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Old Jun 20, 2012, 07:18 PM
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The "Andy's" made it out to Dave's beach today for a photo shoot.

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Old Jun 23, 2012, 09:14 AM
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Oran it looks great. Tell us how it flew.

Sorry lost service while talking last night. I came home, fixed dinner, ate and fell asleep in the chair. Been some hard, long days at work.

I will call today.

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Old Jun 23, 2012, 10:54 AM
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Andy 3.0 flew great, I am hoping to fly it in bigger wind today.

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Old Jun 27, 2012, 11:21 PM
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Oran,

does Andy fly better with a cross tail than your SHRIKEs with a v-tail? Any noticeable difference?

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Old Jun 28, 2012, 09:27 AM
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a good job

Hi Oran

A lot of work with a production line.. Great...
i live very far to work with us.

Regards

Gonzalo,
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 10:58 AM
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Oran,

does Andy fly better with a cross tail than your SHRIKEs with a v-tail? Any noticeable difference?

Adam
I have only had 1 V tail and I think they fly the same....


I might have to make a V tail version to find out.....

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Old Jun 28, 2012, 12:16 PM
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Wings: joiner tubes installed, roots faired-out against fuse, edges spackled and sanded.

Mylars: painted and ready

OK, next step... does early next week work for you Oran? Monday/Tuesday evening?

We have to:
bag the wings
make the stabilizers, bag them, attach them to fuse
clean-up the fuse
make a canopy
install and assemble everything

...did I miss anything?

-James
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 04:25 PM
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Wings: joiner tubes installed, roots faired-out against fuse, edges spackled and sanded.

Mylars: painted and ready

OK, next step... does early next week work for you Oran? Monday/Tuesday evening?

We have to:
bag the wings
make the stabilizers, bag them, attach them to fuse
clean-up the fuse
make a canopy
install and assemble everything

...did I miss anything?

-James
I am in WA. visiting the out-laws.....

I will be back on the 6th.

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Old Jun 28, 2012, 10:17 PM
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Have fun in WA Oran. Did you take something to fly?

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Old Jun 29, 2012, 12:52 AM
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Have fun in WA Oran. Did you take something to fly?

Jim
No wind today and it looks like little wind over the next fews days too.....

Andy 3.0 and the Mach 1...

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Old Jul 22, 2012, 02:10 PM
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Hi Oran!

Are you still bagging Shrike wings? I just snagged an option-2 kit with poplar skin material, but based on the way I have been dinging up the built up wing on a plans-built 2m Chandelle, I'm thinking I should go glass on this one...
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 02:16 PM
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Kinda off-topic-on-topic question: has anyone built a speed-brake for their Shrike? I've done a lil digging and the pop-up canopy idea looks interesting, but not sure the Shrike nose has enough room... plus I can't find any clues on where to get the hardware... I don't have a machine shop in the garage ;-)

The LZ's here in south orange county generally involve landing in a bush and I'm not the greatest pilot... just want to keep my baby-soon-to-arrive in flying condition as long as possible... plus popup canopies are just wicked cool.

Is it even worth the effort + weight?

Jay
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 05:34 PM
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Rob-sten (RCG name) sells canopy hardware, as does Winchdoc. I think the hardware Rob sells would be better suited for the Shrike, and its not real expensive. Winchdocs is awesome but for larger, heavier builds IMHO.

The canopy on a Shrike is not a whole lot smaller than the Rotor, and the Rotor/canopy brake combo seems to slow it down.

FWIW,

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Old Jul 23, 2012, 01:11 AM
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Rob-sten (RCG name) sells canopy hardware, as does Winchdoc. I think the hardware Rob sells would be better suited for the Shrike, and its not real expensive. Winchdocs is awesome but for larger, heavier builds IMHO.

The canopy on a Shrike is not a whole lot smaller than the Rotor, and the Rotor/canopy brake combo seems to slow it down.

FWIW,

Jim
Thanks Jim! I'll fire a PM to Rob-sten...
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 11:08 AM
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Hi Oran!

Are you still bagging Shrike wings? I just snagged an option-2 kit with poplar skin material, but based on the way I have been dinging up the built up wing on a plans-built 2m Chandelle, I'm thinking I should go glass on this one...
Hi Jay,

You are more than welcome to come on down and bag a wing, either yours or I have a few sets of cores here.

I will send you a PM with my phone # and we can figure out a time to come down.

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