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Old Nov 21, 2012, 08:04 PM
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That's what l thought. It looked like its the same blue that's on the slick. Thanks. Will get some this weekend.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 08:11 PM
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hinge tape

did u seal the elevator gap with 3m blenderm tape? i think u need to try and eliminate potential causes 1 at a time. I sealed my 71-in slick cuz I had slight misalignment on the elevator half joiners.

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Something is wrong with yours...perhaps the loose nut behind the sticks....

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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:25 PM
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Sealing the hinges after reinstall the rudder. Should have it all done by tomorrow. Can't wait to see if my small changes that l have done will help. I have my 71 sealed too
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:46 PM
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I didn't seal mine...though I usually do on my planes...

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Old Nov 24, 2012, 04:16 PM
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 04:39 PM
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Ok got te velox all fixed up. Well the elevator authority is much greater than the slick now. It tumbling just about as good as the slick though it takes a slightly different entry.
I ended up going a bunch of small changes and it seemed to work. Thanks for the help guys.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 09:00 AM
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Well I got mine up and running, only about 4 flights so far. I will say first couple flights the elevator authority was weak. But the CG was to far north. I just do the inverted flight for all my planes, never been on the CG sticks. The further back I moved the packs the better. But I think I like a little more but an about to run out of room. It's also taken about 95% of the coupling out of a KE.

I was checking the elevator move by doing some medium speed walls. With the CG back there was a huge difference. And I have a lot of elevator movement.

Plenty of rudder though!! You can stand up a slow KE easy as pie. Easiest plane to harrier I have, upwind or down wind or transition. And I haven't flown it in anything less than 10+mph.

Good wind plane and tracks trally well.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 03:49 PM
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Well I got mine up and running, only about 4 flights so far. I will say first couple flights the elevator authority was weak. But the CG was to far north. I just do the inverted flight for all my planes, never been on the CG sticks. The further back I moved the packs the better. But I think I like a little more but an about to run out of room. It's also taken about 95% of the coupling out of a KE.

I was checking the elevator move by doing some medium speed walls. With the CG back there was a huge difference. And I have a lot of elevator movement.

Plenty of rudder though!! You can stand up a slow KE easy as pie. Easiest plane to harrier I have, upwind or down wind or transition. And I haven't flown it in anything less than 10+mph.

Good wind plane and tracks trally well.
I really like mine also....

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Old Dec 06, 2012, 03:52 PM
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Well I got mine up and running, only about 4 flights so far. I will say first couple flights the elevator authority was weak. But the CG was to far north. I just do the inverted flight for all my planes, never been on the CG sticks. The further back I moved the packs the better. But I think I like a little more but an about to run out of room. It's also taken about 95% of the coupling out of a KE.

I was checking the elevator move by doing some medium speed walls. With the CG back there was a huge difference. And I have a lot of elevator movement.

Plenty of rudder though!! You can stand up a slow KE easy as pie. Easiest plane to harrier I have, upwind or down wind or transition. And I haven't flown it in anything less than 10+mph.

Good wind plane and tracks trally well.
Heading out to the field to fly mine later. Can't wait to try some short/light flights with my 6S 3000's.

I notice you have 610 servos. That's what I have too. Super fast and they center well.

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Old Dec 06, 2012, 03:55 PM
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And Rob also seems to like the wing bolts from Aztec Aero...as do I. For all of my planes except this one, I Loctited the nut onto the threaded part, but I have found for this plane, it works best to Loctite the threaded part into the wing, then thread the nut on when installing the wing.

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Old Dec 06, 2012, 07:30 PM
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Well I got mine up and running, only about 4 flights so far. I will say first couple flights the elevator authority was weak. But the CG was to far north. I just do the inverted flight for all my planes, never been on the CG sticks. The further back I moved the packs the better. But I think I like a little more but an about to run out of room. It's also taken about 95% of the coupling out of a KE.

I was checking the elevator move by doing some medium speed walls. With the CG back there was a huge difference. And I have a lot of elevator movement.

Plenty of rudder though!! You can stand up a slow KE easy as pie. Easiest plane to harrier I have, upwind or down wind or transition. And I haven't flown it in anything less than 10+mph.

Good wind plane and tracks trally well.
congrats! I LOVE that scheme
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 08:54 AM
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Yep those wing bolts are nice. I had some broken balsa in that area out of the box so I laid on the ply and hogged out enough room to spin the nuts on. Otherwise I guess it would be a little tight getting the bolts in.

One flight yesterday in no wind, I still want my CG back a bit, I'll have to move the bec pro. This would put the pair of batterys touching the wing tube. What do yall have for battery locations? Also I don't know what the wing loading is(haven't looked it up), but it's not as "floaty" as a 71, 74, or 72. When taking off I have to get it going a bit..just something I noticed. More time on it this weekend!

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Old Dec 07, 2012, 11:25 AM
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Yeah sounds like moving your BEC might do it, but you could always move your rudder servo too. I'm loving mine with a push pull rudder... but I'm also flying a Hacker A50-12L which sort of made that a necessity.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 01:38 PM
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So your packs are pretty far back?
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 01:58 PM
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So your packs are pretty far back?
Maybe 1.5" from the wing tube for neutral CG with rudder servo in the back, 6s 5000 and A50-12L in the front. Like you I am running a BEC Pro which is mounted alongside the battery bay inside the fuse.

That gives me so little coupling I haven't bothered with mixes at all.
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