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Oct 19, 2012, 02:59 PM
Tailless fly-hard
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Originally Posted by PistaJ
I built a wing dedicated to fpv
It flies really nicely but the wing flatters when exceeding speed of 110 km per hour..

It is not the aileron it is the whole wing that flatters.
Any advice.
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Just make the wing stiffer. Remember that flutter is a twisting force, so minimize twist, not bending.
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Oct 19, 2012, 05:14 PM
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Just change 110 kph to mph. That's only about 68. The wings shouldn't flutter anymore at that speed.
Oct 19, 2012, 08:30 PM
that's gonna leave a scar
all about the FUN !

Oct 20, 2012, 02:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Ron H
Just change 110 kph to mph. That's only about 68. The wings shouldn't flutter anymore at that speed.
That doesn't sound very fast or loud though. It just sounds like an XXXTreme parkflyer (great for beginner and Xperts!) Something someone would put a 3 axis gyro on and crash a lot.
Oct 20, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Ron H
Just change 110 kph to mph. That's only about 68. The wings shouldn't flutter anymore at that speed.
ROFL! That's priceless!!!

Andy
Jan 29, 2013, 09:38 AM
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Hi folks, just bought an electric Zagi. Interesting thread, but as a newbie, to flying wings, I hope to have some fun. Who is this tic chap, have I missed any thing. Cheers
Jan 29, 2013, 09:56 AM
Gilbert AZ
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Originally Posted by Fly Boy3
Hi folks, just bought an electric Zagi. Interesting thread, but as a newbie, to flying wings, I hope to have some fun. Who is this tic chap, have I missed any thing. Cheers
Tic loves Zagi and owns several. Don't believe what you read about TIC not liking Zagis. Its not true. Tic wears boxers with Zagi pictures on them.
Jan 29, 2013, 10:07 AM
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Nice one AZ. One question, whats the best way to launch an electric pusher Zagi "safely". Cheers
Jan 29, 2013, 10:43 AM
Gilbert AZ
I have launched a Zagi twice in my lifetime but launched many other wings. Launch with the motor off. Hold it by the bottom with one hand and hold the radio with the other. Give it a firm slightly up toss and give it full power after it has a good glide angle. First flight you should have someone launch it for you. This is the best I can describe my method.

The key here is always launch a pusher wing with power off unless you like bloody fingers.
Jan 29, 2013, 11:56 AM
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Thanks AZ. You are right, better to be safe than sorry, seen some bad cuts from pushers in last few years, so I will be taking your advice. Thanks again. ps thinking of glueing small shaped piece of blue foam under neath wing to help in holding model pre launch. Bad idea ?
Jan 29, 2013, 12:22 PM
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Here's some videos of wing tosses. the pizza toss is the safest for flying wing designs. You don't want your hand at the trailing edge when a prop is doing 32,000rpm.

mw

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=5498
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...40&postcount=2
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1162415
Jan 29, 2013, 12:34 PM
Gilbert AZ
Yea kind of like a Pizza Toss. People will launch with the motor on but do it at your own risk. I haven't had the need to glue anything on the bottom to hold on to for the launch.

Practice power off Launches over tall grass and glide in for landing. This will give you practice and give you an Idea if it needs trimming. It should perform a long glide slope with motor off. Power on flights may need further trim adjustments if you motor angle is wrong. This is my way and may not be the way do it.

Tic chime in here. Were are you buddy. You can explain this.
Jan 29, 2013, 12:40 PM
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My good ole Zagi was used two Fridays ago as my 1st fright aircraft for my new DX18 -- 1st time it's flow in more than 3 years!
Jan 29, 2013, 01:18 PM
I hate waiting for parts
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I prefer the over-the-head tosses with my flying wings and that works well for me. I wonder how Tic tosses his Zagi boxers?
Jan 29, 2013, 02:13 PM
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Thanks AZ for the info, I feel much more confident on launching after reading your blog. Cheers.
Thanks Mark for video links, I think I know now what Tic was refering to regarding noise. That Demon sure is a beauty. Ha Ha.


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