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Old Apr 29, 2012, 12:48 PM
407mph P.B...Going 4 500mph!
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Wow she's a beaut!! Congrats Spencer! It was amazing to feel her and see this model in person at Weldon...nice work everyone!
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 04:46 PM
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That skinny wing looks stunning. Congratulations on another beautiful plane.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Congratulation to the whole team.... Takes a lot of work and no how to create a perfect model like this. Well done to all involved..

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Old Apr 29, 2012, 05:55 PM
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What a beautiful plane guys- well done! This will be the perfect plane for Australian conditions I reckon, not too big and not too small. the waiting list is gonna be sooo long!
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 03:38 AM
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Love it. I've fondled it in the flesh too. Slick and sleek. Can't believe it did 370 in 30 - 40mph winds. I want one!
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 04:24 AM
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Each Kinetic version designed and drafted incorporates new approaches, new techniques, stretch goals and the accumulated flight experiences from previous iterations. The 2 meter version is to this point the greatest and longest step forward.

The aircraft is once again wholly new while still striving to maintain a common appearance signature within the Kinetic family. The tail is refined even further than the 130" version, the wing is partially recessed, max thickness points of the wing and fuselage are aligned and the tapered, blended fin showcases a very slick section able to house the slave motor, but what really stands out is the narrow wing root chord, the double elliptical wing planform (at last!!!) to max control and vortex generation and the super exotic airfoil section schedule. Control surfaces are naturally very effective for the reason that the wing is so aggregately narrow and the trailing edge elliptical. A close contact; (Dr. S) on seeing new airfoils intended to encase the slave motors while still granting the ability to produce the speed results intended within a high aspect ratio wing said we were/are spending 'royal currency'. The impact of that comment/compliment is enormous.

Throughout the development cycle I was thinking of the WASP-21, a super exotic 2-channel model that tore up Torrey Pines 30 years ago. The 2 meter Kinetic is in my mind that great a leap and much more.

There's more though. The 60" wing is complete and ready to convert to molds. Geometry and section schedule identical to the 2m, but in a 60" span. The fuselage will support the 60" and 2M wings. If interested, let Spencer know. Prep and production is not trivial. If the 60" groundswell is big enough, I would hope that wing set would be produced as well.

Thank you.
No Idea what he said, But its sounds good. Beautiful work again guys well done!

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Old Apr 30, 2012, 01:06 PM
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Congrats Spencer, very sleek and sexy looking ship as usual. I would like mine in hunter orange with black strips if avaiblable. I've painted my F5D Viper these colors and it just pops; can't wait to see one in person. Nice work.

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Old Apr 30, 2012, 01:17 PM
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How much Spencer. And congrats on a successful maiden.
Looks line a sweet ride.

Asto
Hi Asto,
I'm guessing $1,400-1,500 but will know for sure once we are into full production. I'll post here once it is settled...
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 02:05 PM
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Oh wow that looks amazing! Great job
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 11:37 PM
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Sll 914 is there any drawings of the plane,like wing chord,fuse length ,e.t.c.?
Thanx.
Yuri.
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Old May 01, 2012, 11:42 AM
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I'll see if I can dig out a dwg but in the mean time, the root chord is 6" and the fuse is 37" long with 10" being nose ahead of the wing LE.

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Sll 914 is there any drawings of the plane,like wing chord,fuse length ,e.t.c.?
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Old May 01, 2012, 04:03 PM
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Thanx SLL
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 09:03 PM
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There's been kinda a lack of K2m pictures, so I figured I'd post this. Spenser brought his pretty green K2m up to our little local hill last Saturday. In blustery, somewhat inconsistent conditions, he managed 194mph (which most likely is the record for this hill).
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 01:23 AM
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Yeah Brett, that was a good day (until my Precision blew up!) The K2M is pretty sweet looking.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 03:47 PM
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There's been kinda a lack of K2m pictures, so I figured I'd post this. Spenser brought his pretty green K2m up to our little local hill last Saturday. In blustery, somewhat inconsistent conditions, he managed 194mph (which most likely is the record for this hill).
Wow, sorry I missed it. That's a heckuva an impressive speed for that hill. I am not nearly as familiar with it as you guys, but my impression is that the shape of the hill is terrific, but the wind tends to be off-angle and cycling.

I was about 10-15 miles away playing on a brand new hill that is seldom flyable. Great frontside lift and unbelievable landing area, but the backside was totally blown out...
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