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Old May 20, 2006, 12:33 PM
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Photo of Arthur... the hairstyle..
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Old May 20, 2006, 01:48 PM
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mmm... hmmm...

OK, i don't get it.

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Old May 20, 2006, 03:03 PM
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Youngsters... !!!
'Hard Day's Night", the Beatles are being interviewed by some newstwit.. who asks George... "What do you call that hairstyle?"... His reply.......... "Arthur".
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It doesn't take much to amuse some of us..
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Old May 20, 2006, 03:19 PM
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It's been a hard day's night Sparky, but I got it before reading the answer.
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Old May 20, 2006, 04:50 PM
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I was wondering if I was too young or too dumb.

Probably both!

I did just buy some hs-85mg's for the tail and an HS-81 for the spoilers

Anyone have a suggestion on hooking in the spoiler cord to the servo? I haven't owned a spoiler plane before. I see that the cords feed into the fuse, but then what is the linkage to the servo arm?

Thanks,
Will
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Old May 20, 2006, 06:08 PM
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The servo is better positioned in the wing, to simplify installing and removing the wing. I have used fuselage mounted servos, but the connection is a drag. One more thing to connect/disconnect.
A single servo can open both spoilers easily.. there really isn't a lot of load on the spoiler.
I've video'd spoiler operations, and measured only about a 2 degree difference between full open on the ground and full open in the air.
My usual spoiler setup... adapted from the GP Spirit..
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Old May 21, 2006, 04:54 AM
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Here's the one I use - simple and easily adjusted. My spoilers (or terminal velocity brakes in this case) are sprung closed using a torque system through the hinges. That way, you only need to pull the spoilers open. They return to closed with some slack in the pull wires which are nylon covered fishing trace of around 30lb breaking strain.

When the spoilers are opened, the pull is in a line through the servo output so there is no way they can blow back or strip the servo gears.
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Old May 21, 2006, 08:12 AM
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tony- that's the style that's like mine. just pull.

I also visited another glider guy who said it looked like a LJMP Quasoar. I found a pic and it was similar but not the same!

I have contacted a hobby shop a few hours away that is rumored to have had the sister ship for sale years ago, but haven't heard from them.

I think I'm going to take her out for MY maiden flights today, minus spoilers (I need to fab some guide tubes). It looks like it's gonna be a good day for gliding!

You know, I'm surprised no one's asked what the prize is for naming the plane!
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Old May 21, 2006, 09:36 AM
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Heres a few more pictures of a GE. The last photo was published in RCM in an article on the first Wood Crafters in 2002.

Jeff

PS. I'm leaving for wood crafters in 3 days, hope to see you there.
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Old May 21, 2006, 10:46 AM
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The V-tail angle of the unknown plane seems to be bigger than the V-tail angle of the GE.

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Old May 21, 2006, 02:22 PM
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Don't know why but the name 'Quosoar' or 'Quasoar' came to mind looking at the picture. Reckon the spelling is wrong though but it did begin with a Q, tried looking through my pile of stuff but can't find it yet.
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Old May 21, 2006, 02:35 PM
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Its not the Ace/ Off the Ground Quasoar model for sure.
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Old May 21, 2006, 03:13 PM
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see my previous post, I mentioned that Larry Jolly made a Quasoar. I have seen pics of the LJ and Ace versions and it's not either one.

The mystery deepens!

I took her out for the maiden today, but she never made it up!

Me and my buddy were testing a DLG and it crashed hard, snapping the tailboom. So we got the winch out and he hooks on his newly painted, freshly rebuilt Extreme Open-class sailplane for it's first flight since the makeover.

The plane goes 15 ft up and dives left, spins on the line like a kite, hits dirt, and snaps that boom in half. After the moaning and wailing, we decided two planes down was enough for the day and packed her up.

Will
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Old May 30, 2006, 05:15 PM
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Is the Grand Esprit kitted anymore or are plans avalible?
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Old May 30, 2006, 11:06 PM
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GE plans

Dream Cather sold out to some other outfit and Roy retired, I haven't seen their new website up yet. I have a Dream Catcher GE in the box new, don't want to nor will I sell it, but I can see about getting the plans copied .

Ed DeBolt
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