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PeteMitchell

Not seen much on the forum lately to show what new models  we are  all building 😧

So I thought if I show you mine, some one is bound to show me theirs😃

Here is my  new Prestige pk2  from Samba via Flightec.

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pete beadle

Hi Pete

Ah! PK2....Philip Kolb's latest really high-tech design.....outstanding! With a jealousy factor of a perfect 10......can't wait to see it in action, nor can you - I bet! .....and literally number one!:thumbsup:

Regards

Pete

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Looking good Peter, your colour scheme still as good as ever. I guess the flying update will be some way off but, on the upside, the model will remain pristine for that bit longer. 
 

I’m a bit behind you so mine won’t be ready to show just yet.

Garry

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John Minchell

Peter

Good idea to keep us from going house arrest crazy.

Mine is an older Optimus obtained from Neil at Flighttech as well, but I am kitting it out for GPS triangle racing.  Just wrestling with how to attach the boom to the pod and take up the slight slack fit to make sure the tail surfaces end up correctly in line before I permanently attach it with epoxy.

John M

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isoaritfirst

Try winding carbon tow around it. Flood with cyano. It takes a while to dry so wets out well. Kicker to make sure it’s all dry  then sand to fit. 

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pete beadle

Hi Pete

Does "New to me" qualify?

Xplorer 2/3 bought a couple of weeks before the lockdown (from Eddy Small), and still unflown - but ready and waiting for the word.....:yes::)

Regards

Pete

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thermaldoctor
5 hours ago, John Minchell said:

Peter

Good idea to keep us from going house arrest crazy.

Mine is an older Optimus obtained from Neil at Flighttech as well, but I am kitting it out for GPS triangle racing.  Just wrestling with how to attach the boom to the pod and take up the slight slack fit to make sure the tail surfaces end up correctly in line before I permanently attach it with epoxy.

John M

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John if you have some use a light grade glass cloth. Cut to size and make a single layer and then apply. Take a polythene bag and cut it to make it flat. Then wrap around the glass cloth and either go round tight with masking tape all over or ideally use heastshrink to really get the cloth sitting down hard. Once the tape/heatshrink is removed and tbe poly sheet taken off it will then either be a good fit ir need some sanding to make good

I got this method from some very experienced optimus builders and use it myself it works very well. 

Cheers

Neil

 

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Fresh to me, very fresh - my first 'big' thermal glider. I'll be playing with the big boys now - with an equally sized toy 🙂

A chance comment in the forums led me to this, I had been looking at a new one and failing to justify the cost.

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pete beadle

Hi tonym

Good thinking mate, exactly the same reason I plumped for the Xplorer 2/3.....with 3.8 metres span, 1300grm weight, ultra slim carbon weave fuselage, at half the new price allowing me to indulge myself in a Schambeck motor to complete the package:thumbsup::)

Love the color scheme on your El Nino though!:yes:

Let us know what you think of its flying qualities when you finally get a chance to fly it won't you?

Regards

Pete

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julian b

Hallo friends,

I'm also buliding a new model at the moment.
I have made a youtube video project out of it.
So I can make some advertising for RC-flying.

Hope my perfect English is not a problem for you 😅

More episodes with this plane will follow.

Greetings
Julian

 

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pete beadle

Hi Julian B

I see you haven't provided the info regarding where you are on your Personal Details

It'd help if you did:yes::)

Regards

Pete

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robtc3uk

Here is my little collection been very busy trying to get them all build ready for when we can start having fun . Thanks to Neil at flighttech for the super gliders and and all the help he gives .

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Robert that is a lot of carbon and I am supremely jealous and I am also sure Neil is equally grateful. What is the green and yellow winged model,Optimus? Have you gone for different layups for different weights and wind conditions. You'll have lots of familiarisation to do when the lockdown passes.

Graham

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robtc3uk

Hi yes it is a custom optimus in same colours as my old pike superior I loved and lost at Holland glide years ago . The optimus is a big flap windy layup prob about 1600g flying . The cross tail infinity is a performance layup about 1350g ish flying . The v tail infinity is the thunderstorm layup very very strong I think there about 1800g flying and the pike is a std layup not sure on weight atm but it is light with out gear in . I used a infinity performance and a optimus std last year both very very nice gliders. I think the pike will be my No. 1 glider as always liked pikes .

Regards 

Rob 

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Marc RC pilot

Wow! What cracking looking sailplanes...Well done 👌

Thanks for sharing 

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PeteMitchell

First time out on the field since January.😃 First flight of my Prestige2pk😃

Great to meet up with flying mates and it was not easy to remember to keep to the required social distancing  all the time. 

The model flys well and just needs me to get sorted with it.

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Almost ready for its maiden voyage. Saw Peter fly his yesterday so itching to go with this one now. 
 

By the way all the coloured sections are the same, just the lighting making them look different

Garry

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