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Old Jul 07, 2010, 10:24 AM
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Yes, I did yell; "Pigs In Spaace" Upon launch!!! Whalaire barely moved forward in the strong wind, used alot of down elevator. I also noticed the elevators looked droopy is there anyway to fix that???? Thanks for your comments
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Old Jul 07, 2010, 08:18 PM
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Yes, I did yell; "Pigs In Spaace" Upon launch!!! Whalaire barely moved forward in the strong wind, used alot of down elevator. I also noticed the elevators looked droopy is there anyway to fix that???? Thanks for your comments
Oh that? It's a highly technical detail and way too complicated to explain.......

Almost all of the ones around here show that a little. Like my FB says "Just fly the darn thing!!!!!!!!!!!"

Yeah Ray, my boss has quite a few trophies at his house that were taken using a Pig in Space.
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Old Jul 07, 2010, 10:24 PM
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Droopy elevators? That's bad! No way to fix and it's probably best to give it some unsuspecting, young rookie that won't notice such problems. I know just the guy. Send it to me and I'll make sure he gets it!

Back already Sean? Didn't spend too much time taking in the scenery, did you?
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Old Jul 08, 2010, 06:35 AM
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Jack,

To get back to being serious (often hard for me to do ), when you say droopy are you referring to the elevators appearing to be angled down and not parallel to the ground, or do you have slop in the stab joiner rods?

Hoss, yeah, I flew home(figuratively) last evening.
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Old Jul 08, 2010, 07:10 PM
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I also noticed the elevators looked droopy is there anyway to fix that???? Thanks for your comments
Hey Jack, it's a beautiful plane no doubt. I can see in the photos what you're talking about....just a little warped. If I were you, I'd just take a gun after it and try to true the stab by reshrinking. If that doesn't work, strip the film and iron the hell out it with a clothes iron (no steam) then recover. If it bothers you and doen't feel right, fix it. If it doesn't bother you and feels ok, f it .

Don
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Old Jul 09, 2010, 12:11 PM
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Hey jacktrotter, that SailPig looks almost exactly like mine. I have a white rudder and a black canopy. Built mine in 1987, have another Dreamcatcher kit to build.
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Old Jul 09, 2010, 02:50 PM
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Put a patch on it! ;)

Give Steve Raskin a hug for me, we slept together way back :-).

Gordy
Okay he and his bride stayed at my house in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fellow Simitar enthusiasts.
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Old Jul 09, 2010, 03:39 PM
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Hey!!!!!!! Do we allow Gordy to post here?
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Old Jul 09, 2010, 03:44 PM
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Sure, he has a Merlin, a nice woody!
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Old Jul 09, 2010, 04:40 PM
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ooooh, three's company .
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Old Jul 11, 2010, 08:52 PM
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Hmm, I should have known Steve had 'been around' lol!
He's doing ok, but has seen better days with his health, still flies though come hell or high water! Done ok in pylon last year, and can still swear and curse with the best of us.


The riding is going ok, but I've git a crook achilles tendon, so I'm stuck in the small cattle town of Biggendon for a few days until I can see a doctor, bummer. Its a typical little old quiet country town with two grand old hotels and wide streets, but has no RC club worst luck otherwise I'd be bumming a fly off of someone, as you would.

Cheers gents.
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Old Jul 11, 2010, 08:56 PM
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Just completed an old Sailaire. Maidened on the 4th. Winds were about 20mph at Sunset Beach Ca.
Thats a damn gorgeous looking sailplane!
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 08:11 AM
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Hate to hear of your pains Mr. Mac. Is there a sweet little goth nurse in Biggendon that might apply a bit of theraputic healing?
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 09:32 AM
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I'm too jealous of Steve getting to bum around Oz to comment...
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 12:35 PM
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I think DOn hit the nail on the head. There ain't nuthin wrong with Steve, he's just making up an excuse to hit on nurses.
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