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Old Sep 15, 2004, 12:50 PM
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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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Old Sep 15, 2004, 01:25 PM
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prop on backwards?...wait - wheres the prop? is she a slope glider?
Old Sep 15, 2004, 01:45 PM
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You failed to purchase contest grade balsa!!!
Old Sep 15, 2004, 01:49 PM
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Ya think it may be a weight problem....??

What??? I shouldn't have used plywood ??????
Old Sep 15, 2004, 03:03 PM
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Maybe the wing is to large. Trimming it down will reduce drag.
Old Sep 15, 2004, 03:27 PM
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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.......
Old Sep 15, 2004, 04:19 PM
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Cal you forgot to add the conkulator, also the wings need to be alittle bigger
Old Sep 15, 2004, 04:42 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.
Old Sep 15, 2004, 04:48 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 ;-)
Old Sep 15, 2004, 05:03 PM
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nah, just put a big motor on it, fly it fast enough and it'll work!...
Old Sep 15, 2004, 05:20 PM
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I always start with the easiest solution first , Try adjusting your trim . Mabye a little up elevator .
Old Sep 15, 2004, 07:26 PM
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Too much paint?
Old Sep 15, 2004, 09:13 PM
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HELL no you cant fly it!
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It might knife edge????

Old Sep 15, 2004, 09:19 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.
Old Sep 16, 2004, 12:17 AM
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How on earth do you expect a beached whale to fly?

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


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