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Old Oct 10, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:48 AM
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Kristoff, can I use some spray paint on the wing for a little more color? Was wanting to paint some construction Orange stripes on the Vlad wing, but worry about paint reacting to the wing.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 10:11 AM
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I can't speak for the paint reacting with the wing (though I don't think it will), but I can recommend that you don't use Krylon construction orange. I used some on one of my planes and the paint just dusts off after it dries.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 12:50 PM
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I can't speak for the paint reacting with the wing (though I don't think it will), but I can recommend that you don't use Krylon construction orange. I used some on one of my planes and the paint just dusts off after it dries.
hi the the paint used is 1k acrylic paint , i don't think you would get a reaction by using a spray can on it , but i suggest to sanding the area which you are gonna paint , otherwise you won't have a good bond

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Old Oct 15, 2012, 12:55 PM
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And by sand, you mean just barely roughing it up?

I dont know what 1k acrylic is, but I know its good stuff as I tried to get it off when I added some CF to beef up wingtip around throwing blade and that stuff was on there!!!!

I guess worst case is I dont sand enough and it comes off too easily and then I just sand a little more and paint again and there is no loss.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 01:59 PM
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And by sand, you mean just barely roughing it up?

I dont know what 1k acrylic is, but I know its good stuff as I tried to get it off when I added some CF to beef up wingtip around throwing blade and that stuff was on there!!!!

I guess worst case is I dont sand enough and it comes off too easily and then I just sand a little more and paint again and there is no loss.
i mean it's 1 component acrylic paint which means chemicals can soften/dissolve the paint , a 2 component paint is more chemical resistent...

just touroughly roughen it up with some 600 grid orso and it will be ok.

if you remove the dust after sanding you will notice if there are still glossy area's , ifnot go ahead and paint!
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 11:49 AM
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So where do you like the CG on the Helios?
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 11:58 AM
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Wherever 6 grams in the nose in front of a 2s 360 rhino puts it.


Right around 72 for me but will double check tonight. Whats the AUW?
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 12:02 PM
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Is dave going to have his Helios this weekend? guess I am moving down another spot....
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 12:03 PM
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AUW not sure, Dave will have his plane but won't be flying it so your safe. For now!
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 12:05 PM
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AUW not sure, Dave will have his plane but won't be flying it so your safe. For now!
Why wont he be flying it? we have plenty of time Friday to set it up.

My disser wing is at 74 but I can move it up to 69 for windy conditions. not sure if that helps.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 12:18 PM
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Yes.........I want to cradle it and fondle it for awhile before I fly it in a contest............

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I like my CG at 73-75mm from the LE. The plane is very lively and signals even the lightest lift at this setting. Mfr recommendation is 68-70mm LE. Others have found success from 65mm all the way back to 85mm. Start at the recommended 68-70mm and move around until you're comfortable. If you fly in a mainly windy area, I would recommend staying at the Mfr setting, maybe slightly forward of it. If you fly in a calmer area, I would recommend moving it back.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Mine is at 70mm
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 12:48 PM
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To add a little more information to my recommendations, I now have mine set up so that it never goes back past 73mm. I found 73mm to be the most honest CG setting, for me personally. Much further back than that, I feel like I have to fly the plane too much because it wants to wobble on every little slight indication. However, some people like that so YMMV. I also now have my ballast set up so that is soon as I put it in it moves to CG up to 71mm and each additional hole forward moves it forward about 1.5mm.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 12:49 PM
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Yes.........I want to cradle it and fondle it for awhile before I fly it in a contest............
I can understand that.
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