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Old Jan 02, 2007, 02:04 PM
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Another Destiny Build Thread, with ballast

Here's a build thread for my brother's new Destiny. I am liking the way it's coming out so far, it should be a ripper! It should hold about 13 oz of ballast when completed, loadable through the canopy, without tools.

PLEASE COMMENT HERE, NOT IN THE BUILD THREAD. THANKS.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...04#post6652154

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Old Jan 02, 2007, 02:46 PM
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Nice job T

You do nice work T. Question: What do you use to keep the ballast in place? I.E. what functions as the stop?
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Old Jan 02, 2007, 02:56 PM
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That will be answered in the next installment, hopefully tonight, so stay tuned.

Thanks for the compliment, Tom.
Happy NY!

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Old Jan 02, 2007, 05:28 PM
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Old Jan 02, 2007, 06:12 PM
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As soon as I get the darned housework done (and the pending Rx deal here on RCG!), I'm going out back to finish her up!

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Old Jan 02, 2007, 07:09 PM
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What are you doing with the incidence? (and don't say "that'll be answered in the next couple of posts, either )
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Old Jan 02, 2007, 07:12 PM
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What are you going to do with all those receivers?
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Old Jan 02, 2007, 07:15 PM
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What are you going to do with all those receivers?

Use them, I hope!

You should see the kits I have amassed! I hope to be good, and buy none or less this year, and build more.

I may swap one or more of my current F3F planes for some others, but that doesn't count!

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Old Jan 02, 2007, 07:17 PM
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What are you doing with the incidence? (and don't say "that'll be answered in the next couple of posts, either )

I actually hadn't thought of that.
I think I'll eyeball it against the one that flys already, and see how it compares.
If it looks off, I will add the same amount of shims to the tail.
If it looks fixed, I'll start without shims....


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Old Jan 02, 2007, 07:18 PM
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I had the "new fuse" on mine, with the tail bolting down through the top instead of up through the bottom, and it was still way off. FYI, YMMV.
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Old Jan 02, 2007, 07:47 PM
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Ours is a bottom bolter...

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Old Jan 02, 2007, 08:05 PM
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I actually hadn't thought of that.
I think I'll eyeball it against the one that flys already, and see how it compares.
If it looks off, I will add the same amount of shims to the tail.
If it looks fixed, I'll start without shims....


T
For reference, Thuren says he raised the rear of the wing saddle 8mm and added 4 layers of tape under the tail. We have two newer Destinys setup that way up here and they seem to fly great:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=606611

Thanks for the build blogs Target, great info. Looking forward to the ballast pics.


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Old Jan 02, 2007, 08:12 PM
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Ours is a bottom bolter...

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That's supposed to be from the older mold. I compared a buddy's with my newer fuse and they seemed just the same decalage-wise.
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Old Jan 02, 2007, 08:22 PM
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For reference, Thuren says he raised the rear of the wing saddle 8mm and added 4 layers of tape under the tail. We have two newer Destinys setup that way up here and they seem to fly great:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=606611

Thanks for the build blogs Target, great info. Looking forward to the ballast pics.


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I think that I'd rather raise the tail more.
I don't want the fuselage to be "drooped" when the wing is on plane, do you follow?
I'd rather have the fuse more downsloped in relation to the wing...
Not sure what the flight differences would be, if any, but visually, I think shimming the tail as much as possible is the way to go.
Also, I think that you'll get better fine tuning if the wing is adjusted minimally after the tail is anjusted grossly, if that make sense.

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Old Jan 02, 2007, 08:39 PM
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You doing the vertical load like TFLG did? Wish I could get my Brother to fly with me....he's into Hockey though.

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