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Old Mar 23, 2010, 11:30 AM
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upgrade to larger ailerons on arf before building?

i have a 25 size arf im putting together for electric. wing span is 44 inches. it has 1 inch strip ailerons and Im wondering if I shouldn't replace them with larger ones (maybe 2 inch strip) right from the get go. also similar enlargemtn for stab and rudder. Any down side to this?
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Old Mar 23, 2010, 04:13 PM
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It will move the aerodynamic neutral point back slightly because of the extended wing chord that you will create which shouldn't cause any issues. I have seen folks do that with foamies with little or no consequences. If you have the building skills, give it a shot and see how if flies.

I don't have the skills or time acquire skills and futz with things. So, I generally just buy planes that are already designed to meet my needs... aka larger ailerons, and control surfaces etc.

Good luck.
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