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Old Jan 01, 2013, 07:37 PM
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Hi guys,
long time around these parts and finally getting round to finishing my F-14!
Quick question; in this video is my wing swing enough? I have a funny feeling that with the wings fully swept open it's not enough;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29621041@N02/8335871998/
(Video is still processing at the moment so bear with it!)
As he said above, it will still fly fine, but the wing should typically open to the point that the trailing edge is nearly perpendicular to the fuselage. If you have end point adjustment on your radio, then it is simple to adjust it. If you can't adjust your end points, then I wouldn't worry about it.
Happy Flying!
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 10:07 AM
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Well, I took apart the "metal gear" servo that I used for the swing wing on my F-14. Apparently this milky white substance used in the second gear is some sort of metal. Funny, it sure looks like plastic to me...

This is a Corona CS-939MG for anyone who wants to steer clear of it.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 01:08 PM
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So I made one out of glas hope you like it
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 01:15 PM
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Corona said "metal gear" not "Metal Gears". So at least one of them is metal! What do you expect for $2.39
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 02:06 PM
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Corona said "metal gear" not "Metal Gears". So at least one of them is metal! What do you expect for $2.39
I know, I know, you get what you pay for. At least they are sending me a replacement free of charge.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 02:07 PM
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So I made one out of glas hope you like it
Beautiful! Is that actual glass, or is it lexan or some other clear plastic? And is it the full size model, or scaled down?
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 03:08 PM
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Beautiful! Is that actual glass, or is it lexan or some other clear plastic? And is it the full size model, or scaled down?
Its a computer-made picture

Transparent F14 (0 min 13 sec)
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 10:18 AM
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wow

i just put this in front of two plans to make in fact already cut the pieces on one i cant wait the only thing im confused on is the sweep servo what kind of servo is it i saw the exact servo if i walk into my hobby shop and tell them sweep wing servo they might give me the wrong one some of them r idiots.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 10:56 AM
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i just put this in front of two plans to make in fact already cut the pieces on one i cant wait the only thing im confused on is the sweep servo what kind of servo is it i saw the exact servo if i walk into my hobby shop and tell them sweep wing servo they might give me the wrong one some of them r idiots.
It's not a special servo. Any quality 17 gram servo should have enough torque to do the wing sweep. It is also recommended to use one with metal gears as plastic/nylon gears are too susceptible to strip if you catch a wing tip on landing.

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Old Jan 06, 2013, 12:29 PM
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thanks for the quick reply ill put up pics with in a week or so with vid of the maiden if i dont crash it lol.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 01:12 PM
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Having major issues with my swing wing servo (hs-mg65) just doesnt seem to have enough grunt to shift them smoothly... battery charging just incase its that.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 01:15 PM
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Did you apply smooth tape or slick stuff the the inside parts that touch the wing ?
Slick friction free or friction reduced contact points is the Cure for swing wing ills.
B'sides isnt the 65 a little on the small size ? I though the 85mg was the recommended servo.

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Old Jan 06, 2013, 01:25 PM
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Hi Bob,
the recommended servo is the HS-65HB, at least thats whats in the setup of the OP. the 65MG is just the metal Geared version.

and yes, tape on all the underside bits that the wings touch. its either my battery is dead or its rubbing somehwere... grr
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 01:35 PM
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OK - I guess it's been so long that I just forgot. sorry.

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Old Jan 06, 2013, 02:32 PM
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Not doubting you in anyway Bob

hoping its the battery, still charging
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