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Optimus F5J - from placing an order to maiden flight

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Old 12-29-2016, 03:02 PM
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Ordered Optimus F5J glider in December 2016.
A new company with very nice product.
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https://www.gonerc.com/f/aircraft/sa...es/1482983934/
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Optimus has arrived Today!
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https://www.gonerc.com/f/aircraft/sa...es/1482983934/
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Build progress updated..


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Sorry, but as luck would have it - I had to attend some other ventures of life before getting back to the project.
Thoughts brought me to the idea of making a V-tail instead of an X-tail meaning I have to get some materials. I'll post some project ideas as soon as I'll finish 3D design.
Meanwhile I've ordered some carbon fiber for the tail. Not cheap nowadays:
https://shop.cn-models.com/carboweave/


I've got CW 20 2/45+/45- for $140 delivered. Should be enough for the project and then some.
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