Dream-Flight Alula Hand Launch Sailplane Review - Page 3 - RC Groups
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Jan 16, 2013, 05:55 PM
setting CG with ceiling fan on
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Originally Posted by rmmoorejr
mine arrived on Monday. Should have it up and flying by Friday. (working long hours is cutting into my flying and building time) I just cant decide if I should paint it up fancy,or just fly this one and order another.
Sharpie brand colored permanent markers work really well to add some distinction to your bird.
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Jan 20, 2013, 12:01 AM
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Is it necessary to mod this at all for the hand launch as seen in the video?
Jan 20, 2013, 07:24 AM
I Used To Have More Free Time!
Good question... what keeps the foam from wearing out where you hold onto it when flinging?
Jan 20, 2013, 10:47 AM
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a very nice piece of grip tape is added. works great~! (included)
Jan 20, 2013, 10:51 PM
Soar high, huck low
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Threw the alula around while waiting for some batteries to charge on my Cub. Hooked a couple thermals with flights of 2:33, 2:46 and a 3:17. Not bad for a foamy!
Jan 21, 2013, 08:13 AM
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I put my Alula together yesterday morning. The directions included are very good. Almost too much detail if there is such a thing. I used the recommended battery and servo's it needed 1/2oz of led to balance. I test flew mine into a tree on my first hard toss. I meant to throw it in front of me but it looped behind me into the one tree anywhere around me. I had to grab a branch and shake the tree like a mad man to get it down. It was stuck right at the top about 15 feet up. I stripped one of the servo's when I tossed a stick at it to knock it down.

How long have I been in this hobby? You'd think I would know better.

Oh well I'll wait for the replacement servo to give it another try.

Jan 22, 2013, 10:38 AM
Lets make it remote control!!!
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i have always thought these gliders had some of the purest lines i ever seen. i have never flown an unpowered glider but these truly tempt me to head to the beach with one gorgeous
Jan 22, 2013, 03:02 PM

I just noticed when it popped up in the LH column...
really looks like fun!
Jan 22, 2013, 03:06 PM
quick, stretch into a monster!
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does anyone else hate the included grip tape? i find that it destroys my fingertips(read: sands the skin right off). i found that a piece of gorilla tape on the top and bottom worked really well and got me just as good if slightly lower launch heights. now i put in a launch peg though and it's way better, i get much higher launches with the same amount of effort. i highly recommend putting in a launch peg.
Jan 22, 2013, 03:51 PM
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Did the throwing peg add enough weight to need any counter-balance on the opposite wing or any trim to give level flight?
Jan 22, 2013, 05:21 PM
I Used To Have More Free Time!
Show pics how you mounted the peg.
Jan 22, 2013, 11:11 PM
1Corinthians 13:1-8
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I love my Alula she flies great.

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Jan 23, 2013, 09:36 PM
quick, stretch into a monster!
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it's pretty simple i used a piece of 5mm X "thin"(i don't know exactly what thickness it is) and i wrapped some fiberglass around it in the shape of those "honor the veterans" magnets that you put on your car.
be careful if you do this mod, it's not quite as simple as grip it 'n rip it, it takes a bit more practice.

i didn't add any weight to the opposite wing and i didn't notice any difference.
Jan 26, 2013, 08:07 PM
You sabotaged my plane.
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Michael Heer brought his out the the Arizona electric festival today. Very cool looking glider. Thanks Michael for taking the time to bring yours out. Time for me to pick one of these up.

Jan 27, 2013, 01:12 AM
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Got my Alula in the mail yesterday! Should have some time to build it in a couple weeks.


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