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Old Jan 11, 2013, 01:09 PM
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I'll be at the show in a few hours and take some pictures to post tonight, looks really nice, I like V-tails!
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 01:48 PM
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looks like a 4 meter F3B plane with polyhedral wings...

First F3J plane that looks goooooood
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 04:05 PM
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Daryl, will you be flying this at the SWC?
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 05:20 PM
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If I remember correctly, the span is ~3.7M, but not 100%.

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Old Jan 11, 2013, 08:47 PM
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That mother is SEXY!
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 09:12 PM
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I'll be at the show in a few hours and take some pictures to post tonight, looks really nice, I like V-tails!
* relentless foot tapping....
Com'on, com'on....where are the photo's man???
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 01:12 AM
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No pics, but I got up close today. It is a really nice looking plane. 6-servo wing, 2-piece polyhedral wing and the longest nose I've ever seen on a glider. I'll try to shoot a couple of pics tomorrow.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 10:37 AM
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A few quick answers before flying today

LOL!! No, the nose isn't that long... no longer than I2 or a Sploder.... It is significantly more slender though, giving that appearance.

Thank you guys, for taking a look at it. Jiri is a master craftsman, and I'm fortunate that he was interested in building the Vixen. The hinges, the wipers, and the fit of all the parts are just gorgeous. He has been awesome to work with.

I'll be doing a little write up soon on the design philosophy of the model. And maybe a little build thread when I receive my next one.

Here are a few quick tidbits:

Yes, 6 servo wing... we'll go into the pros and cons. (Mostly pros) I have some experience with a 6 servo wing, and nothing lands quite like it.

Yes, RDS. Jiri has been providing RDS with his F3B models for quite some time, and the TE control and deflection precision is second to none.

3.7 meters - maybe +/- a few cm's. I haven't bothered to measure the final rendition.

2 piece wing - lighter, keeps weight out of the tips.

V-tail - simple to build and keep weight out of the back end yielding a lower AUW.

Sections? Yes.... it utilizes airfoils...

Does it fly?

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Old Jan 12, 2013, 10:43 AM
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Does it fly in the SWC? Do you know the approx sales price?
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 11:14 AM
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Does it fly in the SWC? Do you know the approx sales price?
Barring catastrophe, I'll have a couple of them there.

I don't know the sales price. I'm not involved in the marketing, sales, production schedules, etc.... My job - fly it, test it, break it,....provide feedback... Turns out I'm pretty good at that.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 11:39 AM
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Sections? Yes.... it utilizes airfoils...


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I took a close look at that. It seems Mr. Perkins has crafted an airfoil that is rounded at the front, thickens up towards the center and then tapers down to a point at the trailing edge. Very crafty!! I suspect that the correct DP CG will be just aft of the TE for optimum handling. Mere mortals can move that up to suit their style of flying I presume.

But I've got to say again, it is one of the coolest looking planes I've seen in a long time. I'm betting the line to get one will be long.

BTW Daryl - I hear that there will not be any blood shed this year to determine who gets the guest suite at Chateau Barrie!!
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 05:18 PM
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I It seems Mr. Perkins has crafted an airfoil that is rounded at the front, thickens up towards the center and then tapers down to a point at the trailing edge. Very crafty!!
Humm, that IS very crafty!, Almost like he's been spending some time with Wikepedia or Webster? Can those guy's hit the tape every time for a hundski?

Will the line to get one be as long as that nose?
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 01:04 AM
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Some photos. Hard to get good perspective with it stuck to the wall. I can tell you that up close it is very nicely finished. Looks very nice.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 01:05 AM
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Some more
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 01:24 AM
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Wow! Jiri does beautiful work! nice photo's 8.Thanks
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