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Old Sep 28, 2011, 05:30 PM
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I too did the exact same thing Josh - Started on a hotliner with spoilers and flaps on the spring loaded trainer switch on my 8FG...

A few months ago i've started using the throttle stick for flaps and spoilers, and the spring loaded switch for throttle on a soft start - and i'm only now getting the hang of flying with the stick forward. Still feels weird DSing with it even now...

I've finally written off the last of my 3d planes though, so thats it for me! Gliders all the way and only one F5B plane with power..
D40 tomorrow! yay
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 05:36 PM
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Im still getting used to it too. I think I will trim my sticks a bit shorter to get really comfortable with it. Have fun with the d40. Do they have flaps now? they must be tiny!

Aus- I havn't had a plane with motor and flaps but I think if i did I would have the throttle on a switch and prioritize good flap control on the throttle. Been flying much lately?
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 06:18 PM
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I too did the exact same thing Josh - Started on a hotliner with spoilers and flaps on the spring loaded trainer switch on my 8FG...

A few months ago i've started using the throttle stick for flaps and spoilers, and the spring loaded switch for throttle on a soft start - and i'm only now getting the hang of flying with the stick forward. Still feels weird DSing with it even now...

I've finally written off the last of my 3d planes though, so thats it for me! Gliders all the way and only one F5B plane with power..
D40 tomorrow! yay
Where did you score the D40 from?
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 08:40 PM
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Hamburgler down in the ACT - he's just had a baby and had it sitting in his shed unbuilt. Got it for an awesome price Note to self: never have a baby...

It's one of the older ones without flaps Apparently they work pretty well with flapperons though!
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 10:56 PM
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There's more than one reason you shouldn't have a Baby, Rhys...

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Old Sep 28, 2011, 11:10 PM
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Thanks Josh and Damo for coming up to the fest Hope you felt at home.
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 11:51 PM
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No worries steve. Well be back next year I hope! Thanks a lot mate
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No worries Steve. I stayed on for a couple more days.

Rhys - lucky boy I have been waiting for the next production since Jan. Worth waiting for I hope.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 04:05 AM
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Aus- I havn't had a plane with motor and flaps but I think if i did I would have the throttle on a switch and prioritize good flap control on the throttle. Been flying much lately?[/QUOTE]

I have managed to get out to the local field with the electric but it has been a few weeks and planes are all packed now for the move. Hope to get out again to the club on sunday (maybe borrow the sticks from someone)

guess that another thing that stops flying kids and moving.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 06:52 AM
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Rhys - lucky boy I have been waiting for the next production since Jan. Worth waiting for I hope.
PM Ezza, Tim said he's still got one there that they got ages ago
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My view on spoilerons . If you only have ailerons , you want them up for landing . Not down , don`t even have the option of putting them down . It makes your plane a lot more prone to tip stall . Spoilerons kill lift but they also will slow your plane . You need the nose pointing up when spoilerons are deployed . They hardly slow you on a still day but if facing into a stiff breeze they will slow you a lot . Elevator compensation , some planes need down , some need up .
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 08:55 AM
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Say.... Dingo...

Wings almost done - looks like a new plane

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Old Sep 30, 2011, 04:04 AM
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Wings almost done - looks like a new plane

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Old Sep 30, 2011, 05:34 AM
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What Dingo said. I also recall Sensai Samotage's advice that spoilerons should deploy at least 30 degrees upward for full effectiveness. A nose-up attitude will bleed off speed nicely and bring the plane in at reduced speed. I can verify that it certainly does the job with both my heavy Speedo, and my Jart.

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Only if I can crash it first...

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