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$1 arf, 45 dollar electronics, w/o battery

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Old 03-22-2006, 08:19 PM
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What do you think? It's cheap, it actually seems to fly pretty well. The battery I'm going to use is a bit on the heavy size, and expensive, but it'll work for the next couple of years that I'm going to fly it. (Duracell Ultra 223) So, if you want a cheap airplane, go to the dollar store, and check it out! Might be good for a one design slope race too. I intend on piggybacking this on a Miss Stick to see how it does from a launch.
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Old 03-22-2006, 09:17 PM
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Well, the elevator works, but It's got a problem with tipstalling to the left... So, I'll have to fix that. Battery makes it a little bit heavy, definetaly not a sailplane for thermaling, unless something really strong comes along. Still fun!
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Old 03-23-2006, 02:41 AM
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I have seen a number of these fly under power but i see no reason it would not do well for slope.

Being injection molded you might check the balance not just from front to back but from side to side.This would be to see if one wing might be heavier than the other. or weigh each wing and see that way. Also could be you need to sand some wash in under the offending wingtip

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that could do it! [&:] It was just tipping to the side, and would stop when it hit that angle.... I'm getting a replacement wing for it soon. Got a little chipped! Hey, it's a simple plane, I can even make a balsa wing for it if I'm so inclined.
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