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Apr 03, 2007, 03:20 AM
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new scale plane


How and where? Do you test your new gliders.
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Apr 03, 2007, 11:30 AM
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Always on the slope.
Apr 03, 2007, 11:50 AM
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Always aerotowing...
Apr 03, 2007, 12:30 PM
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My smaller scale stuff (under 4 meters) I test fly at the La Sierra slope in Riverside. It's a little bunny hill with a reasonably good landing area that makes it perfect for test flights. It's actually a decent place to fly them when it's not too hot.

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Apr 03, 2007, 01:52 PM
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It kinda depends on size Lee, what do you want to test?
Apr 03, 2007, 03:16 PM
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I'm for the b***s out system.
1. Find a cliff at least 100ft with the breeze right on - preferably with direct access to salt water.
2. check, double check and check again all perameters ( the Ocean helps with this)
3. Throw it off. The pilot's reflexes are now honed to perfection.
Any failure of preparation is now obvious, if not, you have a nice 1/4 scale to impress your friends with next time.
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Apr 03, 2007, 11:55 PM
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New scale


Daveosoar: I like that. But not for me.

S2000; It's a Sinbad with a 126" wingspan.

TFLG; I was thinking about La Sierra, Will try to get it dial in Sat.

Bie; never tried Aerotowing.

Thanks That replyed! Late
Apr 04, 2007, 01:36 AM
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If your Sinbad hasn't got ailerons, as I suspect it is a vintage model, you can expect a pretty slow rudder responce. Rudder responce is a result of inter action between rudder and dehedral. No dehedral.... no turn, nomatter how big the rudder is
Good luck with the test flight
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Apr 04, 2007, 02:19 AM
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new scale plane


Colin. Thanks for the info. It has ailerons on the tips.
Apr 04, 2007, 03:12 AM
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Lee,

pretty bird! Is that some kind of airbrake on top of the fuse between the winghalfs?

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Apr 04, 2007, 03:17 AM
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I go with Davesoar. This is my one and only flying site and the water is too deep to wade in
Apr 04, 2007, 06:47 AM
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Lee, where is that flying site I see the model at? I only live about 5 miles from you.
Apr 04, 2007, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by s2000
Lee, where is that flying site I see the model at? I only live about 5 miles from you.
The caption says it's Glider Point. I have never been there but have to check it out some day. Directions on the ISR website under Glider Point. There are so many sites listed there that I have yet to fly at
Apr 04, 2007, 05:26 PM
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It seems that the Brits are the only ones with b**ls. Lack of confidence seems to be the norm in the rest of the real world.
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Apr 04, 2007, 09:59 PM
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Lee, thanks for asking that question. I just picked up a used Multiplex KA6 (3.8m ws) and was wondering the same thing. I have the Torrey Pines cliff to chuck it off or I need to find a club member to help with aerotow (I at least have options in my club). I'm still setting up the model, but the timing of your question was perfect for me. Since most of my flying has been off a winch at our thermal field, I will need help to make sure I do this right. Thanks.

Eric


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