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Jan 12, 2020, 11:11 PM
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Volantex Decathlon on 44mm Wheels

Volantex Decathlon With landing gear ( 44mm Wheels ) (18 min 17 sec)

Chalk and cheese folks !


It flies so much better after some tweaking . + Those 44mm wheels ....
Though they are not enough ..
The very last landing ripped the landing gear out of the fuse because the wheels caught on something ..
So while the 44's are a nice replacement ? It still needs more ...
I dont know if those 60mm wheels will fit ( width ) . But it looks like larger wheels are wanted and some serious thought into strengthening the slot the gear goes into . The UHU glue did not let go ( glue I used for repairs ) , what happened is the plastic gear retainer was ripped out of the surrounding foam ! ( The foam let go ) This tells me 2 things ..
1) It is a weak spot ( landing gear slot )
2) The wheels are too small ( catch in the grass )

Centring ! ...........

Still giving issue ! So looks like the servos are also how do you do .. BUTT and it might be a huge butt !
It might be a voltage issue ?

Came home , charged the battery and everything seems to centre normally ?
Is it a Voltage issue ???? Voltage drops and centring becomes so so ?
Maybe use it as a low battery warning ?

Landing gear slot ( plastic ) glued in place again !
There was a slight tendency to roll left , so I made a slight aileron tweak to the right aileron ..
Elevator is back to the original position , but might need a little down ..

the 6x4 prop seemed to be working ok , could not be loading the motor too much ..
That budget 900mAh 2s gave a hell of a flight time ( What was it ? )

So ?

Do I think more of it now ?
yeah , I do ... A little more ..

Factory Tx is garbage ..
those 30mm wheels are just a horrible joke
The landing gear slot is weak as dry spaghetti ..
The factory battery .. Wrong size , weight , and it's performance might be ?
The centring issue ?

There are just better models out there !
For now I have to figure out a way to strengthen the landing gear slot .. ( Maybe an inanimate carbon rod )
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