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Dec 13, 2011, 10:38 AM
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Dec 13, 2011, 10:39 AM
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Dec 13, 2011, 10:49 AM
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Dec 13, 2011, 11:09 AM
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Jan 23, 2012, 12:26 AM
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I followed Extremewings building guides. I'm very excited to fly my Alula but have also seen a few additional mods I'm hoping you guys will comment on. Should I use extreme tape or other to reinforce leading edge. I have installed the wing removal kit and have seen a thread that indicates to move the servos to the center of the wing to better control the elevons. Is this something you would recommend.
Jan 23, 2012, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by kpjkl4
I followed Extremewings building guides. I'm very excited to fly my Alula but have also seen a few additional mods I'm hoping you guys will comment on. Should I use extreme tape or other to reinforce leading edge. I have installed the wing removal kit and have seen a thread that indicates to move the servos to the center of the wing to better control the elevons. Is this something you would recommend.
I can suggest that putting tape on the leading edge is not a good idea - it will not stop it getting damages and just add weight. (Just my personal opinion )

I would not move the servo's either! You want them to be near the center of the fuse so as much weight as possible is close to the center line... We have never had a problem as they are.

There are also those that put the push rods on top of the wing. I have done it both ways and found no benefit to the push rods on top... Simpler and easier to do it as designed!

The wings can be removed without the wing removal kit. Just cut (rather than removing) the tape where they join and pull off! Then, use some normal narrow clear tape to re-attach. This is assuming you followed the instructions on the first post

Also, one more thing that is really worth doing, is to cover the extreme tape with colored "zagi" tape. This is well worth it to prevent the sun from damaging the extreme tape over time...
Mar 15, 2012, 10:28 PM
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I'm a little late to the party..... What's the servo of choice you guys are running? And where's the least expensive place to pick up
A set.

I just ordered my first Alula.
Mar 16, 2012, 12:09 PM
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The best servo's for the Alula (IMHO) are HS-45HB. They have carbonite gears and will slip instead of stripping, therefore lasting a long time.

You do not need the digital version (analog version can be $10 or less). The digital version (if you had more money than sense or just like high end!) is an HS-5045HB and can be $20 or more.

Get them from the local hobby store or online.
Mar 16, 2012, 12:53 PM
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HXT500's have served me well, fit like a glove in the slot, and if they strip (which I have not done yet after probably 1000 launches on my first Alula EVO), who cares, they're super cheap.
Mar 16, 2012, 01:19 PM
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Pick a servo that has good centering and resolution. Super cheap ones don't! You won't notice the difference on most planes. But accurate pitch control is critical for the Alula elevons, and it will be a major battle to get a good consistent repeatable hands off glide without it. I would go with nothing less than the analog HS-45HB, with digitals being even better.
Mar 16, 2012, 03:22 PM
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Perfect, thx for the responses.

Can I ask about the Battery thing too?

I saw the soldered up 4 cell recommended In the 1st post build log ( awesome, by the way, thanks!!) Why don't I want to just use the same Lipo's I'm flying in my B2? Seems easier to just keep the same chemistry rather than a "step back" to old tech. Is it just a balance/weight thing?

Thx
Mike
Mar 16, 2012, 03:34 PM
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balance/weight - expense thing

It is a happy coincidence that the 4 aaa cells balance the Alula almost perfectly so you no longer add weight to the nose.

The 4 little aaa nimh batteries give lonnnnng times between charges.
Easy to charge too. I use the same 4 button charger that I use to charge up all of my lipos (and my transmitter)
Mar 16, 2012, 03:35 PM
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Mar 16, 2012, 04:54 PM
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