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Posted by 7rider | Jul 18, 2012 @ 02:41 AM | 4,754 Views
Happy times with the Weasel.
Posted by 7rider | Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:30 AM | 4,409 Views
Finally maidened my Weasel today. A very fun slope glider to fly. It's very stable, yet also maneuverable. And its design is very tough for landings on the slope!

Dream-Flight Weasel at Coyote Hills (1 min 22 sec)

Posted by 7rider | Jul 06, 2012 @ 01:48 AM | 4,659 Views
I installed the Cularis spinner on the Dogfighter and here are some two power tests:

Turnigy SK3-3542-1250kv
Thunderbird 54
Voltz 2200 mAh 3S 35C

Graupner 9x6
451 watts
39 amps

424 watts
38 amps

Flew with the Graupner prop last weekend, and the long glide is pretty fun.

I think I might be getting a lower power output on the MAXX props because they seem to be more flexible. Trying to decide now whether to try out a Graupner 10x6 or an Aeronaut 10x8 since the motor can can 55 amps. Or should I just see what happens with the 9x6 with a 4S...
Posted by 7rider | Jul 04, 2012 @ 03:01 AM | 4,734 Views
AUW 13.3 oz. Had to add 28 grams to nose to get it to balance. The weasel was tail heavy due to the strapping tape and paint on the fin and monokote on the elevons. Used Rust-o-leum enamel paint on tail, switch cover and belly pan. Star decal and stripe on top from a Multiplex Fun Cub kit. I hope to maiden it this weekend at Coyote Hills in Fremont.