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Old Oct 30, 2004, 02:00 AM
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Old Oct 30, 2004, 02:05 AM
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Go to bed Bill, I'm just getting to read my post and you keep repling to them. BTW, search the midnight owl club thread and post there. It's after midnight... Would love to have you join
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Old Oct 30, 2004, 02:07 AM
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Whoot, whoot... It's almost as good as the Probos...
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Old Oct 30, 2004, 09:55 AM
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Successful Maiden

Well I finished her up last night and out to the field I went this morning. Way to windy 5-10 mph and gusty, not good for a maiden but had to fly!

I have an Axi 2212/26 with a 10x5E and 1100 polyquest battery. She took off into the wind and up-up and away. Very little trim required and inverted she flew level, wow I had the CG right. It is like others have said very pattern like. Balsa snaps so much better than foam. I tried some knife edge but I don't have quite enough rudder, it would do it but I had to have a lot of speed. It was a chore keeping the wings vertical in the wind but it showed me it could do it. I didn't seem to have much wing tuck in knife edge.

Slowed down to check the stall speed and it really didn't drop a wing so I wasn't too concerned with landing. I then tried some hovering but the wind made it pretty difficult. Balsa is harder to hover than the foamies but I'll see how she does when the wind dies down. Landing was uneventful at 5 mph into the wind. My first StevensAero bird was a success and I look forward to flying again when the wind dies down. Oh ya, the battery came down nice and cool.

Grant
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Old Oct 30, 2004, 10:07 AM
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vERY SHARP COVERING JOB.
What does the underside look like?
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Old Oct 30, 2004, 11:31 AM
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Thanks Mexico,

I'm no trim expert just straight lines for me. It turned out pretty well for me. The underside is just white for now as I wanted to fly but I'll probably put some vertical stripes on it. The blue covering is believe it or not Monocote. It's the only blue I had and I was concerned it would make it tail heavy. The blue on the cowl is Testors enamel Sapphire blue and matches well. The battery is in the front but it balances perfectly. AUW is 16-1/4 oz. I was pleased with that.

Grant
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Old Oct 30, 2004, 12:04 PM
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How important are the dowls that hold the landing gear in place. It's a tight fit but I forgot to put them in and I'll have to disconnect my aerilons and such to get to it. I land pretty softly but I don't want to drive the gear into the fuselage.

Grant
Unimportant. Sorry it took so long to get you an answer, just missed the question.

Scott
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Old Oct 30, 2004, 12:32 PM
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you guy's have gone and done it, you made me bite the bullet and I ordered my stella yesterday, got the pay pal conformation and now I just have to wait for the postman. This hobby is expensive always needing to buy the next greatest,LOL .

This will be my 2nd balsa electric and I need to see how they are building and enginering I want to do a weeks solution in balsa,

Dennis
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Old Oct 30, 2004, 01:20 PM
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Well I finished her up last night and out to the field I went this morning. Way to windy 5-10 mph and gusty, not good for a maiden but had to fly!

I have an Axi 2212/26 with a 10x5E and 1100 polyquest battery. She took off into the wind and up-up and away. Very little trim required and inverted she flew level, wow I had the CG right. It is like others have said very pattern like. Balsa snaps so much better than foam. I tried some knife edge but I don't have quite enough rudder, it would do it but I had to have a lot of speed. It was a chore keeping the wings vertical in the wind but it showed me it could do it. I didn't seem to have much wing tuck in knife edge.

Slowed down to check the stall speed and it really didn't drop a wing so I wasn't too concerned with landing. I then tried some hovering but the wind made it pretty difficult. Balsa is harder to hover than the foamies but I'll see how she does when the wind dies down. Landing was uneventful at 5 mph into the wind. My first StevensAero bird was a success and I look forward to flying again when the wind dies down. Oh ya, the battery came down nice and cool.

Grant
Another fine Stella! Congrats on the maiden, Grant!
Doc
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Old Oct 30, 2004, 01:36 PM
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Anybody have a clear cowling they would trade for a white one? I'm finally getting around to covering mine and my scheme would prefer a clear one....

BTW those Stellas are "Stellar"! hehehehe....

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Old Oct 30, 2004, 07:30 PM
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I think the production cowls are all white. Clear would be cool though.

Pete
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Old Oct 31, 2004, 03:38 AM
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hey guys,

i took the stella out this afternoon and mum took some pics.
i am loving this power system more and more every time i fly it.


the stella likes to pose, just a little
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Old Oct 31, 2004, 03:45 AM
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more.......


some speak fot them selves, mum was pretty brave to hang around and take them
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Old Oct 31, 2004, 03:54 AM
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sorry for all the hovering, the camera wouldn't pick up much else in the evening light.
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Old Oct 31, 2004, 06:06 AM
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Awesome! Great pictures, and good job hovering down low...
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