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Feb 02, 2010, 12:11 AM
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Have had an evo kit laying around for a few months, decided today to start on it. Had it finished in a couple of hours, S185 servos, DF battery, AR6250 receiver.

Went down to the beach where it was blowing maybe 2mph, had an 18 minute flight sloping a row of condos on the beachfront. After that the wind changed direction and killed the lift.

Thought I had the CG right on but it was really nasty in pitch, would tuck without warning and was difficult to trim. Have added a little more nose weight and will try again tomorrow. Still nice to fly, just not very relaxing. I can tell it's going to be a fun bird.
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Feb 02, 2010, 12:21 AM
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Sold, can''t wait to assemble one. It will be nice to throw out my front yard again.
Feb 02, 2010, 12:33 AM
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I don't want to hear about Mike Seid coming out with a Carbon pod,spread tow D-box disser wing Alula made by Chad. This is one plane everyone can afford! Defintely Alula AULD at the next Eldo contest!

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Thought I had the CG right on but it was really nasty in pitch, would tuck without warning and was difficult to trim. Have added a little more nose weight and will try again tomorrow. Still nice to fly, just not very relaxing. I can tell it's going to be a fun bird.
I noticed this with a 48" moth I recently maidened. Same characteristics. Added a little nose weight and cut down the elevator throw to minimum really helped

Clay
Feb 02, 2010, 12:34 AM
Launch high. Fly low.
Lol
Feb 02, 2010, 12:45 AM
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ooooo, maybe a Friday event at the IHLGF? Wag style single elimination AULD.
Feb 02, 2010, 12:48 AM
Launch high. Fly low.
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ooooo, maybe a Friday event at the IHLGF? Wag style single elimination AULD.
Didn't know that you were a mind reader...
Feb 02, 2010, 10:06 AM
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Sold, can''t wait to assemble one. It will be nice to throw out my front yard again.
Sticking your DLG into too many trees?
Feb 02, 2010, 10:43 AM
Launch high. Fly low.
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Sold, can''t wait to assemble one. It will be nice to throw out my front yard again.
Like this?

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Jun C.
Feb 02, 2010, 11:11 AM
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Nice Jun,

You just need a live camera person! The front of my house is filled with telephone and power wires... The back yard is up against the regional park which would be great, but there's a park police station at the top of the hill, they're not always keen on people flying RC in the park. Hmmm, maybe if I color mine enough to look like one of the local hawks...

Brian
Feb 02, 2010, 12:29 PM
Throw it like you hate it
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Originally Posted by ClayH
I don't want to hear about Mike Seid coming out with a Carbon pod,spread tow D-box disser wing Alula made by Chad. This is one plane everyone can afford! Defintely Alula AULD at the next Eldo contest!
what?! money cant buy performance? nonsense!
Feb 02, 2010, 12:47 PM
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well, I ordered mine last night, and I have all of the gear I need in the garage, so I am looking forward to playing with this cool little toy.
Feb 02, 2010, 12:49 PM
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You'll love it DK.
Feb 02, 2010, 03:40 PM
a.k.a. Matt Nelson
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are they making a DK-proof version now? if not, I'll give it three launches max before it reverts to a cloud of foam bits...
Feb 02, 2010, 03:41 PM
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Just got back from throwing the snot out of mine at Seascape Park, it's still in one piece. Stock build, no mods. No wind again today.... :-(
Feb 02, 2010, 06:23 PM
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is anyone going to get upset if i bring up some questions about scaling the alula up? you never know these days!


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