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Jul 27, 2019, 06:18 AM
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Thanks Guys,

I will post some pictures when I get further along.
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Aug 08, 2019, 07:46 PM
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Finally made some progress on building this aircraft.
This is only my second Adams foam board build.
Had a few problems with parts fitting together, but I think it is my printer not printing the correct sizes.
I made a few adjustments to get pieces to fit.
Here are some photos of the progress.
Hope to finish this weekend.
Aug 08, 2019, 09:18 PM
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A magnificent Land and Lake Build


that is a very nice looking build. I need to take notice of it.
Unfortunately I build to fly not to look good at the moment, as they don't last very long.
Aug 09, 2019, 08:35 AM
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I am a beginner flyer at the age of 67.
My repair skills are outpacing my flying abilities.
The plane looks good using the ten foot rule, up closer it is pretty crude.
I just hope it flies as the motor and ESC are larger and heavier than the original.
Hope to find out Sunday.
Aug 09, 2019, 09:03 AM
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I am a beginner flyer at the age of 67.
My repair skills are outpacing my flying abilities.
The plane looks good using the ten foot rule, up closer it is pretty crude.
I just hope it flies as the motor and ESC are larger and heavier than the original.
Hope to find out Sunday.
If possible , show us a flying video !

Al , age 66 .
Aug 09, 2019, 02:51 PM
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Al,

I fly by myself right now, so a video is beyond my abilities.

David
Aug 09, 2019, 03:43 PM
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Al,

I fly by myself right now, so a video is beyond my abilities.

David
You can always prop your camera/phone up on top of your car , like Paco did in this video :



(14 min 11 sec)



Aug 09, 2019, 07:43 PM
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Getting ready to balance the aircraft.
If I remember correctly, the C.G. is 2.5 to 3.0 inches from the leading edge.
Is that close to correct?
Thanks.
Aug 11, 2019, 11:03 AM
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@ clockwise - Welcome to the slowly builders and flyers. she is a very tolerant plane. My slowly with floats and pilot comes in at a little over 850 grams. She was my first build (at about age 69) and she still flys. The ideal weight with is around 270 grams. Just looking at your photos, I notice your thrust angle seems to be straight ahead. If so, be ready for her to arc to the right, also you need about 5 to 8 degrees of down thrust, or she will head for the moon.

Most of my builds use the 40 foot rule... need to be at least 40 feet away before they look good.

Gary

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Aug 11, 2019, 11:08 AM
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Also check out my videos here... I been using the 808 # 16 key chain camera (less than $50.00) attached to the bill of my cap with Velcro. it works great. Also I use "movie maker" to edit my movies to get rid of the time when the plane is just a dot in the sky. It is a free program that comes with windows... Not the best editor, bur for free - what the heck!!! and it is easy to use.
Aug 12, 2019, 11:22 AM
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Hello,

A litle video of the Slowly at the field for the firts time.

A little of wind , the flight is so fun with it.

sincerrely.

Philippe


SLOWLY EN EXTERIEUR (1 min 14 sec)
Aug 12, 2019, 06:53 PM
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slowly


What can one say about that but fantastic. I have the plans sitting on my work bench ready to make another one.
This is what it is all about going out and flying something that relaxes you, and is a dream to fly

well done
Aug 12, 2019, 08:22 PM
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Gary,
Thanks for pointing out my motor positioning problems.
I had put one washer in the top right corner where the motor mounts to the firewall.
I guess that wouldn't be enough.
The motor mount is adjustable so I added more left positioning.
I added extra washer to the firewall mount for more down positioning.
I wasn't able to fly "Slowly" on Sunday as the parks department put bleachers at the end of the parking lot that I use for a runway.
Did a few" just off the ground and back down" until I had a wheel failure that caused my axle to break.
Repairing the axle. Redesigning and remaking the wheel.
Can't wait to try again after watching the last video.


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