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Old Oct 25, 2004, 09:32 PM
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Collosal screw-up! I hope you guys don't get tired of helping me out.

I installed one of my ailerons about a 1/16" to 1/8" in from the wing tip and yep you guessed it, it drags on the fuselage. How do I correct this? Looks like I have two choices, 1. cut the hinges and do it again if I can dig out the old hinges or 2. trim the inner rib so it clears. Any suggestions?

Man, I thought I was ready to install my gear but it's starting to look like it's not meant to be.

Grant
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 09:59 PM
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Parkflyer,
When that happens to me, I usually just trip the rib just a tad....

On a lighter note, I got my Stella in the mail today. I went outside and put the fuselage together. I really love how he strengthened up the front area compared to the Groove. it went together nicely and I'll try to get started on the wings tomorrow.

These are the most amazing kits......What if all kits were designed this good......
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Old Oct 26, 2004, 09:14 AM
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I got to see those 2 stellar Stella's fly on sunday. I am about to order one...

Mike
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Old Oct 26, 2004, 09:38 AM
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I had to put my servo on the bottom b/c I couldnt thread the pull pull system through the straws after I covered it - and it was getting late and I really wanted to fly it the next day. I probably tried to thread the cables for longer than it would have taken to remove a section of covering, install the cables, and then recover the section.
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Old Oct 26, 2004, 07:59 PM
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Well here's proof that it takes 2 days to get it into the covering phase. This plane went together very well with few times I had difficulty. I am going to the LHS to get the covering tomorrow afternoon!!



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Old Oct 26, 2004, 09:19 PM
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TM, looks sweet. I'm in the final stages of the wing build and if I had more than 10 minutes here and there to work on it I'd be done by now. Hoping to spend some time on it tonight as a matter of fact.

Ron
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 12:44 AM
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Hmm, I think I'd just try and cut the original hinge free and re-hinge in a different spot.

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Collosal screw-up! I hope you guys don't get tired of helping me out.

I installed one of my ailerons about a 1/16" to 1/8" in from the wing tip and yep you guessed it, it drags on the fuselage. How do I correct this? Looks like I have two choices, 1. cut the hinges and do it again if I can dig out the old hinges or 2. trim the inner rib so it clears. Any suggestions?

Man, I thought I was ready to install my gear but it's starting to look like it's not meant to be.

Grant
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 05:07 AM
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hey guys,

i pulled the axi 2212/34 out of the stella to install the eflypower motor and 1800 3s pack, it weighs just under 18oz, i must have been a little to generous with the glue. i ran it up and it will hold its weight under 1/2 throttle with a 12x3.8 apc on a 6.6:1 himaxx gearbox. not sure how many amps, i have a wattmeter on the way so i will be able to tell soon. flying it in the morning.
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 07:24 AM
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James,
Looking forward to hearing how it goes, good luck with the maiden.

Cheers,
Jim
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 09:29 PM
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Got my Stella and thought the thread had died! Should of known it went to "part 2". I was wondering how much time it would take to build and got my answer here! Thanks for the information! I'm planning a trip up to New Creations this weekend to buy covering.

Can't wait to get started!

By the way, Ted ( TWU01) ....you've been real quiet........got your Stella up yet?

-Stuart
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Old Oct 28, 2004, 12:09 AM
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Ok Pete, here is my try at your awesome idea. Can't wait to fly it. I got everything but the rudder servo and tail wheel set up.

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Old Oct 28, 2004, 12:29 AM
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Hey SRush99,
What part of Houston do you live in? I'm in the Kingwood area. We should do some Stella formations!
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Old Oct 28, 2004, 04:18 AM
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James,
Looking forward to hearing how it goes, good luck with the maiden.

Cheers,
Jim
thanks Jim,

i was going to fly it this morning, but as i was taxiing out the wheels dug in and the prop hit the ground and sheared the stick off. happened this afternoon aswell, bit of a pain.

the flight went extremely well, even in extremely strong winds i got to know the new plane(now being 3+ oz heavier over the axi setup, it flies a lot different).
I ended up with a a 6.6:1 himaxx gearbox and a 12x3.8 and got very pleasing results. i am using an rclithiumpower 1800 3s pack which weighs 120g and fits nicely in the battery compartment as it is only about 30mm wide. the ready to fly weight came too 17 3/4oz.

i placed it on the runway and throttled up too about 1/4 and it gently pulled off the ground, than i advanced it too 1/2 and it was going vertical untill it ran out of puff and settled in a hover. i then kicked it over and came downwind with full throttle what a difference in speed over the axi, going downwind this baby was cruuising at a comfortable pace it had lost most of its floatiness, but not all. it could still harrier beautifully and sit in a rock solid hover, but it didn't slow down like the axi setup did. the snaps are alot better now and it can now perform vertical snaps on the upline, and blenders and spins are now super fast and look like they will tear the plane up.
i think i will move the CG back even more to get some nice knife edge happening and t help slowing down on landings. in the strong headwind i was doing some nice rolling (stationary)harriers that looked absolutely awesome.
the pack came down only slightly warm and the motor was just fine aswell, this was after an 18 minute flight of above 1/2 throttle for 90% of the flight.
i just finished charging it and put 1590 mah back in.


i think i prefer the stella as a pattern plane, i like its huge loops and rolling capabilities which combine to make a nice routine. just MO

this power system will stay with the stella, and the axi can go back to its home.
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Old Oct 28, 2004, 06:52 AM
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i think i prefer the stella as a pattern plane, i like its huge loops and rolling capabilities which combine to make a nice routine. just MO
Have you tried the Groove? In not, give it a try. If you like Stella's pattern performance, you will LOVE the Groove.
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Old Oct 28, 2004, 07:03 AM
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it is a lovely model(yours included), i would get one now but when the components add up it gets a little pricey.


also, i have got the stella ready to take up in the morning when there is no wind to give it another go.
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