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90" Starship:

90" span
Aspect Ratio 15
RG-14 or HQ1.0/8 airfoil
7" x 5" chords
540 in2" area
36 oz. weight
10 oz./ft2 loading

Wings and Stabs:
4.6 oz. carbon fiber over Dow Corning Hi-load 60 cores.

Fuse:
Molded Kevlar with canopy

 

 

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Access the Style Control settings from: Admin → Extensions → Template Manager → (J15) rt_momentum_j15 or (J17) rt_momentum → Settings

Simple configure the options, then save and Gantry will automatically load the modified preset to your site.

Color Chooser Settings

A Color Chooser template uses CSS color values, combined with transparent overlay images, to determine its color and style. Therefore, you can change the entire color scheme via the Gantry Administrator. The available options are outlined below:

  • Main, Page. Showcase Primary & Bottom: Color, Text, Pattern, Link and Overlay (Light/Dark)

Background Picker

The Background Picker allows you to load a background image, either through RokGallery or the Joomla Media Manager.

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  • Files Window: View all individual images from RokGallery
  • Galleries Window: View all galleries from RokGallery
  • Selection Window: Select the individual slice of a file
  • Media Manager: Load an image from the Media Manager
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Other Style Settings

  • Load Transition: On - Off; Enable or disable the page loading transition animation effects
  • Fixed Header: On - Off; Enable or Disable a fixed floating header section.
  • Read More Style: Button and Link; Set the read more link styling for the template
  • Web Fonts: On - Off, Google Font Directory; WebFonts allow you to use 3rd party WebFonts from providers such as Google. You must SHOW then APPLY before the new fonts will show up in the Font Family dropdown.
  • Font Settings: Select a font family from the available options and also choose a default font size
    • Font Family: momentum, Geneva, Optima, Helvetica, Trebuchet, Lucida, Georgia, Palatino, or Various Google Fonts (dropdown)
    • Font Size: Default, Extra Large, Large, Small, Extra Small (dropdown)

Assigning a Style to a Specific Page

With Gantry, the ability to assign a certain style to an individual page has never been easier and/or more efficient. Just follow these simple steps:

  • (J15) Go to Extensions → Template Manager → rt_momentum_j15 → Menu Items → *Menu Item*
  • (J17) Go to Extensions → Template Manager → rt_momentum → Assignments → *Menu Item*

  • (J15) Select your preset from Presets → Style Presets, configure and save.
  • (J17) Select your preset from Show Presets, configure and save.
Gantry Framework: Per Menu Item Controls

Gantry sets the dimensions of the logo, so CSS modification is unnecessary.

Step 1 - Open the File

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  • Open the logo-source.png file in Adobe® Fireworks.
  • In the right column, find Layers. Select the Web layers directory and click the eye icon to the left of the logo slice (the green object). This will make the slice invisible so you can edit the file.

Step 2 - Text/Slogan/Icon Editing

  • Double click on the logo text. Now you can edit the text of logo to your choosing. Edit the icon as desired.
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Step 3 - Slice Modification

  • Reactivate the Slice in the Web Layers column, this will place a green rectangle over the logo image. Change the size of the slice (or move it) to match the new size if applicable.

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Step 4 - Export

  • Now you will want to export the logo. Right click on the image slice and select Exported Selected Slices... from the contextual menu. Proceed to export it to your computer for uploading.

Step 5 - Multiple Frames/States

  • If there are multiple logos for a template, they are located in Frames or States within Fireworks.

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Please ensure you are using the latest version of RokNavMenu, available here.

To find all the parameters for Fusion Menu and Splitmenu, such as transitions, duration and sublevel position, go to:

  • (J15) Extensions → Template Manager → rt_momentum_j15 → Menu → Menu Control → Set Menu Type
  • (J17) Extensions → Template Manager → rt_momentum → Menu → Menu Control → Set Menu Type

Descriptions of each template parameter can be seen when you mouseover the label of each option.

Fusion with MegaMenu

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Fusion Menu is a menu theme of the RokNavMenu extension, the addon that drives all RocketTheme template menus. It is primarily a javascript enhanced CSS dropdown menu, that combines standard suckerfish type functionality with animations, transitions and other advanced effects powered by Mootools.

  • 1/2/3/4 Column Modes
  • Custom Column Widths
  • Custom Menu Width
  • Menu Item Grouping
  • Item Distribution Controls
  • Animation Controls
  • Transition Controls
  • Duration/Delay Controls
  • Opacity Controls
  • Per Item Styling
  • Inline Modules
  • Inline Positions
  • Menu Item Subtext
  • Menu Item Icons

All Menu Items can be edited from Admin → Menu → Menu NameMenu Item.

Basic Fusion Parameters

  • Subtext is the option that allows you to insert additional text to the Menu Item Title. There is separate styling for this, making it useful for adding brief descriptions to menu items.
  • Menu Icon is the option that allows you to insert an inline icon / image to the Menu Item.

