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Old Jul 10, 2004, 10:59 AM
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What should I get?

What would you say out of the entire Leading Edge Glider fleet is the easiest to build/fly? Also for fun what do you think is the best looking LEG?

Dylan
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Old Jul 10, 2004, 11:09 AM
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the best leg kit

hey guys
i think the best looking one is probably the 60" p-40 but they are all great looking, very scale warbirds. i would think the easiest kit to build would be the new leg one D cause there isn't as much shaping to do on it compared to the warbirds. however jack's instructions are very helpful for a beginner and are easy to follow.

as far as flying goes they all fly great. if you build them straight.

i have a 48" p-51 and it rips. and it weighs 50 ozs.


hope this helps
later
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Old Jul 10, 2004, 01:30 PM
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I've built the 60" P-63 and the 48" P-51 and their builds are almost identical. In fact, the instructions for the different warbirds are all almost identical. One isn't necessarily harder than the other.
Tim is right though, the LEG One D, (or "Jackonator" if you prefer) seems like a VERY straightforward build. Very very little shaping on the fuse, you'd probably have that built much quicker than the others.
Remember that there is a wing in his line up, the Stingwing. I got a chance to fly it and was very impressed with how it flew. I generally don't like flying wings, but this one was fun! Okay, I admit it, I bought one for a "secret project". It's so secret that even I'm not sure what it'll be yet.
Take all of the above with a grain of salt, I like the guy that runs LEG, so my opinion may be a little biased, but I also like being able to call him direct and ask for help when I get stuck.

As for the best looking LEG planes? Well, here's two of my favorites.

Jeff
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Old Jul 10, 2004, 01:59 PM
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For all around flying in Santa Barbara I think the One D would be the most versatile. It will rip in good air up at the Ruins but should still perform nice at Ellwood on a decent 12mph+ day. The 60" warbirds would also be a good choice, but I think they'll need better lift than Ellwood can regularly provide (though flying at the Ruins should be no problem).

The One D is a heck of a lot of value for the money. It's one of the best non-scale slopers I've ever flown and I'm sure I've got one in my future at some point. I think one would rip it up at Ellwood!

My $0.02 as always,

Steve
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Old Jul 10, 2004, 02:07 PM
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I got a check in the mail for my birthday last week. I wonder if I'm going to be able to hold on to it for very long....or if I'm going to end up with a One D?

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Old Jul 10, 2004, 05:39 PM
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Hmmmmmm......I am sensing a 1D in your near future.
Wish I had money and a car and a license. I would be so set for life.

Dylan
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Old Jul 10, 2004, 05:59 PM
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Wish I had money and a car and a license. I would be so set for life.

Dylan
Don't wish for things to happen too quickly, what usually follows the above are......three kids, a minivan and a mortgage

Live to fly, fly to live.
Enjoy life.
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Old Jul 10, 2004, 06:03 PM
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HeeHee ye no kids now. I don't think it would help my high school career.
Money- Used to buy planes, radio gear.
Car and License- Used to drive my self to the slope. My mom is great and will usually do it but not always. Now I have to ride the BUS.

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Old Jul 11, 2004, 01:30 AM
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Now I have to ride the BUS.
Bus eh?, Better get the new 36" Mustang then!
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Old Jul 11, 2004, 03:23 AM
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Don't forget car insurance, repairs, gasoline, speeding tickets, etc etc etc. Cars are great but the bus is cheap and pretty darn easy. I ride the bus to UCSB and back at least once per week since university students ride for "free" (covered in tuition) and there is a bus stop literally in front of my house. Next year I will be riding even more often than that. You can take the wing off the One D and transport it easily enough on the bus, or just take your Weasel and be done with it. You can always bum a ride from me or anyone else too, just ask

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Old Jul 11, 2004, 10:33 AM
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My weasel is actually perfect for that. I just use the straps on my backpack that were meant to hold a skateboard and just strap it on. I get some interesting looks though! And Steve yeah, I know the bus is easy but it almost takes an hour. LOL its summer who cares?

And "in the lift" Yes thats about all I could handle but there isn't enough wind in Santa Barbara to warrant buying one.

Dylan
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Old Jul 11, 2004, 10:35 AM
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Holy insomniac BATMAN!!! !! Steve what are you doing up at 1:20 in the morning?
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Old Jul 11, 2004, 01:04 PM
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If that was the "worst" hour that I was posting to RCGroups at, then I wouldn't be too concerned. Sadly I think I've got posts from just about every hour on the clock, all the way through. There's plenty of time to sleep when you're dead!!!

(Notice my first post is at 11:00am this morning hehehe)

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Old Jul 11, 2004, 01:43 PM
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There's plenty of time to sleep when you're dead!!!
It worries me that this statement actually makes sense to me!

Steve's got a good point on the 1D, the removable wing helps quite a bit in transportation, even on the bus. I used to ride the bus to fly a LOOOONNNGG time ago. I'd haul a Wanderer 72 with me to a beach site. For those not in the know on these plance, they are...were...72" span polyhedral floaters! Talke about strange looks!
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Old Jul 11, 2004, 02:08 PM
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"Nice kite!" LOL I can only imagine. Stave off adulthood as long as possible, even if it means riding the bus!!!

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