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Old Jun 21, 2012, 12:47 AM
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Here's a great little 24" plane now being sold through Matin at NCFM.
The Half Bad.
I'm not really happy with my build on this one and it still needs some tweaking to get if flying well. Other folks are flying them from light to really heavy. I have another kit so we will see...
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 09:22 AM
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Here's a great little 24" plane now being sold through Matin at NCFM.
The Half Bad.
I'm not really happy with my build on this one and it still needs some tweaking to get if flying well. Other folks are flying them from light to really heavy. I have another kit so we will see...
What didn't you like about your build on this wing? I just received one as a gift and I'd appreciate any imput you might have to build this correctly. Also, what did you set the control throws to?

Thanks,
Rob
Old Oct 25, 2012, 01:45 PM
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Rob, I can't remember the throws, I would start with 1/8 +- for ele and 1/4+- for aileron low rates and a little more for high.
I would definitely ditch the beveled TE and bevel the elevons, easier to get the TE more acurate. also ditch the horns for dubro.
Other considerations for a DSer would be...
upgraded elevons (tapered stock)
spar and TE sub spar
larger battery

...or just build it light and stock.
Old Oct 25, 2012, 05:58 PM
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Thank you for the great tips. I really like the covering job on your Halfbad as well as your other models. If you don't mind me asking, what did you cover your Halfbad with. I was going to use Ultracote.
Thanks again,
Rob
Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:25 AM
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I like Monokote more than Ultracoat.

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