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Old Jun 13, 2010, 09:58 AM
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Who-Ya!

Thats a beauty, I take it its not yet been maidened?

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Old Jun 13, 2010, 10:22 AM
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Who-Ya!

Thats a beauty, I take it its not yet been maidened?

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Not yet, still have about 15 hours of sanding, painting and several square feet of monokote to apply

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Old Jun 13, 2010, 12:36 PM
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Is everyones name in this thread either Joe or Steve? Glad you enjoed the pics Joe... Nice lookin 150'' Joe... Good mournin Steve
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 08:11 PM
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I got it balanced Ihavawdy, it took about a ton to bring it in.

Note to self; lengthen nose when lengthening the tail.

There is about a 1\4 thick layer of lead shot under the battery pack also......sheesh
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 10:21 PM
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It's ballanced = it WILL fly. Had the O 3 in 27 to 29 mph winds over the weekend ballasted at 120 oz and it did this to my face Enjoy that beauty...
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Old Jun 14, 2010, 11:05 PM
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Hey Steve ...er, um... atmosteve: another week and the days will start gettin longer for you, eh mate? Awww man, that means they'll start gettin shorter for us Someone slow this merry-go-round down, it goes too fast. flew tonight till 9:45 pm very Hope all is well down under...
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Old Jun 15, 2010, 06:53 AM
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Its only cold and wet here...

IHAVA, thats some wind! it'd take a proper sloping O3 like yours to enjoy that healthy blow, my thermalling O3 would be struggling gaining headway in wind above 25 knots, it'll do 20 knots ok.

Joe, just saw Joe's Mega OlyIII, thats something else man, I should have known! - wonder how it will stack up against the Grand Esprits for windy days. S3014 foil?
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Old Jun 15, 2010, 06:55 AM
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Blown away by all the pics!

Missing building already.
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Old Jun 15, 2010, 07:50 AM
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Joe, just saw Joe's Mega OlyIII, thats something else man, I should have known! - wonder how it will stack up against the Grand Esprits for windy days. S3014 foil?
I am calling it the Super O, there is no intended affiliation to the Skybench line. The S3014 is what Skybench uses on the IIs and III. I have a secret airfoil on mine
If I used the marbles in my head I would have used it though, the S3014 proves it's greatness on my Osprey and Falcon 880 on a regular basis.
I have not finished the covering yet, still need to sand the control surfaces to shape and cover. The fuselage needs to be shaped and painted.
In other words I let the cat out of the bag a little early. I do need to get it done and fly it to decide if I will use this monokote/balsa overcast or one of the other monokote/balsa overcast I have for RES at the NATs.

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Old Jun 15, 2010, 01:17 PM
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Its only cold and wet here...

IHAVA, thats some wind! it'd take a proper sloping O3 like yours to enjoy that healthy blow, my thermalling O3 would be struggling gaining headway in wind above 25 knots, it'll do 20 knots ok.
I'm so impressed with the S3014 in the wind. Such a pleasure to fly ballasted, and the large flaps make high wind landing so tame. Slows way down on final approach with zero tipstall...
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Old Jun 15, 2010, 04:19 PM
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Great looking Olly Joe. It makes me wanna build a monster Sagitta. Thou I may try a different airfoil than the Eppler 205. I already have more than enuff balsa. I just happened to be around when Hobbyland was closing their doors. I was stocking up on a few sizes that were needed when Wendy said "Why don't you just buy the whole lot?", so I did. She made me an amazing deal. I only wish I had room in the house for it all. I guess I better get busy making gliders out out of this stuff or just one really BIG one.
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Old Jun 15, 2010, 09:51 PM
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I already have more than enuff balsa.Steve
Thanks Steve, You have seen some of my collection of big sailplanes and know that I like the big ones.
I know where to get a piece or two of wood now

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Old Jun 15, 2010, 11:49 PM
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Haven't been on in a couple of days. Just getting caught up and saw Thermaler's 150" Oly (III? I notice the shoulder-mount wings).

That is nice. Color me impressed.

Nightowl (who is not named Joe or Steve)
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 04:21 AM
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I know where to get a piece or two of wood now

Joe
Help yourself man, I think it may be awhile before I'm generating balsa dust. You know some of my build schedule and it don't include alot of balsa (note big pile of Hiload 60 in photo). Well, I do wanna get on to the Knight Twister at some point.
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 11:45 AM
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Stevon...

My parents are gone and I'm up for adoption... Any man with that much wood could be my dad...
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