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I don't get how that plane video Jim posted can change direction instantly.
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:41 AM
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I don't get how that plane video Jim posted can change direction instantly.
Very low mass.

Lots of power for the weight.
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:43 AM
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Welp, off I go.
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:02 AM
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Good luck Richard!

This is the B17 Jacob bought.

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cool little thing. Soon he will want a 1/4 scale one.
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:58 AM
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He may and he can buy that one as well. It took him months to save up and buy this one and he is too scared to fly it and wants me to. No pressure dad!
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does it have the SAFE technology?
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Nope. AS3X but no safe.

I can fly the Corsair just fine on expert (the kids can as well on beginner and intermediate only) but landing the little thing safely may be a challenge. Will have to do a couple test approaches to see how it glides. The Corsair does not like to come down with the low wing loading and has no flaps for drag so it just skims along in ground effect longer than you think it should when you do eventually get it close to ground. Since ground effect is generally 1/2 the wingspan the little one shouldn't have that problem. At least with AS3X small gusts shouldn't bother it.
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Ground effect must be a real pain but at height it should drop like a rock with out power. The Corsair anyway.
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The Corsair is supposed to be a fighter but identifies as a sail plane. That thing will glide forever with the power off. It does do aerobatics very well though! Maybe I need to attach bombs to it!
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I was under the impression that a real one has a glide ratio of 1:1 or roughly a rock. I wonder if a true small scale would suffer the same flight pattern?
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With the light foam construction these fly very well but I would imagine if it were scale weight it would glide like a rock. The real one also has a huge prop for a brake when you throttle back. The scale ones windmill pretty freely.

The F-4 Phantom was the same way with the glide ratio. They just put two big engines on it. I can imagine the conversation: Hey, that F104 goes mach 2 with that engine, lets put 2 on our plane and have it go mach 2!
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I built a small one in high school. Little balsa thing, Never got around to covering it and it got crushed in one of the moves after college. A Corsair that is.
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Survived the anesthesia.
They didn't put me under very far this time.
Only enough that I didn't feel anything, was still awake.
Still said not to drive for 24 hours.
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So can you see?
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A little better. They said it would slowly get better.
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Hey, happy hump day!

It is eerily quiet here today. No pounding on the roof! They are done with the roof. Whoo Hooo. They even better news is we did not have to get up at 6:00 AM again. The roofers get here at 7:00 or so I wanted to be up and ready for them.
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According to my eye doc, the Eye looks really good and is already healing nicely. Told me to not do anything strenuous or get it dirty ir wet except for the drops.
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morning all. Stupid cell went off last night so I got a bit of extra sleep since I use it as my alarm.

Good the hear Richard.
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Our internet went down last night for a while. I could not get online at all, but the Voice of IP phone line worked. That makes no sense to me. I guess TCPIP was working, but DSN was not. Who knows. It came back in under an hour. It was a horrible ordeal, no internet for an hour! It was like going camping or going back in time to the 1980s! I only survived because I am such a tough manly man.
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