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Aug 09, 2019, 09:28 PM
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I like that Jester sticker.
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Aug 10, 2019, 09:54 AM
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What an inspiring thread! I saw one of these at WeaselFest this year and they are, indeed, very nice. Congrats to Mike and all the owners. Post more vids already!

Steve
Aug 10, 2019, 08:13 PM
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What an inspiring thread! I saw one of these at WeaselFest this year and they are, indeed, very nice. Congrats to Mike and all the owners. Post more vids already!

Steve
You too can be a proud owner. Get your name on the list......

Then hurry up and wait (save pennies)

I have an official work order pending. Looked like about 4 ahead of me when I looked.
Aug 11, 2019, 12:20 AM
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New owner Chuck makes his first flight with #26 at Dave's Beach today.

Barry
Aug 11, 2019, 12:52 AM
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New owner Chuck makes his first flight with #26 at Dave's Beach today.

Barry
I saw that!

I wondered why some one else was hucking it (weakly at that...)

It came back in one piece too.
Aug 12, 2019, 09:34 AM
VTPR & Slope Aerobatics
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You too can be a proud owner. Get your name on the list......
The glider is cool, but I need more than 2 axes of control to keep me interested, regardless of how fast or sexy the airframe those 2 axes are affixed to

I'm mainly fascinated by the process Mike has gone through, getting the inspiration to create the design, then acquiring the skills, tools and relationships necessary to make such a beautiful creation come to life. As someone who aspires to someday create his own composite aerobatics glider, I find threads like these very motivational!

Kudos to Mike and all the owners, really cool initiative.

Steve
Aug 12, 2019, 11:46 AM
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It would not be hard, based on the Jester construction, to articulate the tail.

This would mainly be a modification of the tail cone assembly.

With out overstating, if we are patient, we will be rewarded with a sister ship that moves more feathers.

The design flight envelope being different than the Jester.

All good things take time.

Be patient friends.
Aug 17, 2019, 09:23 PM
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Good times


Great company, great flying to be had at Hodges. Mike was ripping it up with his Jester and even ventured on the back side for some DSing. Thanks for coming out Mike.
Aug 17, 2019, 09:48 PM
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Great company, great flying to be had at Hodges. Mike was ripping it up with his Jester and even ventured on the back side for some DSing. Thanks for coming out Mike.
Looks like some fun was had, wish I could have joined you but was BBQing at Del Mar KCBS champs today (thanks for the heads-up, Mike!)... I work a couple miles away in RB and have been stopping by for a few quick flights on the way home lately.

Barry
Aug 18, 2019, 03:51 AM
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So the LZ is ok?
Clear?
Not full of catus plantings?

Bob
Aug 18, 2019, 11:26 AM
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So the LZ is ok?
Clear?
Not full of catus plantings?

Bob
I would say come out and see for yourself if would be a place you would be comfortable flying.
Aug 18, 2019, 11:59 AM
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I would say come out and see for yourself if would be a place you would be comfortable flying.
Comfortable flying yes......

It is the landing that I am afraid of.

I went there again, I just do not see where to land.

I must be blind.

OR I am not comfortable stuffing in somewhere.

How do you do land?????
Aug 18, 2019, 02:33 PM
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Push that lever thingy on the right side of the box thingy all the way forward.
Aug 18, 2019, 10:04 PM
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Push that lever thingy on the right side of the box thingy all the way forward.
Ha ha, ha ha, ha ha.

Yes I really enjoy dorking my models in.

Hodges is lots of pointy rocks and the bare spots have been planted with cactus.

Maybe a local can instruct me, it is not clicking for me.
Aug 18, 2019, 10:36 PM
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Hodges does have both "pointy rocks, small cactus" and other factors that will tear your glider up. I have plenty of scars from flying there but for ME the reward out weighs the risk 10 fold. That's why I say come check it out for one self, Its not for everyone.
Last edited by cb4004; Aug 19, 2019 at 12:15 AM.


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