Originally Posted by RustyT3FT
Awesome thank you for your help. I'll look around when I pick up some things from the grocery later on.
btw I just finished up a 4min flight in 20-25mph winds. I like the fact that it can handle it but it's not much fun, hence 4min... ha
I don't like wind either. Keeping the plane in sight causes drag, and loss of energy IMHO. Not to mention that it blows the top off the thermals. After yesterday's near disasters, I think I'll be more selective about when I choose to go fly.
what the fairings look like on my plane. I'm embarrased to say, but I didn't even soak the stickers off the bottles. The remnants are still on the fairings.
I mounted the fairings twice. The first time the rear open end was about 1" wide at the wing surface. I thought that might cause some extra drag, so I took them off and moved the balsa rear mounting blocks closer together. Squeezed the fairing sides together and re-mounted glued them to the blocks. Now the fairings are about 1/2 inch wide at the widest and I'm satisfied with them. They have endured over 50 flights without fail.