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Mar 31, 2011, 06:46 PM
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ROG-rise off ground with no stick input
So would ROW mean Rise off Water?? I have bene seeing this a lot in the UM J-3 Cub sub-forum. There is a lot of pontoon talk there...
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Mar 31, 2011, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by james90755
So would ROW mean Rise off Water?? I have bene seeing this a lot in the UM J-3 Cub sub-forum. There is a lot of pontoon talk there...
You betcha!
Apr 18, 2011, 10:29 AM
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The competition designation page:
http://www.fai.org/aeromodelling/rcsoaring/synopsis

...seems to be gone, I keep getting a 404 error message ("Page cannot be found").
Apr 18, 2011, 11:07 AM
The Low-wing Super Cub
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Originally Posted by Fly Wheel
The competition designation page:
http://www.fai.org/aeromodelling/rcsoaring/synopsis

...seems to be gone, I keep getting a 404 error message ("Page cannot be found").

Technical problems
Apr 19, 2011, 12:18 AM
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I'm guessing it's something to do with speed and/or angle of flight, but what do "high alpha" and "low alpha" mean?

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May 22, 2011, 08:37 PM
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what does knifedge mean?
May 23, 2011, 01:45 AM
What goes up must come down
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Sith Lord, High alpha is when the wings of a plane are at a steep angle in relation to the planes forward motion.
Here is some high alpha flying.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtGI9NyIkUc
May 23, 2011, 02:30 AM
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Foolforspeed, Kyle looses a piece of an aleron doing a knife edge right at the begining of this vid.

Kyle Woishnys Funtana 90 (5 min 23 sec)
May 23, 2011, 12:19 PM
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Knife Edge is when the wings re oriented vertically rather than horrizontally. The plane is basically flying on its side.
Jul 03, 2011, 01:38 AM
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Elevator/Aileron Deflection


How do I measure say 12mm elevator deflection??
Jul 04, 2011, 04:08 PM
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ZACATTACK, This is actually the wrong thread t post this question in.... But here goes.

It's easy to do, If you need to, raise and support the back of the fuselage of the air plain so that the stabilizer is level with the surface you will be measuring from. Zero the trim for the elevator and looking at the stabilizer/ elevator from the side make sure they are level. (use a straight edge if necessary) Measure or mark a ruler at the center of the trailing edge (TE) of the elevator. Pull back on the stick the ele. will move up. measure the distance it moves. if the measurement is 12 mm your good to go. Push the stick forward, the ele will move down, and take a second reading. If it's the same your done. but you may need to adjust the linkage to the the proper throws.
Jul 13, 2011, 02:50 PM
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Thanks.
Aug 28, 2011, 10:00 AM
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So ...what is a sattelite receiver?
Aug 28, 2011, 12:38 PM
Matt Mabry
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Its a second smaller receiver you plug into the main receiver.

http://www.spektrumrc.com/DSM/Techno...dFeatures.aspx

Matt
Aug 28, 2011, 03:30 PM
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Thanks Matt! Is that what they mean by a remote receiver?
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