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Old Sep 24, 2012, 01:14 PM
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I bought the Twisted LED kit for a night fly the club should be having in a few weeks, but still have not tried it out in full darkness. At twilight, it just seems to look like a couple of LEDs on the struts, so I am hoping that in full darkness it really makes the whole fuse glow like a lantern, which is the effect I think is supposed to occur.
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yes, and on the mono-planes it works very nicely, with the bipe it might be a little different. Posts some pics of your Pitts all lite up if you can.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 05:03 PM
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So, how best to remove the aileron servo? Glued in with welders.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 05:11 PM
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I'd just run the knife around it the best you can. You'll probably find you can flex the epp enough to get it out but if you can't just cut out the section that is stopping you and glue it back in when you put your new servo in. It seems a bit daunting to start off with but you'll probably find it easier than you think.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 05:14 PM
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OK, thanks. I think the servo may be bad, it seems as it is not going back to center properly.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 06:24 PM
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OK, thanks. I think the servo may be bad, it seems as it is not going back to center properly.
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I have that problem sometimes. Do you own a DX6i, I do and it can do that. Might be it.

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Old Sep 24, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Futaba 6ex with Futaba 3114 servo's.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:40 PM
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I think maybe my ailerons are a bit too stiff, would this cause a problem? I disconnected them from the servo and they take what seems too much force to move freely. I have them at a 90 degree angle now, hoping they will "loosen" up. I did put a thin smear of Welders on top of the hinge, and a small piece of Scotch gift tape at the ends to hopefully prevent a tear from starting.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 10:12 PM
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If possible use low temp hot glue for mounting all the electronics and only run the beads where you can get to them later with a long nose or something. Than if needing to replace an item, paint the hot glue bead with alcohol on a q-tip a couple times, than grab onto the glue bead with the needle nose and pull it out.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 04:52 AM
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Well, heres where I'm at so far. Just about ready to glue the interlinking rods in. I made a couple spacers to place between the wings and both spacers are exactly the same size. That should keep everything in place while the glue dries. The 2 rods are a tad bit long. About 1/8" or less but with the spacers I shouldn't have any problems.
Could anybody check for me if the wings should be parallel (top to bottom wing)?!?
Because mine are not for approx 3mm, I`m a little concerned about this...

Just noticed that while making the spacers.
Then double checked if the wings are glued flat on the vertical fuse, all OK...
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 08:59 AM
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I think maybe my ailerons are a bit too stiff, would this cause a problem? I disconnected them from the servo and they take what seems too much force to move freely. I have them at a 90 degree angle now, hoping they will "loosen" up. I did put a thin smear of Welders on top of the hinge, and a small piece of Scotch gift tape at the ends to hopefully prevent a tear from starting.
From my personal experience, if you ran the Welders down the hinge, they are a lot stiffer than they were. I disconnected all my linkages and bent and flexed the surfaces to free them up. Really helped mine move more freely, even though I had bent and weighted them down before initial installation.
Seems like these little servos don't buzz or complain, they just won't move if the load is too high.
Also double check the linkages, with the z bends, and make sure it's not binding up. Doesn't take much.
Hope this helps, and you can prevent replacing a servo.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 07:45 PM
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Had my best flight yet this evening. Very light wind, up to maybe 6 mph, but mostly calm. Flew the longest flight yet, 5 mins. Funny, I am getting quite good at going around in a circular pattern if going counterclockwise, but if I try to go the other way I get fouled up. At least tonight I did. But it was great, I actualy landed the plane to end my flight, instead of letting a crash end it for me.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 08:14 PM
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Any time I bring the plane home in one piece its a good flight. Planes want to turn left. Fly along straight and easy then add full power. Nice job on the Polaris. Looks great.

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Old Sep 27, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Planes want to turn left. Fly along straight and easy then add full power. Nice job on the Polaris. Looks great.
Tom
I didnt even think about that fact, that a plane wants to go left. Because of the torque of the prop spinning in that direction? What do you mean about "add full power"? Why is that? And then what? Thanks.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 08:58 PM
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Unless I'm hovering, all my planes like to turn in both directions... aviation technology has come a long way!
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 08:58 PM
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Bringing your birds home in one piece is always a good thing. Though for the most part I don't notice some battle scars till later.

I got a little confused about what Tom is talking about too. Could be the pain meds as well. Hmm...
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