HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Sep 07, 2012, 12:43 PM
Aurora Builder
United States, MD, Lusby
Joined Nov 2003
3,529 Posts
That is my plan! Hopefully my kit is in the net shipment stateside
samc99us is online now Find More Posts by samc99us
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Sep 07, 2012, 10:37 PM
One Idiot is plenty...
Dbox's Avatar
United States, OR, Portland
Joined Jun 2005
5,273 Posts
I have been using spring loaded elevators and rudders for about 10 years.
Different spring configurations,different results,flutter sometimes.
But since I started to use double spring ,no flutter even with 16MPH winds.
Yuri.
Dbox is offline Find More Posts by Dbox
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 10, 2012, 01:08 AM
Full disclosure, not sponsored
JONBOYLEMON's Avatar
United States, UT, American Fork
Joined May 2002
17,169 Posts
Imagine the sadness..............


I was building the Helios #2 and wanted to make sure I put the wire sleeves for the fuse and wing joining area in the exact same place so I could use the part from each to mix and match if needed.

Well............ that is not going to work as the wing is crooked as a B.C. on the old fuse and new wing.....

What is going on here? has the mold changed? The picture shows wing when both front bolts are in place.
JONBOYLEMON is offline Find More Posts by JONBOYLEMON
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 10, 2012, 01:18 AM
He bowls overhand
threcixty's Avatar
Falcon, Colorado
Joined Oct 2004
1,559 Posts
Take a dremel tungsten 1/8" bit and drift the holes in the correct direction. Put wax all over the fuse and holes. Wax the bolts and the bottom of the wing. Stick some epoxy and flox into the wing holes with the bolts in the wing, then attach the wing to the fuse. Let this cure, then remove the wing and bolts, drill the bolt holes out, then add a small piece of carbon into the recess area of the bolts with some epoxy and tighten it down.

Had to do this with my plane. It holds up quite well. PITA, but worth it for how it flies!

Jim
threcixty is offline Find More Posts by threcixty
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 10, 2012, 06:53 AM
Registered User
Joined Aug 2009
1,279 Posts
hi,

i have had problems with the holes in the past , i suggest to bolt on the new wing on the old fuselage with the rear hole and 1 hole in front , check for wing allignment (perpendicular to the tailboom) and see where the other hole needs to be to fit the last bolt .

file/drill this hole so the bolt fit's , i won't be to much .

now the wing fits both fuselages .

-kristof-


Quote:
Originally Posted by JONBOYLEMON View Post
Imagine the sadness..............


I was building the Helios #2 and wanted to make sure I put the wire sleeves for the fuse and wing joining area in the exact same place so I could use the part from each to mix and match if needed.

Well............ that is not going to work as the wing is crooked as a B.C. on the old fuse and new wing.....

What is going on here? has the mold changed? The picture shows wing when both front bolts are in place.
krikkens is offline Find More Posts by krikkens
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 10, 2012, 10:13 AM
Full disclosure, not sponsored
JONBOYLEMON's Avatar
United States, UT, American Fork
Joined May 2002
17,169 Posts
Thanks Kristof. I will give it a shot after I fly her a few times. I need to get her done by the weekend for a contest and am intimidated by drilling on the beautiful wing.
JONBOYLEMON is offline Find More Posts by JONBOYLEMON
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 10, 2012, 10:23 AM
hot air rises...
jfinch's Avatar
Pleasant Grove, UT
Joined Jul 2005
7,881 Posts
Shoot, it'll take you a month or two before you get up enough nerve just to cut out the servo bays
jfinch is offline Find More Posts by jfinch
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 10, 2012, 10:24 AM
Full disclosure, not sponsored
JONBOYLEMON's Avatar
United States, UT, American Fork
Joined May 2002
17,169 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfinch View Post
Shoot, it'll take you a month or two before you get up enough nerve just to cut out the servo bays
Someone knows me far too well!!!!!!!!

But FYI, servo bays are cut out!!!!!!!

