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Old Feb 04, 2008, 03:43 PM
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Samotages Big Ceres (3.6m), Bretts Osprey (3.2m) and my Big Bird (2.5m). Sams Big Ceres made my BB look like it was a little 60" job.
Funny enough Brett was able to thow his thing around like a 60"er. That thing can turn so tight. The BB on the other hand feels more like a big carver and doesnt like to be pulled around to hard (though Im still working the CG back each time i fly it).
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Old Feb 05, 2008, 01:56 AM
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Furio

Furio with new repaired wing. Flying weight no ballast 2.58 Kg. Viceless and my fave glider.

http://www.bretamodel.cz/

Chris.
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Old Apr 05, 2008, 10:11 AM
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Great repair job. Great looking plane. Got any more pictures?
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Old Apr 05, 2008, 04:18 PM
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Some current Euro plastic

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Thomas
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Old Apr 05, 2008, 04:34 PM
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Some current Euro plastic

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Thomas
Thomas


Race Machine or RaceM from Espen?
I have a RaceM on order...
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Old Apr 05, 2008, 05:20 PM
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Hi Joao

RaceM or Race Machine doesn't matter they are the same.

Cheers
Thomas
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Old Apr 05, 2008, 05:23 PM
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Hi Joao

RaceM or Race Machine doesn't matter they are the same.

Cheers
Thomas
So, do you like it?
Espen says it is very easy to fly. I saw him fly the X-tail version in Spain and was quite impressed.
But, in Espen Torp's hands, everything flies well...
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Old Apr 05, 2008, 06:08 PM
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Yes I like it, even I can fly it.
Empty it carves nicely, fully ballasted it can be more agile IMO


http://media.rc-network.de/showphoto.php/photo/634
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Thomas
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Old Apr 05, 2008, 06:14 PM
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furio repair

Wingspan: www.seat.lonnie.com.au

There's more info on the repair there. It was far easier to repair than others I've done since it uses balsa in the lay-up. Aircell/ Hexcel requires resin to bind. I'm going to stick with balsa in my models (The Machine) because of that. I crash a lot ;0)

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Old Apr 05, 2008, 06:27 PM
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Yes I like it, even I can fly it.
Empty it carves nicely, fully ballasted it can be more agile IMO


http://media.rc-network.de/showphoto.php/photo/634
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What the heck happened with that landing?
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Old Apr 05, 2008, 06:35 PM
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What the heck happened with that landing
practising F3J dork landings...

more serious: that was the last time I used a PCM Rx where the failsafe kicks in.

Thomas
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Old Apr 06, 2008, 05:04 AM
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The RaceM is probably one of the easiest flying F3F/B machines I`ve ever flown. Too bad they are not easy to get hold of. I waited 2 years for mine before I gave up. (I was number 3 on the list for the X-tail) Now my new Furio 2-piece V-tail is on its way...
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Old Apr 06, 2008, 05:44 AM
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Thanks for the feedback, guys, l'll eventually receive mine... I only waited 9 months for my second Skorpion.

And Thomas, that is the reason why I don't use PCM...
I strongly prefer DSP technology, like MPX IPD or Schulze receivers.
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Old Apr 06, 2008, 06:49 AM
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Speedmaster is correct, I picked up a Race M this winter and it is the nicest ship of B lineage I have flown. I know others have individually better characteristics, but for a B newbie, it is a dream to fly. I will fly it in TD contests this summer just for time on it feeling I am loosing nothing to TD ships.

Marc
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Old Apr 19, 2008, 09:28 AM
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Nan Models F3F model. F3B too??

Looks good to me. Span is 3020mm. Section not known.
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