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Old Apr 29, 2002, 04:35 PM
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I got to fly Saturday, Sunday, and Monday!!

Flew the fiftieth flight on my Tiger Moth, lots of good flights on the Sky Scoter pro, a few on the Zero, and first flights on a Mini-Max and a Twin Max. The Twin Max is LOADS of fun. It flys like its on rails, and handles the wind about as well as a parkflyer could. Not very fast, really, but a real hoot to hear those two little engines going together!

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Old Apr 29, 2002, 04:51 PM
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Bill,
Glad to hear about the Twin Max as they shipped mine out today. (I need another airplane )
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Old Apr 29, 2002, 05:17 PM
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looooooooeeeeeeee, is that 8 oz ready to fly??? If so, you've beat my Pup... how much wing area does she have? I put the GWS IPS on my Pup and it flies beautifully... slower than the moth. Perhaps an M100 would be a better choice if you still want gobs of power, but you can save some weight. A geared 280 will be able to virtually hover that thing
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Old Apr 29, 2002, 07:03 PM
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Very Calm - Just came back 5 minutes ago from flying my Duskstik, Very Easy, Slow flying, Nice Flyer!!
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Old Apr 29, 2002, 07:26 PM
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Is it still today? Oh, it's Monday?

This morning I flew the 'moth for one LI pack, about 25 minutes.

Then got out the CrazyMax, got in one good flight, changed batteries and about 5 minutes into the pack I was making my turn onto final for a inverted touch & go attempt and lost sight of the plane behind a couple of guys and got totally disoriented,almost caught it, not quite though and piled it in. The battery took out the front stick and I bent the propshaft. (my first )

After putting the CM back in the truck got out the Switchback and flew for one more pack. Did a bunch of touch and go's and near the end of the pack lost one of my wheel collars.

Could have done a field repair but the wind was kicking up so decided to call it a day while still ahead. CM crashes don't count!

Am currently installing a new gearbox using GoEFlight's idea of mounting a GWS EPS on the CM with half of the original motor mount.

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Old Apr 29, 2002, 08:37 PM
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Zagi x 2 flights today- 3 sunday
Wattage Sukhoi 2 today- 2 sunday

Best part -- landing safely to fly tuesday!
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Old Apr 29, 2002, 10:32 PM
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Quote from Dreamer>> looooooooeeeeeeee, is that 8 oz ready to fly??? If so, you've beat my Pup... how much wing area does she have?

She's gaining weight as the details add up, prolly 9oz. when done. ( I'm building the landing gear by modeling the full scale bungee and slot.) 270~sq. in. wing area. It is only R/E/T though, I didn't want to try for ailerons yet. The 280 is real easy on the electrons and at 7.2 v. it should go forever on a charge. Have you built the Wilkerson Nuiport yet, it looks great.
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Old Apr 29, 2002, 10:34 PM
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So far I've only built his Pup, but after the great success there it won't be the last of his designs I build. I've been eying up his Curtiss Hawk biplane... it's dead sexy! Yeah! Btw, the Pup is about 9.5 oz RTF, including the 7 cell 300 mah pack, and flying wing area is about 320 sq in.


Btw, is loooooooooooeeeeeeeeeee your cat's name? I have this picture of you out the door calling the cat in your picture
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Old Apr 29, 2002, 11:05 PM
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The forecast for today was 10+ MPH winds. Since I did not want that to ruin my day off, I decided to take a risk and fly my 4.5oz flying wing. What a blast! I had no idea it would be able to cut though the wind at that low weight.

Here are the specs:

25" wingspan
150 sq-in wing area
2mm foam wing (actually 1mmx2 foam sandwich)
1.5mm CF rods for leading edge
2mm CF rod for spar
Astroflight Firefly 4:1
GWS 4.5x4 prop
8,9-cell NiCd, 8-cell 120mah NiMh
4.5oz AUW (with 8-cell 50mah NiCd)


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Old Apr 30, 2002, 12:54 AM
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nolasco, is that your own design? Got plans or at least a layout drawing? What kind of foam?
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Old May 01, 2002, 12:28 AM
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Here is a rough sketch. Note that airfoil is formed by drooping 1.25" of the leading edge, 0.5" at the root and 0.25" at the tip.


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Old May 01, 2002, 01:14 AM
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Here is a rough sketch. Note that airfoil is formed by drooping 1.25" of the leading edge, 0.5" at the root and 0.25" at the tip.


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Ummm, I'm not sure what you mean by drooping so much at those various places. Can you explain?
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Old May 01, 2002, 01:58 PM
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Ummm, I'm not sure what you mean by drooping so much at those various places. Can you explain?
Here's a picture (not to scale).


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Old May 01, 2002, 07:12 PM
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cool, got it! That looks really simple! What kind of foam is it? Depron?
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Old May 01, 2002, 08:19 PM
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Flew from 4-8PM and flew the Miss 2 (4 times), the Tiggie (at least times), the Monocoupe (5 times) and the Curtiss F6C-3 Hawk 2 times before I broke her prop. Dead calm, clear skies and 72 degrees and long grass and a blacktop road to land on. Almost heaven here in Virginia.

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