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Old Apr 25, 2015, 09:23 AM
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I know what you mean. Monday through Friday was rain and 14 - 18 mph wind. I'm glad it eased up for a while. Wind is up 10mph now . I may try to sneak a few more flights early evening if the wind slows down.
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Old Apr 25, 2015, 09:41 AM
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I know what you mean. Monday through Friday was rain and 14 - 18 mph wind. I'm glad it eased up for a while. Wind is up 10mph now . I may try to sneak a few more flights early evening if the wind slows down.
One day we had gusts of 45-50mph. Hence the name "Windy City"..... :/
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Old Apr 25, 2015, 11:14 AM
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Yeah as I was typing ' 14 - 18 mph wind ' I thought that is nothing compared to what you are talking about.
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Old Apr 25, 2015, 11:17 AM
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Yeah as I was typing ' 14 - 18 mph wind ' I thought that is nothing compared to what you are talking about.
I'm surprised my one tree in the backyard was going to be uprooted...
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Old May 01, 2015, 09:46 PM
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Added a little down elevator and now my landings are smooth. My elevator had a small angle upward that was hindering my landing approach.

With the elevator up; the plane would lift off quickly by itself. But it would balloon on my landing attempts , making it difficult for me to bring it down. I kept over shooting the runway.

Now I am bringing it down nice and easy. It's like I am greasing every landing !
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Old May 25, 2015, 10:00 AM
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Installed a new motor Saturday because the old motor had a stutter .Flew it this morning and it did well. I am not sure but I think I will add some downthrust to the motor. It really wants to climb.
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Old May 25, 2015, 12:57 PM
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Hi Shonmac,
I would not be so quick to change the basic config of the plane, just because it wants to climb. When a full scale pilot flys he/she is always changing the trim. Changes in speed will make the plane decend or climb. On landing approaches the trim (elevator) is constantly being adjusted. If you have the finger skills, you can change the trims during the flight of the RC plane. No one trim is good for all flight conditions. Holding a little up or down elevator with the sticks is also the way to go. Heli pilots have to do it all the time. Hope this helps.
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Old May 25, 2015, 01:31 PM
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Hi Shonmac,
I would not be so quick to change the basic config of the plane, just because it wants to climb. When a full scale pilot flys he/she is always changing the trim. Changes in speed will make the plane decend or climb. On landing approaches the trim (elevator) is constantly being adjusted. If you have the finger skills, you can change the trims during the flight of the RC plane. No one trim is good for all flight conditions. Holding a little up or down elevator with the sticks is also the way to go. Heli pilots have to do it all the time. Hope this helps.
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Sorry but I disagree with constant trimming of RC Aircraft. You trim the aircraft for level flight once and that should do it. The remainder is controls you input during flight. So the CG and the control surface throws coupled with alignment of all surfaces work together to achieve a level flight. If the aircraft is climbing it means that you need to trim down on elevator and the once you get it to a level condition land, observe the location of the elevator surface and mechanically adjust. Then once that adjustment is done return the trim to beau trak for the elevator. You have mechanically adjusted for level flight. You will not need to make any further changes unless you change your CG point with a much heavier battery. You also mentioned that you believe the motor is adding this down thrust - but if it's the exact make and model it should not do anything substantially different.
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Old May 25, 2015, 01:59 PM
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I would add that in my full scale experience, you aren't constantly trimming. Maybe with an airliner that makes such subtle course corrections that only trim is needed. In full scale, you generally trim it for your CG or load config after takeoff, and either leave it there until touchdown, or sometimes return trim to dead neutral for landing. I make small trim adjustments almost every session of flying at the first flight of the day for whichever model. It being a foam plane, I dont trust that the surfaces dont behave differently with changes in temperature, humidity, as well as getting bumped around in the hangar.

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Old May 26, 2015, 06:27 AM
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Hi Captain & Cubcrazy,
I agree that in-flight trimming on an RC is not the best way to go. Using stick pressures is better. I think you will have to agree that changes in speed will cause a climb or decent in both RC and full scale planes. In full scale shooting an ILS approach in any size needs adjustment to trim to set up your glide angle and approach speed. Trim is a far more precise way of making adjustments, elevator is used for flaring upon touchdown. Just based on my experience.
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Hi Captain & Cubcrazy,
I agree that in-flight trimming on an RC is not the best way to go. Using stick pressures is better. I think you will have to agree that changes in speed will cause a climb or decent in both RC and full scale planes. In full scale shooting an ILS approach in any size needs adjustment to trim to set up your glide angle and approach speed. Trim is a far more precise way of making adjustments, elevator is used for flaring upon touchdown. Just based on my experience.
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Frank - appreciate the experience. But this is a RC model not a scale 737
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Need the manual for the 182

Hey guys, I bought a used Airfield 182 but it did not come with the manual. I went to the FMS site to try and download it but no luck. Anyone have the manual to download or a used one they don`t want.
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I think I have a manual around. I will look this weekend.
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Thanks WJB.... FMS just sent me the manual download...
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Thanks WJB.... FMS just sent me the manual download...
Please post the pdf file to this thread so others can access.... thanks!!
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