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  2. Wellington (part deux)

    I'm probably going to be out camping this weekend.
  3. Laser Cut Fluteboy

    I'll take one Pete.
  4. Yesterday
  5. Laser Cut Fluteboy

    Mine didn't fold too bad. Top surface a bit bumpy in places but flew fine.
  6. Laser Cut Fluteboy

    I never had much success with folding my last one. I would give another a go if cheap enough
  7. Wellington (part deux)

    Monday looks better for me. Might have to look after my nephews while their parents go to a funeral
  8. Laser Cut Fluteboy

    I have recently got the CAD files for these from Dreadlock. Over the next week or two i will try find a laser cutter in wellington who can cut these for us. I will get a small run of them done, and will sell them to whoever is interested at cost. Last time these were done people were paying about ~$20 for one of these. No promises until i get quotes tho. So in a nutshell: Simple 48" combat wing made from coreflute. simple fold-n-glue construction all parts included (no electronics or servo connection hardware etc). cheap! bullet-proof.
  9. Wellington (part deux)

    So at this stage Sunday afternoon looks about as strong as any other day but is slightly more W than Monday. But both days look good. So, i will need to make a call, so i can decide whether i fly flat-field Sunday morning at Trentham or not. What suits others?
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  11. Wellington (part deux)

    Still early days so weather could change etc. But yes, if weather plays ball, id be keen
  12. Wellington (part deux)

    right now, the forecast looks pretty dam good for the weekend. Is anyone keen for Ngaio ?? Sunday and labour day look the best. It does not look record breaking but it would be good to get some speed happening for a change !!
  13. Wellington (part deux)

    I had to get rid of some models before we came over here- I didn't realise what I had until I got to the back of the workshop! a 20" model sounds good fun, thank you! Tempting to see if it flys on the Kilbernie sea front:-) Ian
  14. FrSky Taranis Q X7

    DLG launch height is directly related to the speed at the moment of release. Speed=height. Mass will dampen the acceleration but provide more momentum, but if you cant accelerate it to its top speed before release then your height suffers. So light = good. in both plane/DLG and radio as it all has to accelerate.
  15. FrSky Taranis Q X7

    You only have to try launch a DLG with a 1.3Kg Horus X12S, and then again with a 500g QX7, and it becomes quite obvious
  16. FrSky Taranis Q X7

    Yeah, the value for money is terrific. Those mods Pete W has done sound interesting. I don't really get why you'd want a light transmitter when flying a DLG - sounds like you guys are getting a bit too serious about stuff if you think an extra few grams in your hands is somehow reflected in the DLG?! I'll be sticking with the stock X7 with the AA battery tray in the back - it'd be pretty funny if i end up using it as my primary radio.
  17. FrSky Taranis Q X7

    You heard it here first from Pete Taranis - taurineman
  18. Wellington (part deux)

  19. Wellington (part deux)

    Yep. that's my light... ish one that I built for my Manilla trip
  20. Wellington (part deux)

    aaahhh, is that a Scratcho i see??
  21. Wellington (part deux)

    Had some great flying on Sunday with Nick and Simon. Booming lift with plenty of combat. Even Nick's 2 daughters had a fly on the Buddy Box. I don't think insurance is necessary for a bit of slope at Titahi Bay. Jono
  22. Wellington (part deux)

    2.4g is legal and very widely used. All good there. Even better we dont have to use special EU LBT firmware Me, i got a whole range of different things and everything in between really. Some slopers, some hardcore DS ships, some DLG, some bigger F3B and F3J and F5J composites etc. Really too many list without causing embarrassment to myself... Most of us Welly guys have a small 20" tweety wing called a WeeBee which i have made most of them which are hilarious to fly and easy to make. I might get around to making another one soon - which you could have for material cost if you like?
  23. Wellington (part deux)

    I hope so! My 10 year old made an old predator flying wing which is in the container ( I hope) I worry that the shippers used the EPP as packing foam:-) What are you lads flying? I should have said that my radio is 2.4Gigs- hope that's fine over here- I know I should have checked. Ian
  24. FrSky Taranis Q X7

    Pete W has one and its his primary DLG radio. He loves it. Mostly cause its really light, and for DLG you dont want a heavy radio. He has a small 2S lipo in it has a DIN socket mounted on the back as a balance/charge plug. He also put the front dials/rotaries on the sides as sliders and used X9D slider knobs. There is also the QX7S - which has the better gimbals at the cost of little extra weight. With OpenTX it is as powerful as the X9/Taranis, just few buttons. Doubt most would ever out-grow it... And for the cost? well, the QX7 is *the* best value radio out there - bar none!
  25. FrSky Taranis Q X7

    I've been looking for a buddy box transmitter for my daughters and anyone else who happens to be out on the slope and wanting a try at flying. After much procrastination and generally pissing about settled on the Taranis Q X7. I decided on this model for several reasons: - price. $154 delivered. - opentx. If i bust my Taranis X9D I can use this as an interim transmitter. - If my kids actually get into flying then this would be an awesome first transmitter. I've got it on order but not yet received it so I will update once it arrives and have had a chance to play with it.
  26. Wellington (part deux)

    Hi Ian & welcome to Wellington. The strong & steady NW at Whitireia is a dream for slope soaring so I am sure it won't disappoint! We usually head out most weekends when the wind is good, and sometimes after work during the week, so keep an eye on this thread and we'll drop a note on it when we are heading out next. Do you have a combat ship in that container from Devon?
  27. Wellington (part deux)

    Sorry, That was a rubbish description of myself. I've come from the UK, devon for the past few years so ive done a fair amount of cliff soaring. DS is one of those things i keep looking at to try but the odd time i have its been expensive! That site looks exellent. I'll get signed up and insured before flying. I should be up and running by novermber. I'll look forward to meeting you all Ian
  28. MadRES

    yes, i was a little surprised too... For my thermal models i do like a more forward CG than i do for slope/DS as you spend a lot of time up very high over your head where you can accurately judge pitch - so pitch stability is important. Maybe ive mismeasured, or theres something else like decalage or something which is not right? having said all that, i liked the way it flew where the CG now is and i'll likely leave it there...
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