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Old Nov 19, 2003, 09:10 PM
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e-starter night ops


Hey all,
I have a brand new e-starter that has about three hours on it and it has yet to see the light of day. We( my friend and his Tigermoth)have been flying at the local high school around ten o'clock every night. The parking lot lights give us enough visibility for flights up to about seventy five feet and a distance of approximately one hundred and fifty feet. I can't wait to fly it in the day time! I am very impressed with the e-starter. I am planning on modifying the wing by reducing the dihedral and adding flaps! We are also going to see about getting access to the gymnasium so we can avoid the chilly Southern Oregon winter.


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Old Nov 19, 2003, 09:19 PM
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I reduced the dihedral on mine to near nothing, about a 1/4 inch height difference from center of wing to the tip, and I can't tell much if any difference.
Old Nov 20, 2003, 11:49 AM
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really? so, no difference even in the roll rate?
Old Nov 20, 2003, 11:57 AM
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the e-starter rolls pretty quick already considering the airfoil shape
Old Nov 20, 2003, 04:40 PM
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Not much difference, as headless says she rolled pretty good in the stock configuration. Now maybe if in addition to removing dihedral if I used stiffer ailerons I might see a bigger difference.
Old Nov 20, 2003, 04:51 PM
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The stock ailerons made out of foam are actually quite stiff as long as you use enough hinges -- i now use no less than 4 dubro nylon pinned hinges per aileron, 3 on rudder, 4 on elevator. The ailerons are very very rigid with so many mountings to the wing -- my friend also has an e-starter with extra large ailerons... he glued some thin sheet balsa onto the trailing edge of his ailerons making them about 3 times as large. He can do a roll or 2 a second now, it's really very very twisted and wrong :-D


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