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Old Feb 04, 2013, 09:14 PM
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Yeah,
Not sure what time though, depends on when my relief gets here in the A.M.
The guy I share my shift with, (Robert) is good about coming in and relieving me early when I work the day shift, usually 2-3 hours, we kind of reciprocate, he doesn't a 7.5 hour drive like I do. He seems pretty sensitive to that and gets me down the road 2-3 hours before my shift ends, pretty nice. The guys on the opposite rotation don't like being here as it is, so they show up late into the evening an aren't so willing to come in early in the A.M. So I'll head out at least by 6. FF
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 02:49 PM
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No!!!! Sisters!!!!!!

Not those 2 sisters!!!!! You 2 sisters! I am surprised you girls didn't get your nylons in a bunch and actually got some planes in the air
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 03:13 PM
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 05:13 PM
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Got home at 12:15. Foot was a bit Heavy this morning. Took a nap, heading to Matthews BB game at churchill.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:51 PM
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One of my favorite slope soaring gliders is the Art Hobby Hyper 1.5M. As you can see by the attached pictures I've flown it hard and put it to bed wet way too many times. I've broken the fuse off (literally) at least three times, and broke the tail boom off at least once (maybe twice). I've repaired them every time, (as you can see...not very pretty repair), and kept on flying. I've been wanting to replace the entire fuse, tail boom, and tail feathers for a couple years now, and finally got enough $$$ to do so. I contacted Andre` at Art Hobby and the new parts are on the way. I'm thinking the "new look" will be considerably different than the old. Stay tuned
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 01:38 PM
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Got home at 12:15. Foot was a bit Heavy this morning. Took a nap, heading to Matthews BB game at churchill.
Hey Tracy,
and TIO, PMT, Curtis and everyone else

Just a quick note, I got to messing around with the Monkey, simply because I wanted to change it's flight characteristics. As you know it was a bit sensitive on the control input.

I dialed down the ailerons and took the snap flap out and didn't change the throw on the elevator. I think I took half of the throw out of the ailerons Then this last Saturday, Rod and I flew a hill South of us here in where EPP is definately the prefered material of glider to fly there. Winds were 15-20 and lift was average I would say. The changes sure made a difference, now when I launch it resembles a normal launch, stead of squirrel chasing rabbit on a roller coaster, LOL! I still think it could use another 1/4 oz of nose weight, as it just doesn't want to pull out of a dive. But overall a much better and easier plane to fly

Hope to see you all soon on a slope,
Chip
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:34 PM
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One of my favorite slope soaring gliders is the Art Hobby Hyper 1.5M. As you can see by the attached pictures I've flown it hard and put it to bed wet way too many times. I've broken the fuse off (literally) at least three times, and broke the tail boom off at least once (maybe twice). I've repaired them every time, (as you can see...not very pretty repair), and kept on flying. I've been wanting to replace the entire fuse, tail boom, and tail feathers for a couple years now, and finally got enough $$$ to do so. I contacted Andre` at Art Hobby and the new parts are on the way. I'm thinking the "new look" will be considerably different than the old. Stay tuned
Blessings,
Arlen
Hey Arlen,

When you get the new fuse for Hyper, you might want to run some carbon tow or an extra layer of glass inside the fuse, that would sure help keep that fuse in nice shape. I have heard that those fuses are a bit on the thin side. Plus you can trade up for extra strength versus nose weight, that is always a good thing

Hope to see it in the air soon!
Chip
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 04:53 PM
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Well my Weasel flew very pitchey to say the least...LOL I'm going to move the balance point forward a bit. I may have too much throw in the elevator...not sure. Here's a video I took, hard to see much though.


GOPR0013 (2 min 24 sec)
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 04:16 PM
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Curtis,
I'm sure you've "inspected" the Art Hobby planes and know their small and fragile
fuse structure. I have a brand new fuse and tailboom coming. As you've probably
read, Chip made a couple suggestions for beefing up the fuse a bit. Do you have
any other suggestions for me when I assemble my new components? Any other
suggestions you might have would be welcomed.
Blessings,
Arlen
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 04:55 PM
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Hi Arlen,

I'm new to the MT sloper forum, but I have a suggestion for you to beef up the fuse...have you ever tried a carbon fiber sleeve?
I've used Soller composite's CF sleeve and special heat-shrink tubing before with great success. You might want to look into it. Really easy to do.

Good luck!
Jim
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:20 PM
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Arlen,
Check out my DVD movie for the carbon sock/sleeve. This may be overkill for your model, it all depends on what your final flying goal is for it and what weight gain you are willing to accept.

Chips idea is a good one too.

Curtis
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 01:34 AM
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Well my Weasel flew very pitchey to say the least...LOL I'm going to move the balance point forward a bit. I may have too much throw in the elevator...not sure. Here's a video I took, hard to see much though.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxZoOlG9WTw
Hey you need one of these, LOL! It's not so pitch sensitive

3,8 M Giga Wiesel sloping. (2 min 5 sec)
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 01:36 AM
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Hi Arlen,

I'm new to the MT sloper forum, but I have a suggestion for you to beef up the fuse...have you ever tried a carbon fiber sleeve?
I've used Soller composite's CF sleeve and special heat-shrink tubing before with great success. You might want to look into it. Really easy to do.

Good luck!
Jim
Hey Jim,

Have you found a good place to fly over there in Anaconda? I still need to get over there, visit dad and go flying with you.

Take care,
Chip
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 08:02 AM
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Hey you need one of these, LOL! It's not so pitch sensitive
I saw that the other day, it's maiden video was put up the same day we flew. Awesome.

After doing some checking I had about double the throw they are using in the elevator..oops ...
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