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Re: Repairs

Postby StampingKid » April 27th, 2010, 5:56 am

Jander was "wright" that you have to be able to make on site repairs. I broke off my tailboom turning it to set on the scale. A little ca, a little pressure, a little skin left on for good measure (biohazard?) and a little accelerator later-2.16.5 for Silver.
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Re: Repairs

Postby jander14indoor » April 27th, 2010, 11:15 am

StampingKid wrote:<SNIP> a little skin left on for good measure (biohazard?) and a little accelerator later-2.16.5 for Silver.


Nah, isn't that you you meet the unique identifying mark? Genetic ID!! Almost all my models are so marked. Though I just generally sign in blood, not skin.

And great recovery for a great result, congratulations!!!

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Re: Repairs

Postby blue cobra » April 27th, 2010, 3:02 pm

I heard about someone in my state who's plane got caught in the nets at West Point, and he didn't have a backup. From what I've heard, they got it down with a softball, and it broke in several places. After gluing it back together, he broke three minutes on an official flight, which I believe got him a medal, and won him a bet with his dad :D
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Re: Repairs

Postby eta150 » April 28th, 2010, 3:52 am

That's impressive. How tall is the gym there?
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Re: Repairs

Postby blue cobra » May 2nd, 2010, 10:17 am

The gym at West Point is pretty tall. I heard his brother used to pack like 90 15:1 winds into 0.100" rubber and launch his plane straight up :lol:

And an update on my plane situation- I remedied the problem with my wing by adding a bit more dihedral right before the competition. Although I was unable to recreate my 2:15 time, a time of about 1:55 secured me a medal.
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Re: Repairs

Postby andrewwski » May 2nd, 2010, 11:44 am

1350 winds into 0.100 rubber isn't that many. (Was it a 2.0 g or 1.5 g motor?) And launching straight up just seems like a bad idea. I can't even envision it managing to recover from that and getting any sort of flight.
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Re: Repairs

Postby blue cobra » May 2nd, 2010, 12:06 pm

Actually I think it was more like 1500 winds, and I believe it was on a 2 gram motor. I wasn't there, and don't know the particulars. "Straight up" was probably a bit hyperbole, but the point was that he would launch at very high torque, since the ceiling was so high.
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