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Oct 07, 2012, 08:02 AM
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No problem Ritchie
yeah best to make it too light as you can then add ballast where you like

regards,mark
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Oct 07, 2012, 01:10 PM
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mark, have sent a PM a while back.
Oct 07, 2012, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ritchie_laird
now you have just got the brain going again, does a scale hang glider fly at the scale speed of the original?
the brain says no.
so now i'm thinking what would it take to make it fly at scale speed as well?
Mark's engineering is exceptional, and it looks as if it might be possible to get an acceptable scale flying impression, however, air is the one thing we can't scale, so if you had a true scale model, it would not be able to fly at a true scale speed. If it was flown at the speed of the full size, and you took a video of it, then replayed the video at scale speed, you would be amazed how realistic it was. Most scale aircraft have tweaks such as larger control surfaces to allow them to fly at a reasonable but they will still be flying at much more than scale speed.
Oct 07, 2012, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Lazygit
Mark's engineering is exceptional, and it looks as if it might be possible to get an acceptable scale flying impression, however, air is the one thing we can't scale, so if you had a true scale model, it would not be able to fly at a true scale speed. If it was flown at the speed of the full size, and you took a video of it, then replayed the video at scale speed, you would be amazed how realistic it was. Most scale aircraft have tweaks such as larger control surfaces to allow them to fly at a reasonable but they will still be flying at much more than scale speed.
i remember seeing one of Marks videos where the pilot head was also connected to the front wheel steering, as it flew overhead the head was turning and I really had to look close to see if it was a his model or a real one. great detail.
Oct 08, 2012, 02:03 AM
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thanks Ritchie
should hopefully look even better now with all the mods ive done to it
Oct 08, 2012, 03:45 AM
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thanks Ritchie
should hopefully look even better now with all the mods ive done to it
Mark, I'll have a guess, that you are going to amaze me again.
top work and keep it going.
Oct 08, 2012, 11:14 AM
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i dunno about that ritchie
ive just added some more scale details and a few mods
hopefully have it done soon, been very busy lately lol
Oct 08, 2012, 11:21 AM
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pm replied to Lazygit, sorry for delay
Oct 14, 2012, 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by mark675
i dunno about that ritchie
ive just added some more scale details and a few mods
hopefully have it done soon, been very busy lately lol
they will be good with your craftsmanship Mark, the detail you put in shows.
Oct 17, 2012, 03:19 PM
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thanks ritchie, i try my best! lol

im still working on this microlight and doing bits on the new one too
ive just made a couple of titanium battery mounts to try out as the other ones were just modified fuel tank mounts from the nitro build.

these just use an elastic band on each mount so changing the battery is as simple as pulling off the band on one end swap the battery and pulling the band back onto the hook.
Oct 18, 2012, 03:14 AM
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thanks ritchie, i try my best! lol

im still working on this microlight and doing bits on the new one too
ive just made a couple of titanium battery mounts to try out as the other ones were just modified fuel tank mounts from the nitro build.

these just use an elastic band on each mount so changing the battery is as simple as pulling off the band on one end swap the battery and pulling the band back onto the hook.
thats a great idea Mark, might use that for my others like the quad.
Oct 18, 2012, 07:41 AM
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lol, yeah it was the simplest way i could think of!
velcro always pulls off and gets annoying, seems the velcro is stronger than the adhesive side lol
Oct 20, 2012, 02:36 PM
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managed to have my first microlight lesson today from long marston
absolutely loved it! best experience of my life so far
we found a big cloud at around 2000ft so had a fly around the outside of it and through some gaps in the middle,
absolutely breathtaking.

did a few stalls and two takeoff and landings too which was mega fun,

cant wait to do my next one!
Oct 20, 2012, 05:54 PM
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video from today

First microlight lesson (10 min 39 sec)
Oct 21, 2012, 04:14 AM
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G'Day Mark.... .I hope that we are not going to loose you to the full size.............although I must admit that it did looks like a lot of fun................
Chris............


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