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Old Apr 28, 2012, 12:26 PM
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Awesome video, that is quite some wind there! What are you using for lights? How did you attach them?
that was a mild day for us
http://www.hobbypartz.com/ledlights.html
sticky back you do have to do some soldering and wiring not hard runs off of 11 volts give or take
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 01:13 PM
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that was a mild day for us
http://www.hobbypartz.com/ledlights.html
sticky back you do have to do some soldering and wiring not hard runs off of 11 volts give or take
I'm south of you in Aurora, always windy here too. Thanks for the link =)
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 01:23 PM
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that is just around the corner you should come visit and fly we are not a club no AMA needed just some park flyers having fun.
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 01:25 PM
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That sounds like a plan!!
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 01:30 PM
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sent you a free membership all day pass and night too for free just show up
we don't care how good or bad you fly just fly
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 06:06 PM
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Balloon combat Sunday? could be tempting...
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 11:50 PM
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I'm south of you in Aurora, always windy here too. Thanks for the link =)
I used to live there when I was stationed at Lowry AFB for training. Did Lowry become part of Aurora?
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 08:19 AM
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Hi Chris!
No Lowry is still concidered Denver the AF still has a small section there, the rest is now housing and schools.
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 10:23 PM
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I futzed around with my light-weight slow stick build for a bit tonight. The first thing I did was lighten the well worn old-school thin wing by about .7 grams.... by wiping all the dust off of it! It was tick under 90g or so, just the wing itself. That probably doesn't jive perfectly with weights others have posted, but it's missing a little bit of foam, and it's carrying some extra tape, so...

I won't be using any CF or FG rods, the aluminum joiners, or the plastic support. Instead, I triangulated the wing with a piece of 6mm depron, about 2 inches wide, the whole chord of the wing. I did some sanding to make the edge of the depron mate with the wing surface a "little" bit better, and hosed a bunch of foam safe thin CA on it, starting at the rear, and allowing it to cure before moving up towards the curvy part of the chord of the wing. The whole wing now weights 96g, on the dot.

I haven't yet cut the control surfaces in, nor put any horns or control rods on it. The fuse, prop, motor, motor mount, esc, wing mounts, RX, two servos, tail mount, and tail surfaces weight 108g.

I had a 800mah 2S lipo laying next to me, and that weighs out at 51g. It's a little porkier than what I'd like to use. I was thinking something in the range of a 500-650mah 2S pack. The difference in the packs will likely make up for the current lack of control hardware.

That means I'm on course for a SS that weighs in the range of 255g, or right around 9oz!!!!

I might be able to add a few LEDs for night flying and still be under my original goal of 10oz, RTF!
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Old May 10, 2012, 08:52 PM
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anyone flying slow sticks

anymore?
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Old May 10, 2012, 08:54 PM
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anymore?
Yep, lots of us
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Old May 10, 2012, 09:05 PM
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Just stretched one out. I'll see how it acts this weekend. Still flying the canard made out of a slo stick. Gets a lot of " looks like its flying backwards" remarks, but it sure is a nice flyer.
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Old May 10, 2012, 09:11 PM
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I have been flying my slow stick bi-plane streach job and loving it!
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Old May 10, 2012, 10:30 PM
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anymore?
lol if you only new how much we fly these and what we do with them you would be shocked would you like to see a video

me 2.AVI (1 min 34 sec)


there is more but there are bad words on the other videos
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Old May 10, 2012, 10:54 PM
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I cut ailerons in the wings. I don't really like them with all the dihedral so I'm gluing them back to the stock configuration and I'll see how that works out. I have made a set of flat wings out of $ tree foam with ailerons. It flys well, but it's pretty fast. Faster than my old thumbs move. I mixed the ailerons into flaparons. That's a kick to fly. Had to mix in some elev. but it almost stops when the flaps are down. The flat wing though is not a floater like the stock wing.
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