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 Post subject: Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG
PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:39 pm 
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Finally, life is returning to normal(?) and I've gotten back into the game. First task was a complete re-do of my workroom, including 27 ft of shelving and other stuff moved around (and thrown away). The first new build is the Evolution-W, a wood DLG! It's all laser cut wood, except for the tail boom and a few other composite bits. The price is amazingly reasonable (~$175) but of course you have to (I say "get to") build it. :)

First, here's the link to the album of photos that I will be updating as the build proceeds:
https://picasaweb.google.com/1004748435 ... utionWDLG#

And here is the discussion thread on RCG:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2337864

And finally, a few of teaser pictures. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG
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Can't wait to see more!


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 Post subject: Re: Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:58 pm 
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Looking great Chris

Its nice to actually see your workbench again!

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG
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Wow that looks cool!

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG
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some techniques being used there I have never seen Chris,
unusual build required for this, but then I suppose you need it strong.

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:29 am 
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Thanks guys! And yes, Ben, it is good to see my work benches again. :p

Steve, it definitely has some unusual features. Like... NO SPAR! However, it really seems to work. The final product is wicked strong, and the prototype has survived several mid-airs that took out the molded DLG it tangled with. :)

Mine will be covered with transparent document laminating film. I'm trying to decide whether to color the balsa with acrylic paint, or spray tinted clear acrylic over the doculam for color...

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG
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Could you use the thin covering for park flyers on it?

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG
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Notorious B.E.N. wrote:
Could you use the thin covering for park flyers on it?

No, it needs the stiffness of the doculam for rigidity.

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG
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Looks like I need to follow up on my order.

Great to see you back, Chris.

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' Evolution W: The woody DLG
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Thanks, Rick! It's good to feel normal(?) again. :)

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