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Archive for December, 2011
Posted by quitcherbitchen | Dec 26, 2011 @ 02:43 AM | 3,120 Views
After test flying my E450 set up in the Cub I came back and am really trying to finish the wing which is a Super Cub wing with Fowler Flaps. The wing is practically done and ready to be test flown. It weighs 188 grams or 6.76 oz which includes Hitec MG5065 servos for the ailerons and Hitec FS55 for the flaps. I may regret using the HS55 for the flaps, but it is almost done. I still get a little buzzing in the flap servos in the up position after a cycle of up down. Down doesn't buzz. I couldn't feel any binding in it. The buzz is minor. Hope to get a test flight in tomorrow. I also ordered a new 808 #16 camera for when the Stella is finished.
Posted by quitcherbitchen | Dec 05, 2011 @ 10:14 AM | 3,410 Views
I realized after installing the flaps that they were still binding up like the vice style prototypes. These worked great on the bench, but man what is going on. After much head scratching I realized that once mounted the outside mechanism is not at the correct geometry. Perhaps the slight wing wash out was enough to mess it up. So, I unscrewed the outside inner most hinge and moved the upper hole up and back. I then just used a standard servo mounting screw and put it back together. Walla, now it works. I also had to change the servo control horn, but that proved less difficult as I just jammed a screw driver through the foam at an angle and changed it. Man, I love foam wings.