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Jul 06, 2012, 08:06 AM
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Coming in today, any tips/tricks involved on this build?
Hope to maiden tomorrow morning.
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Jul 06, 2012, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Randal McSandal
Coming in today, any tips/tricks involved on this build?
Hope to maiden tomorrow morning.
Dont forget to CA the high stress joints around the landing gear etc.... Other than that, nothing to speak of
Jul 06, 2012, 08:30 AM
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Coming in today, any tips/tricks involved on this build?
Hope to maiden tomorrow morning.
If you ha'vn't Good Idea to watch Chris's Video's..There top notch!

I have one! Use a Iron, and not a heat gun. It help's if you tac down all the edges, so they don't creep.
Jul 06, 2012, 08:40 AM
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If you ha'vn't Good Idea to watch Chris's Video's..There top notch!
+1
The build videos are great!
I think most people who have assembled a few planes could put any of the EF stuff together without any reference material at all...
But it's always cool to see how someone else does things. Never know when you might pickup a timesaver or nice 'extra' step.
Jul 06, 2012, 08:49 AM
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Right on, I plan to follow the videos step for step. I'll def iron the edges and CA the stress spots. Thanks!
Jul 06, 2012, 09:00 AM
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Dont forget to CA the high stress joints around the landing gear etc.... Other than that, nothing to speak of
If I see ply I usually soak it in CA. Last couple of diggers I had really withstood the damage that should have happened.
Jul 06, 2012, 09:07 AM
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Good deal, and on the maiden should I have the SFG's on or not?
Jul 06, 2012, 09:22 AM
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Good deal, and on the maiden should I have the SFG's on or not?
No reason not to put them on unless you don't like the way they look.
Jul 06, 2012, 09:31 AM
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Good deal, and on the maiden should I have the SFG's on or not?
Ca is to be used sparingly, at major stress points. you never want to over do it.

SFG's do add stability, and lift. Its a good Idea to run them untill your comfortable with the airframe. Removing them speeds up the roll rate nicely..
Jul 06, 2012, 10:17 AM
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Cool, I'm excited to get this up in the air. I've been having withdrawals since my 48 edge's wing fell off mid flight
Jul 07, 2012, 02:25 AM
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Maiden in the morning!! Didn't have time for all the stars.... But I think she'll still fly!!

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Jul 07, 2012, 10:51 AM
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Looks sweet!

--Tom K.
Jul 07, 2012, 11:57 AM
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Wow what an amazing plane! And the elevator!!!

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KE spins were the best of any EF plane to date... pop tops were awesome, and on par with my 70" Slick!

I did notice she seemed a little pitch sensitive as slow airspeeds (not Harrier).
My CG is where it takes a TINY amount of up elevator when flying inverted at 50-70% throttle.

Anyone else see this?
Jul 07, 2012, 12:37 PM
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I did notice she seemed a little pitch sensitive as slow airspeeds (not Harrier).
Possibly all that elevator throw you are running?
I've not noticed any sensitivity (more than ,say, the Edge).. But even on full rate I don't have quite the throw that you are running, and for normal 3D flying I have it dialled back top about 50 degrees.
Jul 07, 2012, 01:37 PM
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Possibly all that elevator throw you are running?
I've not noticed any sensitivity (more than ,say, the Edge).. But even on full rate I don't have quite the throw that you are running, and for normal 3D flying I have it dialled back top about 50 degrees.
You're right Steve! I should go program low rates into my radio right now!!!

What you see in my picture of the elevator is the 3rd rate that I use, called "insane tumble rate". Its described in the manual on page 25...

My low rate throw is 30% on my tx, which equates to about 25-35 degrees.



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