SMALL - espritmodel.com SMALL - Telemetry SMALL - Radio
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Dec 15, 2009, 01:13 PM
FASST flyer
KatManDEW's Avatar
USA, OH, Newark
Joined Sep 2001
3,563 Posts
I just got a MX2 this week. Is hinge tape not needed on the beveled side of the control surfaces?

The instructions only mention hinge tape on the top, or "skin" side. Nothing is mentioned about hinge tape on the botton or beveled side of the control surfaces, other than a one inch piece of tape at the root of the ailerons on the bottom.
KatManDEW is offline Find More Posts by KatManDEW
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Dec 15, 2009, 02:46 PM
Fly lower!
aerolite's Avatar
West Texas
Joined Jan 2005
2,391 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by KatManDEW View Post
I just got a MX2 this week. Is hinge tape not needed on the beveled side of the control surfaces?

The instructions only mention hinge tape on the top, or "skin" side. Nothing is mentioned about hinge tape on the botton or beveled side of the control surfaces, other than a one inch piece of tape at the root of the ailerons on the bottom.
I would think that should work just fine.

On all my planes, I only use the top piece running the entire length of the aileron, and three 1" pieces on the bottom of all surfaces.

One on the inner part of the aileron, one on the outer edge, and one in the middle. I tape these pieces perpendicular to the wing and ail. You do this by folding the aileron back over the wing, then I place on the three small pieces. Then I fold the aileron back into place, and then run the full length piece.

aerolite
aerolite is offline Find More Posts by aerolite
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 15, 2009, 04:12 PM
when i say gas i mean gasoline
louu's Avatar
NJ
Joined Apr 2008
81 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by KatManDEW View Post
I just got a MX2 this week. Is hinge tape not needed on the beveled side of the control surfaces?

The instructions only mention hinge tape on the top, or "skin" side. Nothing is mentioned about hinge tape on the botton or beveled side of the control surfaces, other than a one inch piece of tape at the root of the ailerons on the bottom.
yup, i asked the same question. just fully tape the top and 1 little pice on the bottom (the V side) where the control horn is.
louu is offline Find More Posts by louu
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 15, 2009, 04:51 PM
Oly crap.. Deese ease not gud!
hpapilot's Avatar
USA, NC, Kernersville
Joined Nov 2006
1,160 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by KatManDEW View Post
I just got a MX2 this week. Is hinge tape not needed on the beveled side of the control surfaces?

The instructions only mention hinge tape on the top, or "skin" side. Nothing is mentioned about hinge tape on the botton or beveled side of the control surfaces, other than a one inch piece of tape at the root of the ailerons on the bottom.
As everyone said, do not tape the bottom/bevel side fully. It will seriously increase resistance and decrease your throw. Taping per the instructions holds up great!

RJ
hpapilot is offline Find More Posts by hpapilot
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 15, 2009, 09:32 PM
Fast and getting faster!
Albany County, New York, United States
Joined Jul 2003
1,554 Posts
Just need elecs and they will be flying, both came in with one servo in the plane at 2.8 ounces so far. If I calculated the weight right, I should be somewhere in the 5.2-5.4 range.
FASTALJR is online now Find More Posts by FASTALJR
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 15, 2009, 09:35 PM
Fast and getting faster!
Albany County, New York, United States
Joined Jul 2003
1,554 Posts
some More
FASTALJR is online now Find More Posts by FASTALJR
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2009, 08:40 AM
FASST flyer
KatManDEW's Avatar
USA, OH, Newark
Joined Sep 2001
3,563 Posts
Those are some pretty wild looking paint jobs. Your workbench looks similar to mine, with a MX2, and Christmas wrapping paper on the bench

