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Old May 11, 2014, 07:01 PM
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No worries at all. But clarifying might help a newbie reading your (very nice) build thread.

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Old May 12, 2014, 10:39 AM
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Might be a good thing to raise both ailerons a little for the maiden flight and put 'em back
in neutral after you get the feel of it.
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Old May 12, 2014, 08:54 PM
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Thanks for your sugggestion E-Challenged.

My electronics are SpeKtrum (i have a dx7) and when I setup everything up, the ailerons are wired separately (aileron and aux1 plugs in the receiver. I set them up as flaperons in case I needed to adjust either alierons separately. Raising both alerons is an option and would create more lift BUT I think on the maiden I will have all flight surfaces set to neutral. I am confident about the wings and the weight. As it stands the bird weighs 7.8 lbs not including the battery. So, wing loading is fine. Topflite DC-3 kits are weighing in at 10+ lbs.

It is always nice to have options and again, I appreciate your comments.
Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old May 13, 2014, 09:29 AM
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It'll fly fine, she's over 100 watts / lb, and we're at a Hugh efficiency area on the motors.
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Really looking forward to seeing this one fly! Hopefully, you can find a willing and talented camera operator.
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I think we're ready for taxi testing once weather breaks...
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There will be video and ....... it will fly, even if only for a minute :-) My 75th anniversary has turned into an 80th. Life get's in the way. Mark has been a huge help with this project and it is ready to fly. I just need to do some minor body finishes and then paint.
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.....Sounds good Mike....we have high hopes at seeing it fly at this years MidAm...😜
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Old May 16, 2015, 04:52 PM
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So, the DC-3 has been going through some ground taxi tests. Issues with the landing gear (I hate landing gear) and other minor issues caused some reworking. Mark Rittinger has been a huge help and recently we took the DC-3 out for another test. This is the second time the DC-3 got air. Here is the video. A few more test and then the final finishes.......
DC 3 Test Hop (0 min 19 sec)
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She'll go.
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Looks like progress!
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