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Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-12-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,015
Posted By Frans Bal
I agree with Turner, the tow/starting hook is...

I agree with Turner, the tow/starting hook is way to far back.
Moving the hook forward wil make the start safer.
A safe position can be found by placing the hook on a line 30 degrees forward of...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-07-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,772
Posted By Frans Bal
Yes, the kevlar on the horizontal stabilizer has...

Yes, the kevlar on the horizontal stabilizer has more than one function.
-1- ads strength to the joint of the block and stabilizer
-2- ads strength to the joint boom / block
-3- counteracts...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-04-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,772
Posted By Frans Bal
The tip is a lamination of three pieces. First...

The tip is a lamination of three pieces.
First 1 mm balsa
second 0.8 mm ply
third 5 mm balsa

The balsa pieces fit between the D-box and the trailing edge.
The ply piece is a bit bigger at the...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 09-25-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,772
Posted By Frans Bal
A builder here in Holland also put in to much...

A builder here in Holland also put in to much angle in the tip.
Model flew just as good.
Launch is a bit lower, thats all.

Frans
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 09-19-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,772
Posted By Frans Bal
Looking at the pictures of the jig you used to...

Looking at the pictures of the jig you used to glue the panels I think the angle of the tip panels is to big.
The total center angle is 12 degrees and the total angle of each tip is 6 degrees.
...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 09-17-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,772
Posted By Frans Bal
Hello knot, I am not sure mixing in micro...

Hello knot,

I am not sure mixing in micro balloons is a good idea.
The weight advantage isn't that big and on the other hand micro balloons lowers the strength of the bond.
Better is to sand the...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 09-08-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,772
Posted By Frans Bal
Hi Aeroknot, I think you need to take out...

Hi Aeroknot,

I think you need to take out your sanding block load up some fine paper and give the wing templates a whee extra sanding. ;-)
Sand the templates accurate on the line....
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 09-03-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,772
Posted By Frans Bal
Hi Steve, Shame on you for not having build a...

Hi Steve,
Shame on you for not having build a MiMi yet :):)
Have been a while since we had "contact", hope your doing fine.

Weight isn't that critical with the MiMi. The biggest difference with...
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