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Old Apr 17, 2007, 05:06 PM
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The Nutz is dead, Long live the Nutz


Well here it is my new shiney Zagnutz, the old one that I laboured over for weeks in the cold in the garage died. Cause of death was not folding wings or death spiral, it was rage and sadly my rage. I was trying to take the tape off of the wing as I had not tapered the TE, lumps of foam came off the knife went deeper and that was that. Still I learnt a lot building the first one and hopefully this one should be a lot better. I deceided to make it modular after seeing quite a few people do it, so it now has two 8mm carbon rods with brass collars. The pod is very basic as I want to get this one to the flying stage with out the loss of any more innocent depron. When ithe COG is sorted and it is flying well, I will then worry about getting the camera fitted. More and hopefully happier updates to follow soon .

all the best from a sunny London.

Ian
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Old Apr 17, 2007, 05:37 PM
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Those are some nice looking NUTZ!!!
Old Apr 17, 2007, 06:10 PM
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Pull out early!
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Yeah, and sorry to hear about you bustin' your nutz.



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Old Apr 17, 2007, 06:19 PM
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Yeah, and sorry to hear about you bustin' your nutz.



Dave

Yeah couldn't be any thing to do with giving up smoking and needing some nicotine. LOL

Ian
Old Apr 17, 2007, 06:32 PM
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Back in black............
Sorry to here about he nutz. but your new nutz look great.


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Old Apr 17, 2007, 10:22 PM
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I'm not flying backwards!
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I hate when you tear the tape off you nutz and chunks tear out with it. Well hopefully the pain is over and your new nutz works great.

Tony
Old Apr 17, 2007, 10:34 PM
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Nice looking nutz , what's your AUW?
Old Apr 18, 2007, 01:06 AM
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My nutz broke once, but I'm happy to say, they can be fixed!
Old Apr 18, 2007, 03:48 PM
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Nice looking nutz , what's your AUW?

I have not got around to finishing it yet, should have it done by next week and start to know how heavy this will be. I am working on the theory that even bricks fly if you give them enough power LOL. Elevons are going on tonight then if time tommorow get the electrics sorted.

Ian
Old Apr 22, 2007, 11:30 AM
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Well real niceweather today,so I managed to maiden znap mk II. The Day did not start well as the field where I usally fly has a fair ground on it at the moment. So after driving around for a while and a long walk I managed to find a field all for my self. I set the cog as far foward as I could at 8" and with only 1/4 throttle gave her a toss in to the wind. Rather than the gentle glide I was expecting the plane shot up at 45 degrees and tried to loop, (CTX's words about test gliding were ringing in my ears.)
I had to use full down elevator to get her back down eventually, after 30 seconds of wallowing around the sky. the only damage was a broken motor mount which some epoxy will fix. It might seem like a wasted flight but I feel that I have learnt quite a bit about this plane today, the next step after fixing it is to add weight where the camera would be, which will help me get the cog forward where it needs to be. More happier updates to come.

Ian
Old Apr 22, 2007, 08:23 PM
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Are you and DiveBomberDave copying one another?
Old Apr 22, 2007, 10:51 PM
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Isn't it funny how we all seem to learn the test glide ritual the hard way?

I've been there too, Ian! Better luck with your next flight.


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