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Old Feb 10, 2011, 05:47 AM
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I've not glued mine in, and the blenderm tape has held them rock solid. I'm probably not throwing as hard as some, but it has taken a few *rough* landings in it's stride.
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 05:47 AM
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hehehe sorry maybe I read to fast and my brain included the "glue" give a heads up to michael so he can correct the document. mmm maybe you are reading the section for the deatachable wings??? just doubble check

cheers and enjoy your Alula

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Old Feb 10, 2011, 06:28 AM
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Mine are glued on with a thin layer of Goop, (obviously not removable for transport ) I didn't put any tape over the joint. It's held up to thousands of launches and more than a few bad landings.

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Old Feb 10, 2011, 02:01 PM
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Thanks guys, looks like I can go either way, and I'll shoot Micheal an email to see if it was an omission. 5 gram servos work okay?
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 02:40 AM
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5g are OK just make sure that they are straight mine are a bit twisted and make a buzzing noise all the time :P

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Old Feb 11, 2011, 06:40 AM
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Make sure that your control surfaces move easily. You might need to bend them over and gently sand on the inside of the foam hinge if it is too thick.

If the hinge is too thick, the surface does not want to move easily. The control surface also will want to twist as it moves, so that it deflects more where the control horn connects than it does on the outside edge. Since it does not take much movement to make this plane turn that might not be a bad thing, but it will be hard on your servos and one side might twist more than the other.

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Old Feb 11, 2011, 07:47 AM
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Another thing when it comes to servos and control surfaces: To get as much leverage as possible, set up the controlhorns and servohorns to obtain mechanically as much throw as you need, but not (much) more. Eg. if you need 10mm throw, set up your link to get 10mm throw with the servo at (near) 100% deflection. If you instead set your links to obtain max 20mm, and then electronically limit it to 10mm, you end up with the same throw but less torque. Using long servo horns and/or short control horns gives large throws, but requires more torque, meaning that the servo works harder.

Setting up heaps of throw mechanically, and then adjust down on the transmitter may be convenient, but doesn't utilize the servos optimally.
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 08:48 PM
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mine is ready to go, just waiting on a battery pack
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 09:19 PM
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jzanutto, regarding your artwork: "We're not worthy!"

Just received mine today. I'm looking forward to the build and maiden.
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 10:51 PM
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hey actually I had my daughter do it. I bought some wide tip permanent markers from a local art store.

I'm just waiting for the 1/3aa battery pack from a place in northern CA.

they sell two for 9.99. they are 300mah

my hitec 2.4g RX was a little long, and I had to dig out some extra foam to get it to set down into the rx slot. Where I fly there are a lot of hawks. Hope I dont get attacked!
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 11:01 PM
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hey actually I had my daughter do it. I bought some wide tip permanent markers from a local art store.
Believe it or not, as soon as I saw your photo, I decided to hand mine over to my daughter who is also quite handy with her art work, LOL.
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Old Feb 15, 2011, 10:02 PM
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Let us know how it goes. Hawks can be kind of territorial

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hey actually I had my daughter do it. I bought some wide tip permanent markers from a local art store.

I'm just waiting for the 1/3aa battery pack from a place in northern CA.

they sell two for 9.99. they are 300mah

my hitec 2.4g RX was a little long, and I had to dig out some extra foam to get it to set down into the rx slot. Where I fly there are a lot of hawks. Hope I dont get attacked!
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Old Feb 16, 2011, 01:12 AM
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mine is ready to go, just waiting on a battery pack

Great design! How did you do it?
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Old Feb 16, 2011, 01:19 AM
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Let us know how it goes. Hawks can be kind of territorial
There's a couple where I fly. They just don't seem to be able to do a loop as tight as I can.
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Old Feb 17, 2011, 09:27 PM
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Yeah I've used that move too

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There's a couple where I fly. They just don't seem to be able to do a loop as tight as I can.
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