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Old Jun 12, 2007, 06:07 PM
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What is this place called? Is that the Trump GC below? Do you guys really fly here or is it a pose for the photo?
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 06:45 PM
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Yes John, it really is my home slope, a mix of coastal air and inland-ish thermals.
Lift is rarely what I now consider "GOOD", although on a good day, it's usually fun to fly there.

It overlooks The Donald's Golf Course.

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Old Jun 12, 2007, 07:47 PM
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Heres my latest little baby ....Furio V .....thanks to Knewt for the most excellent photo
Love that plane...
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 01:12 PM
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My new Toy!

I have wanted one of these since VR 2004. I LOVE T tails! Delivered today with Mike Smith's 3rd Altus for the F3B WC.

Empty weight is 52.5oz.
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 01:31 PM
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saaaaawhheeeeeeetttttt!

53oz, incredible...
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 03:01 PM
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These Germans (especially the ones called Dieter)... from the photos it looks like you can have either down-elevator or rudder but not both at the same time...

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Old Jun 15, 2007, 03:31 PM
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I'm not so sure...

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These Germans (espially the ones called Dieter)... from the photos it looks like you can have either down-elevator or rudder but not both at the same time...

Dieter Mahlein, ShredAir
Looks like the third photo in the top row has the elevator in full down (see the gap at the front), looks like the rudder clears I think...
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 03:52 PM
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Judging by the yellow triangle painted onto the front of the fin below the stab, the elevator is in neutral position in the third photo...

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Old Jun 15, 2007, 04:55 PM
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If you have not actually seen the Altus (or T-Warp) stab interface in person, the pictures may be difficult to understand.

The stab has a "tab" that inserts into the top of the fin. The tab is somewhat elaborate in that it has the connection for the control linkage as well as the pivot point AND a hinged portion in the back that bridges the gap between the rudder and the stab. This hinged portion slides inside the top of the rudder and is allowed to flex side to side with the rudder movement. The system is designed to be compliant enough to allow the side to side movement of the rudder along with the up and down movement of the stab.

So no worries - you can get rudder movement along with up and down elevator. It works quite well. Dieter Perlick was quite clever in coming up with this design.

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Old Jun 15, 2007, 05:16 PM
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Like Tom said, the stab has a portion that slides into the top of the rudder and is hinged, when the rudder moves so does this section, It keeps the gaps clean at all stab angles and rudder deflection! Very neat!
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 05:23 PM
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Dieter Perlick was quite clever in coming up with this design.
I know, I was just ribbin' and making fun of that "Dieter" name... And I too love T-tails!

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Old Jun 15, 2007, 05:24 PM
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These are really awesome. I want one bad.
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 06:12 PM
or F, J, K, or even TD
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Oh yeah....!!!

Can't wait to get hold of #3. Hope #1, and #2 don't get their feelings hurt if I fly the new one as my primary. See you Sunday Tom.
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 06:32 PM
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Mike, What are some of the differences between the ones that you have, and the new Altus?

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Old Jun 15, 2007, 07:40 PM
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Mike's new one is a two piece wing. The originals were a one piece wing design that Dieter sawed in half and added a joiner box so that it could be shipped. The new one has a new fuselage designed for a two piece wing. I think this might have added an inch or two to the total span.

BTW, congrats on joining RCGroups Mike
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