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Rodel ka6e

roo Hawkins
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Simon WS
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Looking good Roo!

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Wings covered in antique vinyl.
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Peter Balcombe
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Looking very good Roo :)

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ARUP
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I responded on your other thread before seeing this one. Nice repair being done I might add! I have this kit NIB. If I flew it sedately, i.e., no high speed passes or aerobatics, is the wing stout enough as is or is a 'spar letting' session needed? Thank you for your response in advance.

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Jolly Roger
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ARUP wrote:
09 Jun 2019, 23:23
I responded on your other thread before seeing this one. Nice repair being done I might add! I have this kit NIB. If I flew it sedately, i.e., no high speed passes or aerobatics, is the wing stout enough as is or is a 'spar letting' session needed? Thank you for your response in advance.
Just to chip in here as I fly this model A LOT. :D

I think the wings are a beautiful balance of strength and lightness. They have a thick section which lends them natural strength, then glasscloth and epoxy-bonded skins with just the right amount of flex. Tight loops and rolls are no problem and I've outside looped it (on purpose) and done very sharp high-speed pull-outs (not on purpose).... and the wings just soaked it up.

There's a few videos off the slope (skip to 1:32 if you want to see a few aeros):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkVI24uEL7g

So it's pretty much my perfect model, and the only plane that if I wrote it off today I'd buy another tomorrow (although no easy thing as they're not made any more :cry: )

Hope this helps.

Rog

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ARUP
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Excellent vid! Thank you, gentlemen, for your helpful responses. The wing joiner is an alum. tube and I suppose this is plenty stout. I remember a flier here in the States losing one of these due to the tube folding(?) Apologies for the hijack.

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The joiner in my kit was a 20mm steel tube that weighed a ton (slight exaggeration). I switched it out for an aluminium tube which I filled with carbon, saving over 1lb in weight.
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Just putting in a link here to my short build thread as it may help anyone interested in Roo's thread...
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1141&hilit=rodel+ka6

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