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12-30-2015, 07:48 PM
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Posted By Rockin Robbins

Nope, you pegged it perfectly at about 30...

Nope, you pegged it perfectly at about 30 seconds. That's how long you have to find lift and I'm just not good enough to pull it off yet. Still a fun plane to fly.

This thing is very well...
07-22-2015, 07:59 PM
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Posted By Rockin Robbins

Getting some experience on the Whipit....

Getting some experience on the Whipit. Observation one is that this particular launcher is really, really bad. Consistent results just aren't happening and I get the plane into some pretty funky...
05-21-2015, 07:43 PM
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Posted By Rockin Robbins

Experienced fliers have said that the Whipit...

Experienced fliers have said that the Whipit reminds them of the Elf in flying characteristics. Of course the Reynolds number gods punish the Whipit for entertaining such thoughts and they can't be...
05-20-2015, 07:23 PM
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Posted By Rockin Robbins

We've had several days to look at flights by...

We've had several days to look at flights by novices who aren't sailplane wizards. They're doing the same stuff wrong as anyone else would at first and it looks like a 40 second flight in dead air is...
05-18-2015, 04:16 PM
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Posted By Rockin Robbins

Mine is in but haven't flown it yet. I did a...

Mine is in but haven't flown it yet. I did a number of mods to it and then chickened out on removing the wrinkled wing decals after learning that a Monokote iron set on 250 will remove those...
05-06-2015, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Rockin Robbins

And......first order found! Ships today. Life is...

And......first order found! Ships today. Life is GOOD!
05-06-2015, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Rockin Robbins

My order vanished, electrons sucked into the...

My order vanished, electrons sucked into the ozone. After placing the order April 1 and calling Horizon twice to check on shipping dates they don't have any record of an order. Yikes! Aliens are...
05-05-2015, 06:09 PM
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Posted By Rockin Robbins

We lose sight of the plane in the glare and...

We lose sight of the plane in the glare and suddenly its height was cut in half and it's moving very fast when we regain sight of the plane. I took that as a sign of a non-soaring type maneuver in...
05-05-2015, 12:23 AM
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Posted By Rockin Robbins

Without a club worth joining I would get no...

Without a club worth joining I would get no benefit from joining AMA. I spent $89 on the plane. It's my only RC expense for the year so far. I should spend my rare dollars for a membership and not be...
05-05-2015, 12:20 AM
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Posted By Rockin Robbins

That's not nice at all. Surely they recognized...

That's not nice at all. Surely they recognized you, don't you think? Don't they need all the friends they can get? Certainly you've done nothing here that Horizon Hobby can get miffed about!
05-04-2015, 09:00 PM
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Posted By Rockin Robbins

From the look of the second flight there, he was...

From the look of the second flight there, he was far from optimum l/g for much of the flight. I'd be inclined to believe the Spektrum guys who actually tested the plane. Looks like the Whipit likes a...
05-04-2015, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Rockin Robbins

The Spektrum guys were getting one minute flights...

The Spektrum guys were getting one minute flights in still air. To me, that's pretty impressive and I have one on the way.
04-22-2015, 08:50 PM
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Posted By Rockin Robbins

Eflite Whipit UM DLG!!

Okay, I did the obligatory search here, including the "site:wattflyer.com whipit" Google site search and........nothing at all.

Is NOBODY excited about the impending release of a Horizon UM discus...
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