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Old Jul 22, 2012, 08:48 AM
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Voodoo.......can you please enlighten me on your spoileron settintgs for slowing your Voodoo down on landings? i.e. travel of spoilerons and elevator. Thanks again

Jerry
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 10:29 AM
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Voodoo.......can you please enlighten me on your spoileron settintgs for slowing your Voodoo down on landings? i.e. travel of spoilerons and elevator. Thanks again

Jerry
Actually, the manufacturer recommends (and I use) flapperons, not spoilerons.

Look at the manual for their recommendations:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=844

Look at this post for my setup and mixes:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1102 (note, I have since adjusted my ailerons to 60% for low/high-speed rate)

I still need practice to smooth out my flying at full throttle but I can tell you it has been a long long time since I missed a landing, the setup works great for me.

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- Birger
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 10:47 AM
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Actually, the manufacturer recommends (and I use) flapperons, not spoilerons.

Look at the manual for their recommendations:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=844

Look at this post for my setup and mixes:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1102 (note, I have since adjusted my ailerons to 60% for low/high-speed rate)

I still need practice to smooth out my flying at full throttle but I can tell you it has been a long long time since I missed a landing, the setup works great for me.

Regards,

- Birger
Thanks Birger!

Jerry
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 01:51 PM
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Thanks Birger!

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Birger knows the VooDoo like no other I am using 3mm down on the ails.Are you close to flying it ?
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Birger knows the VooDoo like no other I am using 3mm down on the ails.Are you close to flying it ?
Well, I'm not sure about that, there are plenty of people that fly this plane in competition and know it much better than I do. I'm just a sport flyer who likes to share my experiences so that others may learn from them .

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Old Jul 24, 2012, 05:22 AM
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Just to be sure I got this right before I maiden my Voodoo. I should have 3mm down at landings? And not up which I have had on my Dragon Red which caused a significantly amount of air break.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 07:24 AM
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Just to be sure I got this right before I maiden my Voodoo. I should have 3mm down at landings? And not up which I have had on my Dragon Red which caused a significantly amount of air break.
Thanks, Håkan
Thats it! I even found with mine I didnt need any elevator mixed in to compensate. The voodoo is such a well flying plane.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 08:00 AM
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Just to be sure I got this right before I maiden my Voodoo. I should have 3mm down at landings? And not up which I have had on my Dragon Red which caused a significantly amount of air break.
Thanks, Håkan
Yes, down. It's just a little and it helps a lot, it still glides forever but at least it does it a lot slower. I will typically do two or three circuits around my field after power off before setting up for a landing, and even then I set up for a long approach. With a little practice you will find that it is very easy to land.

Hälsningar!

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Old Jul 24, 2012, 08:12 AM
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Ok, thanks a lot both of you!
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 05:08 AM
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A question about gluing the aileron servos. What if I need to replace them, assuming I use 30 min epoxy and glue it directly to the wing. Is there a better way?
if mounting them in the stock position?
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 06:01 AM
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Heathrink or tape arounnd the servo case, then glue
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Thanks, Any tape or? (Don't have that diameter of my headshrink stock)

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Old Jul 28, 2012, 11:47 AM
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In my case I gave it some thought and decided to glue them right in. I figured, servos are not so expensive that I would want to remove them to put in another plane if this was still flyable. If a servo goes bad and I miraculously don't crash the plane then I don't mind destroying the servo to remove it. If the plane crashes beyond repair then again, statistically, the servos will probably break anyway and even if they don't well, I'll be out $35.00. I don't love it but I would rather have that than take the risk of having an issue with the tape or heat-shrink (i.e. one more thing that could fail).

Just my two cents.

- Birger
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Hmm..

It will hurt a bit but I think you are right..

Thanks for the input.

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Not to beat a dead horse but remember, it's not as much a concern that the servo will come off but if it just comes loose enough that the aileron won't center correctly or if it shifts during motion that could be enough for a crash. I'd rather save my $270 airframe than my $35 servo.

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