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Old Jan 31, 2013, 05:11 PM
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Thanks for the input guys. As I said earlier, it's a fantastic looking plane in the air.
Just a bit more advanced than my trainers. ( Bixler 2 & Vector v-tail.)
It is just what I need to improve my skills.

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Old Feb 03, 2013, 09:08 PM
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I mixed in some rudder as was suggested and WOW did it make a difference.
Thanks so much for the advice.
I'm yet to get my takeoffs straight and clean, as I've been hand launching.
We have had a bit of rain and the field I fly at is about three inches long.
Once the council mows again I'll practice the rudder input.

Thanks again.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 06:26 PM
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I'd like to pop in here with a question. When you talk of mixing, is that sometimes referred to as Delta Mixing.?? Do I need a digital transmitter that allows me to enter percentages.??

I have the Spektrum 4-channel transmitter that came with the Super Cub. It's the DX4e. Is there any reason I can't put a Spektrum AR400 reciever in the Monocoupe and fly with my transmitter.

I guess my question is, will the Monopoupe respond well with this transmitter.??

And, I'd like to learn more about mixing rates and exactly what options are needed. Do I need a DX6i transmitter to achieve mixing.??

I have a Monocoupe ordered. Durafly. It will be my second plane.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 06:55 PM
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I'd like to pop in here with a question. When you talk of mixing, is that sometimes referred to as Delta Mixing.?? Do I need a digital transmitter that allows me to enter percentages.??

I have the Spektrum 4-channel transmitter that came with the Super Cub. It's the DX4e. Is there any reason I can't put a Spektrum AR400 reciever in the Monocoupe and fly with my transmitter.

I guess my question is, will the Monopoupe respond well with this transmitter.??

And, I'd like to learn more about mixing rates and exactly what options are needed. Do I need a DX6i transmitter to achieve mixing.??

I have a Monocoupe ordered. Durafly. It will be my second plane.
You cannot mix electronically with the DX4e. You might be able to achieve some sort of mixing with an external mixer..but that is not relevant to the Monocoupe. The mixing that people are talking about..is mixing rudder, and aileron. When the ailerons deflect to initiate a turn to the right..adverse yaw effect makes the planes nose carry a little high and to the left. You must use rudder along with ailerons to achieve a coordinated turn..ie to make the plane track correctly through the turn. Mixing is not required..as you can simply just move the rudder manually as needed to achieve a coordinated turn. This takes some finesse..and most opt to mix it in to avoid having to deal with it. A lot of people just roll into the turn, then pull back on the stick to bring it around..that is "ok"..but it is not considered scale.(unless you are flying without a rudder, or with an edf jet or some other machine where speed is such that rudder is basically obsolete) Delta mixing..is called that because it is used where there is a delta wing that usually has no rudder and elevator(empanage) separate from the wing. The ailerons work as advertised to control roll, and they deflect together to control pitch. Basically in delta config..the ailerons pull double duty as elevators. Hope that wasn't too confusing.

-Cub
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 07:31 PM
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Cubby has hit the nail on the head

"Mixing" just refers to the transmitter automatically moving the rudder for you when you input aileron movement.

You can fly fine by pushing a bit of rudder yourself. Or just fly normally, the plane will just look like it drags it's tail through the turn

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Old Feb 21, 2013, 08:37 PM
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Excellent response guys. Thank you.!!
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 03:00 PM
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Excellent response guys. Thank you.!!
Just to be clear, adverse yaw happens in left and right turns. My example kinda made it sound like it was just for right turns.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 11:37 AM
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Little Butch at the National Air and Space Museum

look familiar?
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 06:52 PM
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look familiar?
Awsome!!
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 03:24 PM
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What a great picture.... ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 06:11 PM
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Just ordered mine... It's on backorder but it's to cold outside to fly anyways. I've read the thread and can't wait for the build. I'm sure all the knowledge gained from everyone that posted will make this an enjoyable experience.

Thanks for sharing with the community!

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Old Feb 27, 2013, 08:10 AM
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tail wheel set screw

It is fun to see people getting as excited about this plane as I am. It is such a basic airplane. Something about it is just so classy.

I am hoping someone can inform me as to the diameter and thread count of the set screw that holds the tail wheel to the collar on the rudder shaft.

Anyone?

Thanks for any help.
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 05:22 PM
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RE: Tail wheel set screw

When I was trying to put on the tail wheel, I found out HK has the set screw in place when they mold the metal tube into the rudder pivot so the plastic won't get into the threads. It also makes the screw NOT want to come out to put the tail wheel in. I didn't realize it till I had glued the rudder and elevator in place and it was a real problem to get the screw out. I finally did and replaced it with a 2.5 x 4mm socket head screw from Dubro. I would strongly advise checking that screw BEFORE you cement the rudder on while you can still get at it.
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 08:01 PM
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HK just posted on twitter that a nice photo of the Monocoupe just won the Durafly Photo comp for February.

https://twitter.com/HobbyKingLive/st...668865/photo/1
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 08:17 AM
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It is a nice looking plane! Can't wait to get mine airborne again!
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