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Old Oct 08, 2008, 08:23 PM
Where'd The Wise Men Go?!?
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Funny Timing Chuck;

I just cut off the peg on my Gambler! LoL I am in the process of beefing up the fuse to handle a up-start for launch.
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Old Oct 08, 2008, 08:55 PM
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Chuck,
Another thought is the tip-pinch method seem to be preferred for the true side-arm-launch SAL designs where you do not twirl, but launch from a high back swing while standing in one place. I'm sure a guy could learn to SAL with a peg, but I've never tried it.

ASC5FF,
Due to a back injury I've been launching my Gambler with a mini-histart for a long time now with with zero reinforcement of the pod.

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Old Oct 08, 2008, 08:58 PM
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No reinforcement??? How did you hook up your towhook?
I just can't see that 1/16th (??) balsa bottom being able to take the strain.
But I am DEFINATLY open to ideas here!!
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 07:02 AM
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AC5FF,
The picture explains it pretty well. I had some thin aluminum roof flashing scraps hanging around. and the hook is a 1/16" threaded control rod with nuts. The tape distributes the load and has never failed. The Scotch Super Strapping tape has the greatest adhesion I've ever seen.
I use a similar set up on other small gliders.
Good luck.
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 07:57 AM
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The problem with pinching the wingtip is you'll deform the covering on that wingtip which will induce more drag than the peg.
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 05:35 PM
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No reinforcement??? How did you hook up your towhook?
I just can't see that 1/16th (??) balsa bottom being able to take the strain.
But I am DEFINATLY open to ideas here!!
So, AC5FF that's one way to hook up a tow hook.
Can you now see how the 1/16" balsa bottom is not stressed by the hook?
Are you open, or closed to this idea?
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 07:14 PM
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OK guys, Just got my gambler..

Does anyone see any issues with running a single lipo cell to run the servos?

Jeff
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 08:15 PM
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John

You know, after looking at these pictures I seem to remember seeing them elsewhere; probably in this same thread! Definatly open to the idea! Will probably do something similar .. Just need to pick up some aluminum or other simple piece to use Of course, we're suppose to get snow here starting tonight thru the weekend Unfortunatly no flying in the near future But, plenty of build time!!!
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 08:27 PM
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John You know, after looking at these pictures I seem to remember seeing them elsewhere; probably in this same thread! Definatly open to the idea! Will probably do something similar .. Just need to pick up some aluminum or other simple piece to use Of course, we're suppose to get snow here starting tonight thru the weekend Unfortunatly no flying in the near future But, plenty of build time!!!
AC5,
Yep you saw the picture here when someone else wanted to histart. I think you can also find thin aluminum at LHS in K&S metal assortment bin. Some hwd stores also have K&S.

Sorry to hear you are getting ready to be snowed under, but building and indoor flying can be fun too. I build here in the summer when it's so hot you get baked alive at the field. Some of the new indoor stuff looks pretty exciting. Please continue to give us pictures of your projects.
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 08:39 PM
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OK guys, Just got my gambler.. Does anyone see any issues with running a single lipo cell to run the servos?Jeff www.CommonSenseRC.com
I don't know Jeff.
We used to be restricted to limited light gear, but these days there are many ways to go and it's just personal preference.

If your Rx will run full range on 3.5~4V then you could put a fairly large single cell in Gambler.

Allen likes to use a large single cell and fly all week end in safety.

Many guys choose small 4-NiMh packs and charge every 1.5 hours or so of flying.

I've become used to using CR2 cells and replace the pack every 22+ flying hours for $5. They are just the right 1.0 oz. weight to balance the Gambler.

Aren't you in the electronics business? Certainly you must know all this.

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Old Oct 09, 2008, 09:24 PM
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Will Do John..
I'm still working on the base here to allow us to fly in one of the large hangers. It's not used for aircraft any longer, and only contains a large running track and empty bball floors. Huge celing and everything! Unfortunatly i don't have anything that small any more (totalled my Curtis Jenny against a errant curb).
Time for some 'smaller' stuff or time to pull out a sheet of bluecor!
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 09:49 PM
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Aren't you in the electronics business? Certainly you must know all this.
LOL..

No, I don't know it all, I come to threads such as this to get info from you DLG elitists...
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 10:45 PM
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Jeff - I used to use a very small single cell (3.7 volts) with a Low-voltage FMA M5LV receiver. It worked fine in my Bobolink, a very heavy plane compared to the Gambler. I may be using that same setup in my Gambler once I finally get her built.

I had no touble driving the 2 very small servos and receiver with that battery for an hour or two, at least. Which was just about all my plane could take...!! See the following sad link for more details: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=126
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Old Oct 10, 2008, 04:42 AM
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Yeh, that's sorta what I was thinking...

Just didn't know if the plans were needing more weight than a simple single cell would provide..

Thanks for the reply chuck-glider..
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Old Oct 10, 2008, 07:38 AM
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OK guys, Just got my gambler..

Does anyone see any issues with running a single lipo cell to run the servos?

Jeff
www.CommonSenseRC.com
I use a single LiIon cell without trouble. You just need to pick your servos and receiver carefully. Berg Microstamp and 2 HS-50s work for me at that voltage.
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