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Old May 20, 2011, 11:49 AM
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I just put brakes on mine with the BVM wheels. It lands at a walking pace but I could see a time you might need them like some turd pulling out on the runway while you are landing.
Have you flown camo any more than that one day?
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Old May 20, 2011, 12:18 PM
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Have you flown camo any more than that one day?
8 flights total now. When I flew monday it was stupid windy out and the electra flew great! I am still trying to get used to the longer flight time. 2 times now I have tried to put my batteries in storage and the charger messes up because they are past storage voltage. Its a great problem to have lol.

Also I am trying to get used to this plane needing very small corrections while inverted and in knife edge. It has almost no roll coupling.
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Old May 20, 2011, 12:27 PM
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I would suggest 378's in the wings and vertical fin, they are thin, mount very easily using 3/8" square hardwood and install in less than 1/4 the time of the 3421's. The 3421's on elevator are a must though! Don't get me wrong, 3421's will work though...

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Will do. Thanks

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Old May 20, 2011, 12:30 PM
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what's roll coupling
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Old May 20, 2011, 12:38 PM
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what's roll coupling
Something no "sport jet" should have! Basically when you put it in knife edge it should still fly straight not push towards or away from the canopy.
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Old May 20, 2011, 12:55 PM
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Something no "sport jet" should have! Basically when you put it in knife edge it should still fly straight not push towards or away from the canopy.
Some still have it depending on the canopy size, undercarriage drag and/or wing dihedral but it's rare...

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Old May 20, 2011, 12:58 PM
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It is when in knife edge the plane wants to roll one way or the other. With newer radios you can put aileron mix with the rudder to dial it out. The F16 has an insane amount of roll coupling as you will find out soon hoser lol. When done right it makes 4 point rolls a ton better.
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Old May 20, 2011, 01:15 PM
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hoser don't knife edge
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Old May 20, 2011, 01:24 PM
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F-16's have NOTHING on A-4's for coupling It's the one manuever that kicked my butt for a long time! Now I knife them all
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Old May 20, 2011, 01:30 PM
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It is when in knife edge the plane wants to roll one way or the other. With newer radios you can put aileron mix with the rudder to dial it out. The F16 has an insane amount of roll coupling as you will find out soon hoser lol. When done right it makes 4 point rolls a ton better.
I think there's also a mix on the better radios to tell you what size dress to wear too!

Mix to aleviate roll coupling... It's called your finger...

Jack
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Old May 20, 2011, 01:34 PM
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Mixes are for sissies!
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Old May 20, 2011, 01:41 PM
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F-16's have NOTHING on A-4's for coupling It's the one manuever that kicked my butt for a long time! Now I knife them all
That weird Bob my Tam Jets A-4 had no coupling in knife edge, I have a video of a knife edge of mine and it needs nothing


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Something no "sport jet" should have! Basically when you put it in knife edge it should still fly straight not push towards or away from the canopy.
My Spark pulled towards the canopy and the top wing would roll towards me... I had to mix both of them out (I'm a sissy that can knife edge from one side of the field to the other ...lol)

The habu 32 pulls toward the canopy pretty bad also
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Old May 20, 2011, 01:44 PM
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Your A-4 didn't have the avionics hump or tail hook or even a fuel probe that I can remember I fly mine dirty The spark is a trainer jet. It has curved wing tips and i big bulb canopy. Habu?? Really? You gonna bring that in against an Electra?
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Old May 20, 2011, 01:47 PM
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Your A-4 didn't have the avionics hump or tail hook or even a fuel probe that I can remember I fly mine dirty The spark is a trainer jet. It has curved wing tips and i big bulb canopy. Habu?? Really? You gonna bring that in against an Electra?
I had the tail hook and fuel probe, but no hump.
As for the Habu 32 I'm just saying for a small sport jet it need mixing also
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Old May 20, 2011, 01:48 PM
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I had the tail hook and fuel probe, but no hump.
As for the Habu 32 I'm just saying for a small sport jet it need mixing also
Just fly faster!
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