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Old Jun 24, 2009, 02:40 PM
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I'm the same way about hats ;o)

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Old Jun 24, 2009, 05:37 PM
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Don't know if this has been covered or not, but I noticed the little staples on the control rod tubes pulled out of the foam. To fix I threaded some kevlar on to a needle and made a couple of loops from side to side to hold both tubes in their place. A drop of CA and good to go.

The only other "mod" I am thinking of is getting one of those Zero-Gravity chairs (multi position recliner).

RonJ

A dab of Gorilla glue over the staples and around the cable sheath to the foam will hold the cable in place forever. Be sure to moisten w/H2O and let the Gorilla glue expand outward.

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Old Jun 24, 2009, 10:08 PM
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Anyone Painting?

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We have 4 or five Radians at my field. I used a wide permanent marker to draw 6 inch angled bars on the bottom of each wing so I can easily identify my bird at altitude. Having more than one Radian in the air with the stock marking can lead to a real mess.

Happy flying and make sure you are actually flying your bird!!
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Hi Dave, just got one today and was wondering if any of your group has tried paint? What kind of spray paint from a can would be compatible? Hope someone has a answer before i spray krylon or something that might eat the foam...pat
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Old Jun 24, 2009, 10:58 PM
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Hope someone has a answer before i spray krylon or something that might eat the foam...pat

Any old rattle can will do .... I think I used Krylon fusion, nobody has had an issue that I'm aware of...
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Old Jun 24, 2009, 11:11 PM
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Got a 62 minute flight tonight with no thermals. Longest flight I've ever had. What a great plane.
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Old Jun 25, 2009, 12:49 AM
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I used Krylon "H2O" water-based rattle can paint.
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Old Jun 25, 2009, 01:45 AM
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Got a 62 minute flight tonight with no thermals. Longest flight I've ever had. What a great plane.
Guess maybe there was something going on
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Old Jun 25, 2009, 08:59 AM
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Paint

Thanks guys for the reply, will get out the paint cans and give the bottom wing a shot....pat
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Old Jun 25, 2009, 11:59 AM
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Maybe so. It was between 8 and 9 o'clock and very hot.
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Old Jun 25, 2009, 12:33 PM
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QR just a comment if you are using LEDs for visual orientation it is likely that you will need multiple Lights for you to truly determine attitude of the aircraft. I would not use them as anything but an aid. If you are depending on them and they malfunction the model will be lost. Larry
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Old Jun 26, 2009, 05:33 PM
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Hi Dave, just got one today ...
Hey Pat!

Got a PNP, I assume. Gonna maiden it Saturday morning? I'll be there if it's not raining...

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Old Jun 27, 2009, 02:01 AM
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Hi, Alpinex. Welcome to the Radian cult.

Ailerons????? Why? Here comes my two cents..........

I tried two more flights this afternoon with my new RTF Radian. I think I was too hasty in thinking it needed ailerons. As I learn more about this plane I'm quickly learning that performance depends heavily on environmental conditions, pilot skill, and a sort of intuitive zen of both.

This time I made sure d/r was on high and it seemed to be more to my liking. The late afternoon at my usual flying spot had plenty of lift and I almost found myself being able to hand launch with very little need for the motor.

Very interesting and fun plane... can't wait for the next opportunity to fly.
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Old Jun 27, 2009, 04:06 AM
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I tried two more flights this afternoon with my new RTF Radian. I think I was too hasty in thinking it needed ailerons. As I learn more about this plane I'm quickly learning that performance depends heavily on environmental conditions, pilot skill, and a sort of intuitive zen of both.

This time I made sure d/r was on high and it seemed to be more to my liking. The late afternoon at my usual flying spot had plenty of lift and I almost found myself being able to hand launch with very little need for the motor.

Very interesting and fun plane... can't wait for the next opportunity to fly.
Oh no, another power pilot hooked on gliders. Careful, this is addictive.
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Old Jun 27, 2009, 10:18 AM
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Anyone have a rule of thumb when it comes to number and durations of climbs before the possibility of over discharging the LiPo begins to get near?

Thanks!

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Old Jun 27, 2009, 10:26 AM
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Anyone have a rule of thumb when it comes to number and durations of climbs before the possibility of over discharging the LiPo begins to get near?

Thanks!

Coop

No real scientific data can be produced on this subject because of all the variables involved. Yesterday I launched and landed six times, floated around the sky w/out power after the climb. I use a 2150mAh batt pak that was charged to 12.60 volts. After the session I hooked it up to the charger and the read-out was 11.58 volts. I still had plenty of juice left for more flights.

Hope this helps some.

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