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Old May 20, 2013, 03:32 PM
Where is the lift?
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Hey Charlie...

what do you mean? Aren't you coming to Denmark?

Cheers, RJ
Unfortunately it does not look possible. I was unable to secure vacation to cover the dates of the contest and I am unable to hold weekends on reserve anymore. If things change I'll be there but the odds are against it at the moment.

Charlie
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Old May 20, 2013, 06:25 PM
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I'm interested to hear where everyone is flying their CX2's in respect to CG.
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Old May 20, 2013, 09:37 PM
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Depending on conditions 82 calm conditions no lift no wind no sink. 80 to 78 as conditions get better. 78 seems to be where lots pilots like it. Turbulent winds 15 and up 76 for me no ballast. Hope that helps.
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Old May 20, 2013, 09:39 PM
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Depending on conditions 82 calm conditions no lift no wind no sink. 80 to 78 as conditions get better. 78 seems to be where lots pilots like it. Turbulent winds 15 and up 76 for me no ballast. Hope that helps.
I also go full rate in turbulent conditions
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Old May 20, 2013, 09:40 PM
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Yes George that helps. I'm at 80 and then add some nose weight for turbulence and wind.
Just curious as to what everyone is using.
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Old May 20, 2013, 09:42 PM
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Old May 21, 2013, 04:20 AM
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Unfortunately it does not look possible. I was unable to secure vacation to cover the dates of the contest and I am unable to hold weekends on reserve anymore. If things change I'll be there but the odds are against it at the moment.

Charlie
Oh no...I'm sorry to hear that, Charlie ...

But I'm staying positive and have a slight hope seeing you in July .

Good luck, RJ
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Old May 21, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Oh no...I'm sorry to hear that, Charlie ...

But I'm staying positive and have a slight hope seeing you in July .

Good luck, RJ
Thank you Roland

Charlie
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Old May 22, 2013, 11:23 AM
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Oh no...I'm sorry to hear that, Charlie ...

But I'm staying positive and have a slight hope seeing you in July .

Good luck, RJ
Me too cheers
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Old May 23, 2013, 03:51 PM
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Old May 23, 2013, 08:33 PM
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Thanks George. Even though its 7:30 pm, I needed that.
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Old May 30, 2013, 05:15 PM
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New day glo colors are amazing -super bright ill try to post photos
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Old May 31, 2013, 10:16 AM
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NEW! stainless steel braid for rudder and elevator

In the course of constant improvements, I can offer as an upgrade for new models or as an accessory....

Stainless steel braid string

1) 0.39 mm dia. 7 wires twisted, weight 0.77g /meter tensile strength 15,5 Kg
or
2) 0.40mm dia. 19 wires twisted, weight 0.8g /meter tensile strength 15,1 Kg

Wire no. 1 has slightly more stiffness (less longitudinal flex) but is more prone to breakage in sharp repeated bends
Wire no.2 is more pliant and less prone to breakage in sharp repeated bends

However, the longitudinal flex is many times less in compare to Kevlar string, similar to a solid push rod, at fraction of its weight.

Every existing plane can be converted easily to the new Steel braid cable by simply exchanging the lower Kevlar string.
The stiffness of the rudder and perhaps (if really necessary) elevator stiffness will make a big difference, as well as the improved center precision.
The best of it, you don't have to install VERY heavy steel or carbon push rods / guide tubes and glue to fix them.

Roland
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Old May 31, 2013, 10:20 AM
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Roland,
So if I understand, these braided wires will be unsupported?

No teflon tubing or any form of guidtubing?

How much to purchase as an accessory? Might want to use in my CX2.

Any only one wire is used to replace both kevlar strings?

thanks

Frank
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Old May 31, 2013, 10:36 AM
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Roland,
So if I understand, these braided wires will be unsupported?

No teflon tubing or any form of guidtubing?

How much to purchase as an accessory? Might want to use in my CX2.

Any only one wire is used to replace both kevlar strings?

thanks

Frank
Yes, Frank, you understood well....

The braided wires are used the same way as the Kevlar strings. No guide, support or glue in any way.....

For each linkage you only have to replace 1 wire, which is connected to the LOWER hole (botom side) in the bellcrank. The upper Kevlar / Dynema string can remain.

10m of the 1x7 0.39mm dia. braid is 8.50 US$
10m of the 1x19 0.4mm dia.brais is 12.50 US$

Cheers, Roland
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