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Old Mar 05, 2011, 03:27 AM
The wheels touch down FIRST??
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Why cant they just do a sonic boom alredy! If a hornet can do mach 3, I wanna see it! They dont even get out of first gear.

Bj- I think the stuff I got is flat and comes rolled up. The middys stuff does work But I did see there is rough inside and smooth inside stuff. I used the smooth.

Swoop, I like the idea of passing a rag through. easier than trying to turn it inside out,
Man...wouldn't that be something else? That ba-BOOM must be awesomeness in the making.

And yep - I've put that one on my 'tecnique' list too...

Pass a rag with some silicone/WD40 through the inside of the tube first. Kinda like a rifle pull-though.

Like that idea

BJ

PS - Swoop - bottom of the wing is taped. Came up well. Will install the servos and control surfaces tomorrow. Got some Eneloops that I'll make up into a pack as well - should give me 2000mAh instead of 1500mAh without much weight penatly (and it's up in the nose, anyways).

Itchin to finish it and get out amongst the seagulls
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 04:00 AM
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We are heading out to rabbit tomorrow as the wind is looking pretty good for the east side.

Shane
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 05:20 AM
C'mon more Energy
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Mmm. Tempting Shane. I havnt been out for a while.
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 06:56 AM
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We are heading out to rabbit tomorrow as the wind is looking pretty good for the east side.

Shane
Not as good as the West side though
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 07:05 AM
The wheels touch down FIRST??
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Booyakasha...

West-side rules, init?

BJ
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 06:31 PM
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Joel, got time for a hit and run on mt Terrible Mon morning? I can drop the kids at school and head straight down, meet you there. N forecast.
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Old Mar 06, 2011, 05:07 PM
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Tornado in Pupping (4 min 16 sec)
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Old Mar 06, 2011, 05:15 PM
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That is surreal. Reminds me of a Japanese anime ghost!
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Old Mar 06, 2011, 05:35 PM
C'mon more Energy
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Wow.
Cool vid.
Would have been sweet to throw a Alula into it and try to get up while dodging the netting.
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Old Mar 06, 2011, 05:43 PM
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Get it wrong and you would have a very nicely gift wrapped Alula.
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Old Mar 06, 2011, 06:29 PM
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that'll be where the lift is then

cool vid!
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Old Mar 07, 2011, 01:25 AM
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Great video Gizzo! That is a thermal!!! I'm with Mick, chuck a plane in and try to core it. You could see the strong sink right next to it when that big piece of plastic came down.

That farmer would have been pissed off!

Eric
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Old Mar 07, 2011, 05:23 AM
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Awsome gizzo , that is a perfect time when you need a smoke bomb, or a smoke flare , the white hats should allow them a TD comps...
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Old Mar 07, 2011, 09:57 PM
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Hi there, I'm moving back to Brisbane at the end of the month. Can anyone recommend any good sloping sites around the metropolitan area? I will be going Caloundra reasonably regularly to visit the parents. I've seen gliders flying off the headlands there. Thanks.
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Old Mar 07, 2011, 10:09 PM
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Hi there, I'm moving back to Brisbane at the end of the month. Can anyone recommend any good sloping sites around the metropolitan area? I will be going Caloundra reasonably regularly to visit the parents. I've seen gliders flying off the headlands there. Thanks.
Hey Roo2. The north facing headland near Moffat Beach is possibly the best slope in the Caloundra area. Only works in a northerly but strong smooth lift when it works. There is an east facing slope just round the corner from here but I haven't tried it myself, looks pretty dicey.

10 or 15mins north of Caloundra you'll find Point Cartwright. A really nice slope for SE winds.

Bewteen these two sites is Alexandra Headland. It works in a NE, a good site too but not as good as the others I've mentioned.

Closer to Brisbane is Shorncliffe, works in NE-SE (I think, I haven't flown there for a bit now). It's about the only site close to Brisbane that I know of.

Other than that there are a few sites around Maleny and Mt Mee but they're mostly private land so you need permission to fly from most of them.

There's a much more complete list of SE QLD slopes here:
http://www.windsock.net.au/index.php...id=6&Itemid=21

Sean.
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