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Oct 31, 2016, 03:12 PM
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Help!

What plane is it?


I bought this little 22 inch indoor flyer at a swap. I am trying to find the name of the kit and who made it... I think it is laser cut.

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Oct 31, 2016, 04:06 PM
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Stevens aero gym ripper

http://www.stevensaero.com/Gym-Rippe...Cut-Parts.html

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Oct 31, 2016, 04:41 PM
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thanks !!!
Nov 01, 2016, 03:53 PM
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Glad to help. Looks like a good flyer

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Nov 01, 2016, 03:58 PM
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I did a check of the cg and found that it balances at 40% of the main chord.. from a picture of the plans it looks like it should be at about 30%. Any idea what material would be good to use to balance?
Nov 01, 2016, 05:03 PM
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Obviously try to move the battery as forward as possible and try use a bigger battery if you can. After that, modeling clay works well and you can also cut those lead sticky back weights down and glue them in.

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Nov 04, 2017, 11:39 AM
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Well the plane has moved to my hangar now. Fixed a loose motor mount and flew it outside this week during a calm period. At the plans balance point it was tail heavy so added some nose weight and now seems to be ok. This version does not have the right hand offset seen on the plans so, turns to right a bit more difficult. Will fly indoors today and see how it handles. Otherwise it is a nice flyer should be fun to fly in my front yard this summer.
Nov 09, 2017, 04:37 PM
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Flew it inside last week and all went well. So well in fact that I ordered the short kit from Stevens Aero.


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