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Old Sep 18, 2012, 01:21 AM
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OLY II flaps or no flaps?

Hey,
Snagging an OLY II or MM Sceptor to be an ALES ship. My question is to do flaps or not. I will maintain stock dihedral etc. Just enough motor etc to get it up to 200 M in 30 seconds. SO would you do flaps ???
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:13 AM
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 05:17 AM
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Ansolutely!

Have fun, ALES is great!
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:27 AM
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I fly both spoilers on a Big Bird, and flaps on another Big Bird. I learned to land years ago with spoilers. If you don't understand how to use spoilers, I would put flaps on. Sometimes I would rather have a clean wing to thermal, than to have flaps just to land or turn better. On windy days, above 15-20 mph, I like flaps better for control.
Ray Hayes taught me long ago the merits of a clean wing for thermalling in lighter air. Bill G.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:29 AM
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For ALES I would do flaps. They can do more than just helping in the LZ.
If you do spoilers, at least move them back to the minimum AMA distance from the trailing edge.

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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:59 AM
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Yup, 2 inches, I forgot that. Gets them out of disturbing the high lift area of the wing, and also more productive. Also, when I fly flaps, in lighter lift, I turn them off to climb and thermal, only turning them on to come down and land. I don't fly ailerons. BG
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 05:58 PM
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Flaps.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:17 AM
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Flaps it is

OK guys
I have not seen the plans for the Scepter. Does it have a plan option for flaps?
Or does anyone have an example pic etc of a flap install. I am a fair builder but don't wanna reinvent the wheel or add unneeded weight.
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