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October 14, 2011

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Jack Reed

...some times you get "stupid" lucky...ball hits tree,falls on green,sink putt for birdie etc,etc. I saw flex in the fuselage on early vids and bought 2 carbon strips which I ca'd to the fuselage from the motor mount to the tip of the tail[armor belt like on an old armored cruiser]which makes mine very crash resistant...looking at the wing in the store I could see that lengthening,the span would be possible. This makes the glider look [at least] like a sailplane...My new spars are made out of "rifle" shaft golf clubs because they are not "graduated" from grip to tip.Snow sticks inner sleeve the stock spar for joint strength.Bushings made out of graphite golf shaft preserve the integrity of the wing root...I added extra surface to the rudder,about 1/2 inch wide to increase directional control with my 3-meter wings at low airspeed...see my set up posted last year in my utube vid...Having a great time with my Kodac Playfull mounted in the back of the cockpit with the wrist strap looped around the strut and "X"ing rubber bands around the fuselage and canopy where it sits...don't know how much it weighs but this baby will penetrate and it flys faster in glide than bald eagles and hawks,seems slower than sandhill cranes when they are "cruising"...could not keep up with them in the Logan VOR clip...am looking forward to this fall when they migrate through the Cache Valley...go to patcojack for my utube posts.radian rc monster wing will get you to a seperate vid from 2 years ago.

Chuck Hough

I use the 2200 ma LiPo and have had very good sucess with them for many years now. I have two of the Zippy and a couple of others that allwork well, but the zipppy's are still the best ones I have and are about three years old now so they too are getting a bit on the weak side. the 25C rating is good, so maybe I will get a couple more to replace the tired ones this year. Mu oldes ones are five and six so they are about ready to go, but so far they are still holding up, so I will have to see how they go this year and make a judgement at that time.
Chuck

Chuck Hough

I too fly a Radian and a Radian Pro and have had good luck, but the Radian seems to be my favorite flyer as it seems to be easier to get into the aif and keeep it up there for as much as an hour or ma be more. I love both of them butg it is the Radian that I fly the most. It seems t be the only one I would need to but again if I ever need to. The Pro seems to fly good, but it is the less preferede one right now.
Chuck

Bryan Freund

Ive flown several models the last few years ,the radian is my 1st powerglider.i also was anxious to do all the mods,the insert can be cut with a razor saw from ace or where ever,nice for adding stringers and such to foamies anyway .I changed the decaleage as posted but cant say i prefer it,but its been in extreme winds ,in facy the canapy cover blew off and the battery got kicked out,it held and landed it.but my elevator lincage broke too,absolute junk,i put a z bend in it for nor thats limiting my up elevator a lot i need to fix,but on a nice day almost stock i easily get 1/2 hour flights ,even in rathe heavy winds,but last flight it was seriousy gusty,very tricky to land,even in my huge field.id strenghten the fuslage as suggested i used bondo and carbon fiber ,but id do as suggested and fly it mainly stock for a while,its quite the fun bird ! i was anxious to switch the decalage as it does baloon badly stock,but trim her out and enjoy.

john

also check worldtv.com/radianmods

Bryan Freund

i cut for the reinforcement with a very fine wood saw,home depo. added C/F strips down the sides,yet to fly her,ill hold off on the decalage angle of the elevator as it can be done anytime later

Bryan Freund

what did you cut the slot for the insert with ?

David Woodall

You talk about tape on the LE? leading edge I guess but how far back to you put tape on and is this on the top and bottom of wing? How do I do the plywood reinforcement. How big a piece of plywood and do I just cut into the side of the fuselage and glue it in? This is my first plane and don't know where to start with this. Do you have detailed instrunctions anywhere. Thanks

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