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Feb 18, 2020, 02:15 AM
flyer chris
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Help!

Slope soaring


Anyone making glass pss war bird fuzes for around 48 in wing span need
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Feb 18, 2020, 05:59 AM
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Grrttmyers was selling some baby Jart short kits recently on the classifieds, you might PM him to see if any more are in the works. Also try a search in this forum for "Miglet" or "itty bitty Spitty", I think those were around 30ish span?
Feb 18, 2020, 04:33 PM
flyer chris
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Thanks i tried
Feb 18, 2020, 11:10 PM
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Not a warbird but the Legend is close to that size.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...nd-Group-build

As the planes get smaller the wing loadings tend to go up disproportionately making them require more lift than a larger ship would.
Feb 19, 2020, 12:57 AM
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Like Brian said, the little buggahs need some wind and don't like to go slow.
Here's a vid with my Mini Zero, being flown by it's designer Lars Berg, and a Red Mini Macchi in the background, with a plank flying somewhere in the mix too. Garrett kits the Mini Zero. The Legend is a really great Flyer! Here's also a vid of a couple of Legends flying at Lilly's.
Tom
Mini Zero at Cajon (2 min 25 sec)

Rubio and kevin (0 min 57 sec)
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Feb 21, 2020, 04:40 AM
flyer chris
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Thanks i think i would better off at around 48" instead i do like the legend but set on warbirds and mates said go around 48 ish
Feb 21, 2020, 04:48 AM
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Originally Posted by chris cahill
Thanks i think i would better off at around 48" instead i do like the legend but set on warbirds and mates said go around 48 ish
Sorry but your mates are wrong , 60" warbirds are the right size to fly at any slope , there are many great 60" warbirds available , there is no substitute for wing area . Also bigger flys better and handle a far wider envelope of slope conditions , they are easier to see, easier to work on and easier to fit gear and ballast in . You can see that in any of the PSS models built around the globe ,including here in Australia . Here's a few from last years Manilla slope fest including some of the larger ones.
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Feb 21, 2020, 11:28 PM
flyer chris
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Whats the little ones think matin brings over me109 and mustang its that size i like and i can fly it at my usual sites aswell and i take to many planes so they can fit in my car i do like the bigger ones
Feb 21, 2020, 11:55 PM
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Most are around 52 " Chris
Feb 22, 2020, 12:03 AM
flyer chris
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Something around a 40ish size just want the glass fuze
Feb 22, 2020, 12:12 AM
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Well ..... I don;t want to get the argument of which flys better .....

But it is a fact that most of the standard PSS planes we fly in the States (at least in Socal) have wingspans between 46" to 48"
Those include the following:

Spitfire
Me109
Zero
Airacobra
Tucano
BD-5
P-51
Zephyr 46


A few are 50" and above like :

B-17
Zephyr
and a few more

And a hand full are 36" or so, like:

Legend
Mini Zero
Mini Macchi
Last edited by MATIN; Feb 22, 2020 at 12:17 AM.
Feb 22, 2020, 03:46 AM
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My Tucano measures 1300mm Matin which equates to roughly 52" ,and you know bigger flys better But you know I dont design anything below 80 " anyway

Umm sorry yeah go with the lego models lol ( this is a joke not a serious comment )
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Feb 22, 2020, 09:14 AM
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It really is a simple fact-- there's no substitute for wing area if you want great handling in a variety of conditions! If you always have great wind and lift--anything will fly as Fermin proves!! BUT--I always prefer my 60" slopers for pure enjoyment and ease of flying/ landing and handling. 48-52 work really good too---under 48 you start getting into wing loadings in PSS that are going to be more "conditionally" challenged --IE need more LIFT!
Feb 23, 2020, 04:55 PM
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l:0
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