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Old Sep 04, 2011, 12:31 AM
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I've got a DX6i and it's a wonderful radio, but with the DX8 (do I have that right?) that just came out, check the classifieds, you should be able to find a good used DX6i that someone is selling to update. Very clever of you doing a hardware reversal on the servo and a tx reversal on the elevator!

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Old Sep 04, 2011, 03:53 PM
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Cheese5,

I edited that shortly after, while you were typing. The wing tips are twisted up at the back, is what I meant.

Here's a diagram. I borrowed it from here:
http://www.laboratoridenvol.com/para...ign/voute.html
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Here is a picture of the ME163 Komet from the Deutches Museum in Munich to show reflex on an actual flying wing.



The Ange of Incedence of the wing is positive to longitudinal axis of the plane (shown as the centerline in my diagram) at the root and negative at the tip.

This is the proper way to set up a stable flying wing so that it creates maximum lift, without being prone to tip stalling.

If it's good enough for the fastest plane in WWII, it should be good enough for a micro wing.
Thanks for the diagrams, I added some washout and adjusted the CG. Quick question, does the length of the root of the flying wing start from the prop to the batteries?(my batteries 160mah sticks out in front of the wing about 3cm and the prop shaft goes out 2cm. Do those lengths count in the 8cm measurement of the CG?
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Old Sep 04, 2011, 04:09 PM
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Cheese5,

No, it's just measured from the point where the leading edges of the wings meet.
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Old Sep 04, 2011, 04:37 PM
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No, it's just measured from the point where the leading edges of the wings meet.
Ok then I'll take the wing out and see if it works.
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Old Sep 04, 2011, 07:08 PM
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Old Sep 04, 2011, 08:02 PM
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Ok then I'll take the wing out and see if it works.
Good luck.
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Old Sep 04, 2011, 08:32 PM
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Good luck.
It flies! The Cg was off after all. I taped a 150mah cell on the nose of the wing and it flies like normal now. I want more throw and power so I'm going to move the electronics in front to get rid of the battery dead weight and increase the throws.
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Old Sep 04, 2011, 10:00 PM
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I'm a bit confused - is it not possible to use the DX6i and a brick for elevons? The use of a servo seems redundant.
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Old Sep 04, 2011, 10:09 PM
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I'm a bit confused - is it not possible to use the DX6i and a brick for elevons? The use of a servo seems redundant.
He's using a DX5e and the "mix" switch.
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Old Sep 04, 2011, 10:16 PM
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He's using a DX5e and the "mix" switch.
Yep, ordered the DX6i yesterday should be here in a week.
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 10:26 PM
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Dumas Corsair 17.5 in

AUW:62g
Motor: Park 180
RX: AR6400LBL
Battery: E-flite 2s 180 mAh 20c
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 10:35 PM
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Dumas Corsair 17.5 in

AUW:62g
Motor: Park 180
RX: AR6400LBL
Battery: E-flite 2s 180 mAh 20c
Nice corsair!!


There's one annoying thing when building airplanes like those, parkzone already has a micro version of that! Same as my micro stryker, so they do get compared with parkzone's micros. My micro stryker doesn't have the unlimited vertical with the brushed setup, and is 3 channel, compared with the 4 channel 2 S brushless parkzone one. One can get jealous over parkzone's version of that airplane.
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 10:53 PM
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I think its rather motivation factor than annoying thing. I always prefer to fly my own build plane rather than Parkzone RTF. I keep my P-51 in store room for almost a year. I am still struggle with the 4th channel, mechanically my 4 channel planes working fine but they are not flying as good as 3 channel one.
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 10:55 PM
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Nice corsair!!


There's one annoying thing when building airplanes like those, parkzone already has a micro version of that! Same as my micro stryker, so they do get compared with parkzone's micros. My micro stryker doesn't have the unlimited vertical with the brushed setup, and is 3 channel, compared with the 4 channel 2 S brushless parkzone one. One can get jealous over parkzone's version of that airplane.
I just recently got back into this hobby and decided to pick up the PKZ Beast. I was very disappointed in the flight characteristics and decided to build an airframe to drop the electronics into. I was not even aware that they had a ultra micro corsair out, it does cut down on my uniqueness factor, but I doubt the PKZ Corsair and mine will have similar flight characteristics.

Overall my goal was to build something comparable in size to the Beast but cut down on the weight. I came in heavier than I wanted, but I think I should have the power to compensate.
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 05:29 AM
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I just recently got back into this hobby and decided to pick up the PKZ Beast. I was very disappointed in the flight characteristics and decided to build an airframe to drop the electronics into. I was not even aware that they had a ultra micro corsair out, it does cut down on my uniqueness factor, but I doubt the PKZ Corsair and mine will have similar flight characteristics.

Overall my goal was to build something comparable in size to the Beast but cut down on the weight. I came in heavier than I wanted, but I think I should have the power to compensate.
Suprised you didn't like the Um Beast, most everyone that has it loves it. I like mine. What didn't you like about out, just curious.

My plan is to use the Beast guts for a homebuilt F117 when its beyond repair
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