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About taurineman

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    Wellington, NZ.
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  1. taurineman

    Anyone flying in Dunedin?

    Dont know of anyone from Dunedin who does RC soaring, sorry. All i can suggest is trying the Dunedin M.A.C http://dunedinmac.ning.com/
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    slope fest

    If you're passing through Wellington drop us a line. Theres a few keen slopers down here.
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    Wellington (part deux)

    The day started out with the wind off angle and low cloud hanging about. We kept checking each hour or so, but no improvements. Until about 12:30 when the cloud was thickening we decided it was a bust. Then no more than 1/2 hour later, it had swung to a better wind angle, and the cloud started to lift. So we hurriedly headed on up Ngaio as we both very desperate to see the PMS 2 fly after all this effort and time. I started with the Bat, and it was a bit rough but i managed to get it just shy of 180MPH (and agonisingly close to another Bat record). Then Jono had a fly of his Scorcher, and that was one of the most exciting flights ive seen. His scorcher is a whole kilo heavier than my PMS2 and it looked like it was getting thrown around all over the place, so i was really worried that the PMS would fare even worse. So i was thinking maybe not to fly it. I decided to fly a handful of laps to see how it would handle the rough - and i was pleasantly surprised, so i continued to fly. It flew so good out of the box. Tracking very well, and handling the rough conditions so much better than i thought it would. It was actually fairly easy to fly and hold roughly on line. I tried several different lines, and circuits, and positions etc. Eventually i got 221 out of it a couple of times. I could see the wing bend a little on the harder turns, but it held up to it well. After perhaps about 20mins of DS the battery started to complain - its 2x 14500 LiIon batteries and only 800mAh as thats all that will fit in the skinny fuselage. My only real complaint about it was the low headroom of the battery capacity, as when i was coming into land with the flaps out the radio was screaming "battery critical" at me constantly (although the settings are a little conservative), but that certainly DOES NOT help when your puckered up trying to land it on a skinny ridgeline.... i think i got it a little too far back and a gust rolled it over too close to the ground and it dorked in splitting the nose and fin. Fixable, but annoying. On the plus side, it got to taste the darkside and it (and i) loved it. It was a joy to fly, and not at all tip-stallish like it was slow on the front side. I just need a heavier one, and more wind. Also a bigger fuselage mold and a tail mould is in the works (we will get a mold CAD model and milled), so that will make it much easier to get 2x18650s in there and we wont have any battery issues...
  4. taurineman

    Wellington (part deux)

    So it looks kind of promising for Saturday DS session. Might be good chance to try the PMS 2... Who keen?
  5. taurineman

    Wellington (part deux)

    That was a fun light-air session, Jono. Good to get back and Fly at Long Gully (perhaps the last ever?) tho. The Destiny was (always is) fun to DS. The WeeBee too was a hoot! Anyway - heres the vid i took of your square-tipped light Scratcho. Enjoy!
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    Wellington (part deux)

    Palmy bit too far to go for me for a short day trip. There looks like there may be a small chance tomorrow morning in Wellington without rain, but rain looks to be on its way by midday. light SE winds. Long gully perhaps? but i suspect it may be clouded out... Wait n see if forecast improves...
  7. taurineman

    Icon 1 for sale

    Hi all. I am selling my Maple Leaf Icon Mk1 F3j Thermal Duration glider. Its 3.4m in span and until fairly recently has been my primary TD winch glider and is very docile and easy to fly.. Its in good condition, although the tail has had a repair and there are some minor creasing in the horizontal stab and on one of the wing tips - neither affect the performance in any way. All in all, for its age and use, its in good flying condition. Its 3 piece wing is very strong and can handle full-pedal winch launches easily. She's always been a very easy, predictable, and stable launcher, so she's perfect for someone learning to winch launch. Comes with all JR servos and i can provide FrSky RX and OpenTx program for it as/if required. $700 with the bag you can see or $650 without. This is a great deal on a competitive TD ship perfect for someone starting out. Pete
  8. taurineman

    Genuine Higgins Rodent R10 (SOLD)

    This has been sold to a gentleman in Victoria, Aus.
  9. taurineman

    Wellington (part deux)

    Me, Jono, and Nick will be there from 1 today - all welcome!
  10. taurineman

    Wellington (part deux)

    Cool! Plenty of wind for it. Think me n Jono will be going flying tomorrow afternoon. Not sure whether we'll DS Ngaio or slope at Titahi.
  11. taurineman

    PSS F-20

    Cool - the U2 is the best PSS, i reckon doesnt need much rescaling the wings - it keeps it original dimensions and doesnt look weird.
  12. taurineman

    PSS F-20

    nice kit - good luck with the sale!
  13. taurineman

    Wellington (part deux)

    Sweet. Where/where can I pick it up?
  14. taurineman

    Wellington (part deux)

    Ill take your RTF breaker
  15. taurineman

    Wellington (part deux)

    bringing something up to fly, Alex? what are you prices for the planes??
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