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Old Apr 14, 2011, 06:18 AM
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Posts #308 and #318 in this thread.

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Old Apr 14, 2011, 06:56 AM
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Thanks a lot Mike
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Old Apr 14, 2011, 12:11 PM
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1 last question: Did you make some strengthening pieces like the GRP parts listed on the instructions for the CF rods?
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Old Apr 14, 2011, 01:05 PM
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No. I use polyurethane glue (Beli Zell or Gorilla Glue Pen) and it expands (foams) to spread the load. Done it this way for several models now and it seems to do the trick.

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Old Apr 16, 2011, 12:48 PM
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Some video of my 560mm Afriel.

Afriel. (3 min 1 sec)
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 01:36 AM
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And now for some video of her sister ship flow by Ray Watts.

Ray and his new Afriel at Calshot (6 min 23 sec)


Rays Afriel's maiden outing at Calshot (3 min 48 sec)
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 10:50 AM
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Nice flying!! I am looking forward to getting this one done
Is that at the velodrome??
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 04:46 PM
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Yes it is the Velodrome. Great venue, but can be very cold in the winter as there is no heating and it is on the beach.
Thanks Roy for the videoing.
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Old Jun 04, 2011, 12:25 PM
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Hello F3P'rs,

Damn!! There is some fantastic flying, it's great to see the end result. I'll have stop digging my heli's and build a few.

All the best,
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Old Jun 04, 2011, 04:04 PM
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I think I'd be more likely to build one if I could find a place here in town to fly indoors!
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Old Jun 04, 2011, 08:13 PM
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Build them from epp and they fly well outside in light winds. The best part is epp is very crash worthy for those with less flying talent than Martin Muller and others like him. I've built epp versions of some of my depron kits from Donuts, Fancy Foam and TopModel and I really enjoy flying them outside. I use 5mm to 8mm foam for construction and brace them with carbon just like my depron kits. My epp copies don't fly as crisply as my depron kits because epp is more flexible, but at least they survive the occasional crash a LOT better. There is only one indoor venue in my area and it's only available for a few hours each month. My epp models are usable most days where I live.

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Old Jun 24, 2011, 10:01 AM
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Here's something for everyone I made in google sketchup. I call it the Proxima It's kind of a mashup of all the things I like from the competition-winning designs. Tab holes may be a bit narrow with a width of 1.8mm since I made this plan with the intent to have it laser cut.



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Old Jun 24, 2011, 10:19 AM
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Build them from epp and they fly well outside in light winds. The best part is epp is very crash worthy for those with less flying talent than Martin Muller and others like him. I've built epp versions of some of my depron kits from Donuts, Fancy Foam and TopModel and I really enjoy flying them outside. I use 5mm to 8mm foam for construction and brace them with carbon just like my depron kits. My epp copies don't fly as crisply as my depron kits because epp is more flexible, but at least they survive the occasional crash a LOT better. There is only one indoor venue in my area and it's only available for a few hours each month. My epp models are usable most days where I live.

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Good idea!
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 07:23 PM
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Flown my 80cm Afriel, AUW 148gms, flys very slow and true, I only wish a little more aileron response Thanks to the designer!
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Old Jun 26, 2011, 12:46 AM
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Hi Daniel looks like yo did a good job on the Afriel.
I've never built an EPP version of the Afriel but designed another similar model called the Tabbris for EPP. This has bigger Ailerons and has a really good roll rate even at low speeds. The fuselage profile is very similar and still remains very neutral and True

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