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Old Jan 25, 2011, 12:56 PM
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Alright. My glider was "packed and ready for dispatch" at approx 3pm, and I got the "shipped" status 1,5h later. Somehow the tracking number doesn't work, I hope the did get them shipped and I hope I'll receive it tomorrow. Anyone knows may the aileron throw now did improve with the v2?

I'll do a unboxing video as soon as my package arrives, looking forward to have that 2.3m thing in my hands. Can't imagine the size yet
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Old Jan 25, 2011, 01:00 PM
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Cool!!
I take it your in Germany then, if you expext to get it tomorrow.


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Old Jan 25, 2011, 01:05 PM
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Exactly
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Old Jan 26, 2011, 09:08 AM
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I also put the aileron servo's in the wing, now it works fine! The elevator works also how i want it. But i can't get the rudder working good. When i turn it left or right it will not go to the center position... So when i turn the stick to the left and then to the center the rudder keeps about 3mm to the left.


I saw also a mod here by putting the rudder servo in the stabilizer but i don't like the looks of it and i don't know if i can do that. I don't use the rudder so much during flight.

Is there a solution to get the rudder back to the center when i move the stick left or right? Because i don't want to fly it this way.

p.s. i have put in a HXT900 servo for the rudder

Can someone help me whit this one?
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Old Jan 26, 2011, 09:30 AM
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Can someone help me whit this one?
Mex: I have suggested using a standard set up with the control rod exiting the fuse. near the back and connecting to a standard horn on the rudder. (post #234) If you do not understand (no insult intended) I would be happy to explain further. Also you could lock the rudder straight and just not use it.

Hope this helps, but if it dosn't, ask again and we will figure something out. :-)

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Old Jan 26, 2011, 12:03 PM
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I once had the problem with a stock servo on another plane. Only way I found was exchanging the servo. Though maybe the linkages from the servo aren't hard/stiff enough.. Just a guess.

Anyways, HK didn't send the package out yesterday even though they set the status to shipped. Arrrh.
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Old Jan 26, 2011, 04:01 PM
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Ah sorry i read over it, well if those are the option i think i just don't use the rudder Or when i feel like 'bob the builder' i give it a try to use a standard horn and mount the servo in the rear. My Fox is so nose heavy so that extra weight at the rear can fix that problem to.
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Old Jan 26, 2011, 05:52 PM
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Builder Bob ? ! - - Hey I resemble that comment !

Mex you can cut away CaReFuLlY "some" of the center section IN the Fuse.
The parts where the wing's plug in.
And move the pak back there.

The battery is for occassional use but mostly gliding. Right ?
So dont go too large with it.

Bob - yes Bob ! :-)
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Old Jan 26, 2011, 07:10 PM
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Ah sorry i read over it, well if those are the option i think i just don't use the rudder Or when i feel like 'bob the builder' i give it a try to use a standard horn and mount the servo in the rear. My Fox is so nose heavy so that extra weight at the rear can fix that problem to.
Yup, thats what I found with the c/g, it helps but I also took 1/2" out of the back of the bay to get it right. I just got mine out and had another look. If you move the servo to the back it needs to go in the fin to get the geometry right. The rudder hinge line is not vertical making it hard to get the control rod to line up.
Lock the rudder straight, unplug the servo and go flying. BOB can probably tell us if this bird NEEDS the rudder. I shouldn't say so much, I haven't even had mine flying yet. I hate winter!
BOB?
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Old Jan 26, 2011, 07:34 PM
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Not much rudder needed , IF ANY !

Oh it's nice to do coordinated turns but telling the difference is kinda tuff.

Sure if the Ailerons QUIT it would be nice to have
an ALTERNATE way of exercisingsome minor amount of control.

And IF you touch a wing tip on landing it would be useful to be able to straighten things out.

I guess it depends on your flying style and location.


We've started to actually have a few good days in a row - OK TWO so far !
But the fog did not clear until noon.

No love lost on winter here !
Although you could go Snow shoeing or XC skiing or even Down hill
within an hr or two drive.

NOT !
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Old Jan 26, 2011, 08:10 PM
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I was thinking I should order some spare blades.
Does anyone know what the spare blade part number is at HK?

Thanks
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Old Jan 27, 2011, 06:33 AM
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Hahaha this is Bob the builder





Nevermind...

Then i'm going to remove some foam, i only have 2200mah 3s lipo's or 1000mah 3s and those are so small i guess.
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Old Jan 27, 2011, 07:08 AM
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Thanks Bird.
The other Bob is funny :-) Where are you Mex ?
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Old Jan 27, 2011, 09:49 AM
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Would these blades here work as spare replacements for the stock spinner?

11x8
Just not sure if the attachment point is correct for the stock spinner hub?

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=7985

I hope they ship my glider soon! I think the Chinese newyear is starting soon
Feb 3rd and they will probably shut down for close to a week!?!?


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Would these blades here work as spare replacements for the stock spinner?

11x8
Just not sure if the attachment point is correct for the stock spinner hub?

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=7985

I hope they ship my glider soon! I think the Chinese newyear is starting soon
Feb 3rd and they will probably shut down for close to a week!?!?


Glen
Without confirming pitch etc. they should mount OK, you may or may not have to open up the mount hole slightly. I have used lots of HK folders and found them to be good although they break a little easier. But you can buy a bag of these for the price of one set of the good ones.

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