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Aug 28, 2012, 05:24 AM
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Thanks for letting me kow about this- I'll mke sure that they're mmade longer and put in further in the furture.

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Aug 28, 2012, 10:00 PM
Throw it, sort it out later
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Two of mine fell out to. I glued them back in but it seems that they were not embeded very far maybe a 1/8 inch or 2 mm.
Aug 29, 2012, 12:16 AM
Sloping the Financial Cliff
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I will get some 5mm stock.
I will drill and replace them one by one, making sure not to screw up incidence.
Aug 30, 2012, 11:57 PM
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Ian, do you have the wing area figured out? I can't seem to find it anywhere, and I'd like to calculate wing loading.

Aug 31, 2012, 10:59 AM
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I'll get my ruler out!

Aug 31, 2012, 11:49 PM
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Good, I'm too lazy! .
Sep 01, 2012, 04:58 AM
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well wing area is as close as i can get is , 60 dm2 so wing loading on mine which weighs in at 2.13 kg (empty) is i think

35.5 g/dm2

When all the lead is in (1.3 kg) its goes to

57.7 g/dm2

I think ,
not 100% sure . but i do think i worked it out correctly

Sep 01, 2012, 10:53 AM
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Cool, thanks, Bob!

I'll try to confirm with my own measurements once I get to work on the wings...
Sep 02, 2012, 01:20 PM
Good Times
Just a bit of Video from and of the Willow .
first 1.5 mins was Mark Redsells Needle 124 . but the rest is all willow .

The End (11 min 43 sec)

Sep 05, 2012, 03:49 PM
voodoo magic maaan
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here is my ewillow with onboard camera
Electric Willow F3F slope soaring (10 min 26 sec)

the props gave up the ghost at 8mins and left the plane... landed safely
Sep 06, 2012, 05:33 AM
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Two videos really making me pine to get out there this weekend!

Looking forward to more when the new prop arrives Lukey! The electric Willow looks a good combination!

Sep 06, 2012, 09:54 AM
Technology for good!
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Wow, I have been flying this site since the 80's. Are my beach chairs stiil there? Best combat place around!


Originally Posted by 67econoline
Hello all
I am Rubio Ed's flying buddy. I'm into a different type of slope soaring and don't frequent threse threads.
I was at the Willow maiden. It was quite a sight to see. I'm proud of Ed's build it really came out well.
Here is the video I shot.

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Sep 07, 2012, 12:05 AM
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Finally got a bit more done tonight...

10 of these ought to weigh just shy of 100g each, when filled with lead.

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Sep 09, 2012, 12:16 AM
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Traveling for work for the next few days, but I managed to squeeze in a little build time today...

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Soldered-on ball links. Microballoons and 30-minute splooge. Plenty of clearance around the tail pegs and to each other... Looks like the right one could stand to be tweaked upward just a smidge.
Sep 09, 2012, 03:51 AM
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Looking Good Rod ,
I see what your saying about tweaking 1 of them , maybe whip the tail off , heat the solder and get the ball to move , then snip off the excess.
TBH do you think it will affect it when each servos travel is set on the TX ?

I would leave it myself


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