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Old Oct 09, 2012, 09:40 PM
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Hi EDF,

Sounds like you have made some great mods to strengthen the tail boom and provide for a secure attachment of the elevator. I went ahead and glued my elevator in place.

With regards to your question about elevator authority I have an important tip. The elevator does not provide sufficient authority for tight turns and circling. The way that I dealt with this was to mix in some flap with up elevator. You do not need anything for down elevator, believe me, it works just fine as is. However the flap with up elevator is incredibly effective. I would do this with any sailplane. The times you need elevator authority are in low speed situations like tight turns and final approaches. Adding the flap is just magic.

So, keep the scale elevator. It looks good and works just fine with the flap mix.

Best regards,

Jackson
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