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Old Dec 16, 2011, 09:54 AM
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Old Dec 16, 2011, 03:22 PM
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OK... the finish work has started... I need some time, but home and work seem to be getting in the way... I may be givin' her a toss before you know it, though...
That's just a beautiful glider... I'd love to build one once it's refined and kitted.
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 01:37 PM
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We're getting very close to the end of this project. Left to do... Install control rods, fit and hook up spoilers, balance, reinstall tow hook... and FLY!!!

Here are a few pics of the final trim...
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 01:53 PM
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It's good to see the model finally made it inside from the garage.
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 03:08 PM
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I ain't terribly fond of green on a sailplane, but that's one fine looking machine Jack. Nice work!
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 03:43 PM
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WOW! Beautiful, Jack! You did an excellent job as usual in a very timely fashion, can't wait to hear the maiden report. I believe you've set a building standard for this new design...
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 06:24 PM
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As always, bee yuu tee fulll job! Can't wait to hear how she flys! Sent you a PM a few nights ago, oh Artistic Master!
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 06:43 PM
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I've always heard you can cover a golf ball with Monokote, Jack can cover a BB .
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 08:27 PM
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Thanks, Gents, for all the kind words... All of the above list is completed. She weighs in at 29.4 oz. and balances at the aft edge of the spar with no added weight... I will probably move the receiver back and move the battery back to adjust my CG aft some.

The next report will be a flight report...

As promised, here are the pics of the final spoiler hookup...
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 09:31 PM
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Well there ya go. Finally a sailplane that needs no nose weight.
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 09:43 PM
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We're forecast with bbbbbbbllliiizzzzzaaaarrrrdddd warnings for Monday and Tuesday... and we're leaving for San Antonio on Thursday, so it will probably be shorly after Christmas before maiden... but with 2000 mah in the airborne pack, I'll be attempting a 3-hour+ flight on New Year's Day...
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 04:59 AM
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Well there ya go. Finally a sailplane that needs no nose weight.
let the helium out of the tail
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 05:09 AM
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Gold trim looks really sharp with green and cream. Great job. It was a fun build log to watch and read.
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 08:27 AM
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Jack,

How do you disconnect the spoiler control? Do you loosen the allen cap screws and take out the cables every time?
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