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Mar 07, 2017, 09:28 PM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Maiden today ... I was very nervous (more than normal) I didn't have a clue how the twist ailerons would work, or how the extra large elevator would be ?? Also I was flying on the small park and if anything went wrong, I could easily be into the trees again

One thing in my favour was the very low wind

Couldn't have been easier ... maiden went off without a hitch, few clicks of down and a couple of clicks left aileron and she was flying sweet ... I only had a short flight and now I cant wait to get her on a bigger park so I can see how she flies at slow speed and put her through her paces ..

I will be adding a little more aileron (if I can) and maybe feed in a bit more rudder (I have rudder / aileron mix added)

Lockey

Taube Maiden (3 min 30 sec)
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Mar 07, 2017, 10:29 PM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Plans for this one with the narrower fuselage are ready if anyone wants to build her ... I am still working on the wider fuselage ... with the same wing

Lockey
Mar 08, 2017, 01:26 AM
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Short but sweet, lovely looking plane!

I'll happily part with a few shekels for the thin one Then part with some more for the more curvaceous one later
Mar 08, 2017, 01:49 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Originally Posted by scorchythebear
Short but sweet, lovely looking plane!

I'll happily part with a few shekels for the thin one Then part with some more for the more curvaceous one later
Cheers scorchy .. I have just finished the wide body on, they are both on my website now ... cant wait to see your build

Lockey
Mar 08, 2017, 03:26 AM
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That looks fantastic Tony, how did you manage to get a calm day to test fly ???? ha ha.
Mar 08, 2017, 03:39 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Originally Posted by Loco1
That looks fantastic Tony, how did you manage to get a calm day to test fly ???? ha ha.
Just unlucky I guess .. thanks Kev

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Mar 08, 2017, 04:42 AM
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Very nice !!!!

Toby
Mar 08, 2017, 04:49 AM
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Beautiful flight , and waay more than enough power eh ...
Mar 08, 2017, 04:50 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Beautiful flight , and waay more than enough power eh ...
Yes gpw, more than enough power

Lockey
Mar 08, 2017, 05:41 AM
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Fantastic!
Mar 08, 2017, 08:56 AM
When cows fly!
Nice! Good job Lockey
Mar 08, 2017, 01:55 PM
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Nice maiden.

One question, I am just finishing my profile version, how much throw do you have in the controls?

I have hinged ailerons. 38" span.
Mar 08, 2017, 05:15 PM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Originally Posted by BHOFM
Nice maiden.

One question, I am just finishing my profile version, how much throw do you have in the controls?

I have hinged ailerons. 38" span.
If you check out the end of the maiden video, you can see the amount of travel on all the control surfaces ... I felt I had enough elevator but needed a bit more aileron and I have aileron and rudder mix

Lockey

Taube control throws (0 min 33 sec)
Last edited by Lockey; Mar 08, 2017 at 05:53 PM.
Mar 08, 2017, 05:50 PM
Kimbers Keeper.
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Thanks for the quick come back.

I have about the same aileron, maybe a bit more elevator and ran out of guide tube, so the rudder
is not hooked up yet.

Mine is based on a 1914 version of the Knights Command, the first aircraft equipped with
a flame thrower.

http://rogerspoffin.com/home/command...ircraft/taube/
Mar 08, 2017, 05:55 PM
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Very nice effort again, As usual ! :>}

All Toube's seem to suffer from that narrow tracking problem.
Just gotta be ON the rudder stick.

Another nise show worthy AC.

Congrats

Bob


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