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Old Jan 18, 2006, 11:17 AM
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Checked on my basswood order today...It has gone from "received" to "processing"

Can't wait till it says "shipped"!!

-hutch
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 05:36 AM
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On Francois Cahours site there is an article on his updated Pixel. He completely eliminates any linkage by mounting two servos side by side vertically and uses two ball links, one on the servo arm, the other is on the wing incidence pin, and a plastic collar on the pin also retains the wing. I really like this and will use it on my mini pixel.

Go to the link and download the pdf file, it has pictures which show it all if you are interested:

http://www.rcpilot-online.com/fcahou...article=270197
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 06:01 AM
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Nice thread, I miss my old twist wing, this brings back fond memories. Similar to the post above, on my old twsiy (an Axle) only one servo was used for the wings, mounted vertically in the fuselage with 2 ball links going between a large servo horn and a ball in each wing root near the LE. By adjusting the position of the balls on the servo horn it was easy to get any amount of differential movement you wanted, and I found that about 2:1 gave me the cleanest rolls. This was in the days when I couldn't afford fancy servos so I used a bog standard Futabe 128 servo and it lasted for several years of hard flying, with very large amounts of movement on the wings - - 2 rolls per second on an 80" span model is more than enough, the wings used to flex while it rolled! I've seen systems using bellcranks made by people who were concerned about the load on the servo, but they all had slop in them whereas my model had no slop whatsoever, and the servo seemed to cope fine. If this kit was still made I'd buy another one tomorrow.
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 10:06 AM
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That's right, I forgot about that one...I had to pull my Axle kit out from under my desk here to double check how they did it. I couldn't remember how the wing was kept from sliding off the tubes with this setup. Looks like good old rubber bands.
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 10:48 AM
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Yep, good old rubber bands it was. Never had one fail on me and I used to seriously abuse mine... once beat an Ellipse v1 in a dive out of a thermal!
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Old Jan 30, 2006, 10:24 PM
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Apparently my basswood has finally shipped!! They must have had to go cut down another tree to get my order filled It's a good thing too because I have run out of things to do! So last update I glassed the wings. I have since brought the wings to completion (minus the drive pins). Here is a little sneak peak of the final paint scheme.

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Old Jan 31, 2006, 06:55 AM
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Looks great!
That's a really big rudder, or those are some really small wings...

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Old Jan 31, 2006, 12:32 PM
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Nice design on the wings!
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Old Jan 31, 2006, 07:03 PM
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ROCK ON! Nice paint
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Old Jan 31, 2006, 10:08 PM
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Thanks Guys! I'm wondering if I should polish this paint out, or spray a coat of clear over everything and wax that. Any thoughts?

Target, I think it is a little of both! Sanding dust and I have become fast friends lately.

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Old Feb 08, 2006, 12:31 AM
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It sure is gettin' old waiting for a stinkin' block of wood. If I don't hear back from these guys soon I may have to resort to a foam plug.

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Old Feb 16, 2006, 11:02 AM
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Here we go!!!

The first official bench flying pics! Looks like a flying brick right now, but there is a fuse in there somewhere. This is about to get fun!

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Old Feb 16, 2006, 06:20 PM
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Brick* 's do fly..... ask ITL.

. wonk uoy os tsuj ,daerht siht gnihctaw llitS............ rwrwrwrw

rwrwrwrwrw......... Still watching this thread, just so you know.

J.
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Old Feb 16, 2006, 06:39 PM
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Su-shi, Su-shi, Su-shi!

I need a diversion, from the fecal matter in the other threads.

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Old Feb 16, 2006, 06:59 PM
It could happen...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hutch
The first official bench flying pics! Looks like a flying brick right now, but there is a fuse in there somewhere. This is about to get fun!

-hutch
Stop right there and mold it! It's PERFECT!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimble_Schmitz
Brick* 's do fly..... ask ITL.
Let's just say...wait for it...It could happen...

Thanks for the set up guys...I feel better now!


All kidding aside, nice Hutch...gonna be a beautiful ship.
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