Is anyone using that wire landing gear setup on artificial turf? I fly in a golf dome with artificial turf. I usually hand launch, and hover and catch my planes, but not always.... I'm wondering how that wheel-less setup will work on the fake grass. I use one inch GWS wheels on all my other indoor foamies, and they work OK on the turf. I heat the carbon LG struts and bend them for the axle, so adding wheels adds basically nothing but the weight of the wheels, which if I remember correctly is something like 1/2 gram.
KatManDEW is offline Find More Posts by KatManDEW
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2009, 08:58 AM
Oly crap.. Deese ease not gud!
hpapilot's Avatar
USA, NC, Kernersville
Joined Nov 2006
1,160 Posts
The wire skids work fine for an occasional accidental low-battery landing on turf, but they obviously won't skid on turf so they arent the best choice for regular use in that case. Wheels would probably be a better choice if you want to take-off and land on turf.
hpapilot is offline Find More Posts by hpapilot
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2009, 09:53 AM
FASST flyer
KatManDEW's Avatar
USA, OH, Newark
Joined Sep 2001
3,563 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by hpapilot View Post
The wire skids work fine for an occasional accidental low-battery landing on turf, but they obviously won't skid on turf so they arent the best choice for regular use in that case. Wheels would probably be a better choice if you want to take-off and land on turf.
THat's what I figured. Thanks for the confirmation. Wheels it is...
KatManDEW is offline Find More Posts by KatManDEW
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2009, 04:11 PM
when i say gas i mean gasoline
louu's Avatar
NJ
Joined Apr 2008
81 Posts
FASTALJR that paint job is awesome!!! i love seeing something diffrent, not just checkers and flames that stuff is ssssoooooooo 1997

good luck with your new best foamie!!!
louu is offline Find More Posts by louu
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2009, 06:38 PM
Fast and getting faster!
Albany County, New York, United States
Joined Jul 2003
1,554 Posts
I snuck into the place we fly tonight, they play b-ball on wednesday, and i was very happy to find the guy that watches the dome all alone with a big empty flying area! Flew the purple one, auw was 5.6 I figured too heavy, but I cannot believe how light this plane flies. Very smooth, very nimble. Have to take some expo out I had way too much. Overall Great Flying!!!!! cant wait for the second one! Should have them both this weekend!!!
FASTALJR is online now Find More Posts by FASTALJR
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2009, 10:12 PM
FASST flyer
KatManDEW's Avatar
USA, OH, Newark
Joined Sep 2001
3,563 Posts
Got wheels?

Got my wheels installed. We fly indoors this weekend, and I hope to have mine RTF by then.
KatManDEW is offline Find More Posts by KatManDEW
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 17, 2009, 10:12 AM
Horizon Hobby Employee
3D-Seth's Avatar
Champaign, IL
Joined Jan 2007
666 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by KatManDEW View Post
Got my wheels installed. We fly indoors this weekend, and I hope to have mine RTF by then.
Hopefully I'll get my motor for mine by then and bring it up to the dome too. If not, I'll just have my airfoiled Yak and Micro 4 Site again...
3D-Seth is offline Find More Posts by 3D-Seth
Site Sponsor
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 17, 2009, 12:24 PM
FASST flyer
KatManDEW's Avatar
USA, OH, Newark
Joined Sep 2001
3,563 Posts
Which airfoiled Yak is that Seth?

Hope you get your motor so you can fly Saturday.
KatManDEW is offline Find More Posts by KatManDEW
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 17, 2009, 06:08 PM
D C
I'm Out Sky Dancing!
D C's Avatar
United States, TX, Bryan
Joined Jan 2009
182 Posts
Quote:
Got my wheels installed. We fly indoors this weekend, and I hope to have mine RTF by then.
Nice.... Where did you get the wheels and what size are they?

Don C
D C is offline Find More Posts by D C
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GW Extra 330 and Yak Foam Fly by gw-ezone part 2 Martin Hunter 3D Flying 293 Nov 18, 2006 05:27 PM
Edge 540 by Fancy Foam JWarren Foamies (Kits) 27 Aug 03, 2005 03:53 PM
Edge 540 by Fancy Foam Models JWarren 3D Flying 0 Oct 22, 2004 10:32 AM
Fancy Foam Models - Take a look! mycamel Product Announcements 2 Feb 18, 2004 07:12 PM
WTB vintage foam slopers by Combat Models AMTJIM Aircraft - Sailplanes (FS/W) 2 Jun 12, 2003 08:28 AM