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Apr 08, 2019, 06:09 PM
Where's the wind?
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I'm coming prepared for Thane and Joe this year!

We better have wind. This guy will need it.

Redshift F3F double carbon.



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Apr 08, 2019, 06:40 PM
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Whew! Boy does that thing look hot!
Apr 08, 2019, 07:08 PM
Where's the wind?
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Strega Comparison.

I threw in the Tomcat Elevator on the tail comparison.

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Apr 08, 2019, 10:19 PM
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Holy crap, you guys fly some serious hardware.
Apr 08, 2019, 10:31 PM
Where's the wind?
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It makes racing more exciting!
Apr 08, 2019, 10:47 PM
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Wait ‘til you see the wing-a-rons Thane builds and brings. Really fast!
Apr 08, 2019, 11:11 PM
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My compliments to you guys.

Very nice stuff. Would love to see it fly.
Apr 09, 2019, 11:47 PM
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It makes racing more exciting!
Like they say in Nascar..."Rubbing is Racing"
Apr 10, 2019, 08:21 AM
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Man, Andrew that's a good looking slope racer. What do you think your AUW without ballast come in at?

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Apr 10, 2019, 08:46 AM
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Man, Andrew that's a good looking slope racer. What do you think your AUW without ballast come in at?



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The single carbon ones are coming in 81 - 82 oz. I expect mine will be a few oz heavier. The Stregas are in the same range but have quite a bit more wing area.

Wing area:
Strega 873 sq in.
Redshift 744 sq in.

Wind will be needed. Airfoil is much thinner on the Redshift vs Strega.

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Apr 11, 2019, 08:01 AM
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i picked up a used Skorpion for the unlimited racing. Been trying to get ballast together for both of my unlimited ships. Hoping for some big wind this year!
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Apr 15, 2019, 03:31 PM
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Scorpion is fast!
Apr 17, 2019, 08:06 PM
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90oz of ballast should be enough I hope. I will have room for a few more oz in the wing joiner but I'm guessing I won't need it.

Bring on the hurricane force winds!

Looks like 127oz is the official max weight for Redshift based on wing area for F3F.

I should be able to load it up to 180oz range with just wing and fuse ballast installed. I'm guessing it will be 90oz ready to fly without ballast.

Looks like the Unlimited race rules are modeling the official F3F rules so 127oz max it is for the race limited by wing area loading.
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Apr 17, 2019, 08:53 PM
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I will be flying a opus or Typhoon I think Ty has a typhoon also.
Apr 17, 2019, 09:41 PM
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I will be flying a opus or Typhoon I think Ty has a typhoon also.
I got a used E-Typhoon last year and have really enjoyed it on the flatland. I think I replaced every linkage and most of the servos - they were all pretty loose and sloppy. Guess if I race it I’ll take off the props.

When you were racing your Opus last year Joe and Andrew recommended it for me as a good stable fast plane “with no bad habits” that could be competitive enough in a race to make it fun. With a little luck Greg will be transporting an Opus that I got from a guy in Colorado. Really looking forward to flying it. Hopefully I can get the programming dialed in without too much bungling. And someday I’ll DS it : )


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