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Old Jan 12, 2012, 12:02 PM
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Len, awesome Wilga, I'm a big sailplane fan too, I've had 3 Ava's in the past and a Sharonpro. I just wish there was more interest in towing here.
You may find this interesting for your Wilga - http://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=69690

Rudderman you feeling better yet ?
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 12:27 PM
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There is an aerotow in TX this year. IT only takes one guy to get things started. You should check into it. Its the best part of RC there is.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 03:24 PM
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Len, awesome Wilga.

Rudderman you feeling better yet ?
No doubt on Lens Wilga.

Yes. I'm feeling much better. Thanks for asking Capt. Back to the kite factory today.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 06:52 PM
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Take some perky pills Perry lad .....
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 07:40 PM
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Dont give him perky pills... he'll build some weird airplane with alot of motors !
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 07:59 PM
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Perry had this out last weekend but the next will be something like this but even bigger : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V3p67Rhkdg
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 09:47 PM
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Prop reamed and mounted, all servos and linkage installed. Reciever and batteries next and go fly !
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 11:32 PM
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Nice work Capt'n
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 11:39 PM
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Perry had this out last weekend but the next will be something like this but even bigger : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V3p67Rhkdg
Ahh you know me all to well Airsick.

Capt, looks like you might make the maiden before me. Go for it. Forcast this weekend in western Washington might be some scattered snow and I don't have skis for my Wilga.....yet.

I'm all setup myself and ready to go! Lets get some Wilga's in the air!!!
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Take some perky pills Perry lad .....

Perked up and ready to go Sluf!
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 12:18 AM
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Excellent (put that Frankie down and move away slowly LOL :0) to much perkyness could affect the build and flying :0)

Yes about time for a Wilga a Thon.....
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 05:39 AM
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I keep forgeting I'm waiting on a new Tx. pack for my radio that goes in this one, so it depends on when that arrives. I'd also like to make some kind of sliding tray to install the packs in the fuse instead of trying to put them in with one hand.
As you can see in the picture inside the fuse the leads for the wing surfaces are too short to install the reciever on the floor. So I'm going to put the reciever as far aft as possible in the ceiling to get it away from the motor. Thats going to take some time too so dont really see it in the air this weekend.
The Wilga will be flown on an Aurora 9 with Optima 9 Rx. Still have to update the Rx with the latest firmware so there's another project. Yeah it aint goin up this wekend ! This is also a new unprooven Tx and Rx so extensive testing will have to be done, programmimg setup, range tests and failsafe setup going to take a while.
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Old Jan 14, 2012, 09:36 PM
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Well Rudderman, I seem to have highjacked your build thread pretty good.
Sorry bout that !
I made some progress tonight, got the radio install done. Now I need that new battery pack for my Tx. before I can zero out all the flight surfaces. I managed to get the reciever a good 18" from the motor so hopefully wont get any interference.
Bout it for today...
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Old Jan 14, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Perry,
Great find on the Wilga! I've got to get one as soon as ( or maybe sooner) than I get my Connie finished

Captain,
I need to see your Wilga when you finish it! Do you fly at Prop Nuts by any chance?

-Stuart
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 12:43 PM
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Rush, yes I'm out at Prop Nuts. My off days are wed, thurs and fri. Hope you can make it out on one of those days.
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