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    I finally got to fly my new Skylark two days ago and also yesterday. I wanted to fly at Cumberland but had minor electronic problems and my eyesight wasn't quite normal yet anyway. The flights went perfect. Now it is ready to be aerotowed. Thank you Peter for a great airplane. I can't wait to build another Skylark.
    Today we got 4 inches of snow!

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    Congratulations Ed πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    A Site for Soar Eyes

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    • #3
      Way to go Ed!

      Steve K

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      • #4
        I'll 'third' that... congratulations!

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        • #5
          Awesome Ed! But no pictures or video?!

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          • #6
            He took some video, but was aimed at the wrong airplane of the two he was seeing and has 20 minutes of blue sky and grass video.... maybe next time.

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            • Ed DeRossi
              Ed DeRossi commented
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              I'm not sure how you know that Scot. I didn't tell anyone.

          • #7
            it obviously didn't happen if there is no pictures...
            StΓ©phane
            Horizon Hobby Team Member

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            • Ed DeRossi
              Ed DeRossi commented
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              Give me a couple days for the snow to melt and I will fly again with photos.

          • #8
            Congratulations Ed,
            Thanks fantastic news, I know you were trying hard to get it flown in Cumberland, but you made the right decision and postponed it until you were certain everything was perfect.


            Len
            Len Buffinton
            Team Horizon Hobby

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                • #11
                  He really did it! Looks great!

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                  • ARUP
                    ARUP commented
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                    Yeah, baby! Looks great!

                • #12
                  Nice job Ed. What did you do with the front third of the fuselage (the sheeted part)? Did you cover it with Ultracote or did you paint it?

                  Dan

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                  • Ed DeRossi
                    Ed DeRossi commented
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                    I used Ultracote on everything. Not really the way I wanted to finish it but I was trying to have it flying at Cumberland. I still have to get a little color on it.
                    I ordered another Skylark to build and I will probably use silk and dope. I like the wood look.

                • #13
                  Ed,
                  How many rolls of Ultracote did that take to do the whole thing? We've been talking about using Deluxe Materials Eze-Kote on the front part then painting it but we could cover it with Ultracote.

                  Thanks,
                  Dan

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                  • Ed DeRossi
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                    Dan,
                    It took six or seven rolls. I don't know for sure. I just kept taking more rolls off the shelf until I had enough.

                  • DanR
                    DanR commented
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                    Thanks Ed.

                • #14
                  Another Skylark took to the sky today. After 5 months of building, the maiden flight went off without a hitch.

                  A big thanks to Jim, Ed and Doug for all their help. Jim answered a bunch of emails, Ed answered phone calls and text messages and Doug helped in person (and flew the tow plane).

                  She flew great with no issues. She wants to nose up under power and on tow so I might do mix or flight mode for that.

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                  • JimD
                    JimD commented
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                    Congratulations Dan!!!

                  • French1
                    French1 commented
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                    Congrats Dan!

                • #15
                  Looks great Dan!!! Glad it all went well. It is a great flying glider. Have you tried taking off from the dolly yet?

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                  • DanR
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                    Thanks Scot. No I haven't tried a dolly launch yet. We had a few older 4 cell batteries around which I used. The first one got pretty puffy. The second one is probably OK but I'm going to wait on the dolly until I get a new battery for the motor.
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