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Old 11-19-2004, 11:29 AM
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Greg Covey
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Default RE: Cirrus Micro Joule Flight Packs

My experiment with using the MJ servos on a ShockFlyer proved not to work well. The force of the control surfaces on the little servos would twist the brass arm. I did not want to CA the arm in place because I felt it would defeat the purpose of protection.

I decided to try another project that will hopefully fly indoors. The Hobbico Classic Cruiser was a bit hot to fly indoors so I will now try the [link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI0001P?&I=LXBLG0]Hobbico Classic Biplane[/link]. This model has a 20" wingspan and resembles the old Beech Model 17 Staggerwing. The biplane wings will give me 40" of wing compared to the 21.5" of wing on my original [link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXRX21&P=7]Classic Cruiser[/link].

After gutting the stock power system, it weighed in at 1.4oz. The wings weighed 0.7oz together and the empty fuselage was 1.1oz.
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