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12-22-2015, 11:01 PM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

I was just curious with a flying season under the...

I was just curious with a flying season under the belt if anyone ever got close to those claimed 60 second duration 'dead air' flights with the Whipit.. Or was I right and you would be doing well to...
07-22-2015, 08:42 PM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

That might explain the 1 minute duration claims:D...

That might explain the 1 minute duration claims:D

RR... if the launches are proving tricky you might try slope soaring. Here's my Elf a couple of weeks ago flying in hardly a breath of wind off...
06-10-2015, 02:58 PM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

The wind here finaly died down enough for me to...

The wind here finaly died down enough for me to pop out during my lunchbreak and have a few throws of my Elf DLG. It was quite breezy and my launching was a little erratic but i did pull off several...
05-20-2015, 07:54 PM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

All this talk of mini DLG's has prompted ne to...

All this talk of mini DLG's has prompted ne to dust off my 1M span Elf DLG. If the awful weather we have been having here for weeks on end eases I'll give it a few tosses on the weekend. it's good...
05-18-2015, 07:08 PM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Looking good RR. Interested to hear what you...

Looking good RR. Interested to hear what you think of the potential dead air flight times after flying it.

Regrading the CG... The usual way with a DLG is to set the CG so it launches straight. If...
05-15-2015, 10:25 PM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Nice, looks like a nice fun little glider. I...

Nice, looks like a nice fun little glider. I still think any claims of 1 minute in dead air are fantasy, but that doesn't take away from the fun factor.
05-06-2015, 08:52 AM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Yep, as long as you dont want to use launch mode...

Yep, as long as you dont want to use launch mode to trim in a little down to stop any tendancy to loop over backward.

All this talk about mini DLG's has made me want to re-commision my little Elf...
05-05-2015, 07:26 PM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

RR, Just to rub salt into the wound.. I...

RR,

Just to rub salt into the wound.. I notice that the Whipit is in stock in UK dealers right now:D
For instance:...
05-05-2015, 09:47 AM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

I'll be fascinated to hear your results once you...

I'll be fascinated to hear your results once you have the glider in hand. I though the guy in the videos second flight looked very good, at least nothing that would explain a halving of flight...
05-04-2015, 01:36 PM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

It's hard to judge flight time from the official...

It's hard to judge flight time from the official e-flite video because anoyingly it is a series of multiple short clips, there is not a single full flight shown. I did find this video of someone...
05-04-2015, 01:17 PM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

It would be impressive, call be a cynic but in...

It would be impressive, call be a cynic but in still air I'll have to see it to believe it. Full composite construction 1M span DLG's dont get much more than a minute and size has a huge bearing on...
04-23-2015, 05:57 AM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Sorry, I was actually talking about a different...

Sorry, I was actually talking about a different video, one that Youtube played for me automatically. I should have made that clear ... this video:
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I think that the stalling is pretty...
04-22-2015, 10:09 PM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Guy in the video needs to learn how to trim a...

Guy in the video needs to learn how to trim a glider. In the video it was constantly stalling. Most likely all it needed was a few clicks of down elevator, he would probably have added close on 50%...
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