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Old Jul 15, 2012, 08:27 AM
Fly Naked !
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Looks like good work to me, I have similar damage on my second Edge and a smashed motor box. You have inspired me to get mine fixed back up. I have a plan for getting some cheap gear to put in it and possibly a set of GWS floats for giggles.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 08:58 AM
No, I won't ship it. Don't ask
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I wouldn't worry about how it flies, brathanke. I smashed my wingtip into the pavement the other day, broke the last rib in the aileron, which bent up at about a 30 angle, and it still flies very well. Theyll fly with a brick in them.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 10:35 AM
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Don't ask me why I'm back up again... I just couldn't wait till you all responded about my work lol My wife woke me up... she doesn't know I only got 4.5 hours of sleep... We'll see how long I can keep her fooled lol.

Thanks for the comments guys
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 02:01 PM
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A big thanks to 3DHS and Joe Smith. I went to the 3d event yesterday and asked Joe a question about why I might be having a little more wing rock than I anticipated. He offered to take my plane up and take a look. I also mentioned my somewhat uneven aileron deflection and he flipped the plane over and noticed that one servo arm was one click off angle and offered to take it over to the trailer and fix it. Anyway it turned out to be a compound problem (i had put the control rod to the outer hole for max throw but one aileron was stiff so the servo wasn't getting full throw --we moved in on the arm to get more power and precision and still got full throws; also i had a set of short control rods and I noticed I flipped a servo backwards--duh) but Joe stuck with me, fitted a new rod while we traded tools back and forth so he could get to his demo flights. He still had a couple of minutes to put my plane up and show me a rock steady elevator descent. Thanks again Joe! Plane now rolls either way with great axial tracking. Now all I have to do is practice a bit . . .
Best customer experience ever.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 02:16 PM
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A big thanks to 3DHS and Joe Smith. I went to the 3d event yesterday and asked Joe a question about why I might be having a little more wing rock than I anticipated. He offered to take my plane up and take a look. I also mentioned my somewhat uneven aileron deflection and he flipped the plane over and noticed that one servo arm was one click off angle and offered to take it over to the trailer and fix it. Anyway it turned out to be a compound problem (i had put the control rod to the outer hole for max throw but one aileron was stiff so the servo wasn't getting full throw --we moved in on the arm to get more power and precision and still got full throws; also i had a set of short control rods and I noticed I flipped a servo backwards--duh) but Joe stuck with me, fitted a new rod while we traded tools back and forth so he could get to his demo flights. He still had a couple of minutes to put my plane up and show me a rock steady elevator descent. Thanks again Joe! Plane now rolls either way with great axial tracking. Now all I have to do is practice a bit . . .
Best customer experience ever.
Great story!! Now go enjoy the koolaid!
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 09:26 PM
Just wanna fly!
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Doing some more work on the build tonight and I am finding getting the horizontal stabilizer fitted to be a mission. The fit is extremely tight and I am scared to force the horizontal stab in, any suggestions?
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 09:50 PM
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Doing some more work on the build tonight and I am finding getting the horizontal stabilizer fitted to be a mission. The fit is extremely tight and I am scared to force the horizontal stab in, any suggestions?
Hmmm... I've built two of these and the fit was snug but not tight. Are you saying that you can't get it to go all the way up to the fuse?
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 10:03 PM
Just wanna fly!
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I managed to get it fitted but wow it was quite tight. Now I am seeing that the elevator may need some flexing. How do I go about doing that? Or is a few millimeters ok variance ok?

And to make it worse I have already glued everything. Only 1 or 2mm deviation.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 11:06 PM
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1-2mm will be fine. You won't notice that while flying.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 11:13 PM
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1-2mm will be fine. You won't notice that while flying.
Excellent thanks!
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 11:17 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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Marco I appreciate that. It is really sad what screwing somebody does to a relationship. Especially with family. Oh well, I stayed up late and...

I relied on a scant bit of balsa in the relevant areas and the holes in the covering. Everything lined up pretty well. Cutting in the new balsa for the sides was the main challenge. Then adding in the ply to reinforce the wing tube and bolt areas was a tad bit tricky. All in all not a bad night's work. I started at about 11:00 pm and it's then after 3:00 now. I just couldn't sleep until it was done haha. I still have to straighten out the covering on the sides of the fuse and I haven't decided whether I'm going to try and fix the left aileron or not... It isn't going to hurt much being left how it is with just the very end crunched in a bit. Anyway... I don't feel so bad now I'll just pray it flies halfway decent now
Should name it Phoenix, as it arose from the ashes.... Good job......

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Old Jul 15, 2012, 11:27 PM
Just wanna fly!
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Double post sorry

Need.to.finish.building.this.plane.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 11:27 PM
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Should name it Phoenix, as it arose from the ashes.... Good job......

SteveT
Thanks Steve I may just do that haha. I am excited to fly it again. My confidence level that I got the wing tube in exactly the right spot is not anywhere near 100% I just hope it flies ok without weirdness from the wings not being aligned perfectly.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 11:29 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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Thanks Steve I may just do that haha. I am excited to fly it again. My confidence level that I got the wing tube in exactly the right spot is not anywhere near 100% I just hope it flies ok without weirdness from the wings not being aligned perfectly.
Probably won't even notice it...

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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:25 AM
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Well I just spent an hour going through the little 48" edge linkages and programming. Boy, I sure was sloppy when I did that the first time. I admit that it wasn't technically slop though... it was ignorance. I guess I learned a few things since I set it up before ding dong went and crashed it. Anyway, I got rid of all the play in my linkage setup and I'm now using zero sub-trim anywhere on the plane. That may change when I figure out how it flies but I'm making a big effort to try to fix all that stuff mechanically. I hope to get a chance at a quick re-maiden tomorrow sometime. It shouldn't be too hard since this plane is so stinking convenient.
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