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Old Oct 04, 2009, 09:17 AM
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Thanks Verticalspark... whenever you have time, and manage to get around to it, we'd love to see how it works out.

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Old Oct 04, 2009, 02:03 PM
Balsa + glue + bluesky= fun
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Not my video.....

It's pretty interesting. Found it on youtube. Stock Radian with FPV gear that has a midair and the resources to find the crashed model. The dude manned up and paid for the repairs too. It's a little long winded, you may want to pause it and do something while it loads so your can go to the good stuff starting @ 6:40
James

An eventful FPV flight (9 min 9 sec)
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Old Oct 04, 2009, 11:07 PM
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If you ever get tired of gliders and want to get more involved with 3D check out

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and yes there are a few ProBro's over your way

I am totally involved in both as long as my distant sight will allow the gliders
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Old Oct 06, 2009, 01:01 AM
Time to burn up some wind yo!
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i can justify making one, but caint justify paying those high prices for a flat peice of foam... so i think ill keep hovering my radian =P
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Old Oct 06, 2009, 01:29 AM
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Infineon EPP Bipe. Here is one you can make. This one is on my to do list. And the plans are FREE!

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Old Oct 06, 2009, 02:39 AM
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So after several hours of trying to make spoilers, its proving to be a pain to get them to sit flat.
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Old Oct 06, 2009, 08:30 AM
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verticalspark,

Depending on what they are made of (something rigid I assume?), and depending on how you are opening them mechanically (servo's right under each one pushing them open?), you could always use small magnets to hold them closed, then have the servo arms push them open. That's what I did on my Chrysalis, and it works great.

Once again, I don't know how you are planning to construct/operate them... just an idea.

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Old Oct 06, 2009, 08:45 AM
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Assuming the spoilers themselves are not twisted, keep removing material until they sit flat with little force, or you'll never be happy with them!
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Old Oct 06, 2009, 09:49 AM
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Infineon EPP Bipe. Here is one you can make. This one is on my to do list. And the plans are FREE!

[attachment]1233837[/attachment]

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Does it have spoilers?
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Old Oct 06, 2009, 07:20 PM
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Alright, after a long night after work I finally finished the spoilers.
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Old Oct 06, 2009, 08:12 PM
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Nice job on the spoilers. Curious if it would be better to make them larger? Do you have the servo attached to the spoiler and the arm hitting rotating on the wing?
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Old Oct 06, 2009, 08:17 PM
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Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to test them today due to rain but I think they should work fine. And yes the servo is attached to the spoiler
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Old Oct 06, 2009, 10:11 PM
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Im curious why you didnt attach the servo to the wing and use the arm to move the spoiler up?
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Old Oct 06, 2009, 11:16 PM
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Well I considered that as well and was my first intent. My spoiler is just .40 styrene and I was afraid if i mounted the servo into the wing and the servo arm pushed the spoiler up the styrene would bend on either side of the arm. Im going to try both options, all I have to do tape the servo into the wing and reverse the channel
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Old Oct 06, 2009, 11:31 PM
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Ok cool. I was just wondering if that was standard for setting up spoilers. If ailerons are put on the wing and setup to both go up, would they be as effective as the spoilers that you have created?
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