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Old Mar 03, 2012, 06:30 PM
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Mako 48??????

Trying to gauge interest in the Mako, Jason and I are considering doing a run or two of them.

Vic did a nice job on his design, seems a shame to let it die.

Thanks

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Old Mar 03, 2012, 08:51 PM
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Tough call.
I would definitely be interested in a 48" design with a high aspect ratio wing.
But the Mako not an easy plane to build and fly. Both Aaron and I struggled with it until we were happy. I think the design still needs a little tweaking.
OTOH, JW's can be built like crap with inexpensive gear and still fly great.
Now what about the Sonic?
or a 48" JW?
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 10:50 PM
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JW 48....
same fuse...and the tip of the standed wing , with the smaller chord would give a slightly longer tail. Be easy to build strong.
You guys wouldn't have to change much.

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Old Mar 07, 2012, 12:38 PM
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jw 48!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 12:36 PM
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Tough call.
I would definitely be interested in a 48" design with a high aspect ratio wing.
But the Mako not an easy plane to build and fly. Both Aaron and I struggled with it until we were happy. I think the design still needs a little tweaking.
OTOH, JW's can be built like crap with inexpensive gear and still fly great.
Now what about the Sonic?
or a 48" JW?
The old Sonic would be cool to bring back, cool flying wing, and simple to build and great for newbies! I would get a couple.

I'm gonna re cover my old Sonic or this "Schwing" wing that Doug Turner cut from 10 yrs ago that has the old JW foil on it
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