HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:46 AM
Registered User
Brandon's Avatar
Riverside, California, United States
Joined Feb 2004
1,525 Posts
Not trying to rain on the parade......

Looks like we missed it:

http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/san_pedro

Saturday is iffy......Sunday will be NE !

B
Brandon is offline Find More Posts by Brandon
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:46 AM
I'm your huckleberry
Doc Holiday48's Avatar
USA, CA, Gardena
Joined Jun 2004
1,814 Posts
Thanks Brandon we will see how it goes. I will be watching the weather for Warren too. He left early this morning to go to the F3J in Phoenix and will not have internet while he is gone. He asked me to call him if the weather deteriorated to a no fly condition. Will see how it goes, last night when we talked it looked flyable for Sat, at 10-15 mph, as it looks on your link. Sunday does not look good. I will make a post to this thread Friday afternoon to let everyone know if we will be able to fly.

Bob
SCSR Pres.
Doc Holiday48 is offline Find More Posts by Doc Holiday48
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 11:01 AM
I'm your huckleberry
Doc Holiday48's Avatar
USA, CA, Gardena
Joined Jun 2004
1,814 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yablonsky View Post
You mean to measure back from the leading edge and calculate 40-42% of the root cord?

as an example: if the root cord is 100 mm...the CG should be at 40-42mm from leading edge?

Not trying to be dense...but want to be clear.

Ken
Hi Ken,

Your calculation is correct. I would set your plane up as SUSA stated at 40% and add a little, 1/4 to 1/2 ounce of extra, that is easily removable, for your first flight and then remove as needed from there. How I typically set my planes up, is I add nose weight to the farthest back position, I think I will need. (In most cases someone has already established what the farthest back position is) Then I add removable nose weight to get to the most forward position I think I'm going to need. That is where I start my first flight, and test flight the plane removing weight till I get it to fly how I like it. Most planes will fly a little nose heavy but, can be a handful on a first flight with it being to tail heavy.

Bob
Doc Holiday48 is offline Find More Posts by Doc Holiday48
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 11:47 AM
Registered User
Yablonsky's Avatar
Aliso Viejo, CA
Joined Sep 2009
570 Posts
Thanks Bob. I'll setup the CG at 40% of the Root chord...then go from there.

Ken
Yablonsky is offline Find More Posts by Yablonsky
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:16 PM
Lost at LAX
Old Fart's Avatar
United States, CA, Torrance
Joined Dec 2005
2,558 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brandon View Post
Not trying to rain on the parade......

Looks like we missed it:

http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/san_pedro

Saturday is iffy......Sunday will be NE !

B
Le Crap

Still going to get the Acacia II ready to fly
Old Fart is offline Find More Posts by Old Fart
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 06:11 PM
Registered User
Brandon's Avatar
Riverside, California, United States
Joined Feb 2004
1,525 Posts
Guys,

Get your planes ready to go......If conditions improve I will show up early to help
get your setup close!

B
Brandon is offline Find More Posts by Brandon
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 07:25 PM
I'm your huckleberry
Doc Holiday48's Avatar
USA, CA, Gardena
Joined Jun 2004
1,814 Posts
Yes, even though the conditions may not be great, we can still review your plane setups and help you make the basic adjustments, so we can still gather for those new guys and work on planes.

Thanks Brandon,

Bob
Doc Holiday48 is offline Find More Posts by Doc Holiday48
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 07:42 PM
Detail Freak
target's Avatar
Harbor City, CA
Joined Oct 2003
21,765 Posts
Hmmm, from all accounts in Port MyWheinie, its sounded to me like a cold front is heading our way Saturday... I would have thought Sunday would be "on".
I guess I'm wrong.

R,
Target
target is offline Find More Posts by target
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:08 AM
Lost at LAX
Old Fart's Avatar
United States, CA, Torrance
Joined Dec 2005
2,558 Posts
Acacia 2 has it's new RX, bound, all the little stuff done. Will drag it down Sunday for review
Old Fart is offline Find More Posts by Old Fart
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 2013, 11:16 AM
Registered Cruiser
United States, CA, Torrance
Joined Jan 2013
184 Posts
I probably missed this bit of information somewhere in the thread but is the F3F intro Saturday, Sunday, both days or neither?

If it's on, I'll bring my new Strega which has all of 10 minutes of flight time on it. Definitely needs some "tweaking" since it wallows around the sky like a drunken seagull.
SteveK123 is offline Find More Posts by SteveK123
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 2013, 04:17 PM
I'm your huckleberry
Doc Holiday48's Avatar
USA, CA, Gardena
Joined Jun 2004
1,814 Posts
We are looking at both days although it appears that Sunday may not be flyable, according to the forecast. On a positive note, Saturdays forecast has improved showing a westerly direction and up to 17 mph! Starting around 1:00 at 12 mph and improving to 17 at 6:00 or so. It will be light condition if the forecast does not change, but will still be flyable. Warren wanted to meet at 12:00 and I think that is a good time for Sat. as it will allow for some time for instruction and help with set up before the wind picks up to flying speed. So we are on! Sunday will be determined by Warren on Sat. So stay tuned.

http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/san_pedro

Bob

SCSR Pres.
Doc Holiday48 is offline Find More Posts by Doc Holiday48
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 2013, 04:35 PM
Registered Cruiser
United States, CA, Torrance
Joined Jan 2013
184 Posts
Thanks. I'll bring the drunken seagull (Strega) with me.
SteveK123 is offline Find More Posts by SteveK123
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 2013, 04:58 PM
Registered User
BDK74's Avatar
United States, CA, Redondo Beach
Joined Sep 2012
521 Posts
BDK74 is offline Find More Posts by BDK74
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 2013, 07:11 PM
Registered User
Brandon's Avatar
Riverside, California, United States
Joined Feb 2004
1,525 Posts
Guys,

I'm having breakfast at 8am at Pacific Diner !

If anyone wants to join me, shoot me a PM......

After breakfast we can head over to Fermin and work on plane setup!

Brandon

Team USA F3F 2012
Brandon is offline Find More Posts by Brandon
Last edited by Brandon; Feb 22, 2013 at 08:14 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 2013, 07:41 PM
Registered User
bluffman's Avatar
United States, CA, Los Angeles
Joined Sep 2003
3,139 Posts
Brandon I thought you were on the A team
bluffman is online now Find More Posts by bluffman
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Contest SoCalSlopeRacing F3F Event 10-11 @ Vincent concreteman Multi Task F3X 24 Oct 12, 2008 11:04 PM
Discussion SoCalSlopeRacing F3F Race 6-7 @ Vincent concreteman Multi Task F3X 16 Jun 07, 2008 05:37 PM
Contest SoCalSlopeRacing F3F Event Sunday 8-5 concreteman Slope 15 Aug 04, 2007 12:13 AM
Discussion SoCalSlopeRacing F3F Event Sunday 7-8 concreteman Slope 24 Jul 11, 2007 11:43 PM