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Old Sep 21, 2003, 10:05 AM
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ventus build

Hi,
The beeline ventus build continues albeit slowly.

The fuz is yaking a lot of care to get a good result. Wings coming on. Hopefully covered soon.

I ditched the suggested t tail elevator linkage, going with lightweight bowden cable.

More pics to follow soon as I am off work after a minor op......minor but you can all still send me your sympathies!!!!
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Old Sep 21, 2003, 10:07 AM
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another tip required. more careful sanding!
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Old Sep 22, 2003, 01:48 PM
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ok, finished ( ) the wings (one panel outweighs t'other by 5g

I offered up having got the wing joiners in place and covered the tail feathers......
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Old Sep 22, 2003, 01:50 PM
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love those long slender wings!!!!

Just gotta get em balanced.....

Then paint the fus

Then try out my new 4.9g servos

etc

etc

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Old Sep 28, 2003, 10:58 AM
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Hi fastbloke,

Is it me - or are the wingtips in your pic of the assembled glider pointing down rather than up?



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Old Sep 29, 2003, 07:55 AM
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no your eyes do not decieve. pointy down tips as per the diagram.....unless......I had the diagram up the wrong way?


NAH! Anyhow its covered now. I'll post more pics after painting the fus and getting the tail feathers on.
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Old Sep 29, 2003, 09:20 AM
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As the wingtips don't generate lift themselves but rather try to minimise pressure loss / vertexes at the tips, I can't see an outright reason why they shouldnt function somewhat or prevent your Ventus from flying when pointing down rather than up.

The original has got them pointing upwards:


The logical reason would seem that when pointing downwards, the tips would snag on takeoff and landing an also the full size plane would lean on them in rest.

Anyway - let us know how it flies!

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Old Sep 30, 2003, 07:01 AM
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ah shucks

feel daft not checking scale piccies first. I'll scan in the documentation to show I'm not a total dufus.

I think a mail to beeline might help too!
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