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Old Mar 04, 2011, 02:19 PM
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Can anyone help with flying my wing!!

I'm new to flying wings, but have been flying planes and helis for years, just put my new raven wing together and took it out for a couple of test flights, its a right handfull!!! it flys as I would expect at speed but if I try to fly it gently the controls either respond very quickly or not at all, is it just that I have to get used to control response or does anyone think c of g is wrong or set up? I do realise that it needs airspeed over the control surfaces and wing for lift and control but it just seems reeeeeaaaallly hard to fly!!!

Any comments greatfully received! Thanks.
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 02:41 PM
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Rip,
Suggest you double check your CG position and your elevon throws as well. It doesn't take much for either to be out of wack to make these things a handful.

Good luck!
Peter

PS: Also are you trying to fly it too slowly? ie does it handle better when its going at speed?
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 03:16 PM
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+1 for your cg, and do you use dual rates on the raven, if your radio has dual rates then set the low rates to 50% and that will calm down the wing, and pm teslahed he had the raven, and could help you, here is his raven http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2481
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 03:20 PM
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Elevon throws are set at max as I like lots of control, think u might be right as far as flying too slow, too used to heli and quad flying where u don't need speed over control surfaces for lift and control! Thanks for your reply. Will double check CG.
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 03:26 PM
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doggit, only have a basic radio no rates and using a separate elevon mixer, thanks for the info
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 04:00 PM
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well if you dont have dual rates then you could try this, put your control rod on the highest hole on your sevos, and put the other end of your control rods in the lowest hole of your elevon horns, this should reduce your throws, and allow you more control, flying wings tend to be a right handful on full throws, unless your an expert wing flyer its best to tone down your throws
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 12:50 AM
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doggit, I think that you reversed the servo and horn holes. What you described would give the most throw on the controls.
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 01:44 AM
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just realised, hope he has not tried my way yet
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 10:34 AM
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Probably your CG is too far aft if the thing just wiggles in the air. Wings generaly don't like slow flying, so just let it have a decent air speed. Its not helicopter.

And dial down your throws, your "maximum" control is not really working and causing you to actually have less control then with normal throws. Its like having car steering where wheels can turn 90. o.O
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 01:40 PM
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Thanks all for your comments, think i may have too much control throw, so i will reduce it n give that a go
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