I may even get the servo tray installed tonight if all goes well. Heck, another 40 hours and I'll be done.......
JONBOYLEMON is offline Find More Posts by JONBOYLEMON
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 10, 2012, 10:28 PM
Full disclosure, not sponsored
JONBOYLEMON's Avatar
United States, UT, American Fork
Joined May 2002
17,169 Posts
Is there a spar in the rudder on the veil tails? Or is it just the cf on the surface on the foam?

Just wondering where to cut the rudder circuit board thing at and dont want to mess it up.
JONBOYLEMON is offline Find More Posts by JONBOYLEMON
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 11, 2012, 09:22 AM
Registered User
Joined Aug 2009
1,279 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by JONBOYLEMON View Post
Is there a spar in the rudder on the veil tails? Or is it just the cf on the surface on the foam?

Just wondering where to cut the rudder circuit board thing at and dont want to mess it up.

hi jon, excactly at 30mm from the LE there's a cf piece (3x0.4mm), when you hold it in the light correctly should be able to see a line at 30mm .

cut fore or after this carbon so the connector can be glued to it


-kristof-
krikkens is offline Find More Posts by krikkens
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 11, 2012, 10:09 AM
Full disclosure, not sponsored
JONBOYLEMON's Avatar
United States, UT, American Fork
Joined May 2002
17,169 Posts
Thanks Kristoff! I suspected it was there as thats where those pics showed, but I figure its easier to ask, than to patch up a mess! It was right where you said it would be.

Cant see the spar even under a very bright light though on my rudder.
JONBOYLEMON is offline Find More Posts by JONBOYLEMON
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2012, 11:55 PM
Full disclosure, not sponsored
JONBOYLEMON's Avatar
United States, UT, American Fork
Joined May 2002
17,169 Posts
#2 Vlad is definitely lighter by a fair amount! Same exact equipment less CR blade in #1.

Still needed 8 grams in the nose to get her to fly better. At first she was like a leaf in the breeze.
JONBOYLEMON is offline Find More Posts by JONBOYLEMON
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 14, 2012, 06:07 AM
Registered User
Joined Aug 2009
1,279 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by JONBOYLEMON View Post
#2 Vlad is definitely lighter by a fair amount! Same exact equipment less CR blade in #1.

Still needed 8 grams in the nose to get her to fly better. At first she was like a leaf in the breeze.
hi jon,

nice weight , i got mine 4 grams lighter in the past , i moved the vertical tail as much forward is i could , since it has less weight to damp on launch i figured out it would not be a problem..

enjoy it!
krikkens is offline Find More Posts by krikkens
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 14, 2012, 08:01 AM
Kyle Clayton
Wave Glider's Avatar
United States, VA, Dinwiddie
Joined Feb 2008
2,439 Posts
Looks good Jon, especially the kevlar hatch on the samurai nose. I like that a lot. Kristof... can I get some kevlar hatches?
Wave Glider is online now Find More Posts by Wave Glider
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: Helios and XXLite DLG
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 14, 2012, 01:50 PM
Registered User
Joined Aug 2009
1,279 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wave Glider View Post
Looks good Jon, especially the kevlar hatch on the samurai nose. I like that a lot. Kristof... can I get some kevlar hatches?
kyle,

i'll see if i still have any , they're a pain to trim after demoulding...

-kristof-
krikkens is offline Find More Posts by krikkens
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Build Log IBCrazy's homebrew antenna tracker IBCrazy FPV Talk 48 Oct 25, 2012 07:07 PM
Sold Hyperion Helios 63 size Pattern Plane , Scorpion powered ,lpu socal Dennis Everett Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 3 Dec 29, 2010 12:19 PM
Found 40" DLG apogee xray fireworks homebrew RCDC Aircraft - Sailplanes (FS/W) 0 Jul 29, 2008 02:14 PM
Discussion Homebrew DLG Launch Problems Sail Aire Hand Launch 11 Aug 24, 2006 09:42 PM
Build Log Homebrew Mini DLG Build Hutch Hand Launch 46 Nov 23, 2004 08:59 AM