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Old 01-03-2009, 12:07 AM
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I maidened my F-low Stick this afternoon. It's been a while since I've flown an SS wing and forgot how slow they really are. 1" EPS center core sandwiched by two sheets of FFF. The tail is the outline of a Telemaster 40 tail. I had a Canon SD1000 mounted on it today but will switch that out to a Panasonic FX-37 Sunday as it looks like it will be a nice day here then. The only thing that I have to change is to move the CG a little forward.

You'll note that the landing approach is really shakey but I kept it in there to show the size of the circle I was trying cork screw into. The tight landing zone test will be Sunday when I fly out of my own yard which is surrounded by big plane eating trees and is smaller.

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Old 01-03-2009, 12:21 AM
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Very nice! she looks real stable.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:28 AM
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Thanks. Yeah, It's not too bad. It's still got that SS tippy feeling but will work out great in small areas!
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Old 01-03-2009, 03:12 PM
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Looks like a good performer! I often wondered why that area was cut out under the bottom. Duh - now I know, its a good place to hold it for hand launching.

I've seen the threads over at the other site about your design getting 'taken for marketing'. I dont agree with the philosophy or morals of that person, but it looks like the rest of the community is giving him what he deserves.
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:00 PM
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Thanks for the support! The cut out also eliminates some weight without sacrificing strength. I've never been a fan of landing gear on AP planes.

-Tim
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:26 PM
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Hey Tim...
I liked the Idea of the Slow F plane...it is much smaller and easyer to handle...
And a plus of finding spare wings almost anywhere...

Im going to work on mine (With you approval...) which will be an variation of yours...
Same wing but with a simpler older type fuselage using a fishing rod for easy of maintenance and also disassembly for me to transport in my trips to Hawaii...

Congrats ... I like it very much...

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Old 01-03-2009, 06:18 PM
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Hi Guga,

Anyone can do what ever they want to this design. All I ask is don't cross that line and start selling it as your own like you know who.... I've always encouraged modifications!

Have fun with it. Hopefully I'll be able to fly out of my backyard tomorrow. (If the wind is with me) It will show how small of an area it can fly in and out of.

My .02$ is to keep the larger tail as it really slows things down and stabilizes it better. (Telemaster 40 or the Solution tail.)

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Old 01-12-2009, 02:10 AM
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Shot this one today with the F-low Stick after a snow storm.
-Tim

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Great shots of Monadnock!

I am still kicking myself for not hiking that one. Especially considering all the time I spend in that area...
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:15 AM
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FM,

Climbing the mountain is a must thing to do. Not this time of year though. :-)

Here is another one with my FX-37 camera. This was a bumpy ride and a little hairy coming in for the landing.

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I'm building another F for my M-27 wing. It's a lot more stable but I don't think that I'll be able to land it in my back yard like the SS wing.

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