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Old Mar 11, 2011, 02:45 PM
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I am working with Topsoaring - you remember them right? :P So the price will be great! and it will be in the same form as their current Topsky DLGS. So the build will be pretty simple and as the new plane will be designed very similarily to the DLGs they currently produce they should fly and handle well utilizing both reflex and camber in aiding flight and launch. I am hoping that with the kits priced attractively and readily available it will add greatly to the number of flyers currently out there.
-S
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 02:54 PM
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I am working with Topsoaring - you remember them right? :P So the price will be great! and it will be in the same form as their current Topsky DLGS. So the build will be pretty simple and as the new plane will be designed very similarily to the DLGs they currently produce they should fly and handle well utilizing both reflex and camber in aiding flight and launch. I am hoping that with the kits priced attractively and readily available it will add greatly to the number of flyers currently out there.
-S
Sounds good to me!

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Old Mar 11, 2011, 04:32 PM
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I am working with Topsoaring - you remember them right?
That is great. I thought about buying a mini topsky and doing a conversion for an article in Sport Rocketry, but if you are going to sell a kit that saves me the time/effort.

That would sell really well in my opinion.

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Old Mar 11, 2011, 07:00 PM
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Sounds very interesting, Scott!
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 07:58 PM
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Sounded good until you said cross tail.

So probably not.
V tail, change that to yes and probably TWO.
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 08:06 PM
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V tail is over rated. For most new pilots cross tail probably better anyway.

So buy two and convert the tail.


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Old Mar 11, 2011, 08:08 PM
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You can convert it if you want but a cross tail gives two advantages --
1- For a typical builder its easier to build and get straight. If you have a Vtail off a little bit - you have to play decalage games to get things just right.
2- Slow speed manuevering (ex: Landing) is more efficient with a cross tail.
If there is enough interest Ill consider a either a dual kit with both options or a choice upon order.

Whats your interest in Vtail?

-S
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 09:09 PM
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I don't exactly know what my interest in V tails is.
I do know that of the dozens of RC planes and 3 RCRG's I've build none have been cross tail.
I've never bought a cross tail anything. Why ?
Probably for the same reason I don't buy convertable cars and American V Twins.

I don't need another RCRG.
If your design is a V tail ... I'll buy one or two.
If it is a cross tail and I want another ... I'll build my Stingray III or one of my 3 NIB Pheonix's or 2 Cuda's.
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 06:09 PM
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V-tail misconceptions

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V tail is over rated......
Ryan,

I disagree. It's not over rated. It's misunderstood!

Some common misconceptions are: It's lighter (it's not), it has less wetted area (not usually), it's easier to build (...ummm, no, sorry).

V-tails usually only offer some advantage when there are other configuration issues that over ride. For example, on my Zuni-R design I wanted to be able to swap out a pusher prop with a rocket motor (hence the twin boom inverted-V). For many UAV's there is the requirement to mount sensors in the nose. With a single boom rocket glider there is the need to have the control surfaces out of the rocket motor exhaust and still not drag them on the ground during landing.

There are a lot of good design reasons to use a V-tail, however, none of them because it is somehow superior to a conventional tail aerodynamically.

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Old Mar 13, 2011, 06:19 PM
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I hope you are right.

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I am hoping that with the kits priced attractively and readily available it will add greatly to the number of flyers currently out there.
-S
Scott,

Go for it! I am for anything that will get more people to crossover from conventional R/c gliders to R/c rocket gliders. My motives are totally selfish. Increasing demand for 24mm and 32mm long burn motors has to be a good thing. Plus the TopSky-mini looks like it would be an ideal S8 trainer using Quest D5 motors.

Best of luck in this venture... post lots of pics please.

Regards,

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Old Mar 28, 2011, 08:20 PM
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S8E/P contest March 26 Capitol Colege MD,
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 04:20 PM
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Any interest in a new Rocket Glider Kit? - working on putting one together and Im just trying to guage interest.
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I'm interested.
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 04:22 PM
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S8E/P contest March 26 Capitol Colege MD,
When is the next time you guys are flying out there?
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 07:48 PM
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Hello,

I am interested in a glider kit as well, I don't care what kind of tail it has, if I don't like the tail when it arrives I'll convert it my self, but an option tail kit would make sense then it would please both types. How long do you expect this to take before they are ready? Thanks,

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Old Apr 07, 2011, 08:59 PM
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center panels were cut today - I think Ill have them in a week or so. After that its testing and etc etc. Probably will be a couple of months before the first one come out of production.
-S
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