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Jul 15, 2011, 10:18 PM
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Hey guys,this is my first post.thougt i'd share my experiance with my first dlg.the has been way super fun! I couldn't launch very high at first but progress came every after a month I get 100 feet + and it feels super comfortable.the plane es todo bien!! I'm 100% satisfied,I can't say enough good things about it. In addition, I'd like to thank skip and Cody,you guys are the best!
Thanks para todo.
Tom martin
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Jul 15, 2011, 10:25 PM
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Tom welcome to the addiction and RCGroups. Where are you located?


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Jul 15, 2011, 10:32 PM
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Thanks I'm in Albuquerque Nm and lookin forward to be a participant in this great forum
Jul 15, 2011, 10:40 PM
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Did we see you at Blue Skies Over New Mexico last weekend?

Check this out too...

Jul 15, 2011, 10:44 PM
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Yes that contest helped me tons and was super fun-great people.does anybody have advice on ail differecial settings?
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Jul 16, 2011, 11:56 AM
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Hello everybody and hello tmfury. I use the factory settings ( and work well for me. With experience you' should throw it really high. It's one of the best things this model do.
For floating I found twister2 and Salpeter better.
Jul 16, 2011, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Tmfury
Yes that contest helped me tons and was super fun-great people.does anybody have advice on ail differecial settings?
perosnally i don't like differential on the steigeisen,
respectivly do i have 75% negative differential.
= more aileron down then up.
Best is, you try yourself.
different pilots, different flystyles.
different wheight of planes/Wings, different behave

Originally Posted by f19650
Hello everybody and hello tmfury. I use the factory settings (
on my first steigeisen i had the factory settings, exept the exponential which i took out.
My second steigeisen ( also secondhand) went nearly into ground on the first throw.
I setted up all like the factory settings.
But my second steigeisen needs up elevator on the throw, not down.
and in the meantime i fly the CG more forward. I guess around 71mm now.

Jul 16, 2011, 12:47 PM
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Thanks Francesco , i'll check that out.currently I have about 2.5 to 1( up to down travel ) similar to my j&b ships.seems like dlg don't need that much diff.I appreciate any thoughts on this .
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Jul 16, 2011, 12:54 PM
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Congrats on the Steig, i also has it for few months now.

What kind of version do you own ? Kevlar wing ? , else ?
does your wing servos installed in the wing, or in the fuselage?

At first i had some minor issues when throwing hard, such flatter at the outer wing aileron.

After some modifications and much smoother launching technics No flutters.

At start i used the original setup that come along with the instructions, today i change it a bit to suite my flying style
such as more movement of the Rudder in the Ail > Rudd mix
Ele > Camber mix is something that helps.

For strange reason but i really don't care i added a bit Camber to the wing on cruise mod ( with the left slider ) and small elevator down compensation, and the plane act much more calm without loosing is penetration ability

this glider can easily launched to heights around 200 ft.

I am kind of new to this DLG's and with the right technics i measured 183 ft

Jul 16, 2011, 01:14 PM
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Thanks for the replies,I have the aramid wing 4sevo in fus & after flying at rec cg 73mm I moved it back to 75mm and like it immediately the plane is way more "alive" with no stability loss .it's super gentle handling .I've got bout 300 throws & not a scratch on it.also no flutter .any ideas on fm's & settins are greatly wecomed.
Jul 16, 2011, 01:27 PM
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pics would be nice, where did you placed the wing blade ? ( pic will help )

did you need the flight mods setup ?

Jul 16, 2011, 03:08 PM
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Hi gill

I placed the peg close to instructions within 1-3mm .I would go little closer to tip next build .I don't know how to post pics& video yet ,as soon as I can sure will
I'm just learnin computers too

Thanks. Tom
Jul 16, 2011, 03:20 PM
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So far my setup inc:
Launch. 2pm chamber w/1.5mm up el
On spring sw
Therm1-3mm ch & 1mm up el
". 2-5pm ch&. 1mm " "
Reflex. 1.5 mm - 1 mm dn el
Chamber on slider also-unto 6 mm
Jul 28, 2011, 01:29 PM
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I just traded for a used Steig from a buddy the other day, was amazed at how well the plane flew! its like an F3J ship. covers ground really well and can cruise from thermal to thermal so easy its almost rediculis! after about 20 or 30 throws I started to amp up my launch with more power and was easily getting 180 ft and then I ripped the wingtip completly off along with the throwing peg! couldn't believe it! so I put a couple layers of carbon uni on top and bottom of tip and just put the blade back in with radiused edges and epoxy with micro balloons and moved the blade a little deeper towards centerline. Before it was pretty far out and right on the edge or the reinforced area. So, be very carefull if you're going to push peg placement outboard and an feel for the hard point! I have the full carbon wing.

Jul 28, 2011, 10:38 PM
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Have you been counting (Like, one, two, three...)?

Will you be at the sod farm this Saturday?

Yours, Greg