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Old Apr 01, 2009, 12:00 PM
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Old Apr 01, 2009, 01:27 PM
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Nice Job! How does it fly?
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Old Apr 01, 2009, 01:36 PM
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Just had 1 flight with bad weather, but it was good
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Old Apr 01, 2009, 02:51 PM
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Very pretty Rainer!

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Old Apr 08, 2009, 03:53 AM
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Impressive! Keep us posted. Mine just needs the wing covered. Got some good advise in a previous post. Thankyou.
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Old Apr 08, 2009, 01:25 PM
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Here are some flight-pictures.
I'm really satisfied
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Old Apr 08, 2009, 02:59 PM
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Drool.

How does it fly? Is it more of a gentle soared or a fast sporty plane?

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Old Apr 08, 2009, 03:05 PM
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Hope I can do a video soon.
It's not as fast as i thought after i saw the video from the manufacturer...
It just flies as it should
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Old Apr 12, 2009, 12:24 AM
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Getting closer now

Update on progress. Finished covering it today with translucent Pro Film. A little tricky but end results good. Just needs control surfaces connected and some props.
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Old Apr 12, 2009, 08:06 PM
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Looks great Eeleyeagle!
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Old Apr 19, 2009, 03:01 AM
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Props

Have done some test with an Amp meter to match some props. Have settled on 6x4E props which draw 9.6 amps. Just a bit of radio programming to sort out before the maiden.
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Old Apr 25, 2009, 01:53 AM
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V-tail programming problem sorted. Just needs balancing now. Soon, very soon !!!!!
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Old May 16, 2009, 10:53 AM
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Successful Maiden!

Well the forcast was 20-35 and storms, great day for a maiden!

My son and I went out early before the wind picked up, I added a few clicks of up trim to help out with the launch, gave it 3/4 throttle and gave it a light toss. It flew right out in a gentile climb! I slowed it down and flew some figure eights, added a few clicks of right aileron trim and a few clicks of down trim. Flying just fine! The wind started picking up as the storm was getting close, so I did a few more agressive turns, split s, immelmans, a high speed pass, a low speed pass. It handles pretty well! It was definatly getting gusty so I brought it in about 1 foot off the ground and let it loose speed, it really slowed way down compared to what I was expecting and I finally flaired the landing and it came to a graceful stop on it's belly as planned. Totally uneventful! Perfect!

I'm proped with 9x4.7sf props on the 1000kv motors. turned out to be about 250 watts. This combination sure sounded busy so I'm going to try some 8x6sf props next and try to get it out when the weather isn't so iffy.

Well, I was worried about how it would fly and I'm pleased to say my worries are totally unfounded. It's quite docile. Take offs and landings were a breeze!

Now it's time to start the detail work. I like to get unknown planes up in the air and flying before I detail them.
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Old May 16, 2009, 12:54 PM
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I must compliment you guys on some great looking models - shades of the movie "War Games"?
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Old May 16, 2009, 08:45 PM
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This thread is really tempting me to build this kit, but I'm mostly an ARF guy. I like the Marston Fish too, but the Pterodactyl is even cooler.

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