I screw the case back together. I turn on the radio and plug the servo into my reciever.. Hmm. nothing at all. Then I discovered I plugged into the telemetry port on my receiver. Weel, it turns our that the manufacturers warning about not plugging a servo into that port is 100% true. It neuters servos very effectively.

Now I have to go borrow a servo to finish the plane.

-Wayne
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