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Old Oct 03, 2004, 06:38 PM
El Queso Grande
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EasyBug Elevon Reflex?

The manual doesn't touch on this but on my maiden it required full up trim to maintain level flight. Does anyone know how much I should put in?
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Old Oct 03, 2004, 07:14 PM
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How does it fly inverted ???? If it tries to become a dirt dart, then move the CG back. It should not need any up trim if the CG is right.
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Old Oct 03, 2004, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by akflyer
How does it fly inverted ???? If it tries to become a dirt dart, then move the CG back. It should not need any up trim if the CG is right.
I had that problem. It tucked on me until I moved the CG back. Good luck this is an awesome model!

Cam
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Old Oct 03, 2004, 09:40 PM
El Queso Grande
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Really, move the CG back, huh? It's currently right on the mid-mark as described in the manual. I'll try the CG though.
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Old Oct 03, 2004, 11:33 PM
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This Bug is awsome, I have about 20 (twenty) hours flight time on her using the same stock 350 motor and a couple HD 1060 props. Using the CG recommended from the manual, my elevons are about 1/4" up to maintain level flight, inverted flight is no problem but the outside loop is not easy (for my EasyBug), roll is not axel and she is a perfect hovering bug.

Here's my setup:
Stock 350 motor, "C" gear
HD 1060 prop on GWS prop saver
3 pico servos
Pixie 7 esc
2S lipo (Kokam 340 or Irate 830)
AUW with LG is 9.8 oz W/340 lipo and 10.5oz W/830

Now, I'm flying her using the cd-rom brushless motor and the flying character is a little bit different, the stock motor system has lots of thrust and the cd-rom brushless is like a silent and speedy flight.
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Old Oct 04, 2004, 03:54 PM
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WOW!! 9.8 oz!?! Mine weighs 8 oz with stock motor and 2s 1500 kokams!

Where could all that extra weight have come from?
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Old Oct 04, 2004, 06:08 PM
El Queso Grande
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Maybe the foam is different? Mine weights 9.5 with 2s 1100 irate.

How many people need reflex and how many don't?
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Old Oct 05, 2004, 06:04 AM
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Reflex = yes

Mine does too. Can't remember the CofG location, but am using:
- stock 350 + HD9050 + CC Pixie20
- Ko 1500 3S
- Berg / Schulze micro receiver
- some added tape on the wings
- no rudder servo (not got round to fitting it yet - will probably not now, and get a Pizza to try that out)
- a little tail down (-ve reflex) in the foam between the elevons - due to stepping on the trailing RX lead that was taped to this bit

= 1/4 to 1/2" reflex to trim

Performance ++ although of course with 3S I limit WOT
- inside / outside loops fine
- inverted flight a bit squirelly (likely due to pilot )
- ROG in ~3', even on thick grass
- good vertical performance (black tape underneath helps with orientation at altitude!)
- supremely crashworthy (although I'd like to get some thin / 3mm Depron to try some alternative wing shapes / replace the taped up wing rips !)
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Old Oct 11, 2004, 11:26 PM
El Queso Grande
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So I moved my pack back to move the CG back and now it is at the back end of the recommended CG and still requires about 1/2 inch of elevon reflex for level flight at anything but full throttle.

Do others use even further back CGs or what?
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Old Oct 11, 2004, 11:51 PM
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When I fly her with the stock motor, I place the pack all the way to back in the battery compartment and sometimes I put the pack on top of the radio compartment.

Now with the cd rom BL, I move the pack all the way to the front and sometimes covering the landing gear mount, the elevons are set at 1/8" up to fly level at about 1/2 throttle. I'm kind of miss the flying characteristic with the stock motor/gb since the thrust and the power curve is much better.

I always fly her with the landing gear and it looks better in the air.
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