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Nov 18, 2015, 08:36 PM
Jonathan Wells
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Gecko 60" DP


Thought I would share what I've been up to.

I have designed a high aspect 60" Flying wing. Gecko 60" DP. Hopefully this thing will be QUICK.

Dirk Pflug has kindly supplied me with some foils and given some valued information, Thanks Dirk

The wing moulds/molds will be machined (by Mike F) out of Corian solid surface and fuse cavities out of tooling board.

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Nov 18, 2015, 11:16 PM
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The wing to fuse junctions look fun. 👍 It looks awesome.

--Jason
Nov 19, 2015, 12:18 AM
608 km/h!
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Nice!
I reckon with that rearward sweep though it could do with a longer tail moment.
Cheers
Nov 19, 2015, 12:19 AM
C'mon more Energy
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Cool.
Good luck with the project. Looks very slick.
Nov 19, 2015, 12:21 AM
Crashing is not a crime
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Looking great Jonathan! With that wing span and aspect ratio, it could push the plank speed easily.
Nov 19, 2015, 03:05 AM
Where is the inspiration
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Good to see it released to the Public

Good fast looking model. and a good pedigree.

The Plank record stands no chance!

Look forward to the maiden, (I aint launching unless its at the Skirrid or Orm. Too Limp wristed)
Nov 19, 2015, 04:18 AM
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wow, that looks great. More (moulded) planks are needed. Good to see somebody goes ahead and take some risks. Good luck with the project!

Yours Peter
Nov 19, 2015, 04:37 AM
Remember... Fly for fun!
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So long since something you could say is different has been posted. This one is definitely different, in a good way! Looks the buisiness mate!
Nov 19, 2015, 09:52 AM
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Have you tried Pooring Corian before? Curious on this material.
Nov 19, 2015, 01:47 PM
Auzzie built planks
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Subbed.. Nice work
Latest blog entry: More colours
Nov 19, 2015, 02:00 PM
Objects in mirror are losing
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Sub'd. Can't wait to watch this go from the drawing board to the sky.
Nov 19, 2015, 03:27 PM
Jonathan Wells
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Originally Posted by jojoen
Have you tried Pooring Corian before? Curious on this material.
No, but I've watching Tim's thread closely Hope it works for me.

This project is going to be a tough one.

Cheers,
Nov 20, 2015, 01:35 AM
Mr Windburner
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My Windburner molds are made from Freestyle top mearteral the same as corain
Good choice makes a good mold.
Good luck with the build.
Nov 20, 2015, 04:38 PM
DS= -$ & :-)
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Man that looks so sleek! Nice work!

Nov 21, 2015, 05:06 AM
He who dares ... repairs!
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Nice work Jon, look forward to seeing this in the air - with high AR and DP section, should be mega quick!


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