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Old Mar 04, 2012, 12:41 PM
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Flyfly Fox, 3 meter aerobatic glider.

Just got the 3 meter Fox.
A cheap scalaglider, from flyfly.
Fuselage is more than great, but the wings are not the best but they do the job.
You can get it in 2 versions, elektro or normal glider.
This one is the elektro version, because the glider was out of stock.
There is just a very small hole in the nose for the motor axel, and i just put in a piece of epp and cut it into shape with a knife.

And the flying is real cool.


Flyfly. 3 meter Fox, first flights. (2 min 24 sec)

Flyfly Fox fly by. (1 min 33 sec)

Flyfly MDM1 Fox. (2 min 15 sec)


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S
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Old Mar 04, 2012, 07:38 PM
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Excellent flying, you make the model look like it's a lot more expensive than it is

How bad are the wings? Flown it on the slope yet or just aerotow?

Steve
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Don't forget to weld the flaps and ailerons together...
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Old Mar 05, 2012, 10:28 AM
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Don't forget to weld the flaps and ailerons together...
Yes, you can do that, if you dont want all the good things that flaps will do for you.
Flaps/ snapflaps/ crowbrakes/ aileron,flapmix.....

But I would weld it together, if i didnt have a TX that could handle all that, because it have very small ailerons.
(Just 33% of the wing lengh, and large flaps at the rest.)
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Old Mar 05, 2012, 10:35 AM
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Excellent flying, you make the model look like it's a lot more expensive than it is

How bad are the wings? Flown it on the slope yet or just aerotow?

Steve
The wings should have had some sanding before the covering, there is a bump over the main spar on both wings

Just towing until now, but I will slope it and proberbly give it some light wind DSing.
Just waiting for a little warmer weather, and the right wind direction.
More will come
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Yes, you can do that, if you dont want all the good things that flaps will do for you.
Flaps/ snapflaps/ crowbrakes/ aileron,flapmix.....

But I would weld it together, if i didnt have a TX that could handle all that, because it have very small ailerons.
(Just 33% of the wing lengh, and large flaps at the rest.)
Sorry, that was just an "in" joke, in rather poor taste ...
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 11:11 AM
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your Fox

Nice sailplane. Could you give the specs on the motor, battery,prop and controller? I would appreciate it very much.
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Nice sailplane. Could you give the specs on the motor, battery,prop and controller? I would appreciate it very much.
There is no motor,prop, and ESC, its just a glider.
But I bourght the Elektro version (Without motor, ETC.) because the normal glider version was out of stock, and I neded it BAD
Only difference is just a small hole in the nose for the prop axel.
I just put in a small piece of EPP and cut it shape with a knife.
Picture..
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Old May 05, 2012, 09:59 AM
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Sloping

My Fly fly FOX, first time at the slope.
+20 knots wind, perfekt conditions for this bird.
I realy like this cheap glider, realy a pleasure to fly, no tip stall or other nasty things, and all time in control.
And looks real cool in the air.
Today 3 flights and 2,5 hours

Fly fly FOX, RC glider on the slope. (2 min 5 sec)


+ free trailer video

Funcup towing 3 meter gliders (1 min 26 sec)
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 09:24 AM
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Fox Pilot

Hi
I am Barbie the pilot, and I just got a new job piloting this Fox.

It is the second aerobatic plane that I will fly.
The first was a Pitts S2a, that I crashed in a inverted loop, where I ran out of height, due to wrong dualrate switch setting
But I survived and is now fresh to fly this highly aerobatic glider, and I will fly the Fox beyond its limits, just like I did with the Pitts


Cheers
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:53 AM
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CG and weight

Hi guys,

Let me a question, we have 2 FlyFly Foxes on our airfield but we are not able to bring them to fly. Or better to say "fly comfortable". They are both pretty unstable. Weight is somewhere arround 2800 g and the CG 80 mm from LE as in plan. So I would ask about your settings ? Did you changed the CG ?

Thanks

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Old Jun 21, 2012, 10:46 AM
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Set up

Hi

My Flyfly Fox set up for aerobatic.
Very fast steering, so set the dual rate to around 70 % throw for the first flights.
And use the expo I do, this will give a nice feeling with the glider.

Flyfly Fox set up. (2 min 29 sec)


Good luck.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 08:35 PM
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Hi

My Flyfly Fox set up for aerobatic.
Very fast steering, so set the dual rate to around 70 % throw for the first flights.
And use the expo I do, this will give a nice feeling with the glider.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qpMpWwaqXc

Good luck.
S
Yes, but what COG??

Kev
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 12:13 AM
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Yes, but what COG??

Kev
Mine is 75 MM
Sometime I have my Gopro camera (135 gram) on the fuselage just in front of the fin and elevator and it still fly great,with no extra weight in the front.
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 01:09 AM
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Thanks for the great video. Yesterday I add 40% expo on elevator and reduced a little bit the angle of attack and it seems to be ok now. Very nice rolls and loops... Maybe I'll try do add some additional weight (300 - 400g) for aerobatics
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