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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:50 AM
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Gymstar

Not exactly F3P I know.

New in from Flying Dog is my latest design the Gymstar

I've been asked for some time about a model thats suitable as a true indoor aerobatic trainer with better stability than a regular mid wing machine. All EPP construction and beautifully printed.

Rob will also be producing my Afriel Ultra which should be available by Jan
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:52 AM
Inspired by the wings of an An
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Ia2MHZA2Plg
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 04:34 AM
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Received one of the first kits in nice green/purple design, will build coming days, should fly this weekend!
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Great to hear! Looks like a great fun!
I had the Electrifly Citabria and it was mostly trouble even if it was fun to fly it. The Gym-Star looks to be of a better design and EPP is also a plus. I've built three Twisted Hobbys/RC-Factory planes in EPP.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Received mine Tuesday morning, built and flew it at our Tuesday night indoor meet.

Cracking model, great design and wow that scheme is the best printing ive seen to date on EPP


I will get it in a proper hall on Saturday for better pics and vid

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Old Dec 06, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Thanks for the pictures! Yes, I agree the pictures are not the best I've seen, but still, looks like a real winner!
I'm looking forward to a video, but don't rush it.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 05:28 AM
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Two servo wing is definitely the way to go. Flaps work really well and will slow it down to about the same speed as a Vapor! Also nice to have the option of differential adjustment. Andy's idea of a high level tail works extremely well, as there's very little coupling in KE.

Using HS-35's all round, cheap Turnigy motor/esc and a 300 2S pack the RTF weight can in a bang on 130grms.

Awesome fun and something a little different
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 01:03 PM
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AWD Gym-Star (4 min 28 sec)


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Old Dec 08, 2012, 02:40 PM
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some pics

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Old Dec 08, 2012, 04:04 PM
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Looks to be fun! Thanks for sharing!
They seem to be out of stock for the moment. Hope they will be available again soon!
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 05:20 PM
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Will be back in stock in 2 weeks time.
I'll let you know guys here on RCG as soon as I'll get confirmation of them being dispatched from the producer .
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 05:38 PM
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Good to hear! Thanks!
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Andycap View Post
Not exactly F3P I know.

New in from Flying Dog is my latest design the Gymstar
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Looks a bit strange without any dihedral.

Here is a similar model: http://www.hells-cnc-artists.keepfree.de/

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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:27 PM
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Do you compare a 3D trainer with a sport scale model of a Wilga with only rudder and elevator? As it looks and flies in the video it is too simple for most pilots in this forum.

But it looks great!

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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:36 PM
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Do you compare a 3D trainer with a sport scale model of a Wilga with only rudder and elevator? As it looks and flies in the video it is too simple for most pilots in this forum.
Have a look at post #1: The Gymstar is intended as "a true indoor trainer with better stability than a regular mid wing machine". I am sure the Wilga will serve this purpose as well.

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