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02-06-2019, 10:03 PM
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Posted By Jack_Hammer

Got it all tweeked out yesterday am. Suuuhweet....

Got it all tweeked out yesterday am. Suuuhweet. In the afternoon I just flew it at 50% throttle to get a feel for it.
​​​​​​This morning was a shake down flight. First lipo was dedicated to speed...
02-05-2019, 05:08 PM
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Posted By Jack_Hammer

NOT ME BUDDY! I would never..... Oh heck you...

NOT ME BUDDY! I would never..... Oh heck you caught me and I called me out in public. (YES I DID and I'm ashamed to say that I love Oprah magazine) :D
02-04-2019, 04:14 AM
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Posted By Jack_Hammer

I need to make the extra effort to make a few...

I need to make the extra effort to make a few videos. I just don't have a camera man nor a camera I can mount on my head. Best I can do do is record video on my SLR as it sits on a tripod. I guess it...
02-04-2019, 01:27 AM
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Posted By Jack_Hammer

Unhappy I neglected to show you the the addition of two...

I neglected to show you the the addition of two bottom fins. I put these on all my superflys primarily because I hate when props dig in on landing. These avoid that wear and tear. I always do soft...
02-04-2019, 01:07 AM
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Posted By Jack_Hammer

Now there is a moderate amount of of scrap in the...

Now there is a moderate amount of of scrap in the foam kit so I decided to dink around a play by making a lower profile canopy. Will it offer a better coefficient?
I'm sure, could be a little, could...
02-04-2019, 12:56 AM
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Posted By Jack_Hammer

And there it is. ​​​​​​Of course I had to...

And there it is.
​​​​​​Of course I had to modify the canopy because there just wasn't enough room on the rear for the larger electronics. But it's held down in the back with two rare earth magnets...
02-04-2019, 12:49 AM
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Posted By Jack_Hammer

Base electronics installed. You can also see I'm...

Base electronics installed. You can also see I'm not using stock tail fins here. I thought it would be interesting to go with a lower profile look using a couple left overs from scraped an opterra...
02-04-2019, 12:41 AM
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Posted By Jack_Hammer

Here's a clean looking battery well cut out with...

Here's a clean looking battery well cut out with a dremel tool a router bit
02-04-2019, 12:39 AM
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Posted By Jack_Hammer

OK, much thanks to Jeff at superfly RC for the...

OK, much thanks to Jeff at superfly RC for the new foam kit. I decided to keep the build more simple. I built it the way I always did with the exception of a well for the 3S battery. I've always used...
01-08-2019, 11:47 PM
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Posted By Jack_Hammer

Well, with addition of the Micro Dan 2505-1845kv...

Well, with addition of the Micro Dan 2505-1845kv motor this thing offered a greater range of throttle, from Uber slow to blistering speed (my guess 45-55mph). Beautiful instant verticals from a...
12-21-2018, 05:00 AM
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Posted By Jack_Hammer

I triple dog dare you (to get back into it). ...

I triple dog dare you (to get back into it).
Nobody refuses a triple dog dare😜
12-15-2018, 10:51 PM
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Posted By Jack_Hammer

Why thanks Don. Personally I think the paint...

Why thanks Don. Personally I think the paint scheme is boorish and a bit ugly. But I like the canopy I took from an Opterra 1.2 meter wing. (I hated that thing). I've still got the motors, servos etc...
12-14-2018, 07:20 AM
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Posted By Jack_Hammer

..... and the end result of my labor...... The...

..... and the end result of my labor...... The new improved Superfly XD-3 version 2.0 ;-)

Yes that's an air scoop with a cooling hole.
Setup:
cheapo brand 2200 kv motor
4 channel Spectrum Air...
12-14-2018, 07:08 AM
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Views: 12,526
Posted By Jack_Hammer

OK, well, electronics installed I also had to...

OK, well, electronics installed
I also had to do some soldering to shorten all the wires.
Normally with the instructions, you bunch up excess length and hot glue it all to the plane.
There's no...
12-14-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,526
Posted By Jack_Hammer

A bit of paint, I didn't go wild for looks, I've...

A bit of paint, I didn't go wild for looks, I've got enough unused paint in the garage.
The wing tips and rear of the elevons have green and red florescent paint (right and left).
Electronics...
12-14-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Jack_Hammer

I don't care for wires on the surface. Normally...

I don't care for wires on the surface. Normally if you took a razor knife or such and cut a long slit to where the Rx will be, you can then take a Phillips head screw driver, using one of the 4...
12-14-2018, 06:36 AM
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Posted By Jack_Hammer

A bit of dremel (OK a lot of) work w/a 1/4 inch...

A bit of dremel (OK a lot of) work w/a 1/4 inch wide router tip for the main fuselage Bay, then a 1/8 in router bit for the servos and servo wires.

It took a good 1.5hrs to shape sections for the...
12-13-2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,526
Posted By Jack_Hammer

Superfly evolution cont

Now the addition of an extended middle section provides a more graceful and easier to control plane. Great for beginners and adults looking to unwind
You can order various widths of Middle sections...
12-13-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,526
Posted By Jack_Hammer

Superfly evolution theory

In the interest of generating more interest in this fabulous flying platform I thought it might help to show my build and what is possible with imaginative mods.

First off whenever I've built...
11-16-2018, 09:02 AM
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Views: 12,526
Posted By Jack_Hammer

I'm glad this forum is here, though it seems all...

I'm glad this forum is here, though it seems all but dead now, hopefully we can change enthusiasm in the coming months.
I talked with Jeff at Superfly the other day via email.
I've been out of the...
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