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Old Jan 27, 2009, 04:01 PM
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I do believe the first Sloper should be made out of EPP.
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Old Jan 27, 2009, 05:32 PM
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wing shape no big deal? It seems most of the slope planes use a plank wing. It was planning on something like the kfcrossbow, but the pushy cat is already on the build list......
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Old Jan 27, 2009, 05:37 PM
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you would need a stiff breeze for this one.
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Old Jan 27, 2009, 06:21 PM
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It'll fly much better and be more fun under power, imo.
You can find RTF slopers that folks sell in the Sailplanes For Sale/Wanted forum.
You can even put up a wanted ad with what you would like. Someone usually has it for the right price...

...especially to get someone new hooked. Muaaahahahahaha

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Old Jan 27, 2009, 07:11 PM
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Hey, out of curiosity, do you guys think this would make a good slope plane, of course converting it from a pusher..

Fly it on a slope with the motor and then shut the motor off and if it slopes then you'll know how much wind you need. Then slope with the prop off.

Looks like it will do great.
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Old Jan 27, 2009, 07:50 PM
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Ok.
I'll start with something destroyable like the Crossbow, build my Pushy Cat ( dumb name, cool aircraft, european...) like I was planning on (300-350watts for a 25-30 oz plane) and give it a try.
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Old Jan 27, 2009, 11:19 PM
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I would build the pushcat with the motor and get some thing else (moth) for the slope. I can't count the number of times I wish I had a cool E-Plane to fly on the no wind days. Dave's Beach is a real good place to fly e-planes as long as they are not too loud.
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Old Jan 28, 2009, 06:54 AM
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Dave's Beach is a real good place to fly e-planes as long as they are not too loud.
Loud? What loud?

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Old Jan 28, 2009, 09:28 AM
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I'm more of an opportunistic flyer. I've got a handful of spots around Alpine and Lakeside where I can dive into and fly to my hearts content and not bother anyone. All my stuff is electric, so it's all quiet. If I'm driving to the beach, I'm gonna surf . When I build my Sloper, I'll probably fly after surf...
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Old Jan 28, 2009, 09:55 AM
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Checked out your spot yesterday after work. Should work but I would try Blossom first I I were you.
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Old Jan 28, 2009, 12:55 PM
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I ran into a buddy last night at work, who said he had a garage full of gliders. I'm gonna see if he wants to let 1 go cheap. maybe I'll see you guys out there sometime.
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Old Jan 28, 2009, 04:24 PM
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I flew hodges at lunch. Gosh it sure is peaceful and beautiful up there.

Wind was a little weak...but building.
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Old Jan 28, 2009, 05:20 PM
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Mr. Robert,
Where's Dave's Beach?
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Old Jan 28, 2009, 05:40 PM
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Score!!!

I just got accepted to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ.

This is my number one college on my list!
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Gotsa Congrats.
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