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Old May 11, 2014, 08:01 PM
The Junk Man
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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, 11:39 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, 09:54 PM
Mike Brinker
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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, 10:29 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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