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Old Jan 20, 2013, 08:17 PM
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Hahaha yeah... that's because it had no winglets or a tail!

LOL one minute, let me find the other videos with the slope Bonsai.



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Old Jan 20, 2013, 08:21 PM
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Here's a few of the Bonsai:

The Hobby King Bonsai DLG (1 min 51 sec)


More Bonsai DLG Flights (2 min 21 sec)


And of course I did fly my Binary 900 DLG in the backyard too....

Binary 900 DLG Backyard Flights Part 2 of 2 (3 min 54 sec)


Enjoy!



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Old Jan 20, 2013, 08:44 PM
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Sweet!
Old Jan 20, 2013, 08:46 PM
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Yeah, that's the most fun that I've ever had in R/C IMHO. Just throwing the Binary 900 in the air whenever I wanted was like heaven



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Old Jan 20, 2013, 08:55 PM
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What happened to it?
Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:02 PM
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Wing cracked in half, tail ripped off, too much hot glue used and it got stuck in a tree, pulling it out cracked the wing more really, and I never fixed it. Don't have it anymore, but I won't need to build a new one now either because I'm getting those really good quality ones for super cheap from a generous guy right here on RCG.



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Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:08 PM
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The bonzai? Like the popwing? That does slope?
Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:09 PM
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Yeah if you have the right slope conditions, most flying wings will slope, some not well... but hey...

The 900mm PopWing is a fine slope soarer from what I've heard too.



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Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:10 PM
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Dan just a tip, when you discus launch, try to throw it flat to the horizon, trying to throw it upwards wastes energy and stresses the airframe. Use a launch mode with 3 mm camber and a few clicks up elevator. You should be able to get another 10-20 feet
Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:11 PM
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Dan just a tip, when you discus launch, try to throw it flat to the horizon, trying to throw it upwards wastes energy and stresses the airframe. Use a launch mode with 3 mm camber and a few clicks up elevator. You should be able to get another 10-20 feet
Yup unfortunately the 8J doesn't have any flight modes that you can program, however I'm sure that I can find a way to do that... IDK how though

And 3mm camber actually is worse, you want the ailerons level with the wing so that you can get the most speed and highest launch!



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Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:12 PM
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Yeah if you have the right slope conditions, most flying wings will slope, some not well... but hey...

The 900mm PopWing is a fine slope soarer from what I've heard too.



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I can't understand slope...I just don't see how people stay in the air. I know, there's thermals, But still....
Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:15 PM
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Here:

The wind going up the slope creates lift, and you can just hover right above it and move around.

http://www.rc-airplane-world.com/slope-flying.html




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Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:16 PM
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Dan from my experience at contests, people use the up elevator and camber to rotate the plane up, and reflex and down elevator untill it reaches the peak. You want to rotate the plane as fast as possible and then cruise up. The camber is only for rotating the plane
Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:19 PM
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Camber is also used for cruise and thermal modes, and float modes too... it's made to slow down the plane and gain lift at the same time

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Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:20 PM
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Yup. I use about 4 mm camber in thermals, but it depends on how strong the air is. That stinks about the 8j. Could you use seperate trims?


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