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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:23 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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I'll be doing those mods, one bit at a time. I juuuuust got it, so I'll be taking my time tweaking.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 11:14 PM
Thermal Naked!
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If I could do it all over again, I would probably only strengthen the rear fuse. I enjoyed the way it flew before and I think I've been putting off the test flight in the fear that it'll now be some kind of hot rod.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 11:16 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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Here we go. Finally. Latest and greatest from this afternoon. I moved the CG forward a smidgen, and it really seemed to help. Now it's all just me goofing off. yes, even the stalls are deliberate, just.... because. There wasn't any good lift, and a bit too much wind, so I just had some fun. The funky whining hum is the rubber band that's holding on the camera vibrating.

Radian goofing off over Baylands park (15 min 3 sec)
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:02 AM
ahh crap! crunch..
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If I could do it all over again, I would probably only strengthen the rear fuse. I enjoyed the way it flew before and I think I've been putting off the test flight in the fear that it'll now be some kind of hot rod.
Hot rod, hotliner, hotliner! Danger Will Robinson DANGER!
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:19 AM
ein flugel schplinterizer
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Hot rod, hotliner, hotliner! Danger Will Robinson DANGER!
I say whack about a foot off of each wing on the Radian and put a real motor in it. Maybe go to 8 cells too.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:29 AM
ahh crap! crunch..
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Yeeeaaah, that'd have it doing knife edge low passes, just as nature intended.

I went a 3 cell 2200mA pack, no good for anything but flat out hedge trimming. Or the neighbors irrepressible big loud dog!

With this thing, big preoplellor on the front, I can change my life! yeah!!
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:49 AM
ahh crap! crunch..
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Katie please know we are not directing our humor at you, it is self generated hubris et al.

I loved your vids! Liked the last three minutes on the last one, all I could say is that you are maybe pinching a little? I don't know,. impossible to diagnosed without being there, so won't try, I am that smart at least, not smart, but smart enough


Never mind us please, we are a motley bunch. Have a heart.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 10:05 AM
Hot Dawg Glider Pilot
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Uh... never mind ....
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 10:45 AM
ahh crap! crunch..
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Yes ok, Old basterds are gold barsterds too JW.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 01:11 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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No worries.

Steve, I am frequently guilty of pinching, both in the air and on the water.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 08:05 PM
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Wait, wait, isn't this the woody thread????

Never mind, I've got a flying beer cooler too, and yeah, it does get more air time than the woodies.

Fun though, we've got about 4 of these out regularly. We do a 30 second countdown, launch with CAM units set at 100m, fly for 5', then land on a spot. It's landing on the spot that kills me. Sometimes you need to tie a string on it to get it down, and then when you do it's going too fast and bounces into the next county

Dave
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 08:14 PM
ein flugel schplinterizer
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Wait, wait, isn't this the woody thread????

Never mind, I've got a flying beer cooler too, and yeah, it does get more air time than the woodies.

Fun though, we've got about 4 of these out regularly. We do a 30 second countdown, launch with CAM units set at 100m, fly for 5', then land on a spot. It's landing on the spot that kills me. Sometimes you need to tie a string on it to get it down, and then when you do it's going too fast and bounces into the next county

Dave

Holy crap David! You even put your email address on your gliders? I put Hoss's name and address on mine in case it goes through a car windshield or kills someone's poodle.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 08:30 PM
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Good thinkin' Sean, send me Hoss's and I'll use it instead
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 08:41 PM
ein flugel schplinterizer
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Better yet, I'll send you Jeff's. He'll be the hardest to track down.

Even better, let's go with Steve's. That way Interpol will have to get involved and that'll muddy up the investigation.

Edit: BTW David, the foamie resurrection looks great.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 11:01 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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I like what you did to the fuse and V stab.


What's wrong with putting on an e-mails address? I did on mine. it's all e-mail around here.
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