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Old May 14, 2009, 09:29 PM
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Typical! I said find OR buy an ESC, not BOTH!! LOL. I gave up searching so I bought another esc, only to then fond the old one 30 mind later. Oh well I have enough spare equipment now to buy another.

Do me a favour and don't tempt me! Haha
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Old May 14, 2009, 11:34 PM
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Typical! I said find OR buy an ESC, not BOTH!! LOL. I gave up searching so I bought another esc, only to then fond the old one 30 mind later. Oh well I have enough spare equipment now to buy another.

Do me a favour and don't tempt me! Haha
No such thing as too much stuff! Now go buy yourself the Full Fuse Yak54!
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Old May 15, 2009, 06:40 AM
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I know that's right. If a little is good, more is better and too much is juuust right!
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Old May 15, 2009, 06:54 AM
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Hehe well I've still got an inspire mini to build so I'll likely save the bits for that.

Btw, what side are putting your elevator servos on? Or does it not matter?
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Old May 15, 2009, 09:33 AM
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Did you have to trim 1/4" of the foam off of the rudder to keep it flush with the vertical stabiliser?
The 1/4" balsa rudder post makes up the difference. No need to trim.
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Old May 15, 2009, 10:13 AM
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Hehe well I've still got an inspire mini to build so I'll likely save the bits for that.

Btw, what side are putting your elevator servos on? Or does it not matter?
Dosen't really matter.
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Old May 15, 2009, 01:01 PM
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Cool thanks!

Any reason the elevator servo hole is pre cut out, but the ailerons aren't?
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Old May 15, 2009, 01:12 PM
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I think the aileron servo holes are not pre-cut to ensure propper alignment when you put them in so that they sit right up to the spar, since we glue the whole wings together ourselves there is a chance for error, cutting the holes ourselves ensures the holes will be in their right place.

All airfoilz are designed like this.
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Old May 15, 2009, 01:12 PM
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Plane, you'de have to ask the designer about that one but I suspect that it's maybe because of potential differences in the fore/aft placement of the spar.
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Old May 16, 2009, 11:14 AM
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gah, apparently my motor is in customs. God knows why, it's coming from the same country!
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Old May 16, 2009, 10:19 PM
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We don't cut the servo hole in the wings for 2 reasons, both related to the manufacturing. One, it affects the bending of the wing. Two, we would then have to make a right and a left wing. The way we do it, both wings are made the same.
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Old May 17, 2009, 04:21 PM
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We don't cut the servo hole in the wings for 2 reasons, both related to the manufacturing. One, it affects the bending of the wing. Two, we would then have to make a right and a left wing. The way we do it, both wings are made the same.
Thanks for that!

Two foam sides are complete, I've already made a mistake (hence decided not to use kicker any more as it's too fast to position after 2 or 3s) but hopefully it won't be an issue. The doubler bonded before I had positioned perfectly, so in a couple of places it's around .5 - 1.5mm too close to the edge of the skin, resulting in the need for a little trimming.


I removed this alignment tab, was I meant to?
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Old May 17, 2009, 06:28 PM
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Man, that must be one big giant camera you're using.
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Old May 17, 2009, 06:28 PM
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Man, that must be one big giant camera you're using.
Nope just a crappy iPhone camera haha, not sure why they're so big...
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Old May 17, 2009, 06:32 PM
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That's because they are hosted on an external site. Uploading them to rcg directly re-formats them to a smaller size suitable for pc screen viewing and lower bandwidth use.
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