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Old Sep 26, 2012, 07:26 AM
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Thanks John.. Great write up mate. Planks are in there own world with respect of price , quick build , simplicity..
JW planform has proven it's self for years , and now has been taken to the next level. Kudos to the hard work put into this by the team.
Looking forward to seeing it stretch it legs.
BTW how heavy was it ??

Tim. Waiting for some vid..
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 08:33 AM
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John, your post has whet my appetite.
Can't hardly wait to see one fly.
25-35 is an average day at Weldon.
I think I remember it took 50-60mph winds for you to go 234 with the foamie JW.
Old Sep 26, 2012, 09:23 AM
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I set up crow on my Bluto, it works just fine, not as well as a tailed aircraft but definitely very useful at killing some speed.

Only took a few minutes of adjusting things to get it controllable
Old Sep 26, 2012, 01:55 PM
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Bruce says it's 92oz.
The foamie John went 234 with is 89oz.

Crow: I'd like to see it in action
Old Oct 02, 2012, 10:03 PM
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Ok, I want one. Sounds too good to not want one. When are they gonna be available?
Old Oct 02, 2012, 10:44 PM
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I set up crow on my Bluto, it works just fine, not as well as a tailed aircraft but definitely very useful at killing some speed.

Only took a few minutes of adjusting things to get it controllable
Do share! What tweaks did you do?
Old Oct 03, 2012, 03:52 AM
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None really, just set the aileron to come up and the central flap to down (3 surfaces on the Bluto) operated by the throttle stick.

I adjusted for the maximum amount of down flap I could get with my linkages.
Then adjusted the amount of up going aileron (which is of course also elevator) to balance the model.
If needed a curve could be put against this, but I didn't bother - it was good enough - more time may make it better.

Took one attempt to adjust and I haven't changed it since. I could adjust linkages to allow for greater amounts of down flap, as I hadn't built it with this in mind, but it doesn't need it it is easy to land and slows by about half under crow.
A little bit of flying / positioning on the hill and it lands lovely.
Old Oct 03, 2012, 02:07 PM
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Jools (Pike Pro) has a successful similar arrangement on his Odyssey, with layout etc similar to Bluto.
Old Oct 10, 2012, 03:14 PM
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taking orders now!!!!!!!


It appears we have the last of the details worked out with the builder, and believe it or not we are going to start accepting orders TODAY!!!! I dont think Jason or myself ever thought this day would come.

Please contact me directly l2airframes@cox.net

Molded dubs will be 450 plus shipping (its a big box)

We are working with our distributor in Oz and New Zealand now, so they should be available soon

Availability in Europe is still about 2 months out

Thanks

Bill
Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:53 PM
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Congrats bill..... Great to hear. Just in time for the SA winds.

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Old Oct 10, 2012, 05:00 PM
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Thank you,

I am hoping I have enough time to put one together for myself

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Old Oct 10, 2012, 10:40 PM
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Congratulations Bill, and Jason.
Im sure many of us have been waiting for this day. I keep checking RCGroups to see if this might happen.
Thank you
Old Oct 10, 2012, 10:47 PM
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John,

sent you a pm

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Old Oct 11, 2012, 01:51 PM
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Cool! Do you guys deliver to Weldon?
Old Oct 11, 2012, 02:25 PM
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Cool! Do you guys deliver to Weldon?
We have had several airplanes ordered out of the Weldon area, I think a road trip maybe in order

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