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Old Oct 02, 2012, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by vtdiy View Post
...saw that you had used the little hk orange servos.
The small 1.7g servos are excellent - quiet and strong!

Quote: the CF in both wings? Or can I get away with it i the lower only?
I overbuild and put the CF LE on both upper and lower; however, I think it's more important to have it in the upper if you "want to get away" with only doing one. The lower wing one piece CF leading edge is more of a challenge because you'll have to build in both sweep and dihedral.

I'm guessing 2mm CF or do you use slightly smaller for the LE on 2mm foam?
No, you don't need it that thick - 1.2mm is plenty, but it also depends on how stiff your selected foam is - I use 2mm Depron for the wings and score the LE to create a trough for the rod. The grain in Depron also helps.

Already looking forward to future builds I can do with this method.
Pretty much allows any airframe you want! What scale/wingspan is your Nieuport?

Gene K

P.S. You may want to increase the rudder on some of these WWI builds - 15% is what Pete likes.
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