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Old Mar 26, 2011, 01:08 PM
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Hooks.. I see you extended the elevator surface...any reason why ? did you have the chance to fly it like that ? how do you like the modification?
For whatever it's worth, this plane does not need a larger elevator surface at all.
On my SW with the CG back 30mm or so, using the stock foam elevator, I'm running a
total of +/-5mm throw and my SW is quite lively in the turns. If the surface were made
bigger, the throws would have to be even smaller, and eventually you lose servo
resolution.

ian
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Old Mar 26, 2011, 01:13 PM
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Finally got the glue out and started to put together my Skywalker FPV ship. I have followed many tips from this thread so thank you to everybody who has posted them. I strengthened each wing with a 300 x 4.5 x 1.4mm carbon strip from between the two main spars out to well beyond the aileron servo. I put these in with medium foam safe CA and then sprayed the kicker, this worked well.

I opened out the channel for the Vtx cable and added a large diameter carbon tube so I can feed cables through this later or change the configuration at any time. I found the tube in my box of junk, for those eagle eyed it is the remains of a carbon tail boom from a TRex 450 that ended it life some time ago, doing the funky chicken.

The rest is as per this thread. The glue is drying on the fuselage as I type. I noticed that when I put the sides together using the supplied glue it was easy to take any twist out of the tail relative to the fuselage by over-twisting then it relaxed to the right place. This would not have been so easy with CA or contact adhesive.

So far so good.
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Old Mar 26, 2011, 01:58 PM
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For whatever it's worth, this plane does need a larger elevator surface at all.
On my SW with the CG back 30mm or so, using the stock foam elevator, I'm running a
total of +/-5mm throw and my SW is quite lively in the turns. If the surface were made
bigger, the throws would have to be even smaller, and eventually you lose servo
resolution.

ian
He means doesn't need a larger elevator.....
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 12:30 AM
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Yes, that's what I meant..

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Old Mar 27, 2011, 03:33 AM
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Yes, that's what I meant..

ian
I am in agreement, I just wondered what was the thought behind the modification....
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 05:46 AM
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Hehe I got my reasons. :-)
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 08:44 AM
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Well I finally glued my fuselage together this morning. The maiden won't be that long away now!

How do you guys mount the motor to the foam? Epoxy?
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 11:35 AM
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How do you guys mount the motor to the foam? Epoxy?
Motor mount on Skywalker
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0#post17083888
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 12:14 PM
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I also copied Scrape's idea. very strong.
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 09:28 AM
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ok just fully converted my SW from 910mhz to 1280...can't wait to get it out to try it out.

Just a thought...I am considering changing my VTx/VRx's to horizontal polarization because I was just thinking...all RF interference is mostly vertical polarization...think about all the antennas you see on buildings, towers, hills, wifi routers, cell towers...ALL VERTICAL!
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 09:46 AM
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Hmmmm...
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 10:16 AM
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Yeah but you will eventually fly in two one of the two nulls of you antenna on the plane or on the ground.
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 04:40 PM
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A tip.

During building, when you glue the fuselage together. DO NOT leave the canopy bolt in after the test fit.

I left mine over night and the bolt is completely, solidly glued in! Had the cut round the ply block to get it off.

I had intended on putting a wing elastic or velcro strap round it anyway, what with go pro on it and all. So not a biggy.
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Old Mar 29, 2011, 03:10 AM
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Just clicked "Buy It Now" on an Aiptek DV5800CB.

I also just bought my SW a new Pixim Seawolf camera.



kendall
I am interested in pixim camera too.

I guess you have not receive your pixim camera, right?

That is great if you can share your camera test result.
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