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Sep 15, 2004, 11:50 AM
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Hey guys.......I finally decided............ scratch build my first plane.............but it won't fly. Can you take a look at the pic and tell me what I may have done wrong.......??
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Sep 15, 2004, 12:25 PM
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Vanning's Avatar
prop on backwards?...wait - wheres the prop? is she a slope glider?
Sep 15, 2004, 12:45 PM
God is good
Viper Pilot's Avatar
You failed to purchase contest grade balsa!!!
Sep 15, 2004, 12:49 PM
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Cal's Avatar
Ya think it may be a weight problem....??

What??? I shouldn't have used plywood ??????
Sep 15, 2004, 02:03 PM
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Ron H's Avatar
Maybe the wing is to large. Trimming it down will reduce drag.
Sep 15, 2004, 02:27 PM
How do I land this thing?
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Not enough washout at the wing tips. Looks like you might have a problem with tip stalling. Try landing a little hotter.......
Sep 15, 2004, 03:19 PM
just another $$$ hobby
Cal you forgot to add the conkulator, also the wings need to be alittle bigger
Sep 15, 2004, 03:42 PM
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The heffershaft is missaligned. Delta G is building up on the LE of the tri-stabilitor causing and inductance of monohydrox on the bathinon pinion.

The easy fix...

...paint it green.
Sep 15, 2004, 03:48 PM
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hey, aeonaero, are there many e-flyers near Columbia...may be moving there soon?

p.s. you are right on the money dude...not sure about an easy fix though ;-)
Sep 15, 2004, 04:03 PM
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nah, just put a big motor on it, fly it fast enough and it'll work!...
Sep 15, 2004, 04:20 PM
Straight up is all I ask
I always start with the easiest solution first , Try adjusting your trim . Mabye a little up elevator .
Sep 15, 2004, 06:26 PM
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Too much paint?
Sep 15, 2004, 08:13 PM
HELL no you cant fly it!
lift off's Avatar
It might knife edge????

Sep 15, 2004, 08:19 PM
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I think a nice Hacker B50 and a 4s4p lipo pack swinging a 15x8 prop should make it fly. But it might be a bit marginal with the power.


Ps it plywood?? Not strong enough, try oak.
Sep 15, 2004, 11:17 PM
characters welcome!
Mark Wood's Avatar
How on earth do you expect a beached whale to fly?

That's what it is....... isn't it??


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