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wondering about fling

Old 11-25-2010, 12:16 AM
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Ok, so I was wondering about getting the fling by great planes, has anyone else tried this glider? is there any thing I should know about this plane, will it thermal well in calm conditions? I am new to gliders, I fly powered planes. So could you guys give me some tips on finding thermals for the first time?
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:10 AM
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I have to say the GP fling has to be the best value for money when it comes to sailplanes. I've owned a couple and loved every single flight; it will thermal on any decent day and slope up to 20kt winds with a bit of lead up the nose.

All I can say is "Get One!"
Old 11-26-2010, 11:53 AM
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all right thats probably what i'll go with! what radio gear do you fly with, i was thinking hitec HS-55 sub-micro servos and hitec HFS-05MS micro receiver with a Great Planes 4-Cell 4.8V 350mAh NiMH Flat battery. does this sound ok?
Old 11-26-2010, 11:59 AM
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And how long will it fly with that battery on a single charge?
Old 11-26-2010, 12:26 PM
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You can fly for many hours with that battery, I put about 40mA back in after an hour or so of flight. I agree the fling is a wonderful value and a great sailplane. I recovered mine in Monokote because I did not like the covering. Other than that it's great and the included histart works well with it.
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ok thanks!
Old 11-26-2010, 05:29 PM
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I've heard that the included hi-start falls apart after a couple weeks, has this happened to you guys? would you recommend something to to replace it?
Old 11-26-2010, 05:41 PM
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Rubber histarts are bad about being exposed to uV light. Get a good ruuber preservative spray on it and keep it in a plastic bag inside a dark bag or paper bag and they last a good amount of time.
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where would you buy rubber preservative?
Old 11-26-2010, 06:24 PM
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I use Aerospace Protectant 303, I got it at West Marine... Good stuff, better than the usual auto stuff.


http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...classNum=11065
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alright cool! thanks
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I don't think I would use HS 55's. Very weak gears for that size plane. You might get away with them for a while but they WILL strip out sooner or later. Most likely on a landing but you might not notice it till your next launch!![X(]

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hb's would be on the stronger side but mg's are usually best.
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55's are more than enough on a small slow glider that has tiny control surfaces. This is the regular Fling not a DL...
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ORIGINAL: evan-RCU

55's are more than enough on a small slow glider that has tiny control surfaces. This is the regular Fling not a DL...
By regular fling do you mean 2 meter? I would not trust 55's on a 2m for I have seen them fail on 2m gentle lady's. And those were electrified so there were no high launch forces. It does not take much to break the gears in a 55.

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Regular... 48"... 55's would be more than enough...

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ooop's, I thought he was talking about the 2m.

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The hand launch Fling is extremely small inside so very small servos and batteries are required. The mini high start ia a blast! Plane flies better than the 2 meter Flintg that I have.
The only bad comment I have is if you use a heat gun or iron to remove wrinkles use the lowest heat you can or else you will melt holes in the winh. Ask me how I know.? The pull pull system is for the very patient took me an hour to get it right only to have it come loose in the air.
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yesterday i bought it, and im going to use Hitec HS-55 sub-micro servos, and Hitec HFS-05MS micro reciever, and 4.8v 350mah recommended battery. cant wait to get it.
Thanks for your help guys.
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Does your wife know your gonna have a fling?
They fly quite well, enjoy!
Old 12-07-2010, 09:54 AM
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actually I'm not married, im still im my teens lol

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OOOPs sorry []

Seriously though the Fling Glider is a pretty good flying bird.
What have you flown previously?

Here in the mid west we do mostly thermal flying( the Fling is great for this) but the Fling you got is also good for small slopes! It may not be as durable as some slope planes so look for slopes with grassy landing areas.
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where would you buy rubber preservative?
talcum (baby) powder does just as good a job
Old 12-08-2010, 02:37 PM
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Talc is good for storage but does not have any uV protectant which is what destroys the rubber on natural rubber without carbon and other adders in it
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OzMo. haha Thats ok lol

as to what I have flown previously, I messed around a little with a gentle lady (nothing more than throwing it up, flying it in a circle and catching it) i dont have it anymore, it took a hard landing, (actually more like a hundred ) i also fly sport planes and 3D planes a little. but this will be my first glider I intend to try to thermal chasing with (no slopes in my area unfortunately)

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