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Old 06-22-2006, 07:20 AM
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G'day,
Does anyone have experience with this model?, Would it benefit from having a wing with an airfoil, or does the flat plate wing work?, I have never flown a flat plate wing and I am a bit scheptical as to whether or not it flies Ok,...

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Old 06-23-2006, 12:44 AM
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Is this an electric like a flat foamie pusher? I am unclear on what model this actually is---
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Old 06-23-2006, 03:00 AM
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Razor,
I have never flown a "Flatboard" wing before, all my wings have had an airfoil shape,...so I am unsure as to whether this will fly ok,..as I am considering making airfoil shape ribs up for it,..here is a scan out of my magazine,...

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Old 06-23-2006, 08:35 AM
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Hey... that is kinda cute
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the only downside is that there is no reference for getting the canopy that they use,.and its an odd shape,...I contacted traplet publications and they can't help....[]

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Hi JJ,
Went down to the local library yesterday...and guess what I found:

Model World
August 2005
"free plan" : Mini Kangaroo / article!

Canopy comes from a company called Vortex..

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Yeah I read that aswell,... But do you think I can find anything about " Vortex"???,..so I am stumped,....Traplet seem unwilling to help, or to busy,...that may be due to me being in Australia I guess,..

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Why don't you shape it yourself with balsa blocks ? Does not look so tricky (I have the mag/plan as well).
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http://www.vortex-vacforms.co.uk/ there you go not sure if canopy is listed drop'em an e-mail
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Awsome ,..Thank you davej78,..I appreciate it

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Its a flat sheet wing and doesn't perform all that well. [:'(] I built one, not impressed flies like a plank, sounds fast but just doesnt cut the mustard
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Andy,

which power setup did you use on yours ? The author used a piped Irvine .40 ...
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Andy,
can you recomend an airfoil shape I should use???

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I prefere the real thing!

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#1 my Roo before maiden #2 Added Canards #3 One I built for a friend
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hi

can i just ask ... has anyone built and finished the plane yet?
if yes...how did it perform?
how well do you think it would go with the weston uk 50V1?

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Default RE: Mini Kangaroo

see post #11.

If he said it was a flat air foil then it whill fly like a pizza box plane...

Since you have the Weston 50 V1 then put it into the Magnum R and have some fun.
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