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Old Jan 04, 2016, 10:23 AM
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how about increasing the size of your elevons?
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Old Jan 04, 2016, 10:35 AM
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Hmm yes that might add more rear weight but would be little more work/time to invest in as to get more paper and rods etc . I will ask gfk representative too about it...
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Old Jan 04, 2016, 11:13 AM
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Ok, think about this...if your servos are strong enough, epoxy weight onto the plastic outside edges of the elevons.....should not take much, just some heavy wires bent with the curve of the elevons. That far back maybe it'll adjust the cg enough.

I know you like the fast response, but I don't think a couple of grams will hurt. That far back will fill like 5 grams to the plane. And if it is black plastic coated wire you won't see it.
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Old Jan 04, 2016, 11:52 AM
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[QUOTE=Timbo383;33626412]Ok, think about this...if your servos are strong enough, epoxy weight onto the plastic outside edges of the elevons.....should not take much, just some heavy wires bent with the curve of the elevons. That far back maybe it'll adjust the cg enough.

I know you like the fast response, but I don't think a couple of grams will hurt. That far back will fill like 5 grams to the plane. And if it is black plastic coated wire you won't see it.]]

Wow great idea here bro . It seems practical too. I can try sticking up some wires at the elevons 2 grams each.
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Old Jan 04, 2016, 12:02 PM
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Don't forget the glue will also add weight
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Old Jan 04, 2016, 12:13 PM
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Don't forget the glue will also add weight
I have never used hot glue before as i have only used elfy and epoxy clear/coloured.
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Old Jan 04, 2016, 12:32 PM
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I think a benefit to the wire and epoxy will also make the elevons a little bit stiffer, which should help with your flying style.
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Old Jan 04, 2016, 12:47 PM
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I think a benefit to the wire and epoxy will also make the elevons a little bit stiffer, which should help with your flying style.
Hmm yes will upload a video soon. -)
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Old Jan 06, 2016, 12:50 AM
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Has combination of white and blue leds on the front side and red on the left and green on the right side to maintain the orientation when night flying ...
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Old Jan 07, 2016, 07:41 AM
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Things that might help:
1. Move RX to other side of kite to counter the left yaw.
2. Remove all the LEDs as the setup your using looks heavy with sockets; resisters; and shrink tubing, or just the ones ahead of the lipo. Try using strip LEDs for your lights. You can cut the LED strips down to 3 LEDs and wire them up to replace each of the old LEDs. You can even add other colors.
3.Adding any weight will effect kite performance, try to move gear to the back. I know that's a lot of work, but you got a C/G problem to fix.
Moving the servos back will require you to rework the pushrods as your control horns are too close together. Just bend them as needed to get elevons to work smoothly.

Questions for you; Will the kite C/G with lipo sitting on top right in front on vert stab?
What is the servo tray made of foam or plastic? So if it weights more than 3 grams get rid of it and use a piece of lite 3/32"plywood to glue servo to.
Adding weight will make your kite a slug to fly.
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Old May 17, 2016, 02:57 PM
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XcomLabs RC Navigation Lights RevB (0 min 21 sec)


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Old May 17, 2016, 04:22 PM
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More Art Flys....

This is a B2 bomber in work with first stage of lights being test flown. We will add landing / abduction lights, and after burner engine lights that will be switchable. Enjoy the test flight...

B2 Night Flight (4 min 34 sec)
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Old May 17, 2016, 08:29 PM
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Looks great! How did you do the white chase lights?
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Old May 18, 2016, 03:58 PM
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Chase lights... how?

option 1:

https://www.adafruit.com/products/3039

option 2: (but heavier)

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...er-strip/1204/
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