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Posted by C Robinson | Nov 17, 2010 @ 12:32 AM | 13,967 Views
With the help of one of the Nations top DLG pilots, a new ergonomic wing tip throwing blade has been developed. The idea being that a curved blade would help with finger positioning and load distribution. A few were sent out for flight testing with Paul Anderson giving them some of the hardest launches and actually testing to failure. Using his suggestions, modifications were made to the moulds and new blades were tested. Paul used the new blades at the 2011 US F3K Team Select contest and reported favorable results.

Made from Carbon Fiber and MGS resin, they ship ready for final edge rounding and installation.

If interested or if you have questions, please feel free to pm me.

Many thanks to Paul A. for his help in R&D/testing and to George Morris, Paul C. and so many others for their support and enthusiastic promotion of these blades!

Sincerely,
Craig
Posted by C Robinson | Nov 16, 2010 @ 12:24 AM | 11,336 Views
It feels so good to be back into scratch building after several years away from this hobby! Because the process is so rewarding, I thought I would post the results of my latest/ongoing efforts and encourage anyone interested to give it a try!

This build started as pencil lines on paper (with several revisions) and took 22 months from start to finish. It is just amazing how much time it takes to get through all of the tooling set up, plugs, moulds, lay-up testing etc. before all of the parts come together and fly!
In the end, the process is well worth the effort and is very satisfying.
I could not be happier with the way it flys and I am close to getting parts done for plane #2 and #3!

Many steps and details are left out here. I would love to help anyone undertaking a similar project that may have questions or need additional info. Please feel free to contact me anytime!

Sincerely,
Craig