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Posted by Stehl | May 22, 2013 @ 06:23 PM | 10,115 Views
A light glass burner with Hyperion Ds095's. 1.2 kg

A heavier Carbon layup with MKS 6125'S. 1.8 kg

Posted by Stehl | Oct 06, 2012 @ 03:25 PM | 9,920 Views

I am teaching my nephew Myles to fly.
He has picked it up very quickly thanks to lots of time on an Xbox.
We started on a weasel and moved onto a halfbad.
Posted by Stehl | Sep 08, 2011 @ 02:24 AM | 11,427 Views
My Stinger 45 is reborn.
I plowed it into some shrub at 85mph DS'ing last weekend,Popping the tail off, breaking the nylon wingbolts and cracking the wing where i had completed a poor repair last year.
I glassed top and bottom inboard of the aileron cutouts, Now its very strong and ready for more punishment. The tail glued back on easily with some thin CA and a pipette. Painted the fuse/tail/wing with rustoleum spray paint and im quite happy with the finish.Colour and stripes is with vinyl.A couple of new 45HB servos for the wings and i call it done.Ready for a remaiden at Manilla slopefest.

The stinger is my favourite plane,It goes with me on every slope trip. At 45 inches the wings never need to come off for transport.If i could only pick one plane for slope use this would be it, It flies well in light lift right through to the heavy days.I love it so much i have ordered another just so i have a backup.
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Posted by Stehl | Aug 28, 2011 @ 12:17 AM | 13,450 Views

R2 hobbies Passer is ready for maiden. AUW is 560 grams or 19.75 oz, a little heavier than i would like. The kit quality is fantastic with a nice strong fuse and excellent covering job.I used HXT900's in the wing and HS55's for the vtail, an AR500 rx and 4.8v 800mah AAA Eneloop pack. I fitted the tow hook at 1/2 inch in front of CG.Looking forward to throwing this off the slope and high-start.


Posted by Stehl | Aug 27, 2011 @ 03:10 AM | 11,773 Views
Well the M60 that was started at last years slopefest is almost done.
Im not happy with the hinge job using blenderm so i need to redo them with something better.Also it needs final balancing.

Posted by Stehl | Aug 27, 2011 @ 03:00 AM | 12,058 Views
I picked up a carbon destiny from Andrew at Falcon Gliders.
I wanted something cheap but strong that i can DS and generally treat badly.
The basic hardware that comes with the plane is quite good so i have used the ball links on the wings

Servos are 82MG's because they are cheap enough and i have had good luck with them in other airframes.

I have opened up the wing saddle quite a bit so i can centre load the ballast tube and reinforce the saddle with carbon tow.
So i mixed up some resin

And added tow and 2oz glass to the saddle and in the canopy and nose.
I really need to buy a roller but i did the best i could with an epoxy brush.
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Posted by Stehl | Jan 30, 2010 @ 07:07 AM | 11,577 Views
I really need to cut my dual rates down and work on doing smoother laps

learning to ds.wmv (4 min 23 sec)

Posted by Stehl | Jan 17, 2010 @ 04:10 AM | 11,981 Views
Just a little update for where im at.

Heinkel is underway.Ive joined the wings and glued to fuse.
I have bagged the stab and fin and they are ready to be fitted.

My Kaze 55 is done
Gooped fuse,Lam film wings ,ailerons and push on tail.
It is really nice to fly,Doesnt roll too fast but DS's like a champ.

My Apache is going great

A nice white base
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Posted by Stehl | Oct 28, 2009 @ 05:41 AM | 11,776 Views
feather cut some cores up
Still have to add hardwood leading edges and tip blocks and then glass.
I plan to bag the balsa tail

Im still having trouble adding images to this blog, I can add them to normal posts no problem but not here.
Posted by Stehl | Oct 10, 2009 @ 12:38 AM | 12,422 Views
Today a friend taught me to layup fuses.
Ive wanted a Strega for ages and Morris finally caved in and got his mould out.
Fuse will be all glass as im using 2.4 gig.
Here is a completed Strega

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Posted by Stehl | Sep 28, 2009 @ 10:05 PM | 12,035 Views
New footage from the Manilla slope fest.
Base camp is awesome ill definetly bring a few electrics next year
manilla AP (1 min 14 sec)

Posted by Stehl | Aug 15, 2009 @ 07:50 AM | 12,980 Views
Ive just finished my new Alula today after waiting weeks for my new radio to be delivered.It has Blue bird servos, DF batt and an AR6100e rx. Needed $4.10 to balance which is 2 $2 coins and 2 5 cent peices Decoration with black texta.

Maiden went fantastic at trinity point 6-8 knots. After a few tosses to fix trim it went straight up,I got a sweet 20 minute flight sloping off some trees on the waters edge.

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