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Old Oct 13, 2011, 09:11 AM
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Thanks for the info! I'll experiment with tape and pennies until I'm sure about which way to move the CG.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 06:31 PM
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Thanks for the info! I'll experiment with tape and pennies until I'm sure about which way to move the CG.
He said pennies on a Bee. I would experiment with something like a flatened out split shot for fishing.It doesnt take much on a old style alula. I flew mine today and the battery went dead in mid flight. It flipped over and did 2 360 degree circles and landed upside down right next to me. It could have been a long walk down the hill.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 08:33 PM
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[QUOTE=Dragon 2;19586571 I flew mine today and the battery went dead in mid flight. It flipped over and did 2 360 degree circles and landed upside down right next to me. It could have been a long walk down the hill.[/QUOTE]

Time to buy a lottery ticket

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Old Oct 13, 2011, 08:58 PM
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I think your right. LOL
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 09:25 PM
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Jones

Saturday at looks good. 0% chance of precip for Empire, Winter Park, Vail... etc.

WP - Mostly sunny. Highs 62 to 68. West winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the afternoon.

I have one plane that is ready for a day at Jones, the Outlaw.
Any one else considering a day at the pass?

Jeff
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 10:14 PM
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I might go to Jones Sat. it would be nice to get a crowd there with radar guns.

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Old Oct 13, 2011, 10:28 PM
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Steve and I are planning to be there Sat.

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Old Oct 13, 2011, 10:46 PM
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Steve and I are planning to be there Sat.

ian
cool ,the forcast looks good.now I know what I'll be doing tomorrow,,fixn planes.

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Old Oct 13, 2011, 11:16 PM
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Glad to see someone is going! I've been watching that weather as well. Tomorrow I'm gonna be fixin my chains! Altho it doesn't look like much snow you never know......
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 11:28 PM
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The problem is, my CG is at 27mm and it's behaving like it's nose heavy. I trimmed it to glide flat doing arm launches on a calm day and then tried the dive test when I took it to the slope. It consistently pulled out of a dive, so I assumed that meant I'm still nose heavy (as Ian also said). That's why I was confused, I'm already 2 mm behind the recommended CG and it's still acting nose heavy. So I'm hesitant to move it back further, but maybe that's what I need to do.
I had the same experience when I first flew one of my Alula Evos, only it wouldn't fly inverted with the rearward CG. Once I put the CG directly on the dimples it did everything I wanted it to.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 11:36 PM
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I'm in for Saturday at Jones. Giggity.

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Old Oct 13, 2011, 11:40 PM
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He said pennies on a Bee. I would experiment with something like a flatened out split shot for fishing.It doesnt take much on a old style alula. I flew mine today and the battery went dead in mid flight. It flipped over and did 2 360 degree circles and landed upside down right next to me. It could have been a long walk down the hill.
Your point is good, Dragon. I almost followed up my post suggesting he use dimes instead. You don't have to put the coins all the way at the back edge. You can start near the middle and slide the weight back, giving you continuous adjustment. The reason I suggested coins is because they're flat and we all have them around. Gotta admit I'm fresh out of split shot.

Another thing that works well on the newer Alula is a large rubber band around the tail. The thick-ish foam tail accepts the rubber band well and I can slide it forward or back for micro-adjustments. Not sure how that would work on the old Alula. The tail looks very thin in the images I've seen.

(I also ran in to the classifieds thread where stevo bought the plane. Build looks very nice.)
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 09:44 AM
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Looks like a great weekend!!


Tonight: Clear, with a low around 25. Breezy, with a west northwest wind between 18 and 23 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 50. Breezy, with a west wind between 21 and 26 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 33. Breezy, with a west wind between 15 and 24 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.

Sunday: A 10 percent chance of showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. West wind between 9 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy and windy, with a low around 27.
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 11:11 AM
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Sounds like a party on Jones saturday, count me in! It is blowing 35-45 mph and 32 degrees up there now. Bring your cold weather gear!! Matt
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 06:20 PM
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Ya, the Skew-Ts are in for tomorrow at Jones, and it looks like 35mph from the West all day
long, sunny and zero chance of precip. Could be some of the best DS conditions we've
ever had there. If it holds, we might see 300mph speeds. Wish I had a gun that'd read
faster than 308mph.

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