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Old Oct 02, 2012, 05:59 PM
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Checking in. I just learned about this bird!

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You mean you haven't ordered one yet???

Fifty lashes.

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BTW, see the Technical Info/FAQs sections for the Super Sky Surfer here:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...6#post22886340
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 06:28 PM
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I had the same thought,. I think that Little-Acorn has visions of becoming known as the SSS Guru so is salting the thread.
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So you want to populate your empty threads with all of the good stuff and have Doubletap link to them, making you the SSS Guru? Sounds like a great plan.
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I have no idea what you are talking about. I have an axe to grind on what subject? I simply stated that I did not think we needed a separate "mods" thread, based on what happened with the same idea on the Radian forum. That does not mean that I am against mods. As I said they are the meat of any model-specific forum.

Who is the "his" that are you referring to? I was responding to a post by Howie. I did not say his post was not helpful. He asked a question and I stated an opinion.

Try again stating your problem with me, whatever that might be.

Ya, I guess the LA I was referring to was to cryptic, I just thought you would be able to figure that out. LITTLE-ACORN.

I apologize on the axe to grind comment, looking at the above noted posts from you I guess I can see now that they are helpful, and supportive, and add value to the thread.
Old Oct 02, 2012, 06:44 PM
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It does not matter if anyone minds or not since you have gone ahead "reserved" not just a couple, but a half-dozen. What is the point? Why not just post your mods as you go, like everyone else does?
Or start the blog with all info. and post the link here
Helps to weed out unwanted replays too LOL
Your, posts will be lost here after few more pages
Old Oct 02, 2012, 07:07 PM
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I just unboxed mine. It looks good so far. I still don't know how I'm going to get it to the field after I put the wings together.
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 07:24 PM
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Done with this thread.
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 07:41 PM
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I just unboxed mine. It looks good so far. I still don't know how I'm going to get it to the field after I put the wings together.
It barely fits in my Toyota Sienna with the wings and tail on. Have to fold the back seats down and most of the middle seats flat, and put a cardboard box just behind the middle seats for the plane's wheel to rest on.

What kind of car?
Old Oct 02, 2012, 07:44 PM
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LA i didn't go back to look, but are your wings in permanently? Mine wedge in pretty good with no tape or connections other than friction. I don't plan on doing more than a loop here and there and hauling up a camera, at best a GoPro
Old Oct 02, 2012, 07:52 PM
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1. Ah. Got it. I understand your wording now.
2. I am going to take your advice. The control rods in the plane are .032. That is just plain nuts. I only use that size on my micro flyers. I am going to put in .047. I buy all my music wire in 3' lengths. So, length won't be a problem
3. Mine has very noticeable right thrust (See Picture). The motor is twisted CCW resulting in a right thrust. That seems OK to me because of the left torque roll induced by the motor.
4. Why are you using such a high Kv motor? I always use the smallest Kv motor that I can reasonably use on an airplane just because the lower the Kv, the more efficient the movement of air over the prop. After I fly it (once or twice), I will use a 3536-1450 motor (See Picture) with a 9x6 prop. Besides being more efficient, it will be quieter.
Yes that is normal for the motor we have all had the same thoughts when we unpacked the plane I got me some 36" gold-n-rods by sullivan they are number 2 48 thread and came with the servo connectors that thread on each end,had a heck of a time breaking the stock plastic tubes loose so i could replace them with the sullivan tubes
Old Oct 02, 2012, 08:03 PM
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LA i didn't go back to look, but are your wings in permanently? Mine wedge in pretty good with no tape or connections other than friction. I don't plan on doing more than a loop here and there and hauling up a camera, at best a GoPro
No, I sanded down the main spar so they slide on a little more easily. Only real obstacle to removing them now, is that you have to reach inside the fuselage to unplug the aileron and flap servos, every time. I'm going to modify the plugs so you can plug the servos into the outside of the fuselage after installing the wings, instead. Did something similar to my regular SkySurfer's aileron servos, I got the idea from poster Prof100 in the regular SkySurfer/Bixler thread. See:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...4#post18650739

For the SSS, might use a single 4-pin plug for each wing instead of the current two 3-pin plugs for each wing. Quicker and easier to install/remove the wings, and less chance of accidentally plugging the aileron servos into the Flap cable etc.
Old Oct 02, 2012, 08:06 PM
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yup, makes sense, I'll check that out. Thanks
Old Oct 02, 2012, 08:41 PM
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What kind of car?
Jeep Cherokee
Old Oct 02, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Jeep Cherokee
Hmmm, the SSS has just short of an 8-foot wingspan when the wings are in place.

As I mentioned above, I'll eventually set mine up so the wings can be quickly removed. It's not quite there yet.

Can you put an 8-foot-long 2x4 board in your Cherokee?

If not, then removable wings may become a necessity for you.

Have you tried running the long main spar (a long solid rod maybe 4 feet long, it's down near the bottom of the box) into each wing? How difficult is it? (Mine was VERY difficult, I eventually sanded it down to a slightly smaller diameter).
Old Oct 02, 2012, 08:56 PM
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just for curiosity sake,what is the average age of people buying this glider ? I am older than dirt
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Good grief people. Unsubscribed!!!!!
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