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Old Dec 25, 2012, 03:27 PM
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Is the tail fading to yellow, or is that just the light? Love the orange, at any rate.
No Its just the funky lighting from the setting sun. In the bright sun, the flouro colors are brighter than the photo makes it look but the bottom part of the photo really shows how much contrast there really is in low light conditions.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 08:15 PM
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Wow Stu,

Merry Christmas / Happy Holiday to you!!!!

You are going to be SUPER STOKED if you really did just pull the trigger on one of these...

Can't wait to see it up on the hill!!!

Chris
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 09:30 PM
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Is the tail fading to yellow, or is that just the light? Love the orange, at any rate.


It's better if you take pictures of the fluro planes in the shade...

This is the exact same plane.

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Old Dec 26, 2012, 10:26 PM
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Hey, what are you doing with MY plane ?
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 10:53 PM
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Stu this is a light one, you getting the heavy or light? I'm finishing building the lighter one first so I can make sure the heavy one is built just right... Took a lot of pictures for Spencer I’ll post a few of them here for you guys.

I used DS 398's on the ailerons and 368's on the flaps. This plane should finish out at about 60++oz and be capable of 300/350 or more. Flew Spencer’s first one at around 95 oz and it was easy to get it over 300. As I’ve said before I think this plane for “fast fun flyers” is a game changer. They both fit without a bulge. Getting about 75+ degrees on the flaps using the first hole on the servo and more than 90 degrees using the second hole out.

I'll use the first hole on the lighter one and use the smaller servo covers with a very small hump.

Chris

PS had to sand the area circled in yellow to make fit with no bulge.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 11:47 PM
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Cheers for the pics, Chris
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 11:53 PM
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So what are the different layups?
And costs?
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 11:25 AM
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So what are the different layups?
And costs?
I'm making (2) layups right now. Light or heavy.

The Light weight should build out to around 60-70oz AUW and will fly in 15-20mph winds without trouble. It will hover in 25mph winds with the flaps down. I've had that layup up to around 300mph with no trouble or signs of stress. I'm guessing the max for this layup will be somewhere between 300-350mph. I'll try to explore the upper end of the light layup more next time out and report back here...

The heavy layup will build out to around 95oz and will fly fine in 25mph+ winds. I think this airframe will be good to 500mph+. The heavy layup is a really stout build! The D-box on the wing is strong enough to take dry lead shot for ballast allowing it to be added and removed as conditions allow. It is feasible between lead in the tips, d-box, and fuselage belly to get the AUW to 130oz+.

Bottom line is that if the K2m is going to be your record chasing plane, then I'm recommending the heavy layup. If on the other hand, you're looking for a super fun and fast plane that you'll be able to fly every time you go to the slope, then the light layup is the ticket! Best solution is just to go ahead and get one of each and parts are interchangeable ;o)

Layup = $1,350
Heavy = $1,500

Spencer

Thanks for the photos Chris! Glad to see the 368s and 398s fit OK. Lots of good options...
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 12:01 PM
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Thanks for the info Spencer.
really quite a conundrum. I think you are correct, best thing to do is get one of each.

I have a really heavy D80. pound of lead in each tip, and I wish I hadn't, quite largely because we don't often get more than 25mph of wind. So it spends a lot if time in the loft.
Head says go light.
Heart says ho heavy.

My PB is only 241mph, so the light one will take me to a mew pb.

Hmm, get one of each. Ye right!

Need to discuss with the mrs.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 01:09 PM
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So get the light one first, then sell it to me & get a heavy one
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 02:41 PM
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I think a light one will fill the needs of most. 300 with a 2m is like 350-400 with a 100"

But I reckon 450+ will easily be acheivable with the heavy
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 06:16 PM
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Got my hands on my K2M yesterday. Wow Spencer, you have killed it with this one! As always the build quality with the Kinetics is as good as it gets. Amazing workmanship! I went for a light one. We have only had a few 300+ days ever down here and I already have heavies so the choice was easy. The K2M is so sleek and thin it must be about as fast as a glider can be. The tail is thin like a dlg tail yet strong. I like the dihedral too. Can't wait to get this one maidened.

I took some pics with its biggest brother the K130.

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Old Dec 28, 2012, 06:27 PM
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That one pair of sexy plenes Eric! That really is a thing of beauty! The 2M looks tiny compared to the 130- that thing must be a beast!
I still cant believe the speed/weight of the k2m!
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 06:33 PM
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Great pics ezza...... K2m looks tinny next to the 130..ha ha..

I'm coming down for a fondle.... Maybe I should rephrase that..

Tim..jelous.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 06:55 PM
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AH that's where my planes went! Eric, how could you! HAHA

I will have to do a K2m on K130 shot when I get mine too lol
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