Shop our Airplanes Products Drone Products Sales
Thread Tools
Feb 20, 2012, 05:14 PM
Registered User
G-LO's Avatar
Thanks .
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Feb 20, 2012, 06:51 PM
Registered User
hardlock's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by harrisdouma
G-Lo
...... i got the RTF version. because it directions do not list center of gravity
and company said RTF version positioned in right spot so now i do not have
to worry about Center of gravity and supplied radio is supposed to be trimmed
out correctly to fly bird
No directions on CG? Since you got the RTF, maybe you can pass on the stock CG location with the factory setup for this uninformed consumer?
Feb 20, 2012, 07:52 PM
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by hardlock
No directions on CG? Since you got the RTF, maybe you can pass on the stock CG location with the factory setup for this uninformed consumer?
measuring from the front of the wing close to the body going back
I come up with 4 inches
Feb 20, 2012, 07:54 PM
Registered User
hardlock's Avatar
Thanks much for that! I'm sure it will be helpful.
Feb 20, 2012, 08:22 PM
Registered User
More info on silk screen painted rc eagle by www.gootchrc.com
The wingspan is 6 ft, 7In.
The thrust vectering motor servo is coupled to the wing servo by a y harness.
So this means that when the motor turns left the right wing goes up and vice versa
I think if the motor would stop in flight you would still have control of eagle with
elevator servo and wing servo.
Feb 20, 2012, 08:42 PM
Registered User
G-LO's Avatar
Do you think that it can be modded into a pusher? Just a thought....
Feb 20, 2012, 09:02 PM
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by G-LO
Do you think that it can be modded into a pusher? Just a thought....
I don.t think very likely since the rear of the tail is used as elevator
and is controlled by elevator servo..
Also if you were to move the trust vectoring motor from the front
of the eagle to a spot further back on the eagle. I thing you would cause a
major center of gravity problem
Feb 20, 2012, 09:23 PM
Registered User
G-LO's Avatar
What I mean is not relocating the motor stick to the back tail area. But, unscrew the motor from the front of the mount to the back of it. Thus a pusher.
Feb 20, 2012, 09:38 PM
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by G-LO
What I mean is not relocating the motor stick to the back tail area. But, unscrew the motor from the front of the mount to the back of it. Thus a pusher.
Ok I see what you mean. Yes you can move the motor from front of mount
to back of mount. You would have to go to a smaller prop.since the stock prop
would hit the top of the body. also remember the motor directional servo
is connected to the wing servo. by a y harness, But all in all it might work.
What do you think might be an advantage of pusher configuration
Last edited by harrisdouma; Feb 20, 2012 at 09:39 PM. Reason: grammer
Feb 20, 2012, 09:41 PM
Registered User
hardlock's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by harrisdouma
...The thrust vectering motor servo is coupled to the wing servo by a y harness.
So this means that when the motor turns left the right wing goes up and vice versa.
That mixing would explain the one video where every time the plane turns, it noses down.

That's just like a coupled rudder/aileron plane does if you hold the stick over too long due to the rudder becoming a down elevator once the plane is banked.

You may want to run them separate if you're comforable with full house controls.

Oh, and what were your shipping costs if you don't mind me asking?
Feb 20, 2012, 09:48 PM
Registered User
G-LO's Avatar
What do I think the advantage of making it a pusher.... none that I could think of, just thinking out loud ..
Feb 20, 2012, 09:48 PM
Registered User
hardlock's Avatar
I thought about reversing the motor also for use with a folding prop for soaring. Probably would work also as a puller but may not fold as far or could hit the post when opening.

Ideally the motor and boom could be retracted into the body for drag reduction but as already mentioned, the CG change would prevent this. Maybe a compensating weight shifting of the battery or other method could be used for CG trim but that's getting too complicated.
Feb 20, 2012, 10:03 PM
Registered User
Hardlock
Shipping cost were $44.00
The eagle arrived 4 days after it was shipped I
Hardlock I have sent you a PM
Feb 20, 2012, 11:36 PM
Registered User
Just received an email from rita@goothrc.com
Rita told me they will no longer be sellingl the silk screen painted RC eagles
to hobbyist. Rita said if you want one you will have to buy an eagle
in the U.S.A. from www.acesim.com which is run by Ken Hill
who is hardrock on this board. he is one of the good guys!l
Last edited by harrisdouma; Feb 20, 2012 at 11:38 PM. Reason: grammer
Feb 21, 2012, 08:32 AM
Registered User
STRINGFLY's Avatar
Boy, hardlock works fast !!!! He's great to do business with !!!

Stringfly <>+++++

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=...*&id=141398633

These are about 6 1/2 foot span and go for about 8.00 in China.


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion RC Kites TheNiceGuy New Forum Requests 68 Aug 11, 2011 01:13 AM
Discussion RC Vector Kites proposal Harry D Site Chat 15 Feb 15, 2011 01:28 PM
Discussion Premier RC Kites flimnar Parkflyers 7 Feb 01, 2011 07:02 AM
Discussion Premier RC powered kites ghoti Aerial Photography 2 Nov 19, 2010 02:56 PM