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Old Apr 20, 2008, 12:12 AM
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Club Chrysalis - group build

There has been some discussion about doing a group build of the DJ Aerotech Chrysalis here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848878

Link to manufacturers site http://www.djaerotech.com/dj_product/chrysalis2m-e.html

Don and Joe have very generously offered a discount to RCG members who want to participate in the build. The special price is $70 plus postage for the full kit, with a similar percentage discount for separate fuse/wing/three piece options. I don't know how long this offer is good for but I'd suggest if you do want to participate jump in now!

In all fairness to DJA....if kit purchasers really had no intention of participating in the group build....we would ask that they please reconsider asking for the group build discount.

On the other hand...if you want to share your questions/answers, and banter with the others in this build thread....then DJA has offered to give you a little something off the top when ordered directly from them, and referencing the RCG group build/Your Screename.

Personally, I'm really looking forward to this build. The Chrysalis is a great flier, with a lot of thought put into the design. It's not a complex build, so if you haven't built from kit before, this would be a good place to start. I'm sure Don Stackhouse will be dropping in from time to time to help out with any technical queries.

Nick
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Old Apr 20, 2008, 12:15 AM
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I thought I'd reserve this post for pics of members finished planes. It'll stop people having to sift though the thread for pictures and specs

Nick

6 Oct added jollyroger's bird. That's three with V tails and one proper one. Where are the rest?
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Old Apr 20, 2008, 06:45 AM
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... I'm sure Don Stackhouse will be dropping in from time to time to help out with any technical queries.

Nick
Both Joe and I will be following this thread closely. Good luck, everyone, and please don't hesitate to ask if you have questions. Remember, the only "dumb" question is the one you should have asked, but didn't!

Don
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Old Apr 20, 2008, 07:26 AM
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Nick, Don And all can,t wait to start this one.Don could you pm the price with shipping to schenectady ny to me for the 3 piece wing version? Ill be sending a money order as I don't want the warden to see this on the c/c or bank statement.I dont know what motor ill be using yet so just pick an F1 at random. Thanks rabid.
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Old Apr 20, 2008, 07:49 AM
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I agree with Nick. Let's try and keep this thread for finished photos of planes, and use the other sight for the build stuff.

Bob in Seattle
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Old Apr 20, 2008, 08:38 AM
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Nick
Along with that idea. I would to ask all the others that post their pictures to give us a little more information on the equipment that they use. The usual stuff radio, prop, motor, servos, battery, esc and such. It will show a wide variety in the stuff we use, and to give others ideas of what they can use with the known results.
Lyle
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Old Apr 20, 2008, 04:31 PM
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This is so cool, I am just a lurker for now.
Till;
A. I finish my e-powered gentle lady build (getting closer)
B. Finish a slope combat wing
C. get some cash rounded up.
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Old Apr 20, 2008, 05:57 PM
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I've been building my Chrysalis E on and off for awhile now, and want to finish it mid May.

I hope you guys don't buy all the kits, I plan on getting another one with my tax rebate.
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Old Apr 20, 2008, 06:05 PM
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I'm going to use an Aveox 27/13/4 with a Promax 4.4:1 gearbox, Castle Creations P25, Thunder Power 3 cell 2100 Pro Lite, Berg 7, 2 Hitec S-65's for the V-Tail, and two Blue Arrow 4.3's for the Spoilers.

13/7 Cam Folder.
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Old Apr 20, 2008, 07:22 PM
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Got out for some stick time on my Chrysalis today....

Crummy air....everything headed down. I'd have guessed it'd be better, but if was....I couldn't find it.

Got some pics instead. OK....so my photographer isn't named Liebowitz....
He tried.
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Old Apr 20, 2008, 09:24 PM
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Hi Curt,

Your photographer did a fine job. They are focused and you can see the plane. The guy with your plane is the field manager. Thanks for the cool shots.

Bob in Seattle
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 07:53 AM
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Sure Curt rub it in! This one does not count, other then we have a completed version to look at.

Great pics by the way.
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 12:59 PM
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The Real Thing

Not a Chrysalis....but they used to be!

A couple of butteflies gettin' their groove on in my mulch....
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 01:23 PM
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In case you all don't know the story behind the name, our original kit, back in the early '90's, was our Monarch 1.5 meter RCHLG. Back then, the common thinking was that you could have a hand-launch sailplane that was slick and heavy, could cover lots of ground and penetrate anything, but needed a "Texas brick-lifter" to stay up once you found lift, or you could build a built-up "gas bag" that could float like a dandelion seed, but threw like a wiffle ball and couldn't go anywhere. Our airplane could do both (folks used to joke that "flying a Monarch was cheating") so naming it after a butterfly that floated like the seeds of the milkweed plants it fed on, but migrated 12,000 miles a year from Canada to Mexico and back, made perfect sense.

At that time R/C hand-launch was still in its infancy. "Micro" radio gear like the Hitec/RCD 535 Rx, and micro servos like the Futaba S33 or Hitec HS-80 (today's "standard" sized gear!) had only recently come on the market, and relatively few regular R/C fliers had them. There were folks who wanted to try hand-launch, but were put off by the need to get all-new radio equipment just to try it out. We figured that an RCHLG with enough wing area to fly well with regular size radio gear (which is why it also worked well with micro gear and an electric motor) might help these folks metamorphose into being hand-launch fliers. The name "Chrysalis" was a natural. The color patterns on the prototype HLG Chrysalis mimicked those on a monarch butterfly's chrysalis.

Later we added the 2-meter Chrysalis to help non-flyers and power fliers metamorphose into R/C sailplane fliers, and the theme continued.
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 05:51 PM
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Hi Don,

I seem to remember those Monarch planes. Didn't they have a butterfly pattern on the wings ? Or was that just that some builders that did that ? They sure looked cool.
Thanks for the historical background on the names. It always makes it more interesting if you know some of the history behind the plane. Can't wait to get my 2 kits.

Bob in Seattle
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