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Old 02-04-2019, 12:07 AM
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Now there is a moderate amount of of scrap in the foam kit so I decided to dink around a play by making a lower profile canopy. Will it offer a better coefficient?
I'm sure, could be a little, could be a bunch, but then again I'm not about to take it to a bullet ballistics lab and pay them to find out.
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:27 AM
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I neglected to show you the the addition of two bottom fins. I put these on all my superflys primarily because I hate when props dig in on landing. These avoid that wear and tear. I always do soft belly flop landings
Plus I found out that they help a lot when attempting to do a harrier.

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Jeff, being busy busy with sick kids, work and family, had a great big brain fart when he packed my order and forgot to enclose the hardware (stick mount, control rods and horns). It was not a big deal at all to me since I had all the items already on hand. Believe me..... I've never once received an incomplete order from Superfly RC, but it goes to show you that under the right circumstances we're all fallible. I don't know about you but I it's senseless to not understand. I just hope the kids get well and life returns to normal for Jeff. Should have kept my mouth shut but I had to contact him to find out how long I should cut the stick (he would have figured out that he forgot to send everything). He offered to send the missing items but in my book it's not worth the postage or time to send. So I declined the offer for those reasons. It's when he offered to compensate me by sending old copies of Oprah Magazines when I really got b*tt hurt lol, but TO MY SURPRISE he refunded me $10.

Thanks Jeff, but a $10 store credit towards my next plane would have thrilled me more. Yer aces Jeff. Thanks
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:57 AM
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Like that rare earth magnet idea for the hatch.
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:14 AM
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I need to make the extra effort to make a few videos. I just don't have a camera man nor a camera I can mount on my head. Best I can do do is record video on my SLR as it sits on a tripod. I guess it will have to do. It would be preferable to use a cam I can mount on my head.

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Old 02-05-2019, 02:27 PM
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Wait, I thought you requested the Oprah mags?
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:08 PM
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NOT ME BUDDY! I would never..... Oh heck you caught me and I called me out in public. (YES I DID and I'm ashamed to say that I love Oprah magazine)
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:03 PM
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Got it all tweeked out yesterday am. Suuuhweet. In the afternoon I just flew it at 50% throttle to get a feel for it.
​​​​​​This morning was a shake down flight. First lipo was dedicated to speed and stressing the control surfaces (hinges and control horns) and I'm happy to report that the goop enforced strips of gorilla tape held wonderful (as if I expected those to fail)
I did the same with the 2nd battery.
The 3rd was trying to exceed the envelope by stressing out the 2 center seems and the wings (I'm not using carbon fiber....yet).
I took it up about 100 feet and maxed the throttle and went straight down as close as I dared before pulling back as hard as I could then landed to examine the seams and wings. Not a hint of stress. She's a good build so far.
So letís take it back up and do it again to make sure.
Ooopsie me! I didn't plan to test the other stuff but the plane had other plans.
Comming straight down again only from a bit higher,, closer to 150 feet, where it was just a dot, I was amazed at how fast she got. I was so amazed my attention was too focused and I pulled up too late and smacked her hard on her belly. Flop! Sounded like someone falling in the mud so I couldn't resist laughing. She only rolled once.

So my set up for securing all the electronics was sorely put to the test. To my amazement they all held in place except for the motor which didn't surprise me. It merely tore away clean from the EPP but never became disconnected. I plugged in my hot glue gun, and the motor mount fit perfectly in place like piece from a jig saw puzzle. You couldn't tell anything happened. I was back in the air in 10 minutes, though I don't think I'll be pulling a nose down speed demon again any time soon.

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