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Old Jan 14, 2013, 10:18 AM
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It's pointed downward but trimmed for nose up. Two reasons:

1. slower airspeed=higher angle of attack. If the nose is trimmed pitch up, it will require less control force on the yoke to maintain that high angle of attack.

2. Trim setting might be high nose up for engine out performance. When an engine is failed just after lift off, the pilot must use nearly all of the lift the wing can obtain so that they can maintain obstacle clearance and climb out of danger. Having the aircraft pre-trimmed for that will aid the crew substantially.
Spoken like a true Pilot . .. . .wait JD is a real Pilot! LOL
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 10:44 AM
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I gotta say that the DC10 was probably the smoothest ride I've ever had in an airplane. the worst were the Tristar and the 707. the Tristar had a lousy safety rating and I still got in it. LOL.

the 747 has one of the best safety ratings and I would rather fly in the DC10 than the 747. I miss them. beautiful machines to maintain and ride in.

Rich
I have flown on Continental, United, and American DC-10s before but the last DC-10 ride in 97 or 98 from Dulles to Seattle Washington was a uneventful ride until the pilot decided to take us Low 20-25 thousand site-seeing Over the Rockies, we hit turbulence that was so bad I could swear I saw the the fuselage bend slightly . . .I was sitting almost at the rear on the left Isle, and that was after my wait-less bounce to the lavatory just as the turbulence started. The worst thing to be doing us to be unbuckled walking around when turbulence starts. . . ..Bad move But I had now Idea what was coming!
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 01:58 PM
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Spoken like a true Pilot . .. . .wait JD is a real Pilot! LOL
Well I did stay at a Holiday Inn express last week...
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 06:54 PM
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Well I did stay at a Holiday Inn express last week...
And I just had a V-8! Lol
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 07:56 PM
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DD and JD thanks so much. Really appreciate the help and info. All of you guys rule.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 11:16 AM
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minor updates
Im leaving he horizontal stab with a few degrees down. lets see how it goes.
The wings are being folded.
Control surfaces ready for installment once wings are set. I made the ailerons bit larger.
Main landing gear mock up
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 12:20 PM
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minor updates
Im leaving he horizontal stab with a few degrees down. lets see how it goes.
The wings are being folded.
Control surfaces ready for installment once wings are set. I made the ailerons bit larger.
Main landing gear mock up
OHH-Freak'in-Yeah Buddy!

Love that tail section! Your work is VERY scale!
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 12:27 PM
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Looking good!
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 05:11 PM
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Managed to get some time in today.
All of the panels are hinged.
Servos in stalled on the ailerons and elevators. I went with 2 servos on the elevator. Looking at 8 servos total.
Main retracts are Installed still working in the landing gear. One retract has a delay when switching to the up position.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 05:27 PM
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Managed to get some time in today.
All of the panels are hinged.
Servos in stalled on the ailerons and elevators. I went with 2 servos on the elevator. Looking at 8 servos total.
Main retracts are Installed still working in the landing gear. One retract has a delay when switching to the up position.
Hell-Yeah Doushiyou! Your DC-10 wing looks Great Sir!

Great to see you back at your DC-10 Sir!
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:50 AM
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Ditto on that.... more pictures, more building, it's all good.

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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:25 PM
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Vid of the main retract test
Main retract test (0 min 16 sec)

No sure why the delay
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:44 PM
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the delay could be because there's too much power draw, for what's being put in. in other words. the power going in, might not be enough to operate both at the same time, so one draws what it needs, then the other does once the first one has finished cycling. it could also be a radio issue, as in needs to be properly programmed. just guessing of course.

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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:56 PM
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Rich,
As always thanks for your info.
I didn't spent too much time on my radios. I just pluged them in for "airframe clearing"purposes. I will check out the setting further.
Thanks again.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 07:39 PM
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Look'ing Amazing Doushi! They retract VERY well!

Hey whats up with your XC-2 Sir?
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