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Posted by rkuntz | Apr 28, 2013 @ 11:52 AM | 3,023 Views
4-28-2013 - Currently experimenting with a large (128") flying wing for thermal duration. I hooked up with Justin Ammon at Edge RC (justin@edgerc.com) to brainstorm about this "little" project and he has been a wealth of techincal information as well as supplying the most beautifully cut cores I've ever seen. I'm not a flying wing guy but Justin is converting me. My goal was/is to build a large chevron wing that will fly slow enough to effectively thermal yet move to a different part of the sky quickly when needed. I don't want a rocket ship to fly, I'm not into that. So far the results have been very promising. The first test/trim glides on a short hosemonster were Friday April, 26th here in Atlanta and these glides were really promising. More trim flights are needed to work on the C/G and flight trim. As the spring and summer progress I hope to be sharing the results on RC Groups and with Justin. I want to give a special shout out to Justin for being so patient and answering all of my questions. I also want to thank Wayne for his assistance in the trial launches.
Posted by rkuntz | Feb 23, 2012 @ 09:06 PM | 3,411 Views
125 inches of pure soaring fun.
Posted by rkuntz | Aug 09, 2011 @ 09:26 AM | 3,674 Views
From the early 80's a Kraft Air Golden Eagle resting with a HB 2x4 in the back yard. The Eagle wing was a difficult build while the 2x4 was simple and a really sweet flying 2 meter ship. I actually sold the Golden Eagle off before completing it.
Posted by rkuntz | Aug 08, 2011 @ 12:51 PM | 3,839 Views
Here are some shots of the E-Sailaire we have been flying lately. I also fly a WSTech Vario in this ship on light lift days to help core a light thermal. Flying weight is 7.0lbs with motor and LiPo pack. For a video clip of this bird in action go to >> UTube > "Sailaire Wingtip cam at Rivergreen" should get you there. Thanks to Biker Billy in Ca. this dream is now flying around the Atlanta area.

I enjoy the old iron that I didn't get to fly back when I was into powered pattern flying.