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Old Jan 13, 2013, 07:29 AM
UMs & parkflyers... for now.
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Robert, thanks for the good words. The break is perfectly clean so, it should glue together nicely. I had already put a 1 mm carbon rod along the TE of the aileron and that kept the failure there down to a clean break near the proximal end.

I had wondered about the wisdom of extending the provided spar out to the wing floats. I knew that a strike on the wing float would put a good bending load on the wing, at spar's end... and it did. If someone follows my footsteps, I advise them to extend the wing spar out to the floats and to tie the float to the spar.

Now, I'm debating the wisdom of buying a new NPS kit and making a new wing, versus adding more weight to this aircraft.
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 09:39 PM
UMs & parkflyers... for now.
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I took the Rufe out twice, earlier this summer, getting two flights off water and five hand launched and landing on grass. She did very well.

Today I took her out and flew her twice from grass, takeoffs and landings. She handled wonderfully. I think I have the right balance of throw and expo... and, I have a year's more flying experience.

I had my 'hatcam' turned on but misaligned the camera. I'll take her again soon and get some more video.
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Old Oct 01, 2013, 02:54 AM
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Still following and celebrating your sucesses.It is quite an acomplishment.
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