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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

 

 

RokTabs Module (J1.5/1.7)

RokTabs

RokTabs is a tabbed content module, standalone and themed. Content is transitioned, either by fade or scroll, powered by Mootools, which can be automatic or manual. Plugin support is also featured, whether loading module positions, read more content, or the K2 CCK component.

Module Features

  • Tabbed Content: Display multiple content items in a tabbed enclosure.
  • Module Position Support: You can insert module positions inside the tabs.
  • Inbuilt Styling: Both light and dark styling for standalone support
  • Configurability: Highly configurable from options dealing with transition, to content type and layout.
  • K2 Support: Fully compatible with the powerful content constructive component K2.

Details Download Support

Module Configuration

Options available at Admin → Extensions → Module Manager → Roktabs Module. Important demo settings are highlighted accordingly:

Other

  • Theme Style: Light and Dark. Or Custom, if the template has styling for the modules.
  • Content Type: Joomla Core Content or K2 Content (Requires K2 to be installed).
  • Module Class Suffix: Add a custom class for individual styling

Joomla Core Content

  • Joomla Section: Section to load tabbed content from.
  • Joomla Category: Category to load tabbed content from.
  • Joomla Frontpage Items: Determine whether frontpage content is loaded.

Content Parameters

  • Item Ordering: Control tab ordering — Default, Oldest First, Most Recent First, Title Alphabetical, Title Reverse-Alphabetical & Order.
  • Default Readmore: Determine whether the system Read More is active.
  • Custom Readmore Text: Control the label of the Read More.

Animation and Styling

  • Width: Set to the width of the container element, or a custom value.
  • Max # of Tabs (0 = All): Control the maximum number of tabs.
  • Transition Duration: Time, milliseconds, for tabs to transition between one another.
  • Type of Transition: Choose between Fading or Scrolling for transition
  • Transition Effect: Determine the effect for tab transition.
  • Subtract roktab-links margins: Control calculation of margins for scrolling tabs.
  • Scrollable Tabs: Determine whether tabs are scrollable when they exceed the specified width.

Subtract roktabs-links margins needs to be enabled for best visual effect with scrollable tabs.

Tab Details

  • Tabs Position: Position of tab row, either Top, Bottom or Hidden.
  • Tabs Interaction: Control transition trigger of tabs, Click or Hover.
  • Tabs Title: Determine how tabs are named, By Incremental, By Content Title, or By first Content h6 tag.
  • Incremental prepend text: If By Incremental is selected, specify the prepended text for each tab.
  • Hide h6 tags: Disables H6 content in the tabs.
  • Prefix tabs with numbers: Inject incremental numbers before tab titles.
  • Show Tab Icons: Display tabs adjacent to the tab titles.
  • Tab Icon Side: Position of tab title icons.
  • Tab Icon Path: Set the path of icon images.
  • Tab Icons: Control which icons appear with each tab title.

Autoplay Settings

  • Autoplay: Determine whether tabs transition automatically or manually.
  • Autoplay Delay (ms): Set delay for automatic transition in milliseconds.

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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