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Posted by YellowJacketsRC | Jun 24, 2015 @ 08:21 PM | 1,323 Views
Take some time to work with the aileron differential feature in your radio. Typically for an airplane with the wing placement like the Extra you will end up with just a little more up aileron than down for truly axial rolls. Test this by taking the airplane up high and overhead and place it in a power off down line. Give full aileron input and observe the roll carefully. If you see any "corkscrew" adjust your aileron differential to eliminate this.
One thing that is very important is to make sure the airplane is not pulling out or tucking under in a power off downline. This will typically require a 1% down elevator to low throttle mix in the Extra when the CG is correct. Do this mix first because if the airplane is pulling out or tucking it will be very difficult to get it to roll axially.

In my opinion (for what it's worth) and experience, the essential "dialing in" procedures are first getting the correct CG, setting up your downline mix, adjusting aileron differential, rudder to elevator mix, and rudder to aileron mix. You can certainly take it much further than this, but if you will take the time to do these few procedures you will be amazed at how much better your aircraft will fly. It really only takes a few flights to do this and I always encourage folks to take the time and learn this procedure. After you've done it a few times it becomes very easy. Once you've set it up for one model you can simply copy your setup for the next model and you will only have to make some small tweaks in the mix percentages.

One more thing, you really need a calm day to set up these mixes as the wind will make it very difficult to do this accurately.
Posted by YellowJacketsRC | Feb 02, 2015 @ 10:35 AM | 2,330 Views
Pushrod Setup for DLG Flaperons
Posted by YellowJacketsRC | Jan 21, 2013 @ 08:27 PM | 6,621 Views
-Torque roll
-rolling harrier
-inverted harrier
-switch rolling harriers
-knife edge
-death slide
-inverted elevator
-flat spin
-inverted flat spin
-knife edge spin
-Aussie Toilet Bowl (Doc taught me that one)
-Enema, aka Pop Top or Zwimbleturm
-Inverted Pop Top, zwimbleturm, enema
-positive Knife edge spin (with up elevator)
-weeble wobble (i've heard it called a falling leaf as well)
-Lomcevak (sometimes called a crank shaft)
-stationary spin
-pinwheel spin
-rolling loop
-rolling figure eight
-rolling vertical figure eight
-knife edge wall
-the other kind of knife edge wall (they're two completely different maneuvers, but I've heard them both called a knife edge wall)
-rolling cuban eight
-knife edge cuban eight
-rolling half and reverse half cuban eight
-knife edge half and reverse half cuban eight
-knife edge loop
Posted by YellowJacketsRC | Jan 12, 2009 @ 05:47 PM | 7,019 Views
I can tell you I purchased an IPA package and still had to shim the motor a bit. I go through the same routine with every aerobatic model I fly regardless of what the manufacture (or it's rat pack) claims.

Simply adjust the CG to your style of flying. Ever so slightly nose heavy or completely neutral depending on flying style. Of course in order to correctly set the CG of the plane you have to trim out the plane the best you can first so you can roll it over. Do multiple tests both upwind and downwind. Best if no wind at all but not always possible. Once you have the plane flying completely level roll it inverted. If it neither climbs or descends it's neutral which I like for 3D. If it climbs it's tail heavy. If it dives inverted it's nose heavy. Many pilots prefer a slightly nose heavy plane so it will GRADUALLY dive inverted.

Land, move battery, fly, land, move battery, etc until you have the CG where you want it. Retrim the plane perfectly for level flight again. I like to fly directly toward and away from myself so I can see any yaw from the rudder.

Next do a secondary elevator/CG test. Climb up super high, dive straight down with NO THROTTLE. Check to see if it pull to the wheels or canopy, to the left or to the right. Left or right is a rudder issue. Canopy or wheels is wing incidence or CG issue. Adjust and go through this all again.

Next adjust OR VERIFY the thrust line of the motor. This is a two step process as you have to check the up/down and left/...Continue Reading
Posted by YellowJacketsRC | Aug 04, 2008 @ 06:58 PM | 7,832 Views
Assuming the same prop and motor efficiency, and also assuming the kv's quoted for the motor are correct, then going from 950kv to 800kv will reduce RPM roughly in proportion to the kv rating.
Power change is proportional to the cube of the change in RPM, so in round figures expect to see power levels of around 60% of what you had with the 950kv motor. Thrust reduces by the square of the RPM change so should be about 70% of what you were getting previously. Pitch speed reduces directly in line with RPM so you will have 84% of you old pitch speed.

thanks.. You can use the same principal to estimate what effect changing battery cell count will make.
Power is roughly proportional to cube of the voltage, thrust to the square and pitch speed is directly proportional (assuming same motor and prop and efficiency)