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Old Oct 22, 2008, 09:27 AM
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Dfly Strong

Steve: A thread was started recently in the Thermals section of liftzone.com. Mine is still holding up, had some really nice flights with it, no serious mishaps yet.
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Old Jan 25, 2009, 07:57 PM
Foamy Season is here! MX2#1
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hi, just found this glider on susa, i am very interested! after reading this thread things sound really good. i was wondering tho is anyone launching with out winch.. my club has hi starts and towing. but im thinking to do justice here i may have to get the ds-e . is there any videos of this plane
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Old Jan 25, 2009, 10:51 PM
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I launched mine with a 3-meter high start lots of times. It flew nicely. I'll probably buy another one soon as a backup for my Xplorer.

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Old Jan 25, 2009, 11:42 PM
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good to know thanks , i emailed bob to see if they have the Vtail version, any one who if the E model has a precut nose? if it doesnt it leaves the option for flying pure for awhile. i bet it would tow off a dolly ok?? i have rought field tho.. im at the early stages of thought on this idea i still need to build my cmp ventus hahah
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Old Jan 26, 2009, 08:51 AM
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I have been keeping my eye on a Dragonfly Strong for my first full house plane. Seems to be a very nice bird for the money. Don.
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Old Jan 26, 2009, 02:05 PM
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Can anyone remember the throws they set up for their flight surfaces( launch, thermal, R,E,A,F)? I've lost the sheet that has that info.

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Old Jan 26, 2009, 06:14 PM
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Dragonfly Strong

Mike: I have launched many times with the NSP Pinnacle Hi-Start....just as Jack said,.... the one meant for the 3 meter ships. I use little or no camber and it launches very nicely. Flaps tend to slow it down too much with the hi-start.
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Old Jan 26, 2009, 06:38 PM
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Mike: I have launched many times with the NSP Pinnacle Hi-Start....just as Jack said,.... the one meant for the 3 meter ships. I use little or no camber and it launches very nicely. Flaps tend to slow it down too much with the hi-start.
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thanks. theres hope yet! haha. got my email back from Bob and they would have to order the Vtail so i will keep the standard in mind, and since the e version is precut i have to figure out if ill go pure or not hahah an electric system for this size bird is a bank buster as is.. on side note whats the mid range servo list for this beast.. that JR package was nutty expensive.. also has anyone put an AR7000 spectrum rx in one?
mike

sorry for all the Q's but trying to get info
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Old Jan 26, 2009, 10:45 PM
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The fuselage has very little carbon in it. It's definitely 2.4 friendly.

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Old Jan 26, 2009, 11:24 PM
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thanks! very good to know , i have the trusty hitec 7 but the battery dies so fast i would be able to do any real durations haha. so id rather use the dx7 and i guess a ar7000.. i am really thinking of going with the pure model now and setting up for tow and histart.. theres just something about pure glider that makes it more fun. err, and cheaper...
there not much pictures here, anyone have a pic showing the rx gear lay out and the tail set up .. thanks.. im trying to see how much room for a tow release there is.
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Old Jan 27, 2009, 07:52 AM
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NSP has the Dragonfly. Soaring USA has the Dragonfly Strong. Is there any difference? Don.
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Old Jan 27, 2009, 08:22 AM
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Yes, The "Strong" is stronger and has a different airfoil (MH-32 instead of SD7037), planform, and fuselage. There's more room in the Strong's fuselage and certainly enough for tow release, etc. It's a better model from what I've seen. There was a Dragonfly at Houston. I saw it fly several times. He had to be pretty careful on the winch. I should have been more careful with mine. It's advertised to take full pedal and F3J launches, but my left wing failed when I encountered a thermal on launch.

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i have the trusty hitec 7 but the battery dies so fast
I have the same problem.
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Old Jan 27, 2009, 08:30 AM
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Ok, thanks Jack. The Strong is what I want. From what I can see, they are about the same price.Don.
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Old Jan 27, 2009, 08:56 AM
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Yes, The "Strong" is stronger and has a different airfoil (MH-32 instead of SD7037), planform, and fuselage. There's more room in the Strong's fuselage and certainly enough for tow release, etc. It's a better model from what I've seen. There was a Dragonfly at Houston. I saw it fly several times. He had to be pretty careful on the winch. I should have been more careful with mine. It's advertised to take full pedal and F3J launches, but my left wing failed when I encountered a thermal on launch.

Jack
Jack, I thought you had the Strong version.


From what I have read on the forums, the Dragonfly is more popular as an electric.

The Strong version seems to be more for the pure glider/winch pilots.

Just my impression of forum chatter.
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