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Old Mar 27, 2012, 10:17 AM
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 12:45 PM
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who'd be worried about a silly little rattle snake? at least they let you know when you're too close...

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Old Mar 27, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Had a great day at George's place yesterday! He has an awesome horizon to horizon flying field. The air was fantastic, the sky was blue, and the temperature was perfect.
We had a lot of fun launching and seeing how well we did on the altimeter. I suspect there must be something about the dirt on the field because when you threw the Concept it tried to get as far away from the dirt as it could. I think that 237' is a new personal best for me.

Great place for a motorcycle ride too. The only problem is that you have to make sure that if you are behind someone, you need to be on the upwind side. It's amazing how much dust a motorcycle can kick up.

Steak for dinner! YUMMY!!!!

Thanks to George, Jen, and Wesley for a really fun day.

Cheers,

Gary
Old Mar 27, 2012, 10:24 PM
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 04:13 AM
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"Yellow Caps" test flight


Here they are in action, the little "Yellow Cap" beasts.....
Just returning from first test flight
The first thing I noticed was the missing "plobb" of the short rudder deflection during release. It seems that the metal housing adds additional stiffnes to the whole string system and the rudder won't deflect as much as on much flexier plastic housings of any servo I have used before.
I have tested under maximum possible string tension (even though not necessary), the centering is just perfect, well inside the remaining system flex.
After the servo change, a total of 3,8g nose weight is reduced and finally I can get my perfect CG.
So far, I'm happy with the test result and will make the "Yellow Cap" servo the "golden" standard for any of my future planes to be build.

Soon as I have time, I will build a wing for testing this sweet little things for RDS functionality.....

Roland
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 09:29 AM
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They look great Cheers
Old Mar 28, 2012, 06:05 PM
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I've said it before and I'll say it again. Roland, you're constant refinement of an already amazing product is commendable.
Old Mar 29, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Well on our way to Red rocks tomorrow with new ballast not sure if I will use it or not we will see. Cheers I made my own ballast but not sure if I will use it unless lift is strong.
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 11:21 AM
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The question remains....how do the rest of us get them!

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Old Mar 29, 2012, 11:33 AM
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The question remains....how do the rest of us get them!

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Soon James, soon.
As soon as we hear from the factory I will let you know.
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 10:23 PM
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Four days off can be good


Got to fly this afternoon for the first time in four days-
Been swinging a 24oz framing hammer all week.
Getting to throw the concept felt way good
Workin Construction is a great cross training activity for dlg.
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 11:51 PM
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7 months off cannot be good! believe me (am I just depressed or something?) Glad you're enjoying your Concept. I would get one without hesitation if I had the money because I know it would be well spent!

Question: What gauge of wire for these servos?

Joseph
Old Mar 30, 2012, 07:53 AM
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7 months off cannot be good! believe me (am I just depressed or something?) Glad you're enjoying your Concept. I would get one without hesitation if I had the money because I know it would be well spent!

Question: What gauge of wire for these servos?

Joseph
It is Kevlar string #4 0.34m/m dia. 23.6KGS or 53LBS test.

Cheers,

Roland
Old Mar 30, 2012, 05:23 PM
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That is good to know, but I was wondering about the servo leads for gauge. Should have been more careful with my wording.

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Old Apr 01, 2012, 11:29 PM
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Utah Red Rock F3K Challenge 2012


Congratulations George for your great Victory!

Congratulations to all pilots as well for the very brave conquest of mother natures moods. Must have been harsh to fly under such conditions.... Bravo!

Since there are still no pictures around, here one from last years challenge just to show the very beautiful site......

Cheers, Roland


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