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Old Oct 17, 2006, 11:16 AM
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Hey Sparky - Where did you pick up that pylon mount?
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I made it!
1/32" ply center, 5/16" balsa fairings. It's slotted for the wing rod.
1/4" lite ply firewall.
The fairings snug the pod against the wing.
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Old Oct 17, 2006, 11:50 AM
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Is that the stock wing joiner for the Fling 2M? Nice pylon.

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Old Oct 17, 2006, 12:17 PM
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Yes, it's the stock wing joiner.
On another split-wing plane I used the anti-twist dowel to help locate the pylon.
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Old Oct 29, 2006, 09:21 PM
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I saw a few queries about actual finished weight, so I thought I would post what mine ended up at. My Fling 2M weighs 611g = 21.6 oz. Seems like they never come out as light as it says on the box! (19-21 oz) I did have to add a little nose lead to balance it. I have the HS81 servos and a GWS 6ch micro rx.
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Old Oct 30, 2006, 07:26 AM
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Be aware that the range on that GWS receiver is only 1000 feet. A 2M sailplane in a thermal can EASILY exceed 1000 feet in range. If you plan to fly it on the slope and keep it fairly close, then it might be OK.

You may want to consider a different receiver.
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Old Oct 30, 2006, 02:26 PM
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My Fling 2M ended up at 21.7oz (616grams) AUW. I'm using an Electron 6 receiver sans case. I also had to add weight in the nose to balance it.

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Old Oct 31, 2006, 12:23 AM
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Gyro03

Be aware that the range on that GWS receiver is only 1000 feet. A 2M sailplane in a thermal can EASILY exceed 1000 feet in range. If you plan to fly it on the slope and keep it fairly close, then it might be OK.

You may want to consider a different receiver.
Yeah I have been concerned about that (originally bought it for a parkflyer), but so far no big thermals to test it. Not worth risking it though- about a $200 gamble with all the gear in there. Do you consider the Berg micro stamp to be worthy? It's supposed to be full range.
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 06:10 AM
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Berg has a good reputation but I have never used one. I would point you to the Hitec receivers. I have had good luck with them.

Hitec Electron 6 would be my first recommendation. Small, light and very reliable.
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Hitec Micro 05S if you need to go low priced or are going for the lowest possible weight. It will adjust shift to your radio automatically
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 06:45 AM
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Recently two flyers at my club field launched together on the same frequency. One had a 4 channel berg and the other one had a double conversion full range receiver. The guy with the berg continued to fly without a problem. The other guy lost all control and crashed.
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 09:55 PM
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Recently two flyers at my club field launched together on the same frequency. One had a 4 channel berg and the other one had a double conversion full range receiver. The guy with the berg continued to fly without a problem. The other guy lost all control and crashed.
The Berg micro stamp supposedly locks onto the characteristics of the transmitter it first senses (on its own freq) when it powers up, and ignores other tx signals even if on the same frequency. The instructions do say that this only works if the tx's are not "similar".

Sounds like it works as advertised. I actually have (2) of these in other gliders right now; a QFII and a Skeeter.

Another cool thing is if you want to switch off your tx first, you can; the servos wont jitter all over the place and over-extend your control surfaces.
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 10:05 PM
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Berg has a good reputation but I have never used one. I would point you to the Hitec receivers. I have had good luck with them.

Hitec Electron 6 would be my first recommendation. Small, light and very relialbe.
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Hitec Micro 05S if you need to go low priced or are going for the lowest possible weight. It will adjust shift to your radio automatically
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Thanks I will check these out.
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Old Nov 02, 2006, 04:18 PM
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Has anybody added ballast to the Fling2M? I'm thinking about adding some to see how it handles the extra speed and penetration.
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Old Nov 03, 2006, 09:56 AM
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Has anybody added ballast to the Fling2M? I'm thinking about adding some to see how it handles the extra speed and penetration.
I thought about it, but the Fling2M handles strong winds perfectly without any ballast. I slope mine. The tricky part in strong winds at the slope is landing it as it will pick up a lot of speed when diving through the slope lift to get it close to the ground.

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Old Nov 03, 2006, 10:06 AM
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strong wind on the slope is very different from strong wind out on the flat chasing thermals.
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Old Nov 03, 2006, 10:22 AM
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I agree. That is why I specifically pointed out that my experience is from slermaling.

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