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Old Jul 23, 2012, 01:48 PM
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Hmmm... I wonder if mine was forgotten, or if they've stopped including them.
Mine did not come with a tray. I built one. I contacted Willow Racing and for $15 they can build one for you. They do include them with there european shipments.
It wasnt to hard to build I scribed a template of the fuesalodge and cut one out of 1/8" plywood. After epoxying it in seams real sturdy.
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 01:49 PM
Sloping the Financial Cliff
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A nice guy would have made 8........
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 03:18 PM
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LOL... Yeah, Ed! :P

This might be the perfect excuse to get a little scroll saw. 70 bucks at Harbor Freight!
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 03:43 PM
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I just asked Warren if he got one with his. Not a huge deal, but it be nice to at least get a pattern.
Hey

For detailed pattern write a PM to Ian Mason - dolphin56.

I am attaching some of mine pictures of the servo tray. I have more of them but my camera is out of town. They will give you some ideas where to start from. Note that the servo tray is wider where it is glued to the fuselage.
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 04:08 PM
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Thanks, Pisaneli!
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 09:37 AM
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Guys, if you wanna help make sure your wing servos stay true, put a rib next to them to tie the skins together, it will ensure success, and only takes a few minutes.

WD
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 08:55 AM
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So do you cut the carbon rods or do thy slide all the way into V tail, just curious, I am going to get one someday
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 09:01 AM
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You slide them all the way into the v tail, glue them in and cut the excess from the bottom.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 05:11 PM
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Hi guys

My Willow is finished. RTF weight is 2550g just like electric version.
I had to put 220g of lead in the nose most probably because of the too heavy V-tail (103g). Anyway, if a strong wind is blowing nothing is too heavy.

Went to the local slope today to do the maiden but unfortunately the wind direction was wrong so I only did some photo shooting.

Hope to maiden it before my summer vacation.
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 01:33 PM
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Hi guys

My Willow is finished. RTF weight is 2550g just like electric version.
I had to put 220g of lead in the nose most probably because of the too heavy V-tail (103g). Anyway, if a strong wind is blowing nothing is too heavy.

Went to the local slope today to do the maiden but unfortunately the wind direction was wrong so I only did some photo shooting.

Hope to maiden it before my summer vacation.
Nice color scheme!! That's the one I picked
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 10:36 PM
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Is 8 ounces (220 grams) an excessive amount of nose weight for a 3 meter plane? I don't have anything to gauge against to determine if that's excessive or not.
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 10:56 PM
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It doesnt matter how much, what matters is to get the cg correct. I think mine has about that much as well. It is because the tails are on the burly side. Dont worry, get the cg right, and start flying. I have been taking nose weight out to see how far I can go before it gets uncomfortable. Last I checked I think Im at 106, or 108. Ill check and report. Start your CG at 102 or so. I flew Willow today at a different slope for practice. All went well.... WD
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 11:02 PM
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Sage advice Warren....will start with CG at 102.

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Old Jul 31, 2012, 12:21 AM
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Screw 102, I flew Warrens And will set ballast tube at his cg
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 05:13 PM
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Hi guys

Finally maidened my Willow. I am very satisfied how it flies. All that hard work was payed off.
Well I have to say I was surprised to see how slow the Willow can fly. In normal flying Willow flies slower than my Valenta Capucino ( it is the closest reference from my hangar). Even at landings the Willow is noticeably slower and easier to land then Capucino. Elevator mix at butterfly still needs some down trim.

I tried loops, inverted loops and rolls all done in a good manner. Willow is fast and agile in a turn when flying fast. I have to say that the wight of 2550 g doesn't seem to be an issue. Furthermore I will probably try to remove some lead and move the CG back a bit.
Even tried to do some tipstall without success. Willow just keeps on flying.

A friend of my made a comment that the Willow seems smaller in the air than my Capucino. Perhaps this is because of smaller wing tips.

Enough of talking, here are some photos from the maiden.
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