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Old Dec 05, 2012, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by KFC View Post
I don't think you'll lack for elevator authority, but you might need to make adjustments to the size of the ailerons.
Yeah I hear you. I made the ailerons twice the surface area from scale- I assume that will be enough.

Two issues:

First- Elevator and rudder servo placement. My life would be a thousand times easier if I just placed the servos under the horizontal stabs and on the side of the rudder- much like the Windrider 737. Originally I was going to place them internally and run long push rods. The difficulty with this is getting the two elevators symmetric since I don't want to be punching tons of holes in the fuse. See pictures. I do have tons of spackle though.

Second- Spoilers- I can either keep them scale for looks or increase the size per the pictures and have them overhang the flaps about 5mm The nice thing about this is that I will be able to round the upper surface of the flap which will improve appearance when deployed. Not sure if this is helpful or just plain stupid.
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