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Old Mar 15, 2009, 10:54 AM
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Where did you get such light cells?? I looked around for some, but everything I found was to heavy for a solar powered plane Ed

Cells I have from Graupner (before 17 years ). Best.-Nr. 4274.20 (20 pieces). It is polycrystalline basic material with titanium oxyde. Dimensions 100x50mm, weight 5 g, voltage 0,5 V/cell, current 1,2 A max (0,8 A standard). Some cells are brooken by now, so I can use for this small experimental model only ten unfaulted cells ...

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Old Nov 04, 2009, 10:53 PM
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Boy has this thread been inactive. Well it's time to revive it. Some time back gravity got the better of me and grabbed ahold of my 2M Pulsar and reeled it in. The resulting crunching sound was not a happy sound, neither was the wailing and cursing coming from me. Well I am finally in the process of repairing it. I had to learn some new skills, i.e fiberglass and epoxy repair, but the fuselage is finally coming together.

One of the sacrifices that I had to make in repairing the fuselage was the beautiful white gelcote finish. Now that it is sanded away in places I am needing to deal with the cosmetic side of the repair and I have decided that all the gelcote will be sanded down and the fuselage will be painted. I would never be able to get a good match with the gelcote and that is yet another skill I have no desire to learn.

But this leaves me with a big decision, what color to paint the fuselage? White is the classic color of course but at this point the sky is the limit. Maybe candy apple red, maybe a nice metallic color. I cannot decide and I would like some advice. If it was up to each of you what color would you paint it? The wings are transparent red and transparent yellow.

Of course I reserve the right to paint it whatever color I want to .

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Old Nov 05, 2009, 04:34 AM
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Boy has this thread been inactive. Well it's time to revive it. Wayne
Hallo Wayne,
I have good news - Blue Plaid Squadron Slovakia is alive too...
I´ve almost finished my new e-glider for FXJ class (altitude limited).
You can see crude wings, my technical support (Bella Olivia), complete model and model with my new car (you see why this model is red, not blue as is usual for me).
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Old Nov 05, 2009, 06:59 PM
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Hi Pallo,

What a cute baby. The new plane looks great. Good luck with it at the contest. Good to hear from you.

Bob in Seattle
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Old Nov 05, 2009, 10:09 PM
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Hi Palo, as usual you have another very nice looking plane and your technical support looks very cute indeed. Did you build the new plane from a kit or did you scratch build it? It looks to be 2.5 meters from the pictures.

Your red wing and yellow fuselage look good together, maybe I will paint my fuselage yellow.

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Old Nov 19, 2009, 02:28 PM
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Palo, nice plane, nice t-shirt and baby too.
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 04:14 AM
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Hi Palo, as usual you have another very nice looking plane
... and, as usual - something new for faster sinking
I will put the details on my personal web site this evening
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 08:37 AM
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Hi Palo,

WOW, is that your new invention ? What do you call it ?

Bob in Seattle
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 09:41 AM
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What do you call it ? Bob in Seattle
I will call it "BOB flaps" in your honour Is it O.K. with you ?
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 09:58 AM
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Hi Palo,

I am very flattered by your suggestion. It's OK with me, but maybe you should call them "Palo Flaps" Please let us know how good they work.

Bob in Seattle
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 10:12 AM
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Palo,

Intriguing idea there! Yes, please let us know how they work. Are they simply flat, or is there some airfoil section to the raised surfaces? Just thinking here... they're logical, just wonder how they work?!

Please let us know!

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Old Nov 22, 2009, 05:06 AM
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There was something very similar on some full-scale sailplanes in the '70's, Schemp-Hirth if I remember correctly. Aerodynamically effective, mechanically a bit complicated. To keep them from destroying performance when closed, that upper panel needs to be faired into the upper surface and sealed.
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Old Nov 22, 2009, 09:44 AM
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Hi Don,

Your a walking encyclopedia of avation history. Thanks for the info.

Bob in Seattle
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Old Dec 01, 2009, 12:05 PM
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Hi Bob,
I would like to become a member of Blue Plaid Squadron. I adore blue planes and t-shirts
I am 16, flying for 3 years.
I have heard about many advantages of BPS from Palo. You gained very exclusive trademark here, in Slovakia.
I hope we will be talking together sometime, introducing you beauties of Slovakia, ´´tasting´´ the best slovak wine.
Best wishes
Marko
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Old Dec 01, 2009, 07:09 PM
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HI Marko,

We would love to have you in the Blue Plaid Squadron. There are only a few people in the world who are members. All you need is a blue plaid shirt. We need fine young people like you in our squadron. We welcome you to the group. Palo is the Slovakia representative for the BPS. He is doing a wonderfull job. I'm glad to hear you have already been flying for 3 yrs.
I can only imagine how good the Slovak wine is.
Welcome Marko.

Bob in Seattle
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