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Old Feb 01, 2005, 09:49 PM
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Stevens Aero Stella: Building Thread (part 4)

This is part 4 of the Stevens Aero Stella building thread.

Part 1 can be found here - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=269783
Part 2 can be found here - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=290586
Part 3 can be found here - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=312892

Keep 'em coming!
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Old Feb 01, 2005, 11:33 PM
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Kyle,

Thats strange. What speedie are you using? I am using a CC25 with my 2212/26 and the throttle response and resolution is great!
Paul
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Old Feb 02, 2005, 08:58 AM
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Look at this part 4, good going guys . I am racking up some serious time this week on the Stella, all three days I have gotten between 20-30 mins of airtime before work and then another 15-30 at lunch. It is so nice with my TP2100 or 3S2P 1200's that I can fly 30min on a charge and get the performance that I am getting. When I started this crazy hobby 6 years ago I thought I was doing good getting 10 mins and I was not getting ballistic vertical at that time. I am getting good at harriers and this moring I was trying my thumbs at HA rolls, definatly going to need to work on that. How much deflection ar you guys using on your ailerons? I am getting 28deg and I am thinking that is not enough at the low airspeed.

Cheers,
Jim
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Old Feb 03, 2005, 01:57 AM
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From Pt3 "Not sure if it will get rebuilt or set aside (leaning towards setting it aside)."

Scott let me help with that... set aside we got bid-ness to tend to
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Old Feb 03, 2005, 08:51 PM
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About time we got to part 4.
It has been blowing like crazy here, 30+ MPH, so no flying this week. Will be calm by Sat, so will be flying then.
Bill, I see the Solarfilm on your website now, but how do you actually order it? There isn't the order facility on the Solarfilm page like there is on the Solite page.
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Old Feb 03, 2005, 08:57 PM
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I am busy checking it in.. just got it unloaded from the airport. Once it is checked in it will be avaliable on the site. (Tonight)
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Old Feb 03, 2005, 09:34 PM
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Scott let me help with that... set aside we got bid-ness to tend to
Sounds like fun to me

Scott
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Old Feb 03, 2005, 09:37 PM
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How much deflection ar you guys using on your ailerons? I am getting 28deg and I am thinking that is not enough at the low airspeed.

Cheers,
Jim

About 40 degrees. I actually set it (and this is going to sound ridiculous) by the way it inverted flat spins. I want to be able to use full aileron during an inverted flat spin and have it stable. Too much and it will roll out rather than bring the wings to level. Too little, and it won't go fully flat. Works for me...

Scott
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Old Feb 03, 2005, 10:43 PM
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Kyle,

Thats strange. What speedie are you using? I am using a CC25 with my 2212/26 and the throttle response and resolution is great!
Paul
Sorry, forgot to subscribe to this thread Speed Control is a CC25, motor like u know is a 2212-26, 4 servos, about 14 amps. Don't know what the problem is. I switched to no delay hard brake to see if it was the speed controller and the problem still presits, so I don't know...
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Old Feb 04, 2005, 02:02 AM
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I got my Stella at the AZ Fest.... started putting it together today... will put some pics up when I get them...

Had loads of fun at the Festival... met lots of people and saw lots of planes... saw some awesome flying...
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Old Feb 04, 2005, 08:38 AM
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Scott,
Sounds like I need to dial some more throw in, I have been useing the MPI MX-50's as of late, they seem to center better then the HS-55's, but I cannot find any longer arms. I have used styrene and epoxyed it to the existing arms to make them longer. Not the prettiest solution but it works. No flying this morning for the first time this week, woke up to find wind and rain but I did have a pretty good run this week, 4 days straight and two hours of airtime. It is amazing how rusty one gets after not flying much but just a couple hours and you are back in the saddle. Looks like it is going to be a great weekend so I hope to get some flying in this weekend.


Cheers,
Jim
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Old Feb 04, 2005, 09:03 AM
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I was wondering why I didn't get any more Stella thread ...
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Old Feb 04, 2005, 08:17 PM
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Hey Bill,

Are you bringing any surprises to Toledo this year? I like the Stella but after bringing home the 40E from last years show I would love to get my hands on a 40 sized 3D ship. I like the little planes but they feel like playing and the 40E feels like flying. Scott still has time to get another prototype in the air before then.

George
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Old Feb 04, 2005, 10:17 PM
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Heck, I'll even buy the prototype . From what Scott says about it, it flies well already, and it's relatively beefed up (I love that )
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Old Feb 04, 2005, 10:25 PM
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had a awsome flight after work today, 25 mins in absolutly zero breeze with a setting sun. Pulled off two of the most perfect slow rolls to date one horizontal lasting two hundred + yards and pretty darn axial and another vertical one which was not as long footage wise but easily 5-7 seconds long up an almost perfect vertical line. I know I have said this before but the more I fly the Stella the more I like it, closing in on 2.5 hours of airtime and it just keeps getting better every flight. The more I fly her I relise she is a great cross between 3D and pattern. I have flown better 3D planes (able to flop around quicker) and better pattern plane ( not much better just a bit quicker) but none that do everything the Stella does with such grace (caveat : I by no means am a expert at either) I am still learning but just love the Stella and it is definatly a better platform then any of the foam 3D plane I have flown to date. it is just the best all around 3D plane of this size I have flown to date. OK enough here, back to the Gratefull dead hour and one more wee dram of Oban .

Cheers,
Jim
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