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Old Sep 16, 2014, 03:50 PM
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I just ordered a new 3.6 to replace my 3.2 that I treed at the 2 day ALES contest in New Hampshire. This time red instead of blue.
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Old Sep 16, 2014, 04:59 PM
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Old Sep 16, 2014, 06:30 PM
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Isn't blue about the worst color possible?

It LOOKS good but with a blue sky - isn't it problematic? I'm guessing its not since it sells but I don't understand it.

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Old Sep 16, 2014, 07:22 PM
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I have a blue Hyper and there isn't any problem seeing it in the sky... Darker is better for blue.
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Old Sep 16, 2014, 07:57 PM
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Isn't blue about the worst color possible?

It LOOKS good but with a blue sky - isn't it problematic? I'm guessing its not since it sells but I don't understand it.

Pete
Quite the opposite. My 3.6 is dark blue transparent and has great visibility even to her highest altitude of 2745 ft AGL.
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Thanks guys. That's interesting - I knew it had to be successful but it seems counterintuitive but alas contrast is contrast. It IS beautiful in blue.

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Old Sep 16, 2014, 08:39 PM
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Yeah the blue was very visible at altitude for me as well but wasnt in stock.
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I was thinking of using 28 gauge wire for the rudder and elevator to save a little weight. I am using Hyperion DS-09amd servos. Any drawbacks to using this lighter wiring?
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I was thinking of using 28 gauge wire for the rudder and elevator to save a little weight. I am using Hyperion DS-09amd servos. Any drawbacks to using this lighter wiring?
Exactly what I did with the Longhorn with same servos. Works fine, no voltage drop or servos acting up. Randy used the same wire in his big RES 4 metre job and he put me on to the light wire setup.
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I just ordered a new 3.6 to replace my 3.2 that I treed at the 2 day ALES contest in New Hampshire. This time red instead of blue.
That was some contest!
It was a battle for survival - in a war of attrition. It's a small field with all sorts things to avoid. The wind was blowing 12-15 mph. It was cool and cloudy Saturday and cold and sunny Sunday. The lift was coming through and heading downwind fast and there was a terrible rotor all around the field. The landing area was bordered by a drop-off on one side and the pit area on the other. Lots of off-field opportunities with tall trees and toxic waste. And there I was with my 55 oz. Pulsar REF!

Yeah, I had fun.

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Thanks for the help!
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Gluing Aileron Servo Frames

Is there any good reason why I shouldn't just CA plywood servo frames to the balsa sheeting in the servo bay, rather than epoxy? Also, notwithstanding that I may need to raise the servos up a bit (MKS DS6100), is there any need for reinforcement of the skin before gluing in the frame? Seems to me the frame itself should provide a lot of reinforcement, especially if butted/packed between the spars.
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I used carpenter's wood glue scirocco, been working fine for over a year. The sheeting in the tail servo wells is a bit skimpy but as you said they servo frames stiffened thing up nicely. I think the reference to using epoxy is for installation in fibreglass tails such as the AVA of Supras.
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