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Old Apr 10, 2011, 08:29 PM
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It is surely a great flying plane. Rather addictive. Good that your lady likes it too!

I found the bottle you are looking for.
See Here.

You can also purchase some ready made.
Back in a moment.
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
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 09:45 PM
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I drank it, and it is good.
I tried some LMR practice yesterday... Man, its going to be tough to keep the bird up there for 10 minutes with no power! Of the 2 attempts, I put her down around 7-8 minutes.

Granted I was in a park on a football field so without those trees and goal posts I might have been able to keep it in the air for another 30 seconds.

I had a hard time getting up really high too. Orientation was lost (could still see the plane fine, just is it going up or down or is it upside down!) and I ended up with the plane nose down a couple times! I had to hit flaps to get it out. We'l see how it does on Thursday at SEFF.
Old Apr 10, 2011, 09:59 PM
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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.

Here's 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.
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 10:28 PM
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I tried some LMR practice yesterday... Man, its going to be tough to keep the bird up there for 10 minutes with no power! Of the 2 attempts, I put her down around 7-8 minutes.

Granted I was in a park on a football field so without those trees and goal posts I might have been able to keep it in the air for another 30 seconds.

I had a hard time getting up really high too. Orientation was lost (could still see the plane fine, just is it going up or down or is it upside down!) and I ended up with the plane nose down a couple times! I had to hit flaps to get it out. We'l see how it does on Thursday at SEFF.
What is SEFF?
Old Apr 11, 2011, 10:23 AM
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thought you might like a little full scale to kick off your day.

http://www.flixxy.com/twilight-landi...ckpit-view.htm
Old Apr 11, 2011, 01:04 PM
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Kiwi's can fly
remind never to live on the approach side of the airport.imagine landing there for the first time.
Old Apr 11, 2011, 02:56 PM
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I love this gentle giant!

I picked one up about a week ago and it's always a blast to fly. I've never flown or even imagined owning a electric sailplane but I'm sure glad I pulled the trigger with this one. It can handle some crazy winds and 15+min flight times are the the norm (Parkzone 3S 1300mah). Parkzone's R&D deptartment did a good job...

Also with its long flight times with stability, my gf enjoys learning to fly with it.

Servo Covers?? Are you guys scratch building or purchasing them? I've been looking at plastic bottles of different shapes to see if they can be of use....
May i ask who the lovely lady is in the photo?
Old Apr 11, 2011, 05:09 PM
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 05:12 PM
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Ohhh right! Well good catch bro She's a keeper if she enjoys flying too!
Old Apr 11, 2011, 05:43 PM
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What is SEFF?
The Southeast Electric Flight Festival
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 09:28 PM
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My next glider....after I buy the castle of course....
Old Apr 11, 2011, 09:38 PM
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My next glider....after I buy the castle of course....
When you buy the castle please invite me up for a day of flying, LOL.

I'll do like wise.

Beautiful plane.
Old Apr 11, 2011, 09:52 PM
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What is SEFF?
Just the biggest all electric fly-in (in the world I think!)!!

Its in Americus, GA going on all this week. I'll be driving 12 hours down from central Ohio!

http://www.seff2011.com/
Old Apr 12, 2011, 09:34 AM
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JumpySticks : I'd like to see you hand catch that dude, castle or no castle......F3J watch out!
Old Apr 12, 2011, 09:42 AM
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4 cell power


Has anyone used 4 cell power without any over heating.


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