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Old Aug 22, 2006, 05:54 PM
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What can I say
The nose weight was correct, maby a little reduce!!!
Not 1/2 weight thats to much.
Thats 50% try 10%!!!!
And I mis de rudders insite de wing.

Succes whit repaer. (Smal pictures)??

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Old Aug 22, 2006, 05:57 PM
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The red one.
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Old Aug 23, 2006, 01:44 AM
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I'm not into flying wings, but that is INCREDIBLE!
Geat job. If I ever build one, this will be it.

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Old Aug 24, 2006, 06:48 PM
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This is very exciting to follow. I wish you all the best!
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Old Aug 24, 2006, 07:06 PM
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Thanks Bill and Lanny.

I have post in an order forum al the sheets off the Patent.

http://www.modelbouwforum.nl/forums/...d-brandje.html

And Robin how is the repair.

Greats Han.
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Old Aug 28, 2006, 09:40 AM
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Lapidar Flies

Hi Han, its beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I went early this morning to the runway at the club field and it was a steady wind and sunny. So I charged up and it took off with no UP elevator held in. It climbs well on 12 cells and a 13x10 wooden prop. It was out of trim slightly by a turn to the right and it tried to power stall. So I landed it OK after about 5mins and took an 1/8" off the width of the two new tip panels that are now propped up to 15 degrees. I set the trim a little to the left on ailerons and full down TRIM on elevator for the second flight. There is 7ozs of lead under the nose and this brings the CG to 47%.
The second flight went even better until the sun went in and a black cloud caused a strong wind. It got quite high up and I tried power off and it glided beautifuly. All the controls work well. Then the wind got stronger and it drifted backwards out of the club field and over another. By this time it was up about 7mins and I shut the power off to get it on the glide. I tried power on to fly back up wind but it started porposing a little so I let it glide. It touched down out of sight behind some bushes. So I left my wife holding the TX high in the air and I trogged off across the fields. I searched and suddenly it poured with rain!! So I squelched all the way back to my Fiat PUNTO and sat it out (sodden through to the skin). My wife got soaked too so if her clothes shrink she will charge a new outfit on the modelling expenses!. After 10 mins it was sunny again and my wife told me where she thought it had landed. So I retraced my steps and went a bit further (4yds) and there it WAS all soaked in rain. It had landed flat but in tall grass so you couldn't see it until you were on top of it. NO damage but the front wheel is bent back a bit, cheers Robin
P.S. I think it needs another 1oz of lead at the front to give a CG of 45%.
My wife took some 'in flight' pictures with a film camera so we will see what she got later and I hope I don't get a 'cold in da nose' from the wetting.
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Old Aug 28, 2006, 10:37 AM
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He Fly!!!!! Congratilation!!!!

This is Robin Andrew



Thats good news!!!
He fly!!!!!!
Jeeeeee!!!!!!

I wait now for some pictures or video.
I wil see!!!!!

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Old Aug 28, 2006, 11:06 AM
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if only I had as much hair as that ,Robin
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Old Aug 29, 2006, 11:27 PM
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Quote:
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This is Robin Andrew



Thats good news!!!
He fly!!!!!!
Jeeeeee!!!!!!

I wait now for some pictures or video.
I wil see!!!!!

Han.
Looks more like Tom Cruise on Oprah!


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if only I had as much hair as that ,Robin
Congratulations on your flight Robin!!!

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Ps Me too on the hair thing.
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Old Sep 05, 2006, 05:34 PM
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Cooling!!

Ha there we are.
I have make cooling in front of the lapidar nose.
I think thats it works.







Greats Han.
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Old Sep 06, 2006, 02:10 AM
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Thanks for the pictures of the batteries inside the nose. Do you have a hole in the nose to let the air in?, cheers Robin Andrew
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Old Sep 06, 2006, 02:57 AM
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Yes there is an hole in the nose.
1 inch hole.

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Old Sep 11, 2006, 04:20 PM
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Video!!

Hoi Robin Andrew.

Here een smal video off the lapidar yesterday.

http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b6...eelding028.flv

Greats Han.
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 12:10 AM
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Hi Han, what beautiful flight and under good control. Best video so far, cheers Robin
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