Sep 04, 2002, 08:54 PM
Ronplanes
NY, LONG Island
Joined Jan 2001
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40 degrees

Control throws:
Approx 40 degrees both ways for all surfaces. ====================== What is this in inches 3/16 1/4 or is this from a full 360 or 90 degree , thanks if you can help me out on this sorta scratch built by someone and Im now buildind it.

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 Sep 04, 2002, 09:07 PM Registered User Marietta, GA Joined Jun 1999 43,324 Posts It means 40 degrees up and 40 degrees down from neutral (seems rather extreme for a model of this type). If the surface is 1/2" long, the 40 degrees is about 1/2" from neutral.
 Sep 04, 2002, 09:37 PM Ascended Master Palmdale, CA Joined Oct 2000 13,621 Posts 40 degrees is WAY too much surface motion unless you intend to fly the airplane slowly and in a hover. I doubt that is your intention, from the picture. It will not fly well or very long. Try 20 degrees. . Sparky Paul http://www.angelfire.com/indie/aerostuff PJB's Seriously Aeronautical Stuff http://home.earthlink.net/~pjburke1/aindex.html
 Sep 04, 2002, 11:15 PM Registered User Colonial Heights, Virginia, USA Joined Mar 2001 1,710 Posts hi Teddy...... 40 deg is about 1/2 way between straight up vertical & horizontal flat .................. kw
 Sep 05, 2002, 04:05 AM Grand Poobah of Nothing Once Australia, now Finland Joined Feb 2001 1,022 Posts Hi Teddy, That plane is my design, the Coros 400. I used 40 degrees and I quite liked it, but if you don't want that sort of throw then try it around the 25/30 degree mark. 40 degrees is about 12mm, if I recall the aileron width (6 flutes?) correctly. The reason I used 40 degrees is I propped it for fun, not speed, with a 6*3 folder. At higher speeds (using a prop like a 4.7*4.7 or something) I'd imagine you'd use a lot less throw. Great to see my design is getting around

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