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Old Apr 24, 2007, 09:24 PM
GordySoar@aol.com
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"Its official, My New Supra is the World's Heaviest Carbon Supra Light!"

Hi guys,

I worked hard at it, using extra thick pushrods, lots of carbon dust filled
resin everywhere, and carbon tube pushrod runs from the firewall to the pod
exits.

I kept my Volz Servos as far back as I could to the firewall, same for the
RX and Battery...so that let me fill the nose with lead to get it balanced.

I used JB weld to mount the tow hook and a generous amount.

And of course lots of Volz blue vinyl lettering announcing its power source
:-)

I'm thinking maybe 80?

Lately I've been dinging tip leading edges and might give them a generous
coat of goop so that they bounce off things :-)

So don't even try to match the weight of my Supra's, it will be about as
futile as trying to match the count of pilots I have timed for poorly all over
the world.

Eat your hearts out!

Next project will be the world's only Imperfect Perfect!

Gordy
Still in love with Sharon.



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Old Apr 24, 2007, 10:51 PM
Jim Laurel
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Re: "Its official, My New Supra is the World's Heaviest Carbon Supra Light!"

If you're going to do all that, Gordy, then a Supra makes no sense.
I don't get your point. You might as well have a Perfect, which is
pretty much...a big heavy Supra.

--Jim Laurel


On Apr 24, 2007, at 7:24 PM, GordySoar@aol.com wrote:

> Hi guys,
>
> I worked hard at it, using extra thick pushrods, lots of carbon
> dust filled resin everywhere, and carbon tube pushrod runs from the
> firewall to the pod exits.
>
> I kept my Volz Servos as far back as I could to the firewall, same
> for the RX and Battery...so that let me fill the nose with lead to
> get it balanced.
>
> I used JB weld to mount the tow hook and a generous amount.
>
> And of course lots of Volz blue vinyl lettering announcing its
> power source :-)
>
> I'm thinking maybe 80?
>
> Lately I've been dinging tip leading edges and might give them a
> generous coat of goop so that they bounce off things :-)
>
> So don't even try to match the weight of my Supra's, it will be
> about as futile as trying to match the count of pilots I have timed
> for poorly all over the world.
>
> Eat your hearts out!
>
> Next project will be the world's only Imperfect Perfect!
>
> Gordy
> Still in love with Sharon.
>
>
>
> See what's free at AOL.com.



Old Apr 25, 2007, 09:39 AM
ljolly@aol.com
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Re: "Its official, My New Supra is the World's Heaviest Carbon SupraLight!"

Jim,
The Perfect is much more than a heavy Supra. Philip did a great job of designing the Perfect to perform well in all phases of F3J flight. It launches fast, cruises, hangs well, has excellent manners, and lands great. I have hours and hours on both the molded Supra and the Perfect. I like them both, I find the Supra a little more slippery coming home, but the Perfect which has a bigger stab and wider flaps definitely lands better. Recently I find myself thinking that the Perfect could use a little more tail moment as it gets a little bit loose in tracking as you fly it really slow. Other than that, I find it an exceptionally easy model to fly well. My new Perfect SL looks like it will come in around 67 ounces. The Istanbul group has done comparative tests in dead air and report about a minute more hang with the Perfect than the Supra under these conditions. Best Regards Larry Jolly


-----Original Message-----
From: jplaurel@spectare.com
To: GordySoar@aol.com
Cc: Soaring@airage.com; soaring@louisvillesoaring.org
Sent: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 7:51 PM
Subject: Re: [RCSE] "Its official, My New Supra is the World's Heaviest Carbon Supra Light!"


If you're going to do all that, Gordy, then a Supra makes no sense. I don't get your point. You might as well have a Perfect, which is pretty much...a big heavy Supra.


--Jim Laurel




On Apr 24, 2007, at 7:24 PM, GordySoar@aol.com wrote:


Hi guys,

I worked hard at it, using extra thick pushrods, lots of carbon dust filled resin everywhere, and carbon tube pushrod runs from the firewall to the pod exits.

I kept my Volz Servos as far back as I could to the firewall, same for the RX and Battery...so that let me fill the nose with lead to get it balanced.

I used JB weld to mount the tow hook and a generous amount.

And of course lots of Volz blue vinyl lettering announcing its power source :-)

I'm thinking maybe 80?

Lately I've been dinging tip leading edges and might give them a generous coat of goop so that they bounce off things :-)

So don't even try to match the weight of my Supra's, it will be about as futile as trying to match the count of pilots I have timed for poorly all over the world.

Eat your hearts out!

Next project will be the world's only Imperfect Perfect!

Gordy
Still in love with Sharon.






See what's free at AOL.com.


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