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Old May 21, 2012, 10:33 AM
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My back is hurting just thinking about 50 meters! LOL!
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Old May 21, 2012, 10:49 AM
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the hinge works well?
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Old May 21, 2012, 09:25 PM
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hey thomas! thinking of going NEO as opposed to the TS2 carbon now, after reading this thread!! you got me all amped up! what say you on the differences? oh yeh.... Thank You for doing this!!!
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Old May 21, 2012, 10:34 PM
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Waymon, yeah! I think the new method is much better than before, the bond between the foam and hinge is ridiculously strong. I think we should do that for all wings from now on (kevlar and carbon)

FalconLx, I'm amped too! Looks like it's going to be a late night for me to try to get it 90% done, and finish the servo and switchjack install tomorrow night.
I'm going to have to say the Neos is a much more 'modern' design with better launch and ranging capabilities. You do need to work camber a bit more than the TS, but the resulting (huge) speed envelope is well worth the slightly extra work I think. Either one you go with should be a winner though!

Got a bit done last night:
-Cut servo bays and wire tunnel
-Joined wings
-did the hardpoint for the HT
-notched VT
-cut elevator horn slot in fuse, and wrapped with kevlar tow
-cut vertical slot in fuse, and wrapped with kevlar tow
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Old May 21, 2012, 10:46 PM
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Thomas, have you decided on a price yet on the Dbox carbon and full carbon kits? I've really been considering the standard Neos but I'm waiting to see what the price difference is. Awsome work!

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Old May 21, 2012, 10:50 PM
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We decided Dbox was too much work with no performance increase since the full carbon version is even lighter and stiffer than that and the kevlar versions.
Full carbon is $569. Thanks for the compliments! Means a lot to us
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Old May 21, 2012, 10:52 PM
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WOW! Thomas, super fast assembly !
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Old May 21, 2012, 10:59 PM
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WOW! Thomas, super fast assembly !
So you have no excuse to not come on the 27th! You need to give it some hard launches
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Old May 22, 2012, 01:07 AM
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So you have no excuse to not come on the 27th! You need to give it some hard launches
I would try to attend the 2nd half of the event on 27th, and challenge 50+ meters launch
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Old May 22, 2012, 01:30 AM
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I will need to see who can give me a ride to Dong Guan in the morning then!
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Old May 22, 2012, 07:06 AM
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hey thomas! thinking of going NEO as opposed to the TS2 carbon now, after reading this thread!! you got me all amped up! what say you on the differences? oh yeh.... Thank You for doing this!!!
From an outside perspective but someone who has a lot of time on Zone v2 planes and has also flown a Topsky Super, I would go for the Neos. However, it depends on your flying style. If you prefer floaty airplanes, then the Topsky is great. If you are looking to be competitive, it'd be hard to beat a full carbon Neos, which should be capable of out-performing the TS in launch height and raw range capabilities.

Thomas, great looking plane but I think she needs some Vlad carbon tails to complete the package!
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Old May 22, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Wow that is one great looking plane!

All,

I am currently converting mine to ruddered and should be ready to fly this weekend.

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Old May 22, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Thanks Sam, new order of vlad carbon going in tomorrow or the day after I'm hoping to get a 100gram light condition wing out of that carbon too!!

James, your new full carbon wing is going to ship out next week, you're gonna have fun with it
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Old May 22, 2012, 11:10 AM
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Looking great Thomas. I've been following the progress on Facebook.

I may need to get one of these.
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Old May 22, 2012, 11:16 AM
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almost there...

some progress from this evening so far. will continue after a quick shower.
couple more things left and it's done...
-finish the fuselage half of the wing quick-connect
-drill wing bolt holes
-install blade
-install spring on elevator
-install vertical
-install elevator servo/linkage
-program

phew! so far it's been a busy 2-evenings! I just can't wait to get this baby in the air where it belongs


-ps just noticed some aren't rotated yet...too tired to do anything about it right now! maybe i'll rotate them tomorrow...
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