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Old May 28, 2010, 06:42 AM
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Ok. Thanks, Richard.
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Old May 29, 2010, 04:39 PM
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Just ordered mine just in time for summer (looks like Andy and Richard beat me to it )

PS Mr Boyd are you playing out this December with Donatas ??. I'll buy the beers if you can make it through passport control !!
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Old May 29, 2010, 04:51 PM
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Don't worry, MrFlash; yours is bound to beat mine to it getting into the air
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Old May 29, 2010, 05:51 PM
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lol...nah its going to be a few weeks off yet (although Ive got a few add -on ideas to make it a bit special )
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Old May 30, 2010, 04:23 AM
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Mr.Flash !!!!! great man your making a trip to Lithuania !
I have not been doing much flying indoor but hope to visit the King in LT for lots of fun.
You will have a blast with your new Fox.
I bought a few more of these gliders as I really love the bounce they make after some crazy manouvers !

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Old May 30, 2010, 04:50 AM
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Mr.Flash !!!!! great man your making a trip to Lithuania !
I have not been doing much flying indoor but hope to visit the King in LT for lots of fun.
You will have a blast with your new Fox.
I bought a few more of these gliders as I really love the bounce they make after some crazy manouvers !

Richard
Lithuania ??? I meant Bradford ...lol . If you see him first, pass on our regards from the fellas across the pond

Havnt done much indoor myself either mate, gotta make the most of the sunshine for a change.

Just thought I'd checkout the Fox after getting the Windrider BD-5 (great little kit ..nice and quick with a big EDF strapped inside
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1325

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Hopefully get some nice pics uploaded of this one when its done
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Old May 31, 2010, 05:06 PM
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Flash I am planning a trip to visit you all this year !!! fingers crossed
Start saving your pennies for the beers

Today I was up on the mountain with my wee Foxy baby, what fun in 25mph winds.

She is home in one piece

Windrider FOX EPP glider (3 min 37 sec)


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Old May 31, 2010, 05:33 PM
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Crikey matey ..never seen knife edge sloping before

What servos are you using ??? ...they looked to have bags of power...no problem with blowback in the wind ??

PS Yep , promise Ill get a you a beer if you make it over..Ill just make sure to delete this post towards the end of the year ...no evidence muahahahaha
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Old May 31, 2010, 05:47 PM
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no problem with blowback in the wind ??
Well, there wasn't a whole lot of "blowing forward" going on there!
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Old May 31, 2010, 05:54 PM
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well, there wasn't a whole lot of "blowing forward" going on there:d!
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Old May 31, 2010, 06:05 PM
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Nice Richard!

We call that hoverbatics!

It looked like a fun condition to practice lots of rolls, point rolls and tick-tocks.... flying backwards if you had spoilers/flaps.

I flew a friends Windrider Fox this past Saturday in lighter lift. I was impressed how well it flew... very stable flight, nice inside loops and inverted flight. The rolls seemed slower than yours. Outside loops were difficult to do. It did not have a working rudder... which I think would have added to the fun.
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Old Jun 01, 2010, 02:54 AM
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Crikey matey ..never seen knife edge sloping before

What servos are you using ??? ...they looked to have bags of power...no problem with blowback in the wind ??
Hi Mr.Flash I am using a standard Spektrum DS 821 on the elevator, hitec 55 on rudder and 2x test sample 12g servos from expressfly for the ailerons. I used these also in my rc-factory Flash and Yak planes and they are superb. Hopefully they will be instock soon and the price is low low !
I used a flighttech eon RX 1600 lipo and a 6amp regulator.
No carbon !!!! just 50mm reinforcing/cross weave tape on wings and elevator.
I read alot about CG and I fly mine at 2" back from the leading edge as per Mings instructions.

Richard
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Old Jun 01, 2010, 07:09 AM
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Cheers Richard,

I'm having a nosey in my goody box to see what Ive got. Glad to see Expressfly up and running again...u keeping the "test" servos under wraps then .

Were do you run the wing tape? directly under the spar-line ??
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Old Jun 01, 2010, 07:16 AM
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Richard's taping technique...

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Hi Andy, I mounted the servos into the wing ( I cut holes to leave the servos flush), then applied the tape to the length of each half of the wing, bottom side first. I trimmed the tape around the edges and freed up the ailerons ( starting from the rear aileron and working forward towards the leading edge)
I flipped over the wing to the top side and started from the aileron again.
I folded over the tape on the leading edge and wing tips.
Make sure your ailerons are working freely !!!!!!!!

Richard
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Hi Andy,
I started from the aileron trailing edge and worked forward
making 10mm overlap on each strip of tape.

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Old Jun 01, 2010, 09:46 AM
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I think I've asked this before, but maybe there'll be some new answers (e.g. from Richard and MrFlash);

What glues did you use, and on what parts?

My build will now be delayed a bit longer while I repair my new Catalina (sob).
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