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Old Feb 21, 2013, 07:31 PM
LSF # 7390 IV
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That is looking good. Clarence
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 08:45 PM
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Ready to go

Here's e-fuse # 44. With everything on board it came in at 64.7 oz.

Here is what's currently installed:
E flite Power 15
40-Amp Lite Pro Switch-Mode BEC Brushless ESC
HS 81s for rudder and elevator
E-flite DS77s for the spoilers
CAM
Spectrum 7 channel receiver
Thunderpower 2100 3 cell 25c battery
42mm spinner
Aeronaut CamCarbon prop, 13 - 6.5

Except for the decal, it's ready to go. As soon as the weather gets a little better, I'll take it out for a few test glides.

It was a fun build.

Jim
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 09:36 PM
Mfg of the Marauder & Oculus!
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Sweet.

Please post pics on the M M Glider Tech FB page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/M-M-Gl...8859168?ref=hl

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Old Feb 21, 2013, 09:40 PM
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Jim, sweeeeet!
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 11:57 PM
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So the Blue #4 Oculus flies!

Went out today to test fly a new plane. All the hard work that went into this plane to get it just right took a little longer than most. It took flight just like it came from the factory.

The first flight launched right into a thermal and went out of sight in a matter of minutes. Not much trimming needed but did have to change a few settings before we started. All went well for this beautifully airplane today.

This is the same model that won at the AMA show in Jan.

Jay I hope that you enjoy your new Oculus as much as I do mine!

Merrill
Does that mean I should be keeping an eye on the mail man Merrill??
If you look again it appears the my shiny blue and white bird is a Riser 100.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 11:15 AM
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How many E-#44 fuselages were built?????
I have one also.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 04:46 PM
Mfg of the Marauder & Oculus!
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It looks like two!

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Old Mar 04, 2013, 09:33 AM
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Test flew the Oculus yesterday, the wind was very light about 6mph and very overcast not many thermals about Northern Ireland this time of the year.
the only thing i'll have to change is the position of the tow hook, once i lot the model go it rotated straight away on the way up on the winch i was having to push down elevator in and i hadn't to use the pedal on the winch much i didn't get maxium height as it came off early. Once off the line the Oculus just floated about in the light wind i done a left turn and a right turn and it was on rails, i flew it around for a good few minutes and the decided to try a landing i was amazed at how good the airbrakes are, i use the throttle stick for my airbrakes so i can adjust the amount of braking needed the angle that it brings the model down at is just perfect. I had two more similar flights and came home a very happy man
i'll be getting in touch with Merrill now to order an E-fuselage
sorry no pictures
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 12:16 AM
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No pictures no proof of flight... sounds like all Occuli are on rails right off the board. Well done Merrill
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 09:46 PM
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Test flew the Oculus yesterday
Hi Andrew

You are now one more in the Oculus family, and you see that the way it fly's is not just a story.

Keep in touch after your first contest I would like to know how you do.

Clarence
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 09:38 PM
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Recovered the wing and flaps. Next install the servos and check the cg. Supposed to be half way nice this w/e, hoping to at least hand throw if not onewinch the Oculus. I will let you know how the flaps work.
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Old Mar 08, 2013, 10:31 PM
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My E-Oculus is almost done...just a bit more covering and a bit of radio programing and it will be going to the sky... I hate covering with ultracote park light it is just like saran wrap...but the look of the white wing tips look soooo good. The wing will be red with white and transparent white on the tips it is looking good.

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Old Mar 09, 2013, 04:02 PM
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Okay..plane flew as expected. Really light lift, low 40's and 6-7 mph breeze. Plane flew just like before the flaps, landing was much slower. We have a 3' steel guardrail on the approach of our field. If you want to land close to the end so as not to walk alot, you have to just clear the rail... It makes a nice ping sound when you hit it. Now I can clear it by a safe distance and slow the Oculus alot for a no walk landing. When I dropped the flaps the plane didnt drop off to either side nice and straight. I need to program in more down slaved to the flaps. I kept the same carbon look on the LE, used white not cream and brightened up the bottom, well the pic shows.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 05:22 PM
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Hey Everyone

Just talked to Merrill and He has all his orders caught up and He now has a white and a red Oculus fuselage in a kit and ready to go to a new homes.

So if You are looking to build a new Oculus now is the time to contact Merrill.

www.mmglidertech.com

Spring is here Let's Fly
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 08:30 PM
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First Flight

We had a break in the weather so it was time to give it a go. The parking lot at a local soccer field is about 10 feet higher than the field. I gave it a good chuck from the end of the parking lot out over the field. It was a very long walk to retrieve my E-Oculus.

Powered launch was very steep. I didn't program in any down elevator. It really wasn't needed.

Power off stalls were straight ahead, the wing tips stayed level.

Wing tips stayed where they were supposed to in turns also.

I am using the flap switch on a Spectrum 7S for the flaps (I added the extra bay).
I have to program a little more elevator compensation next time out.

My E-Oculus weighs in at 64.7 oz. The cg is at the 4.5 mark. I don't know how that compares to some of the others, but at that weight it handles extremely well and is a blast to fly

I was impressed.

Jim
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