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Old May 08, 2004, 04:26 PM
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Timeless Flyer

Just got in from the field. Not a good day for my flying buddy, Jerry. He test flew his Timeless Flyer from Hobby People. It flew great until the wing folded about 6" out from the pylon. Has anyone had similiar experiences with this airplane? No aerobatics were tried just gentle flying around. When the wing folded, it became a lawn dart!
This airplane has a strong resemblence to the old Silky that was way overpriced. Are they the same airplane?
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Old Jul 14, 2004, 01:22 AM
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It's been a while ... but wondering if your buddy found out what happened? Been thinking of getting one (the silky being so $$).
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Old Dec 16, 2004, 06:54 PM
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Rudder rolls, easy loops, no problem with mine!
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Old Dec 16, 2004, 09:06 PM
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Hi Mark
Are you using the stock motor? Any mods?
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Old Dec 16, 2004, 10:56 PM
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All stock, no mods, running TP 3s 2100 battery, which gives great climb, loops, rudder rolls from level flight no problem! On all my planes I do a "flex test" on all parts of the airframe, and range check on all first flights.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 07:18 PM
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anyone playing with these lately/
picked one up on ebay, been looking for the silkwind but the deal was too good to pass this up.
anyone flying with modern equipment?
phil
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 05:12 PM
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I have pulled this kit from the rafters and am gearing up to fly.

Can not find the specs on the motor.

The Global Hobby part number is: 161571

The manufactures part number is 06109

Sport Flyers 480 Motor - Timeless Flyer 2.3mm shaft

I called the 714 number in the manual and they have no specs.

Sigh.....

Anybody?
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 12:41 AM
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I finished mine too but have not flown it yet.
It is set up stock with the brushed motor but set up with an esc for lipos
I plan on using an 1800 3s pack that just barely fits.
The balance is right on the manual, I am concerned that it may not be right and thinking the spar is the place to set the balance for first flight.
I did not use the stock wood dowel, I used a little larger CF tube and epoxied the wings together. The seam is tight but I am concerned that it may not be as good as a single sheet of covering on the bottom of the wing.
Any input on CG or reinforcing that wing??
thanks
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