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Old 06-17-2002, 01:16 AM
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For right now my landing gear is fine until it breaks some more.

Lv2rcav8 and I flew our magics again and they were great. All that tail touching is great. We need to hover that ultra stick that low.
Old 06-17-2002, 02:58 AM
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Default Inverted Landing gear...

You might want to add a third flying wire like I have in the fouth picture at this site...

http://www.cableone.net/gjackson/p3.htm

Bumping the rudder on the groung doing inverted fly bys, Last one wasn't so pretty. Broke vertical stab off at the fuse. Oh well! Nothing serious, will try again next weekend!
Old 06-17-2002, 12:33 PM
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Flew my Magic this past Sunday

Great Airplane.

I used non-waxed dental floss with 5 minute epoxy wrapped around the joints on the landing gear to add some strength. Don't have enough landings on the plane yet to say if it's definitely the way to go, but so far it is working.

I also got a piece of a torque roll yesterday, but I'm still practicing.

Definitely like the 12.25 x 3.75 prop for this airplane with the O.S. 46FX.
Old 06-17-2002, 04:14 PM
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Default Magic twin....

A buddy of mine gave me two fuse's and a wing, so I thought....Magic Twin! Anyone got one good wing panel to donate to this project????????

Plan on using two .40 LA's.....yeah I know, but what else are they good for???????

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Old 06-17-2002, 05:23 PM
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"Plan on using two .40 LA's.....yeah I know, but what else are they good for???????"

Weights for your fishing lures.



Magic Twin?? This should be good.

Someone should have wing panel to donate in the near future. The wing appears to survive crashes realatively intact.
Old 06-17-2002, 05:26 PM
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I checked with a friend who crashed his Magic three weekends ago. Unfortunately he has already discarded the wing.

I'll keep watching for a wing.
Old 06-17-2002, 05:36 PM
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Default Somebody say something about me?

"Someone should have wing panel to donate in the near future. The wing appears to survive crashes realatively intact."

I think LATCH66 is talking about me!

I bought another one and have flown it the past two weekends. The last time I had this much fun for less than $100 bucks I think I could have been arrested.

With the stuff I am trying to do with plane (considering my skill level) I should have yo a wing panel to use before to long!
Old 06-17-2002, 05:44 PM
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Default Sweet.....err....

Sorry to hear about your future crash.......

Keep me in mind....

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Old 06-18-2002, 06:28 AM
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Flat spins are kind of hard to figure out with the Magic but once you figure it out it spins great. And yes it can climb in a flat spin with a 56 saito. Knife edge is next to imposible. But as far as the landing gear, yes it looks flimsy but when you can land the thing in 5 feet at about 1/2 mph. who needs sturdy gear
Old 06-24-2002, 02:09 AM
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Default Re: Sweet.....err....

Originally posted by Pugsley
Sorry to hear about your future crash.......

Keep me in mind....

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Pugsley...

Where would you like me to ship this wing to?
Old 06-25-2002, 12:46 AM
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Hey chris540. I just got to fly mine for the first time this weekend. I set it up tail heavy right off the bat. I think it's about 5 1\4 - 5 1\2 back, or more accuratlly 1 '' ahead of the wing servo's. It's not at all unstable and it requires no down ellevator while inverted in fact it almost climbs which tells me it's tail heavy, and i love the way it flys. So don't be afriad to shove it back if you are comfortable.
Old 07-01-2002, 02:28 AM
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I flew my Magic for the first time today. It was okay. It definately has potential. It is powered with an Irvine .46.

Here's the problem. I balanced the plane at 115mm from the leading edge (as per plans). While inverted, the plane would not even pull up from level. It would just roll back over.

Two other characteristics worth mentioning. It would drop like brick when held in knife edge. It also didn't float quite as well as I had anticipated.

I've never had a "3D" plane before. Judging by these flight characteristics, I'd say this thing is really nose heavy. Is the suggested CG really that far off?

Thanks for any help,
Scott
Old 07-02-2002, 02:29 AM
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hey man. shove the cg back! mine is nothing like that(except for the knife edge, i think it's hopless). Mine will climb slightly inverted and pushes out just as tight as upright. and man will this thing flat spin! I haven't got it to climb but it's close . 40 fp 11x4 wood
Old 07-02-2002, 11:56 AM
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The only way that plane will knifeedge is to put two shark fins (one on top, and one on bottom) of the fuse, to give it some area. Been thinkin about doin that on mine, but I dont wanna add the weight.
Old 07-04-2002, 11:35 AM
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Default Re: Magic Gear

Since you got your carbon replacement gear what do you think of it?
I am thinking of getting one and just wanted to know how well the holdup.

Thanks Steve
Originally posted by Whopper
Evening kids -

Regarding the flimsy Magic gear, I found this place with a carbon replacement gear....

http://moosecarbonfiber.tripod.com/

I ordered up, $23.00 to my door within a week. Good service from the vendor.

Haven't flown mine with it on yet but it looks real cool ! ( add a set of Tru-Turn aluminium wheels for the full effect ! )

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