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Old May 27, 2009, 04:26 PM
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The way the wing is designed, most of the load is carried by the spar. If you just CA the wing skin together, you shouldn't have any strength issues. The problem is mostly cosmetic.
Thanks bud, I'll keep you all posted with the build, no doubt I'll have more questions...

Regarding the locations of the surface control horns, would you guys mind measing where you've placed them?
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Old May 27, 2009, 04:57 PM
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I think it was 4"...check back in the thread!

Also I have been having a blast with my Airfoilz 260 in Real Flight 4.5!! Flies almost as good as the real thing!
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Old May 28, 2009, 07:37 AM
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cool, I guess it's more important that the linkage and arm are all nice and square with the aileron?

Could you give me a link to that real flight 260? Thanks!
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Old May 28, 2009, 08:53 AM
Well, now that you know ...
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It's part of "Expansion Pack 6". Unless someone else has done a free version as well.
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Old May 28, 2009, 10:10 AM
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Do I needthe previous 5 expansions?
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Old May 28, 2009, 10:11 AM
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No, I don't think so. Of course, I don't have any of them.
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Old May 28, 2009, 10:39 AM
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http://www.realflight.com/gallery/gpmz4116-gallery.html

Here is a link! No you don't need any of the other expansions for this to work. But you do have to have G4-G4.5.
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Old May 29, 2009, 05:25 PM
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I have the majority of the build done now, I just have to square up the tail and glue them and the wings in, and then do the hinges for the ailerons. Man have a I ****ed up the tail section, it's going to take a lot of epoxy/micro balloons to fill those gaps!

I hope I enjoy flying, I'm starting to lose patience with the build. Either that or I'm just tired tonight...

It looks good though, a nice big model. I really hope I don't crash it lol. It's going to look great once the decals are on!

For gentle non 3D flying while I get back into flying, what throws/expo etc would you recommend? I;m thinking -10% expo on low rates, and ~-30% on high rates?
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Old May 29, 2009, 05:37 PM
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I have the majority of the build done now, I just have to square up the tail and glue them and the wings in, and then do the hinges for the ailerons. Man have a I ****ed up the tail section, it's going to take a lot of epoxy/micro balloons to fill those gaps!

I hope I enjoy flying, I'm starting to lose patience with the build. Either that or I'm just tired tonight...

It looks good though, a nice big model. I really hope I don't crash it lol. It's going to look great once the decals are on!
Getting there!! Good to hear Keep the pics coming!

PS: Don't get to crazy adding a bunch of epoxy!
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Old May 30, 2009, 05:12 PM
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I use about 30% expo on low rates. And don't worry about the gaps. A 1/8" radius epoxy & micro ballon fillet is all that you need.
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Old May 30, 2009, 08:08 PM
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I use about 30% expo on low rates. And don't worry about the gaps. A 1/8" radius epoxy & micro ballon fillet is all that you need.
Cool thanks! How many degrees would you recommend for low rates? Is it 45deg on all surfaces for high rates?
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Some pics of how the build stands atm:
Those are not very big gaps. Epoxy and micro-balloons will fix you right up.

Put tape on both surfaces about 3/16's away from the corner. Then spread the epoxy and micro-balloons with a Popsicle stick into the groove. The rounded end of the stick will make a nice fillet. Wait until the epoxy starts to get hard and then pull off the tape. Perfect fillets.
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Old Jul 07, 2009, 11:21 PM
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Anyone try the Extra on Real Flight expansion 6?
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Old Jul 08, 2009, 08:28 AM
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Anyone try the Extra on Real Flight expansion 6?

I have flown it and it flies pretty well. I like it. The main difference I noticed was the the motor could have a bit more power as mine flies with more authority and with a higher top speed.
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