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Jun 19, 2003, 05:30 AM
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New wing design - Machete - Video

My latest design nearing completion.

  • Balsa/Ply Construction
  • Span: 31.5"
  • Area: 210
  • Motor: GWS EPS300C
  • Prop: EP0907
*** VIDEO (17.7meg) ***

Last edited by d_trafalgar; Feb 14, 2004 at 10:29 AM.
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Jun 19, 2003, 07:43 AM
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And he had us test it with an IPS! It flies good on an IPS-A, but appears to go wild on an EPS-300.
Jun 19, 2003, 08:06 AM
Mark Imbriaco
Mmmm, that's a nice looking bird. I'm more than a little afraid to fly a balsa wing though -- it seems like when I get my Mini Speedwing in the air I go a little nuts and start trying to do things that I shouldn't be doing. I just know I'd crater this thing in less than 15 minutes.

Jun 19, 2003, 08:18 AM
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Mine has already been abused......nosed into the ground a number of times......smashed into a bike during landing....had the battery eject 3 times 30-50 feet up (bad Velcro bond, my fault). I've had to do some minor repairs and it's a little scared but still in great shape. The center section is almost entirely plywood and seams to take a lot a abuse. Anything else I found to be weak has been modified for extra strength.

Jul 08, 2003, 03:25 PM
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Somehow I missed this thread when it was posted. As Gene said, we tested these on IPS motors. It flew well enough, but I ended up going to a hybrid (DX-C/EDF) and it flew quite nicely on that setup. Inside and outside loops from level, nice slow rolls.

Nice covering job on your Gene, it looks great!

==it seems like when I get my Mini Speedwing in the air I go a little nuts and start trying to do things that I shouldn't be doing==

This is a different kind of flying, it's not the same down low in-your-face stuff as the MSW It's a much bigger wing and I tended to keep it up higher than I do with my MSW.

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