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Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:27 pm

As most of you probably know, my big yellow glider was tested to beyond it's structural limits last year up on the Orme, and ended up looking rather sorry for itself. Repair was never really on the cards, so the hgunt for its replacement has been an interesting experience. I settled for a Viking 2e in the end, mainly because I'm a big fan of models whose name ends in "2e".

Rather than a lightweight glass/herex/glass with a carbon spar, I've gone for something that should hold up to the sly comment on the slope from people like Jem, "so how fast will it go then?". This one has a UHM (that's Ultra high modulus, or techno-babble for "effing strong") carbon spar and joiner, double carbon layup in the wing and a carbon V tail, all held together with an extra strong fuselage that has lashings of carbon in it. Oh, and did I mention I asked for extra carbon-y bits to be added too?

The colours scheme is nice and simple, white and black, except the black is actually clear, and the carbon shows through. After paying for the vast quantities of carbon, it seemed a shame to hide it all with a boring paintjob!

It's on its way from the Czech Republic as I type anyway. I'm looking forward to flying it, and building, although FSM* knows how long it will take me to build it with the little 'un taking up so much time....



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Post by Rich on Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:58 pm

Very nice, how will you manage to get that finished with the little one on your case

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Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:08 pm

Not sure yet, I'm thinking that if I can survive on a couple of hours sleep a night for a week or two, I can build it in the wee hours when she decides that enough is enough and wants to sleep!

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Post by Andy Sayle on Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:54 pm

After a rather odd day at work, an even more bizzare advanced driving lesson, I got home to find a seemingly rather random bloke pull up behind me in a battered old van. Not just any van, but a van whose signwriting seemed to suggest that this was a supply van that supplied fruit. And veg. And Fresh Fish too. Oh and Cakes. And apparently buffets are catered for too. I was to call to discuss my requirements. Either that or I was too cool to discuss my requirements (there was a bit of a rusty patch over the first bit, so I wasn't quite sure).

Anyway, the chap jumped out, went round to the back, and pulled out a rather chunky looking cardboard box. Which was surprising as I was expecting some fruit. Or veg. Or possibly fish. Maybe even cakes if I was lucky. Slowly the penny dropped, my brain clicked into gear, and the Czech writing on the address label/customs form could only mean one thing! Yep, it's here!

I've just finished mopping up the drool anyway, Mostly my 5 month old Daughters, but some mine. Mmmmm Carbonny goodness! I'll tell you what, I've never seen such a nice bit of moulding before! I thought my Jibe2 was good, but this is just unreal! I've now got 3 metres of white and carbon weave wings sat on the floor in the living room, and I'm starting to make wooshing noises.... Methinks I should stop now though, measure up the servo holes in the wing/fuz, and see how much lipo I can cram in the front Smile

Now I just need to find the sodding digital camera, its great this decluttering to sell your house, you can't find anything because it has all moved.....

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Post by Robert Piechulski on Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:06 am

That's a real shame my friend.... shame on you !!!
Getting a parcel from Czech Republik and not having there some Czech beer or a plumb vodka....

Get some pics man - let us enjoy it with ya.
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Post by Mr Moff on Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:50 am

Carbon!!!
Did someone say carbon?
Please share. bounce

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Post by Brian Colclough on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:06 am

"Wood is Good" but Carbon gives you a Hard One hey Danny Suspect It hurts more as well What a Face

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Post by Andy Sayle on Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:09 pm

Yep, loads of carbon, and all encased in a nice shiny, but transparent, epoxy case. No need for any nail polish on this bad-boy!

I'll bring it with me on Thursday if anyone want's a gander?

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Post by Brian Colclough on Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:34 pm

That sounds like a "Boner" fide reason for a walk round the corner to the pub to me

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Post by Mr Moff on Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:53 pm

Brian Colclough wrote:"Wood is Good" but Carbon gives you a Hard One hey Danny Suspect It hurts more as well What a Face

I cannot deny it almost brings home the vinegar Basketball
Andy afro any chance of a sneak preview before Thursday?

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Post by Andy Sayle on Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:23 pm

mmmkay.....

apologies for the rubbish phone cam pic.....


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Post by Mr Moff on Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:56 pm

Very nice,slinky even.
Is this going to be built by thursday?

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Post by Andy Sayle on Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:19 pm

Nope. I can say that with certainty! so long as it is ready to go by summer, I'll be happy Smile

Got to decide what servos to lob in it first....

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Post by Rich on Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:34 pm

It looks pretty strong, I like carbon TOO, what span is it & how fast will it go.

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Post by Andy Sayle on Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:44 pm

It should be plenty strong enough for anything I can throw at, it was designed to handle upwards of 4kW! Span is a shade over 3 metres, and it should be nicely quick, although not excessively quick like that green thing of mine.... It was originally designed for F3f racing, and F3b comp apparently, but they decided an electric fuselage would be a good idea. I agreed....


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Post by Rich on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:08 pm

can't wait

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Post by Mr Moff on Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:34 am

What size servo's Andy?
Do you fancy going insane on the servo's?

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Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:19 am

The wing is designed to take four of the Hyperion ds095fmd servos, so about 20mm thick jobbies. They seem pretty good, although the mks ds6125 look all shiny shiny! Really rather expensive though....

Amy other suggestions?

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Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:48 am

Dont know who Amy is but I have a suggestion.

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=7026

These are only 1.5kg but im sure they do one thats around 3kg touque but cant see them at the mo

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Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:36 am

Excuse me whilst I fall of my chair in disbelief, could that be? I had to double check then, but I'm sure Mr Barnes just pulled me up on a spelling mistake?!!

I've seen those HK servos branded as vigor here in the uk, and if they are the same, they aren't too shabby for the price. They aren't all shiney shiney like the mks ones though. That said, a tin of silver paint would cost a lot less than the mks servos....

Amdy..... Wink

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:07 pm

Hi Andy i have some of those hobbyking servos they are very good but dont think i would use them in your new glider lol as far as shiney servos go you aint gona see them in the wing clown

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Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:18 pm

I might not be able to see the shiney shiney servos in the wings, but I'll know they are there Wink

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Post by Stubbsy on Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:20 pm

Dont worry about bling servos - In my experience the taste of dirt dulls them off anyway!
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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:22 pm

Andy theres some nice cheap hacker motor on ebay less than halfprice Very Happy

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Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:57 pm

I like your tinking Ben Smile I'll have that Lam film for you at the club night by the way, I've missed the last couple of indoor sessions Sad

Unfortunately there are no Hacker B50 motors on Ebay at the moment...

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