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Old 10-12-2008, 10:27 PM
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Received the assembled Eagle a few days ago and am real impressed with the bird. Since I bought the entire package the plane arrived as a plug and play with all equipment installed just needing a RX. However since I have to fly off of a rough rock parking lot some mods were in order so as not to tear the bottom out of the plane on landing. My concern was not to ruin the looks of the plane in the air any more than necessary so here is what I did.....
Assembled a single enclosed 3 inch wheel and installed just ahead of the CG Sailplane fashion. Installed Tail wheel and wing tip music wire protective skids and split carbon tubing belly skids just in case. Here is the result. Will let you know how it works out after the maiden. Lipo was moved to top of landing wheel enclosure.
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:33 AM
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The Eagle looks very interesting. Who makes it?
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by pdown1231 View Post
The Eagle looks very interesting. Who makes it?
http://www.freewebs.com/eppeagle/
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Thank you. Looks like a great project for the Spring. No room in the RV for doing it in the desert this Winter
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:03 AM
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Hey Boomer, nice mods! Look forward to hearing how she flies.

I build a FF clone, and it's a great flyer. Thinking I might get a EPP one for winter flying. fanfold doesn't like the cold weather, it gets brittle and cracks easily.

Here's a vid of it from a few weeks ago: http://media.putfile.com/Fanfold-EPP-Eagle-clone

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Hey Boomer, nice mods! Look forward to hearing how she flies.

I build a FF clone, and it's a great flyer. Thinking I might get a EPP one for winter flying. fanfold doesn't like the cold weather, it gets brittle and cracks easily.

Here's a vid of it from a few weeks ago: http://media.putfile.com/Fanfold-EPP-Eagle-clone

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It flys great. Haven't had a chance to fly mine yet.
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