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Old Jun 07, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Leading edge-ron? That's a new one for me. Very interesting!

Do you mean a single servo droops the leading edge at the same time as raising the aileron panel and vice versa? What's the benefit?

Whatever it is, it obviously works beautifully.

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Mr Robert was adopting this technique ...

Ultimate bird type airplane FALCON (2 min 45 sec)
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Old Jun 07, 2012, 10:55 AM
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Thank you very much Robert. Is there a reason why you glued the wings to the fuse as appose to making it detachable? Sorry for the questions. I'm trying move forward with my falcon. I interested in trying something new this go around.

Lastly. Do you have any suggestions based on the pictures I sent you?

Thank you.
I glued the wings together because of the FPV equipment. The receiver and video transmitter are build in the wings. If you want to make the wings come off, you have to use lots of connectors.

About your epp falcon, sure I have received your pictures. Well, I think you have to give it a try. I would start simple with a rudder and ailerons and use a vertical fin in the beginning.
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Old Jun 07, 2012, 11:31 AM
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OK. I will keep it simple. Thank you again.
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Old Jun 07, 2012, 12:06 PM
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Made a start cutting out a new fuselage for my 160% EPP Eagle. Any advice as to changes to make to avoid the tuck problem I have.

Currently the wing and tail are set at the same angle.
Stick with the plans... keep the wings flat with no built-in reflex.
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Old Jun 09, 2012, 01:04 PM
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EPP Peregrine

Been looking back to the very start of this thread.

Very impressed by the EPP Peregrine. Is it still available as a kit?
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Old Jun 09, 2012, 08:09 PM
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Been looking back to the very start of this thread.

Very impressed by the EPP Peregrine. Is it still available as a kit?

We get that question several times a month. The answer is no (although I wish it were yes). It is still one of my favorite designs ever. It is too complex to cut and is not a beginner plane to fly. Strange shaped wings don't fly the same at all speeds.

I learned a lot when we built the Peregrine. Other planes have some inspiration from this design including our Pelican, Albatross and Storm Chaser. We have those planes flying so well that we may try to add feathers to the design to get a bird look on a fantastic flying design.
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 12:18 AM
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If everyone is asking Lee, there is a market for it. Ill say start her up again.
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 02:27 PM
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oh! soooo nice

Well maidened my 56"ish today

Oh!! is this bird easy to fly As i havn't flown for so long i thought that this slow / large bird would be a good starting point (as well as my magnum-reloaded)

Well i wasn't dissapointed she flew great, looked great and gave me so much confidence i only had a short flight but i know i'm going to love those long summer evenings,not much wind,wife with a bottle of wine!
built stock cf2822/830 3s 1200. 8x4.3 prop

Love it


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Old Jun 11, 2012, 03:08 AM
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Sky man, any pictures?
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 01:46 AM
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Just anothe video. I'm not living close to the ocean side where the gulls are breeding now. So I have to wait some time to meet up with them again. But...I met a few friendly gulls and flew with them. My first moment that birds don't be scared for my model.

https://vimeo.com/43800422
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 01:29 PM
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Just anothe video. I'm not living close to the ocean side where the gulls are breeding now. So I have to wait some time to meet up with them again. But...I met a few friendly gulls and flew with them. My first moment that birds don't be scared for my model.

https://vimeo.com/43800422
Excellent plane and flight.

I learned that when I am flying with real birds I try to stay lower than they are.

Predators take a higher position before a kill and anything with speed or an altitude advantage gets a "run away" response from the birds.

If I gently circle at a lower altitude I can get birds to come in high looking for the thermal I am in. The motor doesn't seem to bother them much.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 06:52 PM
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As always, that was a good video. Can you do a few safe low passes next time?
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 08:22 AM
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I managed to maiden the Birdy pod and boom KFm9+1layer( designated a KFm11)... another excellent flier that glides better than expected with its lower aspect ratio wing..
I used an 800 lipo on this one and an emax 1806/25 motor.. plenty of power and speed in the climb, and when I throttled back I actually started gaining some height in the slight lift above the flats...
I used a spektrum compatible orange rx's today .. with no problems ..
So the new multi top step wing glides very well...

birdy build ..a pod and boom light weight glider at http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1401748&page=4 post 54 on

The Birdy also put the wind up the local sea gulls, who started squarking... lol
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 02:19 PM
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Hi,
@ bluefalconhollan: it's a beautiful place !
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 12:18 PM
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As always, that was a good video. Can you do a few safe low passes next time?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us3BCP7va5o
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