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Old Sep 05, 2012, 01:23 PM
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Bob shot the video- I was just the guy who edited the movie and put it on youtube and Called the local news and then answered the phone calls and negotiated payments-- Bob is shy....lol
I was shooting stills while he shot video...
I love video's!
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 01:31 PM
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That's interesting. What's the going rate for a video of a fatal crash? Going to donate that to the family?
The thread is about a foamy glider. Why try to start trouble?
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 01:38 PM
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Just curious. You're going to be a very busy guy if you try to keep this strictly on topic!
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 01:40 PM
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Just curious. You're going to be a very busy guy if you try to keep this strictly on topic!
It's not my thread, so I don't have to do anything, but I suspect your comment will be gone. The OP already asked once, nicely, to keep it on topic. You're not curious, you're trying to get an emotional response out of someone. If you're curious, send a PM.
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 01:44 PM
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what is the weigh savings?
I wasn't able to tell. I'm going to hold off on that for now. The thing flies great as-is. I guess if I was planning to load it with a lot of gear it would be worth swapping out the spar to save some weight.
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Has anyone located a hollow replacement for the main wing spar? That thing weighs a ton.
What is the diameter and length?

Here is a source for FG and CF tubes in a variety of sizes.

http://www.goodwinds.com/index.shtml
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 03:58 PM
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What is the diameter and length?

Here is a source for FG and CF tubes in a variety of sizes.

http://www.goodwinds.com/index.shtml
Mine is 0.5" thick and 49.25" long & weighs 309 grams.
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What is the diameter and length?

Here is a source for FG and CF tubes in a variety of sizes.

http://www.goodwinds.com/index.shtml
Wow, theirs weighs only 90 grams if you're willing to give up 1.25" in length. That's a significant savings but would it be strong enough?
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 04:05 PM
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Wow, theirs weighs only 90 grams if you're willing to give up 1.25" in length. That's a significant savings but would it be strong enough?
If you're going to change it try to find a solid carbon fibre rod of the correct length (the original fibre glass rod is too short anyway), perhaps two issues can be solved in one hit
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 04:56 PM
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Wow, theirs weighs only 90 grams if you're willing to give up 1.25" in length. That's a significant savings but would it be strong enough?
I think it would as it fits into another cf tube in each wing half.
If it were me I would do it and save almost 8 oz of weight.
Plus that weight is right over the cg.
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 06:02 PM
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Mine is 0.5" thick and 49.25" long & weighs 309 grams.
You may have to buy a 60" tube to get that length. The problem with that is that shipping will be high because it is over-size. It would be cheaper if you could get by with a 48" tube.
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 06:10 PM
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Uploading video

I'm getting a error message when trying to upload a video...any tips or tricks I'm missing?
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 06:11 PM
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You could upload to YouTube and then post the link.
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 06:12 PM
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Can anyone comment about how this plane behaves as a glider? Will it thermal?
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 06:31 PM
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Haven't glided much yet but with flaps full down it doesn't seem to ever wanna come down. Nice predictable flight pattern love this thing for FPV it's the bomb!
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