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Old Apr 20, 2011, 10:16 AM
IFO's are planes too
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I'm sad to report that my 34" Blucor Wing is no more.
Well, it's in two pieces now after it went into a tuck dive and wouldn't pull out.
All is not lost as the gear was undamaged and can be installed into a new airframe. Sounds like an excuse to build etc another one of these wings.
Down to two wings now but I have a 48" on the bench 80% done, so I'm not sweating it.
I'll post pics of it when it's done.
Al.
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 04:52 PM
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I'm sad to report that my 34" Blucor Wing is no more.
Well, it's in two pieces now after it went into a tuck dive and wouldn't pull out.
All is not lost as the gear was undamaged and can be installed into a new airframe. Sounds like an excuse to build etc another one of these wings.
Down to two wings now but I have a 48" on the bench 80% done, so I'm not sweating it.
I'll post pics of it when it's done.
Al.
Dude?? What happened ?
My fleet has been diminished as well (I like to crash ).
The big wing has DOSD on board now and my Divinity 2 has been sitting patiently, all alone due to high winds of late. Was just thinking of a 48" build also....great minds think alike ??
Been spending too much time prepping my other flier....powered paraglider (real one, not RC)
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 06:30 PM
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Sawman - I came out of a nice loop and the wing wouldn't pull out on the down side of it. I did everything I could think of, in the 5 seconds till dirt nap.
All I know to do now is build another 34" wing so I can figure out why.
The step at the trailing edge right before the elevons could have had something to do with the crash. I didn't bevel the back of one panel so it left me with a 1/4" step on the bottom. The wind was blowing around 14 mph too.
YA, that's it I'll blame it on the wind and not my piloting skills.
The wind?
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 07:00 PM
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Where do you guys normally set your throws/travel? And any expo?

I had a similar issue that it didn't pull up fast enough; maybe I was too close to the ground...

Steve
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 10:05 PM
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Oh, yes it was most certainly the wind....

Stevo, I constantly have problems with the ground reducing altitude on me. Let me know if you figure out a way around that issue.

I never really "set" the throws. I just get the most I can and make sure the surfaces move freely, then set D/R and expo to tame it down.
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 10:27 PM
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I guess I should start using D/R! But before I do, I think I'll try increasing the throws and a bit more expo.
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 09:55 AM
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I taught myself to fly. So when I 1st set up I used an old Hitec 3 ch radio. Using full throws on all the linkages And now even though I have a Digital radio I still fly like this. It keeps people from wanting to fly your plane It feels unnatural now not to have full throws.
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 11:35 AM
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My radio setup

I fly with the elevator (forward and back stick) on full rate with 60% negative expo. The Lt & Rt stick get put on a DR switch at 50% throws with 60% - expo.
So to do fast rolls I just flip the DR switch and I have full throws Lt or Rt sticks.
After the rolls I flip back to low rates and off we go doing low and fast flybys.
There is something about those flybys that just look so cool with this wing.
Seams everybody flys with different setups on their radios so go with what works best for you.

StevoRc - if your over steering (RT & Lt sticks) your wing then reduced rates on a DR switch will help. You can always flip the DR SW and your back to where you started from. That's one way to ease yourself into it.
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 12:29 PM
Flying low is expensive.
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Wow, I think that I had my first real crash in over a year. It was with my blucore wing becasue it was the only thing I'd fly with the 25-30 mph winds. Yes, It was really windy

It was right after my running practice so I was tired and my mind was elsewhere. I was cold because I forgot a long sleeve shirt and my mind was elsewhere. So basically, I shouldnt have been flying. I guess I had a lapse and wasn't really thinking about flying and I managed to dork it into the ground. The motor ripped lose and the battery was ejected but OK. The airframe looks like nothing happened to it. I love double layers of tape I just need to glue the motor back on and reinforce that area.
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 05:41 PM
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if your over steering (RT & Lt sticks) your wing then reduced rates on a DR switch will help. You can always flip the DR SW and your back to where you started from. That's one way to ease yourself into it.
Actually I think I was understeering; that's why I think I couldn't pull up fast enough from a dive. So I'll increase the throws and maybe add D/R if it's too unstable for my newbie thumbs.
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 11:37 AM
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scored yesterday! Got a Art hobby Felco glider for 40$ came with a airtronics radio, charger, batterys, and a high start. All in great condition. And he trew in a zagi 400 that was set up for slope combat!!!!! It has metal gear servos in it wow! I just need to re build this not hard just a little tlc now to see if if I want to keep it slope or put a motor on it.
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 10:43 PM
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scored yesterday! Got a Art hobby Felco glider for 40$ came with a airtronics radio, charger, batterys, and a high start. All in great condition. And he trew in a zagi 400 that was set up for slope combat!!!!! It has metal gear servos in it wow! I just need to re build this not hard just a little tlc now to see if if I want to keep it slope or put a motor on it.
Nice score ! Slap a motor on that thing !
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Old Apr 24, 2011, 12:03 AM
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I was thinking the same thing.
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Old Apr 24, 2011, 12:50 AM
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hey guys
i recently initiated an almost identical build, then found this thread
(tho i must've seen it before maybe?) i'm up to bout pg. 20-something, was trying not to skip ahead, but,, theres a lotta good stuff here, kinda wish i could've incorporated more of it now, as mine wasnt exactly taped-together in 2 hours lol
...gettin pretty close here,
...just wanted to peep-in-n-say hey,
ps- srry bout the recent ground-adventures some have had,, maybe i should'nt rush the maiden eh ?
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Old Apr 24, 2011, 06:46 AM
Flying low is expensive.
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I deserved mine, so its okay please, hurry all you want! We want to see your pictures, and a video of your maiden! Your wing looks great so far, keep up the good work. What's your drive train on that thing?
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