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Old 03-19-2003, 06:10 PM
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Paul and Jeff got the thing going, and Jeff was coaxing me to wring it out. Here are some pics. Should be a winner.

This is the top of the plane.

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You da Man Jess !
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He almost has this stuff figured out!
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Ok OK, so we had a small pro bro in Memphis on Monday. It was fun, but can I please fly in Memphis without rain just once. Jeff W.
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Great pics Jess!!!!!
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Nice flying Jess.... Awesome Pics!!
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man...the grass almost looks green. sure didnt look green standing there the other day nice job flying that plane Jess. that MVVS 49 was really purrrrrrring......G
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Nice pics, but that BETTER NOT be the color scheme (or lack there of) of the ARF!

What did that thing weigh?
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Originally posted by BotleRocketWar
Nice pics, but that BETTER NOT be the color scheme (or lack there of) of the ARF!

What did that thing weigh?
You got that right about the scheme......it flat dissapeared in the white overcast sky that day. But it didnt really matter when your as good as Jess cause its never more than 15' away from you. Jeff told me that's NOT going to be the scheme....he's actually trying to get Gator to design a scheme for it.

I think we weighed the plane and its about 4.5lbs. I flew it and it really flies very light...unlike the Knife ARF. I think the difference there is the new Sledge ARF wont use ply sheeting on the fuse.
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No that is not the scheme. It was built just to check the quality of the build by a particular factory in Asia. We did not see it necessary to do a fancy scheme on one we are going to try to tear apart. The arf scheme will be awesome I assure you, Gator is working on a scheme and you know he can come up with some great stuff. So far the arf sledge has held together well, the construction was impressive. If you are a competent flyer and see me at a field just ask me and I will let you fly it. Sorry but I will not ship it to you to try (LOL). Jeff W.
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Awwe come on jeff please

Any way progress is moving forward on my sledge and I will be covering it soon before the snow melts in another month.
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Hi Jeff, do you know when the Sledge ARF might be available?

Thanks,

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John, it will be a bit. What is a bit? HMMM. I wish I knew, I honestly do not know. However, Morris wants it arf yesterday, so they are working on it and I expect within a year. Sooner is better the demand is high for the arf version. The one we had built for inspection is awesome, just 4lb, 6oz rtf. That is with standard everything, and a MVVS 49 and pipe. Whoops, it did have my carbon fiber gear on it, so that is a little less weight. The pictures above is not the scheme, I want to emphasize that. I am having Gator come up with some schemes and maybe we could vote on the Morris website and use the most popular one. Jeff W.
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Thanks Jeff. I don't have the sledge yet. I finished and flew an OMP GS540P this winter. I just love edge profiles!

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John,

Where have you been flying lately?
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Hi Brian, with this weather, mostly in my dreams! I've slipped out a few times, but they have been few and far between. I've got a new OMP GS540 / Moki 210 and a Diabolic (full flying stab) that really need some action. I'm just being patient, maybe tomorrow????? I bought a slow stick to pacify me in the front yard, but it's sure not a 3D machine! Where have you been flying?

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is the arf sledge avialable for sale?
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John,

I have been flying a lot in the last couple weeks, mostly at Longview Lake and a couple times out at Shawnee Mission. I have also been going to a little parking lot around here just for 3D practice...This was until last weekend...

At the moment I have nothing to fly. I had to retire the Extra Special after over 400 abusive flights. I am waiting for a Sledge in the mail and I am hoping to have it in the air in the next week or two...I just framed up a Fun 51, but don't plan on flying it. I'll try and find someone in the area who could use a cheap FunFly...

tooly, scroll back a couple posts and you can see Jeff say-

"I wish I knew, I honestly do not know. However, Morris wants it arf yesterday, so they are working on it and I expect within a year. Sooner is better the demand is high for the arf version."
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Morris knows the sledge arf is in high demand and he assures me they are doing what they can as fast as they can to bring to the US market asap. The one I have was made to check a certain factories quality of work. They did a nice job and the plane flies as good as any other sledge I have flown and even better with the new tail. [email protected] Thanks, Jeff Williams

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