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About taurineman

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  1. 68" fusion build questions

    i think thing out the fuselage and streamlining the tail could help a little with speed/drag. Recovering to get the wing nice n smooth should help some more. But its likely the wing section itself is a bit thick and draggy?
  2. Plasti Dip

    Jez, that came out looking good. Must try some...
  3. fusion v2 tip stall fixed

    Mint! How much at the trailing edge corner do you think twisted it? Sounds like you nailed it just the right amount first time. Cant argue with that. Must put a bit of wash-out in my left wing tip too to solve my tip-stally Fusion..
  4. 68" fusion build questions

    Thats a shame, i thought it had much promise. But of those that flew them, no one has spoken highly of them. The 48" fusion is the go-to sloper...
  5. Titahi Bay 12th Aug 17

    Try this link Jono: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AtXKxfmHT9C2n4FDRw_LJVaf6VJVCQ Its my whole Taranis file - so it has all my TD/F3B/DLG programs in it.
  6. Titahi Bay 12th Aug 17

    Cool - ill try get that to you tonight
  7. Titahi Bay 12th Aug 17

    Jono, Dave, and Simon, Nick and myself all managed a spot of slope-soaring this afternoon. Many maidens all in preparation for Manilla in a few weeks. Jono and Dave have been hard at work building up their quivers to take over. Some 22 planes spread out on the grass. Great flying conditions, loads of lift and moderate wind, sun and no clouds made for a pleasant day. Got good amount 5 up combat and a Wee bee session - but i forgot to bring mine, but we had three Wee Bees buzing around. The sun got a bit too low making for temporary blindness leading to some hairy moments. We even had two Mini-blades ripping it up for a while too, with Nick maidening his new/repaired one. They are just brilliant to fly. Good to see a PMS 2 flying again - nice work Dave. Good to see good numbers out at the slope too. Oh, and happy birthday Dave for tomorrow.
  8. Dream flight Ahi

    https://www.hyperflight.co.uk/products.asp?code=DF-AHI&name=dream-flight-ahi These look like cool little slopers. Any know much about them?
  9. Wellington (part deux)

    Argh! Dont worry Nick, i've hit that damned hill a few times. Its much closer than you realise when your busy concentrating on flying. Thats why we seldomly DS there - its just too tight flying that side. When i saw you fly the other side it did make me wonder that that may be the better way to do it. How was it flying on that side? It would be backwards for me and Jono tho (we always fly the other way round). So you could mate a AFP fuse to the wing and have an AFP/Moth like mine
  10. Wellington (part deux)

    Nice one Nick! Looks like it was working and was pretty clean too. Did Simon get on the backside?
  11. Taranis for sailplane use

    Attached is a EEPE file with both my Gyro'd Destiny program and my Scratcho program. I choose the Destiny cause it closely matches the S6R channels - eg 2 wing, single elev. The S6R will only work with a two-servo wing im afraid. The S8R will do the 4 servo wing. The Destiny program is my existing Destiny program with functionality to activate/control the gyro: SD Up is no gyro SD Mid is Stabilise Mode (eg rates mode) SD Down is Auto-level mode (eg heading-hold) RS adjusts the gyro gain from 0-100% Ive not flown it with these settings to verify everything but it seems to be correct on the bench - use with a degree of caution. GyroDestinyAndScratcho.eepe
  12. Taranis for sailplane use

    Hi Jono. Just got back from Fiji. Will post the scratcho program when I get home. It's my generic 6 servo f3x program. I got an sr6 and have been playing with it. Think I've figured it all out now. Can post my trial program for it as well.
  13. What has happened to Foamworks

    Yes, RocketLab is the brain-child of one determined rocket geek here in NZ - Peter Beck. He has been funded both privately and publicly (US government contract, maybe some NZ government money, but nothing big i dont think). So it probably cost your government much more than ours But yes, amazing achievement for such a small country (actually small company). Yip getting cold(er) down here as we head into winter. Our winters wont be as brutally cold as yours, i would doubt.
  14. What has happened to Foamworks

    Hi Darren - welcome to the site. Im sure you could make something fairly close pretty easily. I could get some basic measurements if you like from mine. It may be best to contact JohnFlys as he has got the design, the tooling and foam-cutter etc from the original manufacturer.
  15. SLope DS Sale

    how fast do you think that Ocelot 2x would go - i see on RcSpeeds, not that fast => 136?