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03-30-2019, 04:17 PM
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Posted By Nodd

Hello Mango. This is not relevant to this build...

Hello Mango. This is not relevant to this build log so I've answered using a private message.
08-14-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 72
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Posted By Nodd

I believe I used a MPI folding propeller hub &...

I believe I used a MPI folding propeller hub & spinner (http://www.maxxprod.com/mpi/mpi-11.html) (follow link then scroll down some).
08-08-2014, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Nodd

Yeah totally ditch that old brushed motor & get...

Yeah totally ditch that old brushed motor & get some new gear in there. These old gliders fly awesome with modern guts.

I did actually list my setup back in post #47...
07-29-2014, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Nodd

While I've never flown a Bubble Dancer I've...

While I've never flown a Bubble Dancer I've studied its design extensively, especially the wing-spar. I imagine it's a real treat to fly.

That's pretty impressive to hear a Spectra did so well,...
07-09-2014, 05:19 AM
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Views: 11,663
Posted By Nodd

I attended a fun fly there a couple of years ago,...

I attended a fun fly there a couple of years ago, great fun. I'll see if I can make it. Thanks
07-08-2014, 09:26 PM
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Posted By Nodd

Congratulations Larry, glad to hear you got her...

Congratulations Larry, glad to hear you got her flying. Also nice to hear you were able to save the botched takeoff. Sounds like you might have yourself a winner there.
06-28-2014, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Nodd

The second flight that day I reduced my spoiler >...

The second flight that day I reduced my spoiler > elevator compensation, problem solved.

I've found the high-wing, mid-wing, low-wing, pitch rule is usually right-on for flaps. I'd assumed the...
06-26-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 72
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Posted By Nodd

Here's my understanding of how spoilers (or...

Here's my understanding of how spoilers (or flaps) affect an aircraft's pitch...

http://www.scipie.com/rc/spectra/spoiler_drag_02.jpg

From my deluxe diagram you can see how increasing the...
06-25-2014, 06:57 PM
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Views: 11,815
Posted By Nodd

That's excellent advice no doubt, that big...

That's excellent advice no doubt, that big folding prop will bite ya if you don't respect it. In my defence I use a throttle kill switch on my radio. That prevents the motor from turning in the event...
06-24-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 72
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Posted By Nodd

MAIDEN FLIGHT VIDEO Well here we go, it's time...

MAIDEN FLIGHT VIDEO
Well here we go, it's time to see if this will fly...


http://youtu.be/Wf1u4p4p1uU
06-10-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,815
Posted By Nodd

Low polygon count glider... LOL love it! Yeah...

Low polygon count glider... LOL love it! Yeah this is now a HD Spectra *grin*

Yeap that's some evil black funk inside the fuselage. My Apache balsa DLG spent a night out in the rain (long story),...
06-09-2014, 07:06 PM
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Views: 11,815
Posted By Nodd

That's one beautiful Gentle Lady you have there...

That's one beautiful Gentle Lady you have there Dave. I also had an electrified GL, built an extra fuselage with an Astro 05 motor & bloody huge brick of NiCads. Flew like a brick compared to the...
05-26-2014, 04:30 PM
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Views: 11,815
Posted By Nodd

I am trying my hardest to stop...

I am trying my hardest to stop changing/modding/improving stuff but it's not easy *grin*

Wingtips
I decided to go with some basic wingtips, nothing too fancy...

...
05-24-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,663
Posted By Nodd

Oh wow, yeah that looks a whole lot like a Bird...

Oh wow, yeah that looks a whole lot like a Bird Dog. That's impressive that used to be some other plane, nice bashing. Yeah I agree, no rush on the maiden.
05-23-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,663
Posted By Nodd

Good deal Larry, glad to hear this build-log...

Good deal Larry, glad to hear this build-log helped.

So yeap my Bird Dog flies but will she tow?...

http://youtu.be/nYTFvOQt3bs
05-18-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,815
Posted By Nodd

This should have been done months ago but you...

This should have been done months ago but you know how these things go once flying season starts. I've already attended two large aerotow events plus a float-fly, flying twice a week on top of that....
05-05-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 72
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Posted By Nodd

A not so BIG HONKIN' Rudder Having had a chance...

A not so BIG HONKIN' Rudder
Having had a chance to step back & look at the assembled airframe I'm finding it's raising alarms in my brain's TLAR (that looks about right) center. Even though it's...
05-04-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,815
Posted By Nodd

BIG HONKIN' Rudder Okay so I'm sticking an 8...

BIG HONKIN' Rudder
Okay so I'm sticking an 8 foot wing on a 6 foot glider. According to my nifty sailplane spreadsheet (http://www.tailwindgliders.com/Files.html) the stock Spectra's vertical...
04-07-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,815
Posted By Nodd

Yeah the added weight is negligible for a...

Yeah the added weight is negligible for a sailplane this size. I figure the benefits far outway the cost of a few extra grams. Besides as Rich points out, they're just plane cool :-)

I've been...
04-06-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,815
Posted By Nodd

Spoilers I've been using e-spoilers in my giant...

Spoilers
I've been using e-spoilers in my giant scale sailplanes for a few years now with good results. I had a couple of extra e-spoilers left over from a review & this seems like the perfect...
04-04-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,663
Posted By Nodd

With Spring in the air it's finally time to see...

With Spring in the air it's finally time to see if she'll fly...

http://youtu.be/9Gc_iCAVh8I
03-31-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,815
Posted By Nodd

I'm using 5.5mm carbon-fiber for the wing rods....

I'm using 5.5mm carbon-fiber for the wing rods. Although it's not indestructible I'm confident it's stronger than the spruce spar structure it's attached to. If this was a two piece wing with the...
03-30-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,815
Posted By Nodd

Its been a couple of weeks, have been busy with...

Its been a couple of weeks, have been busy with other projects but I have made some progress...


Wing Rods
When I got this plane the six foot wing was one piece. Now that I've extended it some,...
03-16-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,815
Posted By Nodd

Thanks for the info Bo. As I suspected, these old...

Thanks for the info Bo. As I suspected, these old birds, once equipped with modern gear, are really something without having to haul around a pound of NiCads.

That's interesting you enlarged the...
03-14-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,815
Posted By Nodd

Yeap that'd be my flying wing, WindFREAK. Cool...

Yeap that'd be my flying wing, WindFREAK. Cool thanks for joggin the old noggin. I was going to say I got the plans from the AMA but RCM is a more likely source. I might have to revisit that plane,...
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