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Feb 09, 2013, 05:23 PM
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As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I am underwelmed with the quality of the wing. Not only was the covering abysmally bad, several ribs were not glued to the TE.
But these were minor hickups as I knew I was going to recover. One thing I didnot verify (as this was an ARF after all) was the fit of the two wing halves. I expected to maybe have to do a bit of sanding to get a good fit, so I left this for last.

So imagine my surprise when I trial fitted the winghalves. One root is 5mm longer then the other! Measuring further towards the tip, the differences are less, and by the dihedral break they're equal.
How will it fly?
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Feb 09, 2013, 07:22 PM
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Yikes, in country I haven't seen so bad quality control on 2M Flings.

Check the warping too.
Feb 09, 2013, 11:20 PM
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There was a very slight warp, which I treated with some heat from my covering iron. I'll have to keep an eye on it though
Feb 10, 2013, 04:38 AM
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I suggest you to use -2 to -4 washout at the tips. I use a very simple device to check warping an doing washouts, I'll send you a picture later if you want.

Regards.
Feb 10, 2013, 06:16 AM
The original Flying Pigs Sqd.
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Originally Posted by Ricardo RW
I suggest you to use -2 to -4 washout at the tips. I use a very simple device to check warping an doing washouts, I'll send you a picture later if you want.

Regards.
Always willing to learn... I use bamboo BBQ skewers taped to the wing's bottom...
Feb 10, 2013, 09:37 AM
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My wings came out the same where they went together. It is at least 5 years old,but it rarely gets flown. If i ever got ambitious and put a motor,or power pod on it it would get flown a lot more often.
Fred
Feb 21, 2013, 02:44 PM
The original Flying Pigs Sqd.
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How does 570g AUW sound?
Feb 21, 2013, 02:48 PM
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Sounds like about 20 ounces which is a very nice number.
Feb 21, 2013, 04:16 PM
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How does 570g AUW sound?
That's pretty nice. In my country we use to fly 2m contests with Flings and the minimum weight is 650g.

It should fly very well.
Feb 21, 2013, 05:13 PM
The original Flying Pigs Sqd.
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I hope to do at least some trim/glide tests tomorrow. Depends on the wind.
Feb 24, 2013, 02:30 AM
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Wing Joiner


Help

Anybody have the joiner for the 2 piece wing that can scan
and send it?

At a local comp, the winch driver got exuberant and the wings
now have a "bit" more dihedral, I have aluminium and ply to
fabricate a new one but need the angle of the original joiner

Thanks

Alex
Feb 24, 2013, 02:47 AM
The original Flying Pigs Sqd.
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Originally Posted by Alex VK2KR
Help

Anybody have the joiner for the 2 piece wing that can scan
and send it?

At a local comp, the winch driver got exuberant and the wings
now have a "bit" more dihedral, I have aluminium and ply to
fabricate a new one but need the angle of the original joiner

Thanks

Alex
I'll measure tonight...
Feb 24, 2013, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by up&away
i'll measure tonight...
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Feb 24, 2013, 01:29 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Up&Away
I'll measure tonight...
Darn -- I just cleaned out my garage last weekend and threw out the old joiner for that wing.
Feb 24, 2013, 03:29 PM
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8.5mm thick
7.5mm wide
measured at the underside, from tip to center 13.4mm
also measured at the underside, with one side flat on the table, the underside of the other side is 23mm high


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