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Old Oct 16, 2012, 11:51 PM
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I'm using a CS 12 bld and motor from x flight on 6s and a stock elevator set up ( with flat spots ground into the shafts and I check to make sure there tight before each flight (preflight ) I'm only pushing 1770 watts so I have to fly scale , But this is a very good looking plane in the air, It just looks better when flown scale . If I want to yank and bank and throw an edf around I fly my modified F22 64mm , This plane just wont look right flown that way
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 12:41 AM
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Rush, any plans to go to the Best in the West jet rally later this week? Or the Big Jolt event at Prado in Nov?

It's a personal choice how we fly, there is no wrong way. I like turnin and burning as well, the habu 32 and fun jet ultra are great for that. My recent builds and purchases have me flying more scale and fine tuning the skill.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 12:52 AM
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For sure people can fly how they want. And some slower scale plane 'should' only fly that way... unless the pilot doesn't want to, LOL.
The bigger issue is when it flies under duress, whether you intended that or not! Then you find out if shortfalls cause a fatal outcome instead of a recovery. Or like the FlyFly's... wheels fall off, literally(!), hehe.

So you either leave things as they are - sub-standard really - and take the risks. Or you 'fix' up those shortfalls and then won't ever encounter their issues.
I guess it is like driving a car without seat belts... if nothing goes wrong you are fine... but if....
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 01:09 AM
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Well said above, I was recently debited 1 point by the mod. when I said somewhere that the max. precaution is when sister puts rubber on candle. I ment no harm, all I was trying to say is that the prevention is better then the cure, J.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 03:59 AM
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guys i have glued the plastic things that are on the wings before the ailerons backward
i.e the pointy bit bit facing forward,will that affect anything?or is it just for scale looks that it's there??
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 04:33 AM
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Rudy,

You can always fly it backwards... First of all--those wing fences are looking scale. I haven't seen anyone fly without them to know if they do have the "typical" effect of wing fences. Some planes (T-45 is notorious for that) tend to tip-stall in low speeds, and the existence of wing fences or vortex generators can prevent that. It seems as if this is the role of the wing fences in the F-100. At least in the full scale one. I'm not sure if they do have an impact on the scale version. What I would suggest (and that's just me), is that you cut the pointy part of right now, and then cut out of plastic or 1/32" ply (fiberglassed) something that looks like the original, minus the part that goes into the slot in the wing, and glue it to the now "stump" that you have coming out of the wing, to bring it close to what it should look like. But that's just me...
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 07:17 AM
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Rudy,

You can always fly it backwards... First of all--those wing fences are looking scale. I haven't seen anyone fly without them to know if they do have the "typical" effect of wing fences. Some planes (T-45 is notorious for that) tend to tip-stall in low speeds, and the existence of wing fences or vortex generators can prevent that. It seems as if this is the role of the wing fences in the F-100. At least in the full scale one. I'm not sure if they do have an impact on the scale version. What I would suggest (and that's just me), is that you cut the pointy part of right now, and then cut out of plastic or 1/32" ply (fiberglassed) something that looks like the original, minus the part that goes into the slot in the wing, and glue it to the now "stump" that you have coming out of the wing, to bring it close to what it should look like. But that's just me...
cheers yoram
will redo them
also i want to ditch the x that's at the end of the missiles,they look like they might influence the yaw plane of the jet,dunno
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 07:35 AM
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That wing fence they give is pretty flimsy plastic. You may as well get them back off and make new ones from thin plywood.... or better plastic if you can find some around.

I don't think we would see (note) the aero effects of them, so it is more of a scale look thing. They are well inwards of the tips so I think they must be something to prevent turbulence over the ailerons - on the real plane at supersonic speed I would think
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 08:12 AM
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I was "lucky" that the plane I got from Hobby King only had one of those... So I HAD to make two new ones out of ply and fiberglassed them...
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 03:10 AM
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cheers guys
but will it make a difference if i leave them as they are atm??
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 06:48 AM
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I doubt they do ANYTHING at all for us.
But I would cut off the angled bits if they are sticking forwards! Just make the front end a slight slope rearwards (top cut a bit shorter rearwards).
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 07:31 AM
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I doubt they do ANYTHING at all for us.
But I would cut off the angled bits if they are sticking forwards! Just make the front end a slight slope rearwards (top cut a bit shorter rearwards).
kewl,cheers peter,guna leave them as they are i guess,wieghts are in place.i use the wieght that they stick on the alloy rims to balance them bit of carving later and they were in place,i went with the same location as you yoram
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 09:11 AM
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It's a great flier. My recommendation (sorry, Peter...) is: don't push it too hard. Fly scale. I keep watching the video of my first three flights, and there are definitely parts of that video where you think you see the full scale version...
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 11:40 AM
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just remove them and turn them around ...it will take like 2 mins
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 02:09 PM
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Air Sally, as you are well aware, NOTHING in this hobby takes 2 minutes... By design...
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