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Oct 13, 2011, 03:03 PM
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Hi Pierre,

you are right, the dimensions of the ballast for the joiner are 93*10*10mm and for the wing ballast 54*12*25mm. This is the ballast set you can order from Samba now.

59.3 dm**2 is the wing area and I have calculated the wing loading in the ballast table with that since I find it makes sense. According to the FAI rules you have to add the tail area which gives 4.889kg MTOW to stay below the 75g/dm**2 wing loading limit for the Pike Precision.

Hi Larry, thanks a lot for the JR Servos - they are great!

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Oct 14, 2011, 01:22 PM
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Precision winch maiden schedule changed to Sunday at Poway in case anyone was interested in seeing it fly.


Oct 14, 2011, 01:31 PM
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Bummer Mike.
Good luck Sunday as well.
Warren and I plan on making it to Encintas the following Sunday, I hope that you will have the plane with you for us to look at, if you attend...

Oct 14, 2011, 02:22 PM
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Sounds like a plan. I'll try to be there to see it!
Oct 14, 2011, 04:48 PM
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Hand toss and bungie launch maiden went very well today! Thank you to Steve Condon for performing flawless throws for both the first ever hand toss, and the first ever bungie launch. The glider was very docile, and flew very predictably. Lift was pretty good in Encinitas at noon today, so there were a few low level thermals for the taking. And take we did. The Precision handles very well in slow turns with the wings quite steeply banked. No noticable tendancy or desire to tip stall, and I was holding a lot of elevator, in some instances with very steeply banked wings. I am very happy with the handling of the Precision for low level, light lift manuevering.

Looking forward to some full power mono launches this weekend.

More later. Sorry, no time to stop to take photo's so you'll have to wait for Sunday's pics to be posted.


Oct 14, 2011, 05:45 PM
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You have Grade (A) extra large huevos...maiden launch of an F3B ship on a bungee.

Oct 14, 2011, 05:56 PM
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He was first going to do it from Dave's Beach! Cocky, I like that in a pilot!
Oct 14, 2011, 06:15 PM
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Well, I didn't say that I used full launch camber, and an aft-ish looking towhook location did I. Nope, sure didn't. Set the hook forward in the slot, add a touch of up trim, ask Steve for a nice straight, wings level throw, what could go wrong? So while I would like to say, yep, Ballsy for sure, it is really just a matter of knowing the limits, and not being anywhere near them for the first launches off the bungee! Heck the glider only touched the ground twice out of about 7 flights. All the rest were hand catches. Did I say it handles very well?

Cheers dudes.

Oct 14, 2011, 09:35 PM
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I like the no tip stall when going slow, can't wait to hear how it handles going fast. Ian
Oct 14, 2011, 10:55 PM
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CLanGggggg, ClanGGGGGG
size 17s I see Mikey.
enjoy the new bird. getting ready for J
have fun
Oct 15, 2011, 07:02 AM
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Thanks for that report! Im looking forward to se pictures and to read a bigger report asap!

Good luck Mike!
// Jack
Oct 16, 2011, 02:09 AM
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See you guys in the morning. Batteries charging!
Oct 16, 2011, 11:40 AM
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ooooo, I will be out to watch around noon time. I might have to steal a Tx for a twist of the sticks
Oct 16, 2011, 05:35 PM
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Conditions look lifty, sunny with mild air temps. Fun day at the field is my assumption. Can't wait to hear flight reports.

Oct 16, 2011, 06:59 PM
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I SAW IT!!!! Clean plane. Flies like it looks. Very smooth and crisp. I bet JW likes it. Very clean planform and tip design.

I am looking forward to Mike flying it a bit more and us getting together for a real practice session on a measured course. The numbers don't lie.

Nice paint job Mike, and nice build Samba.

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