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Old Jan 18, 2013, 02:15 PM
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Tom will spare parts also be available through Skip?
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 02:26 PM
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Eventually parts will be available through Skip. For now, I will keep selling parts until we get Skip stocked up.
Old Jan 19, 2013, 12:23 AM
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What versions will be available from Skip miller? Vlad? dbox?
Old Jan 19, 2013, 12:27 AM
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Good stuff Tom!!! It is always nice to just think about one aspect and focus on it. Thinking about those sides of it does take a lot of the fun out of things!
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 07:45 AM
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For starters we're just doing a D-box using 64g Textreme. It's beyond stiff but some folks have asked for an all carbon version as well. I've made a few all carbon wings with vladimir's biaxial stuff but I'm leaning toward using 64g Textreme for the all carbon version too, simply because of the bling factor and cost / availability of materials.

There are two of the vlad carbon wings at the JEM this weekend, and one in my basement. I've got an all-64g Textreme wing in the molds now to compare weights... I'm expecting it to be within 3-4g of the vlad wing.

All carbon wings probably won't be in stock with Skip for a couple of months. I hope to get him some stock of the D-box wings in the next few weeks.
Old Jan 19, 2013, 11:43 PM
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The Vlad carbon Fr3aKs worked well today. The launch is amazing with these planes...but it helps having Donnie and Paul A launching the The AUW is perfect with this ships too.

I got to check out the solid-core wings today as well and they look amazing! The finish is excellent and they hold up to hard launches. Very impressive work, Tom! The Super Fr3aK is a top ship!
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Old Oct 11, 2013, 05:49 PM
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Fun video I've been meaning to upload.

I can't wait to hear the comments on this one.


http://youtu.be/NQ5DauAIiA4
Tom,

I realize this is over a year late, but this is why I went with your plane over a Blaster 3.

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Old Oct 11, 2013, 08:04 PM
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Tom,

I realize this is over a year late, but this is why I went with your plane over a Blaster 3.

Yabe
Tom and I tried this "trick" for real at The Bruce, but with my hollow moulded Stobel vs his solid core Freak.

I think it only put a little scuff mark on his LE, I opted to change models to finish the round.

It was a hard hit, but with a bit of CA I was able to harden up the spot on my le and use the model for the rest of the contest. Based on the video it could have been much worse.

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Old Oct 11, 2013, 09:49 PM
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Did everything come out okay Pat? That was a real hard hit.

I was lucky as that was my only flyable model at that contest.
Old Oct 15, 2013, 10:36 PM
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Reminds me of my mid air at the toys 4 tots contest. My fr3ak left with some scratches but the polaris left with a 1/2" gash which I found to be interesting because both are solid core.


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