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Old Nov 17, 2012, 08:55 PM
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Mtrhd0024 -- Someone suggested this but did you check your right servo under load?

I had a similar experience. My plane wanted to turn left way easier than right.
The ailerons and throw looked fine on the ground but the right servo was stripped slightly and with air flow over the aileron it would not give enough throw.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 02:20 AM
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Mtrhd0024 -- Someone suggested this but did you check your right servo under load?

I had a similar experience. My plane wanted to turn left way easier than right.
The ailerons and throw looked fine on the ground but the right servo was stripped slightly and with air flow over the aileron it would not give enough throw.
Thanks for the suggestion, I will mess with them and see if I can detect anything wrong with one of the servo's.

The plane shouldn't be banking this hard to the left at neutral trim though, thats why I'm convinced there's something else wrong with the airframe... The plane banks heavily to the left, and at that point, when I try and correct it using aileron control, I have a hard time offsetting that tendency.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:08 AM
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I had prettey much same problem. Solved. Like somebody before just said wings are not 90 degre to fuselage, so I cut a little and on other Side support a Little so my wing are now 90 degree to fuselage. Second thing is I support back wings with carbon rods
Back wings were perfect in garage but in the air they were wombling here and there and they was never in line with main wing. After I made this modification it flys wery nice.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 04:48 AM
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How big are your ailerons?

Forgive me if this has been long asked, but long thread, non-unique words I could search for days ....

About to cut my ailerons out and I notice something that I didn't notice at first - the very slight indentation of the foam makes it look like they should be an inch longer than they first appear. See the pic below.

The orange indentation seems to be the design intent I believe, but looking at pictures of what others have done, some people seem to take the black, others the orange.

How is the plane with fairly standard throws? Is it quite sensitive? If it is I might just cut them at the black, but if it struggles a little in roll, then I'll go orange.

Thoughts?
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:10 AM
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Back wings were perfect in garage but in the air they were wombling here and there and they was never in line with main wing. After I made this modification it flys wery nice.
Back wings = Horizontal stabiliser

I also solved a similar issue, with the same method. Carbon rods on a 45 degree angle, from lower section of vertical stabiliser, to the underside of the horizontal elevator. I also added a carbon rod to the underneath of the fuselage, running the full length of the tail.
I know many people say here that it is unnecessary to go to these lengths, but mine improved 110% with these easy mods. Also, make sure your control linkages on the elevator and rudder are free enough so that the control rod does not bend, or warp the horizontal or vertical stabiliser under load.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:32 AM
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To me, it looks like the wing is mounted at an angle, compared to the body of the skywalker. Looks like its tilting to the left viewed from behind.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:57 AM
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new skywalker

hhhmmmm. how long will it take until its on the shelves or better still, in my garage!!

https://www.facebook.com/BEVRC?ref=stream
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 09:03 AM
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hhhmmmm. how long will it take until its on the shelves or better still, in my garage!!

https://www.facebook.com/BEVRC?ref=stream
Factory said it'll be released in December.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 09:25 AM
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excellent, i hope you are right!
usually its a case of add a month late tax, plus Chinese new year and it may actually hit the shelves in late march early april.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 09:26 AM
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To me, it looks like the wing is mounted at an angle, compared to the body of the skywalker. Looks like its tilting to the left viewed from behind.
Exactly. See my post with measurements earlier.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 12:58 PM
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excellent, i hope you are right!
usually its a case of add a month late tax, plus Chinese new year and it may actually hit the shelves in late march early april.
Lol !
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:43 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion, I will mess with them and see if I can detect anything wrong with one of the servo's.

The plane shouldn't be banking this hard to the left at neutral trim though, thats why I'm convinced there's something else wrong with the airframe... The plane banks heavily to the left, and at that point, when I try and correct it using aileron control, I have a hard time offsetting that tendency.
Did you check the aileron differential as suggested before?

I'd be willing to bet that if you trim with rudder and set enough aileron differential you'll have a sweet handling sky walker.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:55 PM
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Well...

I've got bigger problems now guys...

Skywalker didn't make it back from my last flight today.

If I ever find it, I doubt it'll be in any condition to worry too much about this problem anymore... I was about a mile out, and started losing video.

I finally turned my Tx off, as RTH on my RVOSD was my only hope, however it never made it back. It was very windy this evening, and I was having trouble flying it myself. So thats that...

I'm going to put out a few REWARD posters, with pictures of her, and maybe someone will run across it, but I'm not gonna get my hopes up.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:24 PM
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Well...

I've got bigger problems now guys...

Skywalker didn't make it back from my last flight today.

If I ever find it, I doubt it'll be in any condition to worry too much about this problem anymore... I was about a mile out, and started losing video.

I finally turned my Tx off, as RTH on my RVOSD was my only hope, however it never made it back. It was very windy this evening, and I was having trouble flying it myself. So thats that...

I'm going to put out a few REWARD posters, with pictures of her, and maybe someone will run across it, but I'm not gonna get my hopes up.
Sorry to hear that. Were you recording? Contact number on the plane?
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 10:20 PM
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Hi guy's, just wondering... what is the consensus on best method of gluing the wings together... especially with respect to the below 2 factors:

1) type of glue?

2) how to ensure perfect alignment?


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