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Jun 03, 2010, 01:20 PM
ein flugel schplinterizer
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Hey Juscuz,

Here's a link to Top Flite's site that has a lot of covering tips:


Also, there is a book out there somewhere, maybe a Harry Higley publication? I'll see if I can find it.
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Jun 03, 2010, 06:57 PM
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Hi Juscuz,
thats a fine looking job all the same, all the best with trimming and flying, let us know what you think of it. I've never flown the old OlyII.

Dusting the wings of my woodie birds today for some fine cool weather bubble hunting, I'm trying a new field. This field is populated by a gaggle of camels! 12 of them on 23 acres of flat ground. These camels serve for tourist camel rides on a local beach, so I'm hoping they won't find my activities to much of a curiosity if they are used to people. Does anyone know, do camels have a liking for the smell and taste of balsa?

Jun 03, 2010, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by atmosteve
. Does anyone know, do camels have a liking for the smell and taste of balsa?

Not sure but I've heard they love the taste of Australians.

Jun 04, 2010, 12:17 AM
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Thanks for the link Sean. I actually have Harry Higley's book "There Are No Secrets", but it didn't help me with the finer details such as the small wrinkles I can't smooth out.
I also got the 'puffies' on one side of my vertical stab. I guess I can try some pinholes to let air escape, then try to re-shrink.
Jun 04, 2010, 12:26 AM
chronic in training
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can a windfree be built with a two piece wing

Jun 04, 2010, 05:46 AM
It's gonna be YUGE!!!
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Originally Posted by grfcon
Absolutely. Anything can be modified, it's just a matter of how much work you want to do.
Jun 04, 2010, 01:26 PM
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Watch out where you land Stevo, your balsa may have the smell of camel .
Jun 04, 2010, 01:28 PM
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2 Piece

Windfrees are 2 piece wings....

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Jun 04, 2010, 02:26 PM
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thank goodness..thanks
Jun 05, 2010, 04:37 AM
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Its official, I can now report that camels will generally have an aversion to woody rc sailplanes, they is easily spooked creatures.

Sadly, your model aircraft will not have a sense of selectivity about the exact spot where they might land, and may fail to decipher good ground from gunky dung in a landing zone. Thank you Don, your mirthly concerns were realised when my 2m Lil Bird dunked its snout into a fetid pile of flyblown camel rose. I would have gone and chosen white film for its fuse- camel crap stains something awful.

Not happy Jan. The field now has the working title of 'Old Camel Crap' with RC soarers.

Good day of flying but.
Jun 05, 2010, 05:51 AM
It's gonna be YUGE!!!
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That post conjures up a very funny visual image!
Jun 05, 2010, 06:42 AM
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Spot landing!!

Now that is what I call a spot landing..... worth a good smell...

The Coyote
Jun 05, 2010, 05:04 PM
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Steve... you could have landed in any other part of the field and still come out smelling the same so don't feel too bad. You can blame my Uncle Murphy (the writer of the laws) for your smelly mishap.

Murphys' law #1. Anything that can go wrong will and usually at the least opportune moment.
Jun 05, 2010, 05:09 PM
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Camel dump

Steve ... bummer !

Lol, sorry can't help but laughing

Jun 05, 2010, 05:41 PM
Mfg of the Marauder & Oculus!
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That one had to be a soft landing! I couldn't stop laughing and thinking in my mind how that spot landing would be scored.



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