Advanced Fusion Parameters: Columns

Menu Columns

Columns of Child Items allows you to determine how many columns the Fusion dropdowns are presented in. You can have anywhere between a single dropdown to a four column dropdown.

Item Distribution

Item Distribution allows you to control how the menu items are ordered in the dropdowns:

  • Evenly: If there are 7 menu items in 3 columns, Fusion will allocate a 3,2,2 distribution - trying to equalize each dropdown.
  • Order: If there are 7 menu items in 3 columns, Fusion will allocate a 3,3,1 distribution - maintaining the item ordering.
  • Manually: Determine the exact distribution of items across all columns in the Manual Item Distribution field. For example, if there are 7 menu items in 3 columns, you can specify a 4,2,1 distribution.

NOTE: If your Columns of Child Items setting is configured to be 2 or more columns, you will need to manually set the column widths and distribution, as outlined below. The default is 180px which is too small for multiple columns.

Drop-Down Width (px)

Drop-Down Width (px) determines the total width of the dropdown, regardless of how many columns are shown. This option is to be used in conjunction with Column Widths (px)

Column Widths (px)

Column Widths (px) determines the width of each Column. Separate each width by a comma. The final column's width is determined automatically. This option is to be used in conjunction with Drop-Down Width (px)

Below are some example configurations:

  • Drop-Down Width: 480px: 160,160. Fusion automatically calculates the final width as 160, so in practise, 160,160,160 is the actual distribution.
  • Drop-Down Width: 600px: 160,160. Fusion automatically calculates the final width as 280, so in practise, 160,160,280 is the actual distribution.

Advanced Fusion Parameters: Groupings

What is Grouping?

Group Child Items changes the behaviour of child items in the dropdown menus, instead of creating a dropdown for the immediate sublevel, this option places them inline. See below for an illustrated example of the differences:

Configuration

NOTE: Grouping cannot be applied to root items, only child items.

Set Group Child Items to Yes to activate the mode. The sublevels well then appear below the parent menu item in a categorical type structure.

Advanced Fusion Parameters: Modules

Fusion is now capable of loading individual modules or entire module positions inside its dropdowns.

  • Inline Modules: Set Child Item Type to Modules to load all modules setup on your Joomla site in a list. Select the module you wish to display in the dropdown.
  • Inline Positions: Set Child Item Type to Modules Positions to load all module positions on your Joomla site in a list. Select the position you wish to display in the dropdown.

Splitmenu

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A static menu system that displays 1st and 2nd level items in the main horizontal menu and further children in the Sidebar.

  • Subtext is the option that allows you to insert additional text to the Menu Item Title. There is separate styling for this, making it useful for adding brief descriptions to menu items.

Code Modification: Remove the Menu in the Title

(J15) Open /templates/rt_momentum_j15/html/modules.php:

(J17) Open /templates/rt_momentum/html/modules.php:

Change

<?php echo $menu_title_item->name.' '.JText::_('Menu'); ?>

To

<?php echo $menu_title_item->name; ?>

Or delete the entire line.

How to create Child / Sublevel menu items

Go to Admin → Menu → A MenuA Menu Item → Select a Parent Item, and it will appear as a child of it.

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See Us on the Slope

Check back here regularly to find out where we're flying next.  Often posted when leaving for the hill as we go where the wind is; hard to plan ahead with mother nature calling the shots!

April 26: Lichau

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Build 'n Fly program

Come to our shop and finish your plane under our watch, then go fly with us and we'll test fly it for you!  Requires two days in the beautiful Napa Valley.  Your wife can enjoy the valley while you're stuck in the shop!  Call for scheduling and pricing.

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Steps to Finish our Planes

1

Glue Wing TogetherFive minute epoxy and a strip of fiberglass with laminating resin.

2

Mount Wing and StabA few minutes with some thickened 30 min. epoxy or laminating resin.

3

Paint and Install Radio!In only a few hours you're ready for the air!

Stretched Starling

Starship takes the 7" x 5" chord planform of the 60" original Starling and stretches it to 90".  The plane goes from an aspect ratio of 10 with a 60" span to an aspect ratio of 15!  With only 1/2 again longer wing panels, the plane doesn't feel that much larger in the air in terms of manuevers it can perform.  Roll rate is of course a little slower, but by no means ponderous like a 3M plane, and in fact we will throw the 90" plane around in a tiny space right in front like we would any of our smaller slopers.

Range Farther

1/2 again better aspect ratio means an algebraic increase in efficiency.  Starship can range far at a high cruising speed.   Aspect ratio 15 at this span is the ideal combination for an inland sloper that can play on the slope up close but can also range away from the ridge at high speed to cover some serious territory looking for lift.  Sure TD planes can range far, but at a much slower speed, taking forever to get around.  Starship covers some sky!

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