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Old 01-01-2010, 02:27 AM   #1
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Default Welcome to Superfly R-C

Wattflyer is happy to dedicate a forum to the Superfly fanatics from http://superflyrc.com/

Welcome Tram!

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Good luck with SuperflyRC in 2010, Jeff.

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Woot...

I guess we're offical, eh?

Thanks Don.. Thanks Ed..

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Woohoo! Gl in 2010tram. SF's rule
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Maybe I could put a dash of maple syrup on my Hyperflea, and put a rear facing Bee-Cam on it. I love my Hyperflea! I once bounced it off a steel shed with a loud KAWHAM! and then it bounced off a parked car. I just picked it up and threw it back into the air, didn't even lose trim!
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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 hobby for a quite a while (against my will) and needed a new Superfly to replace my old moldy one. When I looked at the site, the little bits and optional upgrades where out of stock. Levels never changed. But when I went to place the order, my CC wouldn't take. I knew there were no problems on my end and I wanted my Superfly foam kit. PayPal was an option but I really don't like going that route unless I have to. But I feared the worst that he was out of business (like many others).
So I shot Jeff and email. I was taken back that he responded so quickly, within two hours.
In short I learned that business is dead (like this dedicated forum). So dead that its not economically viable to maintain links with the CC processing company(s), only PayPal was viable. Yes I was able to order my superfly, he has plenty already cut and in stock.

Why is business so dead.... In his own words "Because nobody wants to build anymore"

It's a sad state of affairs when disposable, Pre-made EPO Park flyers from the likes of corporate hobby giants, Hobby Zone, Eflight etc ect etc take a front seat to the rewards of learning to build and the pride that comes with it and replacing it with the luxury of disposable convenience.

Fast food type planes is the result.
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It's sad. Jeff has a great product and provides super customer service. My Superfly is the go to plane in wind conditions and no one else is flying.

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Default 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 Superfly I've gone just a touch beyond recommended design specs in instruction manual (available download from http://superflyrc.com). When I first built one I used a 2s battery and the stock motor. She flew great but as with anyone as yer confidence level with a new plane grows, you find yourself flying the envelope of the current power set up and you find yourself in want of more power!
" Oh yeah godda have more power, oh oh oh oh oh. "

The first hurdle was adding a 3s battery which improved things. But the way the canopy is designed for 2s I had to remove it (thank God for razor blades), take a dremel tool with a router bit and carve a 1/2 inch deep resession to fit the thicker lipo. This also created an issue of changing out lipos as you couldn't slide em in anymore, so adding 4 rare earth magnets in the fuselage and canopy solved that problem. But when it came to the inevitable blunder crash it all flew out. Crashes sometimes cause a crack. Easily solved with hot glue. But I grew tired of having to hot glue electronics back in place so I added velcro srtips in the bottom and on the lipo.

But it still wasn't enough power for me even though the addition of 3s lipo certainly gave things a nice boost. Time for a different motor upgrade. That did the trick. I was doing harriers then going to vertical. Awesome. Setting up the throws and linkages to max and this plane easily did back flips.

But that was 8 years ago when life happened and couldn't fly anymore and those planes warped and rusted in the Florida heat.
Last week Jeff or Tram (let's get this set in stone OK, sent me a foam kit and cut me a 3 inch middle section. I had something special I wanted to to do with an old plane canopy.

This is what it's designed to look like


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Default Superfly evolution cont

Now the addition of an extended middle section provides a more graceful and easier to control plane. Great for beginners!
You can order various widths of Middle sections when you order a superfly.

Don or Chelsie... I'm having an issue here with uploading a picture.
Something about a security token being missing.

I'd like to to continue documenting the build, please.
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