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Old Feb 24, 2013, 12:28 PM
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Mixing have you tied it ?

I have over 20 flights despite the lousy weather and the Dec needs lotsa rudder.
Winter flying has its difficulties and this constant heavy rudder could be helped a bit with mixing program ? I guess I have been flying to many light foamies .
Has any one ever used mixing.
I want to put some rudder with the ailerons and was wondering where to start?
I have a Spectrum 8 . I can setup the radio i am pretty sure I understand how it works. Is there any formulas or starting points or just put 10% rudder in there and try it? . Is this idea a good one ? Any help would be appreciated
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 12:35 PM
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Best thing to do, is just USE the rudder.

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Old Feb 25, 2013, 06:43 PM
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Cubcrazy is right, but being the lazy guy I am, I will mix some rudder on a model like this. I just did so with my new Durafly SE-5, and ended up at the 30% mark, or so on it. I also mix a bit of rudder in my 1.4 meter Stuka, as the rudder on it is VERY effective, and ended up with about 10% on it. So it really depends on the model. I would say 20% is not a bad place to start. Just make sure you mix it in the correct direction! -----Metalguy
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:40 AM
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Heres the damage (cowl)

the rest of the plane is fine,


ill probably start building it next week
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 08:31 PM
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ED3: Remember, the cowl is painted on the INSIDE, so it is touched up pretty easily. The cracks, however, are another matter. I glued mine with CA, after taping the inside, wicking it in the cracks.-------Metalguy
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 07:11 PM
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i will touck it up and probabbly use criss cross tape ( fiber tape)

i will also need to replace the elevator servo it does not center AT ALL

the rest are good
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 05:09 PM
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HK Super Decathlon build questons....

Thanks much to all you guys and your ideas and suggestions for building this model....

1. I would like to learn what battery pack mounting ideas that you came up with. That sloped shelf is too hidden to build in straps, etc., and, concerned that velcro might not be enough holding strength.

2. And, where did you guys mount your receivers.

3. The tail feathers control wire/strut wire that came with the kit is odd. If you string the light wire around the surfaces, there seems to be no method to anchor the wire in each location. Maybe, it is meant to string it all in place, tweak the tail surfaces dead perfect and then put a drop of thick CA into each wire pass-thru to lock it from slipping. What are you ideas.....??? Thanks, Skywagon
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 03:49 PM
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what holds the wings??? wing struts are not enough the wing has a lot of sag
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 03:55 PM
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Thanks much to all you guys and your ideas and suggestions for building this model....

1. I would like to learn what battery pack mounting ideas that you came up with. That sloped shelf is too hidden to build in straps, etc., and, concerned that velcro might not be enough holding strength.

2. And, where did you guys mount your receivers.

3. The tail feathers control wire/strut wire that came with the kit is odd. If you string the light wire around the surfaces, there seems to be no method to anchor the wire in each location. Maybe, it is meant to string it all in place, tweak the tail surfaces dead perfect and then put a drop of thick CA into each wire pass-thru to lock it from slipping. What are you ideas.....??? Thanks, Skywagon
i did not like that idea either i have to stick my whole hand just to put the battery in, but i used induustrial velcro,

i mounted the receiver on the side of the fuselage, and my BEC on the other side, i changed my esc, (80 amp castle with seperate BEC) , i did not not used the wire i used alot of foam safe CA and kicker on the bottom, the sides and on top


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what holds the wings??? wing struts are not enough the wing has a lot of sag
If your wings sag....... then you have your strut mount on the wrong side of the wing strut mount attach fittings. The directions are very poor.
Wings are held on with one bolt on the bottom of strut to fuselage and one pinch bolt in the wing. Do not onertighten the pinch bolt Wings come on and off fast for transporting.
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Thanks much to all you guys and your ideas and suggestions for building this model....

1. I would like to learn what battery pack mounting ideas that you came up with. That sloped shelf is too hidden to build in straps, etc., and, concerned that velcro might not be enough holding strength.

2. And, where did you guys mount your receivers.

3. The tail feathers control wire/strut wire that came with the kit is odd. If you string the light wire around the surfaces, there seems to be no method to anchor the wire in each location. Maybe, it is meant to string it all in place, tweak the tail surfaces dead perfect and then put a drop of thick CA into each wire pass-thru to lock it from slipping. What are you ideas.....??? Thanks, Skywagon
You will notice there is two holes for the support wire at each location, this is for a 360 deg. wire wrap arround..... this will not slip. Please use a plastic square to true up the elevator, crimp the two ends together under the fuselage .
I hope this helps. This is a difficult job but I would not fly with out it.
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 09:47 PM
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I did pretty much what Tedward did with the tail flying wires. Not too crazy about them, but they seem to be holding up. ----Metalguy
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 02:18 PM
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everything is the way it should be.... there si NO MORE sag , but there is a gap (pics)
is there something i missed??
what would happed if i fly in this condition?
i just want to get this plane in the air

any close up pics of the wire installation, these are the parts that are left



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everything is the way it should be.... there si NO MORE sag , but there is a gap (pics)
is there something i missed??
what would happed if i fly in this condition?
i just want to get this plane in the air

any close up pics of the wire installation, these are the parts that are left



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Picture of the parts on the right are the pinch bolt ass. This is glued into the wing . Do not fly with out it. The guide tubes go into the pinching ass. before you glue it up. Do not get glue inside the ass.
This will eliminate the wing gap.
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 06:24 PM
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Picture of the parts on the right are the pinch bolt ass. This is glued into the wing . Do not fly with out it. The guide tubes go into the pinching ass. before you glue it up. Do not get glue inside the ass.
This will eliminate the wing gap.
Tedward
took me a few minutes to figure it out, all i need is a battery, and a good day, it suppose to rain the next 2-3 days.
thanks for th help , iwas really stumped
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