|Jan 13, 2013, 08:29 AM|
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.
|Jan 14, 2013, 09:27 PM|
I rejoined the pieces of the broken wing, adding to 7-inch long sub-spars made from 3mm Carbon tube.
It all looks good.
She's flightworthy now, but can use some touch-up paint.
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|Sep 29, 2013, 10:39 PM|
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.
|Aug 25, 2014, 09:23 AM|
I took the Rufe out Saturday morning and flew from short grass wet from a passing rain. I had a great time with it. The friction from the grass was very slight. For takeoff, I would go to 3/4 power and give the Rufe a slight push from behind, with my foot--and away she would go. I was even able to do several "slide and go's" on the grass runway.
I'm beginning to think about building another Rufe, or two.
For one, I'm considering a "Ruf-e-fur-cation" to the Flyzone Aircore Zero using a built up, balsa-sheeted main float.
For the other, I'm looking at various 48-50 inch plans and foamy ARFs.
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