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6.5 pedestal and 17.5 flip tip?
« on: October 29, 2020, 06:41:51 PM »
I need a new mast for my Iwa, which I love, and my NL220, which I am still getting the hang of.  The pedestal tail combo that I have read about most often is the 6.5 and the 17.5 flip tip.  I would love any opinions on if this is the best combo and what the difference is between different tails and different fuselage lengths.  Thanks, Chris

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Re: 6.5 pedestal and 17.5 flip tip?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2020, 09:06:43 AM »
I don't ride GoFoil, but yes the shorter pedestal should be preferred. The smaller tail is also going to be better since you already know what you're doing.

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Re: 6.5 pedestal and 17.5 flip tip?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2020, 11:30:02 AM »
Thanks.  Since 17.5 Isn't available I went with the 14.5.  Makes sense that I will enjoy the smaller. :)

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Re: 6.5 pedestal and 17.5 flip tip?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2020, 12:27:44 PM »
If you're handy with tools, skip the pedestal altogether.  You can drill two holes and install helicoils.  You'll end up with a cheaper, lighter weight, less drag, and slightly shorter fuselage solution.  I'm posting up about this in another thread now

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Re: 6.5 pedestal and 17.5 flip tip?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2020, 04:01:10 PM »
Thanks.  Since 17.5 Isn't available I went with the 14.5.  Makes sense that I will enjoy the smaller. :)

I ride the short pedestal with the 14.5 and love it!  Turns so well.  Haven't tried the 17.5 though.
 You do give up a bit of pump compared to the 18 but with practice I find that I can make up for it.   

 


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