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Old Sep 27, 2012, 05:41 PM
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Has anyone installed flap servo's "flat" like the aileron's are mounted? Don't care so much for the surface mount shown in the instructions. Any interference problems with the "flat" mount, just wondering why they would do this.
My best guess, since I havent done the upgrade to flaps yet is that the wing pocket is already relieved for straight mount VS the laydown aileron mount. Since I am not too concerned with absolute drag reduction I am going to do the stock setup but with HS55 servos.

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Old Sep 27, 2012, 06:37 PM
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Since the straight surface mount has a smaller "footprint" it's a smple matter to enlarge the opening for a flush mount, I'm going to go this route after I pick up two HS-55's.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 10:05 PM
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Anyone else's motor or ESC overheat? My motor needs to be replaced (strange brushless rattling at high speeds), and that puny 18A ESC caused the wires to melt. I was only using 3 cell batteries. While I like the plane, the motor and ESC are junk. This may be my last flyzone plane. The build quality is just not there like Parkzone and other reputable dealers.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 06:18 AM
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Are you flying as a glider or more cruising around like a park flyer? These planes are not designed for constant motor run, just assistance to gain height then glide. There are some air vents provided, may not be sufficient for more full time powered flight. I changed to a 30a ESC to be safe. Very common when stock offering is less.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 07:32 PM
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Has anyone put spoilers on a Calypso?

There is a video on the internet showing how to do it to a Radian, and I don't see why a Calypso should be any different.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 07:56 PM
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Has anyone put spoilers on a Calypso?

There is a video on the internet showing how to do it to a Radian, and I don't see why a Calypso should be any different.

The Calypso is a different beast compared to the Radian which does not have any ailerons. A simple lift reducing trick is to employ spoilerons which raises the ailerons to reduce the lift and increase drag. Adding spoilers would be just added weight.
To really slow it down you could also program "crow" or "butterfly" where the flaps are lowered and the ailerons are raised, naturally a good mixing radio is needed
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 08:41 PM
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Himself, do you mean spoilerons?
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 10:17 PM
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No, I mean "real" spoilers, small hinged flaps mounted near the center of lift, which can be raised to disrupt the airflow over the wing.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 02:56 AM
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More like a parkflyer. I changed the ESC to a 25 amp and that helped things considerably, although I need to replace the motor because there is a short.


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Are you flying as a glider or more cruising around like a park flyer? These planes are not designed for constant motor run, just assistance to gain height then glide. There are some air vents provided, may not be sufficient for more full time powered flight. I changed to a 30a ESC to be safe. Very common when stock offering is less.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 12:28 PM
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Hi, Himself.

You could certainly add spoilers but I don't see much of a need. I would think that the extra weight would be better spent on just adding the flaps with or without mixing in "spoilerons". Of course, the really easy way to brake in the air is to add just enough throttle to kick the prop blades out without any net thrust. With either spoilerons or using the prop as an airbrake I have found that one can bring the Calypso down like an elevator if there's any breeze at all.

If you really have your heart set on spoilers? HobbyKing has aluminum servoless spoilers that look really excellent (assuming they work!) and will probably try myself when I decide on my winter project. They also have plastic or aluminum ones that require servos but look a bit lighter. With any of them I think one could just cut a channel in the foam and epoxy them in which would probably add a bit of net stiffness.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ight_Pair.html
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 02:02 PM
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Peter;

Thanks for your reply. No, I don't have my heart set on spoilers, I was just curious. I have an RxR version on back order and I am very much looking forward to having it in hand.

Thanks again.
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 05:34 PM
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So frustrating, spent the afternoon working on the yard in beautiful weather, only to have bad weather move in and darkness coming when I have time to fly.

Question regarding lipos, I'm using the stock pack, its fully charged as of two hours ago, how long can I let it sit fully charged? Figure I can either run up the motor for a bit when it clears or try out the storage function on my Bantam. My weekdays are miserable (ie commuting, working, and NOT flying!!!), so it will sit for a week.

Sure hope everyone is having fun with their Calypsos!
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 05:59 PM
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It's not a premium pack, a week or two wont hurt

So, I got hyped up about installing flaps, go to tower for the flap up-grade hardware, mainly for the control horns, Out of Stock, Late Oct......Anyone have a source?

http://www.espritmodel.com/calypso-f...nkage-set.aspx ...............Coming Soon!
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 06:12 PM
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I bought mine from eBay....check it out*
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 07:39 PM
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Only found by Goggle @ Wholesale Trains, 2.99 + 9.99 shipping......Don't Think So!

Anyone have a source, e-bay sellers sold-out.

Oh Hoot, probably just make the horns from 1/16 sheet ply.
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