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Old Oct 01, 2012, 07:37 PM
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Whats the difference between these Dragonfly strongs?

There seem to be 2 versions of the pure glider (no motor) Dragonfly Strong from SUSA:
1 - As pictured on the current product page at SUSA, which has a white tailplane, white fuse and opaque white wings with some red color near the wing tips. Heres the link to this one: http://www.soaringusa.com/Dragonfly-Strong.html or here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=193

2 - Another version which has a red tailplane, white fuse and wings with transparent red covering/ultracote in the half near the fuselage and white for the other half near the wingtips. Heres a pic of this one:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...0&postcount=96
In fact if you click on the 'view detailed images' at the SUSA web page linked above, it shows you pics of this one.

Does anybody know the differences between the 2 versions? How do the 2 versions compare in flight? And any idea how much the one with transparent wings and red tailplane used to cost new?
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 09:33 PM
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I'm pretty sure that there's no difference between them other than the covering design. Many of the manufacturers of these ARFs offer them in several different covering patterns.
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 10:46 PM
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I would ask SUSA.
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 11:11 PM
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I don't know either... but mine was yellow and transparent red. It flew very nicely...
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 08:34 PM
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Mine, e version, recovered... excellent glider.
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 11:02 AM
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That looks good!
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 12:23 PM
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It is my standard scheme. Not only that but use Monokote which doesn't warp as easy because it's higher heat. I thought it would be heavier but it turned out lighter than the original covering by about an ounce a wing panel. All told it was a plus, plus, plus...
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 03:37 PM
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Oh... Mine didn't have a moustache...
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 07:06 AM
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Evan,
Maybe I ought to recover mine with Monokote. I have a warp in a wing and I have tried to twist and heat but it comes back.

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Old Oct 04, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Mine too, one of the reasons I recovered and mentioned it.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 04:58 PM
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Thanks.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 09:08 PM
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hi, i wanna know if the slope version can be convert to electric and what else i have to do when i cut the nose and modifide to put the brushless motor?
Thank you.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:41 PM
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Pretty sure the thermal version (not slope) has a totally different fuse mould... Does that mean you can't cut the nose off and make it electric, you probably can and use some heat to get a more rounded nose...
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