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Old Feb 17, 2008, 02:10 PM
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Would someone be kind enough to show how the v tail actually glues to the rear of the fuselage. Noticed that the v tail halves are not cut so they join at an angle, presume I just join at roughly 120degs. Does this then just sit on the back of the fuselage. I cant see from the instructions how far back should go. Any help appreciated.
You should have a length of triangular section foam ...... this is glued to the fuse and the V tail halves and creates the correct angle ...... this 3 pc assembly is located on the Fuse - just behind the wing ....
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Old Feb 17, 2008, 02:23 PM
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Thanks hobie, much appreciated. Done that. Only got elbow pieces (2 long flat triangular pieces) left. Where do they go? Leading edge? Think I need a picture for this one.
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Old Feb 17, 2008, 02:49 PM
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Thanks hobie, much appreciated. Done that. Only got elbow pieces (2 long flat triangular pieces) left. Where do they go? Leading edge? Think I need a picture for this one.
yep .... leading edge ..... see photo's on thread etc to see them .... will see if I can find one ....

here you go ....

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...14&postcount=2

Don't forget the CF on front and back of wing to protect edge from rubber bands ....
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Old Feb 17, 2008, 03:02 PM
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Awesome thanks. I did have a quick look but couldnt see an Eagle with them attached. Thanks again.
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Old Feb 17, 2008, 03:24 PM
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Awesome thanks. I did have a quick look but couldnt see an Eagle with them attached. Thanks again.
O-key-doke ....
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Old Feb 17, 2008, 05:24 PM
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Next gen Eagle?

http://roboswift.nl/
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Old Feb 18, 2008, 03:24 PM
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The roboswift is cool but they've skimped on the tail. It should fan out for low speed manouvering, take offs and landings, and fold in for fast flying.
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Old Feb 18, 2008, 03:56 PM
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Next gen Eagle?

http://roboswift.nl/
I would guess if the 2 foward cams are positioned right they would give a nice 3d depth of field through the visor. That would be cool.
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Old Feb 20, 2008, 11:05 AM
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Ordered a Eagle on Sunday night, received it this (Wednesday) morning. Unbelievable.
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Old Feb 20, 2008, 03:12 PM
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that roboswift design is somethign like iv been working on for awhile in design form, useing hinged wings to control the wing area thus changing the lift on one side or the other.. i may still try to build it..
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Old Feb 20, 2008, 05:41 PM
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Mike,

I've been thinking of doing the same thing for a while now. The big problem is controlling it all from a normal two stick transmitter. I think a flaps control is definitely needed to get it anywhere near right, and probably a custom made servo mixer. It might be a long time before I get round to doing anything about it, if ever.

I've noticed gulls in flight fold their tails right in, except for manouvering at low speed, so they become more or less a flying wing - tail movement doesn't seem to be needed then. They probably just move it very slightly, but you could get by without moving it at all for fast flight.

All birds seem to increase their over all wing area and fan out the tail at low speed. If you watch pidgeons take off, the tail is fanned right out and tilted to do most of the steering. They also do a high dihedral glide, to lose altitude quickly, epecially when it's windy.

Getting all those things to work from a normal r/c transmitter could be the hardest part. I guess the thing to do is identify the main things you want to copy, and try to simplify it a bit.

The simplest thing would be to just have something like a jointed paper dart with each wing folding or spreading out to work as an elevon, I guess. Each wing could be two triangles meeting at the nose, with a hinge line along the fuselage, and another at the join of the two sections. Ideally, there'd be a servo for each section, but just one folding the whole wing would do.

Getting something like authentic tail movements would be nice though. The v-tail is not the way it works, of course, because it actually reduces the tail area for up elevator. You'd really need at least four servos, just to get the tail right, but two servos controlling the edges of a fan would be a good start - lifting up and fanning out both sides for elevator, or one more than the other for rudder.
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Old Feb 23, 2008, 01:43 AM
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Its a murky old world we inhabit where it doesn't take long for things to turn to custard : http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=822632
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Old Feb 23, 2008, 10:02 AM
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Man, that bites!
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Old Feb 23, 2008, 10:58 AM
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G'day,

I guess the fully explains why the CNC Eagle and combo CNC Eagle are the only two kits at Efly having free post to just about any where.

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Old Feb 23, 2008, 01:14 PM
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Will the real EPP Eagle please stand up?

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eFlyPower is no longer my distributor and I have requested them to remove the photos and videos from their website to protect the consumer's right and my invention. The only product that I manufacture at this point is the EPP Eagle kits/ARFs, listed on eBay http://stores.ebay.com/EPP-EAGLE and http://www.freewebs.com/eppeagle/. We have also registered a trademark for the EPP Eagle--THE RC RAPTOR.
I hope people will support Flyparty by ordering the real thing, directly from him. I think the fact that Mike Huang of eflypower has switched from selling the real thing to selling a poor quality clone, using lower quality materials, is totally reprehensible - especially since he's using Flyparty's original photos and footage of the real thing to promote them, and selling them under the original name so no one was aware there was a difference.
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