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Old Apr 15, 2014, 08:47 AM
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wow...i'm liking that tail wheel modd very much,well done!!
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Old Apr 15, 2014, 09:02 AM
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I couldn't tell at first how this helps, but I think I've got it now!

Is it just to stop the rudder tearing off backwards? I was kind of thinking that the rudder needs support from the upward shock too.
Could it be made in a way that the spring on the wheel touches the support and takes the stress away in the vertical plane too?
Maybe the spring alone is enough, it's just that I'm not a fan of this kind of setup...


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Old Apr 15, 2014, 09:11 AM
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I couldn't tell at first how this helps, but I think I've got it now!

Is it just to stop the rudder tearing off backwards? I was kind of thinking that the rudder needs support from the upward shock too.
Could it be made in a way that the spring on the wheel touches the support and takes the stress away in the vertical plane too?
Maybe the spring alone is enough, it's just that I'm not a fan of this kind of setup...


Tony
It transfers the landing loads placed on the tailwheel wire from being supported solely by the rudder and thus the servo & hinges, to the wooden brace (all of the load pulling the rudder and control rod to the rear goes through the tailwheel wire) thus onto the fuselage. I couldn't get the stupid tailwheel off of mine - there are 2 small screws that clamp the tailwheel wire assembly together in the plastic part on the rudder and one of the screws was stripped out from the factory If I could have, I would have removed the tailwheel wire altogether, and simply threaded it through a tiny hole in the wood brace instead of having to hook it onto the wire, then replaced it into its original plastic holder on the rudder.

If you look at the UMX Beast 3D and Yak 54 as well you'll see the leading edge of the rudder has a carbon rod that slots into a hole on a plastic brace attached to the bottom of the fuse. In fact every other 3D type plane I own that has a tailwheel, is braced into the fuse.
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Old Apr 15, 2014, 09:27 AM
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only thing i can say against it is the plane is very light and is it really needed?
i have never had any tail wheel problems....

just a broken servo on the rudder after a hard landing rudder first one day...

but it's a nice modd though.. it may help.
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Old Apr 15, 2014, 09:53 AM
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only thing i can say against it is the plane is very light and is it really needed?
i have never had any tail wheel problems....

just a broken servo on the rudder after a hard landing rudder first one day...

but it's a nice modd though.. it may help.
I'll not have one without it having stripped a rudder servo just by landing on a dirt road. Your hard landing rudder first would have still transferred the stress to the fuse without pulling and torquing the servo, even if you hit in harrier and didn't even come close to landing on the tailwheel, unless you hit sideways and actually cranked the rudder around. After 6 of these little servos were all junked one way or another - one of the gearsets crumbled while I was attempting to remove the gearset to swap into another servo! - I have a full set of Hitec HS35HDs in it but I doubt with care and that mod, that spending another $100 on the plane is necessary. I land my Edge QQ w/ same mod on a really shoddy grass field - and here in FL, a lot of grass has creepers which serve as aircraft carrier arrestor hooks on the tailwheel Nary a problem with the QQ and the original E-Flite servos. Just my opinion... doesn't take much time and I'm convinced it has saved my Edge a bunch of times from the abrupt halts it's been put through
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Old Apr 16, 2014, 04:29 PM
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cool well if it helps good stuff!
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Old Apr 16, 2014, 04:42 PM
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My aileron servo arrived courtesy of SMC.

I cut out the old faulty servo with no problems, thanks bhoov128!, but forgot my foam safe CA

What is the best way to secure the new servo?
I had some low odor CA that had no warnings about eating foam so I tested that in the Rx bay. Glad I did, it dissolved the foam destroying a much bigger patch than the small dot I applied...

I have some UHU Por or some 30min/5min epoxy which are all FS.
Which would be best? I'm thinking the UHU Por myself but could be convinced otherwise!


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Old Apr 16, 2014, 08:03 PM
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My aileron servo arrived courtesy of SMC.

I cut out the old faulty servo with no problems, thanks bhoov128!, but forgot my foam safe CA

What is the best way to secure the new servo?
I had some low odor CA that had no warnings about eating foam so I tested that in the Rx bay. Glad I did, it dissolved the foam destroying a much bigger patch than the small dot I applied...

I have some UHU Por or some 30min/5min epoxy which are all FS.
Which would be best? I'm thinking the UHU Por myself but could be convinced otherwise!


Tony
Por, for sure, so it stays relatively removable
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Old Apr 17, 2014, 02:05 AM
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unless you mean the dodgy servos might bust again...


The other thing is, it came without any wing screws.
Looks like I got a Monday morning plane!

I did a search, can't remember it it was on here or the a Edge QQ thread, and it looks like the screws are M2 / 6mm so I'll get some spares.


Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to flying stock first but has anyone tried the GWS 7035 on this? That was a good match for the QQ. I also have an APC 7040 to try...


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Old Apr 17, 2014, 10:36 AM
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Cheeky
unless you mean the dodgy servos might bust again...


The other thing is, it came without any wing screws.
Looks like I got a Monday morning plane!

I did a search, can't remember it it was on here or the a Edge QQ thread, and it looks like the screws are M2 / 6mm so I'll get some spares.


Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to flying stock first but has anyone tried the GWS 7035 on this? That was a good match for the QQ. I also have an APC 7040 to try...


Tony
Thanks to "hh2005" : They are M2.0 x 6mm screw. They are not 1.5mm x 6mm.

And as far as props go, i love the gws 7x3.5 over the stock prop! Its snappier and has more overall vertical, but when im flying in a smaller area i throw on a gws 6x3 to tame it down, still can do very crisp 3d with the smaller prop just has less vertical power and you can get more fun out of a smaller space with the 6x3 prop.

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I picked up an Inverza280 last month online for 62 in the UK, built it up today and flew it in my back garden - what a delightful little plane. If anyone is thinking of picking one of these up they really are superb for the money. My only criticism of the kit is that the wings were a little too tight, needed some working to fit/align properly. Internal wiring can be fiddly for big hands and old eyes

Will be reading through this thread for hints/tips.
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EFLR 7100 servo gear stack up

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Old Yesterday, 11:44 PM
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Cheeky
unless you mean the dodgy servos might bust again...


The other thing is, it came without any wing screws.
Looks like I got a Monday morning plane!

I did a search, can't remember it it was on here or the a Edge QQ thread, and it looks like the screws are M2 / 6mm so I'll get some spares.


Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to flying stock first but has anyone tried the GWS 7035 on this? That was a good match for the QQ. I also have an APC 7040 to try...


Tony
I did mean dodgy servos might not have made their last trip out f the servo pockets
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Thank you!
I knew you meant no disrespect
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