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Posted by Keith Kindrick | Feb 23, 2012 @ 11:17 AM | 5,585 Views
This past weekend my Dad and I flew in the 2012 South West Classic in Queens Creek, AZ. We both flew in the Woody class with Atomics (I borrowed my Uncleís Ė Chris Georgeís Atomic for the weekend) When the Arizona dust had settled over the weekend I won the Woody class and my Dad took second not too far behind me, capping off a great and very challenging weekend of flying in the desert.

I would like to touch on a few points regarding the flight characteristics of the Atomic in light of the challenging conditions that we flew in at the 2012 SWC.

-First off the plane is very docile and feels like a feather when youíre flying it. The Atomic wing plan form allows us to cover more distance over most Woody class planes.. There were a few flights with wind up to about 8 mph. Adding 8 ounces (226 grams) of ballast allowed both Atomicís to cruise very well in search of lift in active conditions. I carved some really sharp thermal turns traveling downwind with strong thermals needed to make each flight time When it was time to ďcome homeĒ back upwind the ballast really came in handy in helping it to penetrate.

-When I say conditions were tough during many flights Iím talking about thermaling at about 30-50 feet off the ground for like 3-5 MINUTES often times! To be sure, we may not have made all of our flight times like the Open class ships, but we came awfully close for the Woody class! Iíll be the first to admit that flying at that altitude for a good part of a...Continue Reading
Posted by Keith Kindrick | Feb 22, 2012 @ 12:23 PM | 5,476 Views
White/Red/Orange-NYX priced for sale at $799 ~ No PayPal (see My Trader Rules in my blog).

This NYX is the F3J version and in excellent shape only being flown on grass. Wing has a Carbon D-box with glass skins. JR DS3301 Digital wing servos are in the wing for flaps servos. HS 5125MG Digital servos are in the wing for ailerons. The fuselage is Kevlar/carbon with the ballast tube and NO servos for Rudder or Elevator. The wiring harness uses a plug and play interconnect using a DB-9 connector. There are no structural or any another issues with this airframe. Nose skid is included.

I prefer local pick-up. If I have to ship this Sailplane it will be in my Sport Tube. Iíll pay the destination fee you pay the return fee.

Thanks,

Keith

Wingspan 126Ē
Wing area 992 Sq/In
Wing Loading 9.7 Oz/Sq Ft
Airfoil HN
Weight ready to fly 68 ounces (1900g)
Posted by Keith Kindrick | Feb 20, 2012 @ 01:21 PM | 4,842 Views
The Atomic design has started off the 2012 season with a nice win in WOODY class at the Southwest Soaring Classic. Jason George flew his to first place and Steve George flew his to a second place finish over Joe Newland. When the guys get back Iíll have more to add on their success this past weekend.
Posted by Keith Kindrick | Feb 14, 2012 @ 03:17 PM | 4,995 Views
Onyx-JW SOLD

Red/Black Onyx-JW priced for sale at $799 ~ No PayPal (see My Trader Rules in my blog).
This wing was used on a Supra fuselage as a test project. Iíve added two mounting screws to the center panel to accomplish this. This wing has a Carbon D-box with glass skins (Red top with Black tip design - all Black bottom). JR DS368 servo frames are in the wing without flaps servos. JR DS168 servo frames and servos are in the wing for ailerons. The fuselage is not built and is all Carbon for the radio area. The wiring harness in the wing has a special connector which will have to be replaced with connectors of your choice. (Iím not supplying the fuselage side of the harness) If you use a JR radio two remote receivers are in the wing beside the flap servo bay under the glass skins. They have the same special connector I use which will need to be replaced. There is no structural or any another issues with this airframe.

I prefer local pick-up. If I have to ship this Sailplane it will be in my Sport Tube. Iíll pay the destination fee you pay the return fee.

Thanks,

Keith

Wingspan 135Ē
Airfoil JW (responds exceptionally well to camber)
Weight ready to fly 68 ounces