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Old Feb 14, 2013, 01:21 PM
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Ditto. Anything over 3 mph will spinup nicely on its own.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 01:27 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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Well there's a problem....we "never" have wind over 3mph at the SCCMAS.....

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Yeah right!!!!
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 01:44 PM
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Just an update on my Auto-G head and rotor mods .
The depron parts of the blades have been replaced with balsa , the blade root tags are now cut off and a new bolt hole made 12 mm in from the root and 18 mm from the l/e .
The blades are mounted on a 0.8 mm gf tri plate and the two servos have been replaced with a single MG .
The origional shims were used resulting in good spin up in light winds and the model still performs well ,but is now far more robust ,and I think the low speed performance is better than ever.

Tom.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:54 PM
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If you have a decent wind you won't need the leafblower. I take about 5-6 brisk steps into the wind while at 3/4 throttle and she just flys away without issue...
I am 63 with bad knees, hence the leaf blower idea.

One thing I noticed today when installing the larger wheels was that there was quite a bit of "toe in" on both wheels. I always prefer a bit of "toe out" on tail draggers. Perhaps this could be attributing some of the ROG issues?
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 04:36 PM
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I am 63 with bad knees, hence the leaf blower idea.

One thing I noticed today when installing the larger wheels was that there was quite a bit of "toe in" on both wheels. I always prefer a bit of "toe out" on tail draggers. Perhaps this could be attributing some of the ROG issues?
Toe in is actually best for tail draggers.....at least that is what I have been told, and I have had a few planes that didn't handle well on the ground, as soon as I bent some toe in into the gear, they handled much better..... YMMV...

And, I feel for you on the knees... I am 62 with one failed right knee replacement, and the other one is giving me fits also....

SteveT.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:30 PM
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Has anyone posted any info on how much down and right thrust the motor has from the factory??
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 06:29 AM
Do you see what I see?
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BLADE GRIP IN STOCK as well as all replacement parts for the Auto-G..... Both USA Warehouse & GLOBAL if anyone is in need of 'em:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 06:50 AM
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Tks for the heads up!, Just ordered some back up blades Best, Aero
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 08:31 AM
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Tks for the heads up!, Just ordered some back up blades Best, Aero
Me too, just in case of dumb thumbs.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 08:33 AM
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Toe in is actually best for tail draggers.....at least that is what I have been told, and I have had a few planes that didn't handle well on the ground, as soon as I bent some toe in into the gear, they handled much better..... YMMV...

And, I feel for you on the knees... I am 62 with one failed right knee replacement, and the other one is giving me fits also....

SteveT.
I guess I will just leave the toe in as is. I am sure that if there is an issue my expert piloting skills will bail me out.

I thought the OEM wheels might be too small for my grass soccer field so I installed some 3" wheels. This will change the relative angle of the rotor disc and I wondered if there would be any negative or positive issues during an ROG takeoff?
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 11:35 AM
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If anything the bigger wheels will only help matters IMO...
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 12:33 PM
How close are those trees?
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BLADE GRIP IN STOCK as well as all replacement parts for the Auto-G..... Both USA Warehouse & GLOBAL if anyone is in need of 'em:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html
Bugger!!

Had put them in my cart whilst still on backorder but left the order till I could think of some cart 'fillers' that I wasn't in a hurry for.

Now they've come and gone (again).

Oh well.......will have a backorder in for when they next appear


EDIT...oops. Was looking through the link at the USA store. Still available at the HK store.

Thanks for the headsup!!!!!
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 03:49 PM
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Got the AG finished today. Overall I am very pleased with the quality of the kit. All of the parts were there and fit well. There were also some extra small parts, glue and a screw driver. Does anyone know what kind of glue is in the tube? I used FoamTac on mine and didn't open it.

For those who haven't built one yet I will suggest three things.

1. Everything is in plastic bags. Make sure you carefully open each bag. The bag with the h-stab clamps on mine had two nuts loose I just happened to find before I chucked the bag.

2. Before tightening down the clamps on the h-stab center your servos and silde the stab up or back on the fuse tube to match the clevices with the control surfaces straight. The fuse tube on mine sticks out about 1/16" past the rear clamp. The clevices are adjustable and you might have to make a few turns in or out.

3. Put safety bands on all of the clevices. These pop open easier than any I have ever dealt with.

Here is "Otto." Pretty much stock except for the 3" wheels and tooth pick shear pins in the blades.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 10:43 PM
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tooth pick mod

Hi folks,
would somebody please point me in the direction the above.
Mine is ready to go as soon as the weather clears. The field I fly in is not suitable for ROG so I will leave the UC off but place some weight in the slot for the UC to maintain the CofG it weighs 30gm.
Thanks

Ray
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 11:30 PM
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Hi folks,
would somebody please point me in the direction the above.
Mine is ready to go as soon as the weather clears. The field I fly in is not suitable for ROG so I will leave the UC off but place some weight in the slot for the UC to maintain the CofG it weighs 30gm.
Thanks

Ray
Read this post from Sammy70:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=361

Good luck, hope to re-maiden mine Tues
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