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Stig atle steffensen
04-02-2006, 02:26 PM
Hope it's the right place to post, even if it's without a motor..

I ordered this one today :
http://www.greatplanes.com/airplanes/gpma1060.html
because it was cheap, and i've been saving, and had alot more money then i thought i had..
And i wanted to be able to fly longer without charging, and my 2m electric sailplane is not easy to get around with, so i figured this sailplane would be nice.

I have never launched a sailplane by bungee before, so i'm kinda exited.
i will get it later this week, hopefully i get to try it this weekend or before, depends on the weather too..

Don Sims
04-02-2006, 03:48 PM
Have fun with it. On high lift days many folks throw it javelin style and skip the bungee launch. Next thing you know, you'll be buying a DLG which are a hoot and a half! :D

Sky Sharkster
04-02-2006, 05:44 PM
Hi Stig, good to hear from you again. You'll have fun with the "Fling", they're great little gliders. As Don said you can just throw it into the air and work low-level thermals. The bungee isn't too hard to learn, a couple of suggestions; Make sure you are setting it up absolutely straight into the wind. Even if it seems calm, there's always some slight breeze and if your plane starts out a little "crooked" to the wind it will catch a wing and veer sideways. Also, don't use the elevator at all during the launch, the airspeed is (relatively) high and even a little "up" elevator at that speed will fold the wing in half. Guess how I found that out! Rudder is OK but be gentle. It all happens pretty fast, a few seconds and you're off the line and gliding. Then the fun starts!
Good Luck
Ron

Stig atle steffensen
04-02-2006, 05:50 PM
Thank you sky sharkster, it's always nice with some tips!
reading all over the web about the plane, and it looks promising.
one nice thing too is that the bungee is in the package, so i did not have to buy that separate.

I will use my time to set it up properly, i wont rush it like i've done before, because that does not help at all :)

Stig atle steffensen
04-03-2006, 08:27 AM
don sims: what do you mean with : "you'll be buying a DLG which are a hoot and a half!"?
(i just dont know what "DLG" means)

Don Sims
04-03-2006, 11:16 AM
DLG= Discus Launch Glider, here's a link to one that I can put in the trunk of my motorcycle. http://www.edgerc.com/MiSAL%20DLG.htm

I have not done any research on it yet, but it does look interesting.

Stig atle steffensen
04-03-2006, 01:11 PM
Now you made me want that one aswell..
would be easy to pack and take with me on my scooter (i dont have a car yet). i just wonder how i'd explain that to my girlfriend ;)


Today it is beautifull weather here, so i'm going straight home from work, and charge my 2m plane, and go fly..

And i am very exited about the plane i'm getting this week!
Hope i get some info in the mail today, about when it will arrive.

Stig atle steffensen
04-05-2006, 07:02 PM
guess what came in the mail today? :D
build-pictures will get put up when done.

Stig atle steffensen
04-05-2006, 09:58 PM
Here we go:
First i got the box.

http://home.minlos.no/~stigatle.steffensen/Fling/01.jpg

There it is unwrapped:
http://home.minlos.no/~stigatle.steffensen/Fling/02.jpg

Here all the parts are spread out.
It all was nicely pacaged.

http://home.minlos.no/~stigatle.steffensen/Fling/03.jpg

First thing i did was to insert the servos.
had to cut a little to get it in.

http://home.minlos.no/~stigatle.steffensen/Fling/07.jpg

http://home.minlos.no/~stigatle.steffensen/Fling/08.jpg

then i got the wing together

http://home.minlos.no/~stigatle.steffensen/Fling/11.jpg

And the tail got glued aswell.

http://home.minlos.no/~stigatle.steffensen/Fling/12.jpg

then i glued the tail onto the stick at the back (iron curtain at the moment).
http://home.minlos.no/~stigatle.steffensen/Fling/14.jpg

Then i saw the problem, the reciever would not fit at all.



http://home.minlos.no/~stigatle.steffensen/Fling/17.jpg

http://home.minlos.no/~stigatle.steffensen/Fling/18.jpg



Only thing to get this one up and flying is a new reciver, and battery for it aswell..

Jason T
04-06-2006, 03:53 AM
Stig,

You should have great fun with this one.

Sky Sharkster
04-06-2006, 01:22 PM
Hi Stig, the "Fling" HLG looks like it made it through the mail OK! Now as to the receiver, there are a couple of new "sub-micro" FM RX's available, FMA Direct carries the new M5v2
http://www.fmadirect.com/detail.htm?item=2098&section=1
And Castle Creations has the Berg MS4
http://www.castlecreations.com/products/berg_ms4.html
Either of these should fit.
Good Luck!
Ron

Stig atle steffensen
04-06-2006, 01:25 PM
I already bought new reciever, a futaba one, and a battery aswell.
so it all is finished, i'll post some more pictures when i get home.

Stig atle steffensen
04-06-2006, 05:02 PM
wow, that's all i have to say, i think this is going to become my favourite plane. i was just out testing it for some minutes, i have to do some tightening of the wires that goes to the rudders etc, but besides that, it's awesome!

I did hand-launches, worked out really well, and it glides like on ice.

Stig atle steffensen
04-06-2006, 07:00 PM
i just had to go test it again, fixed the issues above, i even tried the highstart! it was really easy, i was nervous about it, but it all worked out really well,and the plane is by far the most fun i've had untill now. cant wait for the weekend! i'll be at the field from morning till sundown..