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Sep 26, 2007, 06:23 PM
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Wing Bolt continued


Some progress on the wing bolts.

Still have to do the bolt seats in the wings.
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Sep 26, 2007, 06:28 PM
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Neat. But isn't 3/16" ply overkill?
Sep 26, 2007, 06:43 PM
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Neat. But isn't 3/16" ply overkill?
Probably.

The facing plate (on the underside of the top fuse piece) and wing saddle reinforcements are 0.8mm ply.

I had just the right shape and size scraps in 3/16". Waste not want not.
Sep 26, 2007, 07:40 PM
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Looks good let us know how it holds up, I like the idea of wing bolts much better than rubber bands. For the maiden flight I don't mind the bands since if things don't go well the wing should come off. I programmed my Spektrum radio so she's ready for tomorrow weather permitting!

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Sep 26, 2007, 07:42 PM
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For the maiden flight I don't mind the bands since if things don't go well the wing should come off.
Gary Morris
I'm thinking of using rubber bands for the maiden, just in case.
Sep 26, 2007, 07:48 PM
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Dont sweat the maiden. Set the CG at 6cm. I had all neutral surfaces, gave it half throttle and it flew out of my hand and climbed nicely. This plane goes by itself!

Don
Sep 27, 2007, 05:05 AM
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I don't think you could crash it if you tried.
Like Don said, it will fly out of your hand.

It actually soars better than some of my gliders do.

Tim
Sep 27, 2007, 06:32 AM
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I'm waiting to see what others have done as far as painting, Maybz has set the standard for everyone to shoot for, now lets see those paint jobs!

Gary Morris
Sep 27, 2007, 09:07 AM
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Dimensions


Could someone measure the wing tail and fuse and post the rough dimensions? Thanks in advance.

Nice job on the wing bolt deal. I was thinking of a slide lock at the front and magnets at the back.
Sep 27, 2007, 12:04 PM
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must have been a glitch !
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Ailerons maybe ?


Do any of you Eagle owners think it is possible that it could be converted to have ailerons ? Seems there is little dihedral, and maybe the "feathers" that extend behind the trailing edge could be used ? Is there enough material to do this ? or is the hollow wing going to cause some problems ? I think a sloping version would be nice.. with just ailerons and elevator.

Liking this thread..
Luke
Sep 27, 2007, 12:20 PM
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Lk That's why I asked about dimensions. Want to build an elmers board version with ailerons and a light outrunner/small prop version.
Sep 27, 2007, 12:29 PM
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LKC,

It seems that I recall a magazine article about someone who scratch built a Turkey Vulture sailplane the had a special connector that allowed him to use the feathers at the end of the wings as ailerons just like the bird. When I get home tonight I see if I can find it...no guarentees since we moved to a new house last month. Still can't find all my r/c gear that I boxed up.

gb
Sep 27, 2007, 12:49 PM
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My wife just called to let me know that my eagle has landed. Mike wasn't kidding about four business days.
Just before that order, I had ordered another cellpro charger and was looking last night at the tracking. It went from Maryland to Pennsylvania to West Virginia to Lexington, Kentucky yesterday. Even though that's only 5-6 hours away by car, UPS said to expect delivery tomorrow instead of today?? A kit from Taiwan beats a charger from two states away. Go figure.

gb
Sep 27, 2007, 01:31 PM
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LKC,

It seems that I recall a magazine article about someone who scratch built a Turkey Vulture sailplane the had a special connector that allowed him to use the feathers at the end of the wings as ailerons just like the bird. When I get home tonight I see if I can find it...no guarentees since we moved to a new house last month. Still can't find all my r/c gear that I boxed up.

gb
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m..._n9113847/pg_2
Sep 27, 2007, 01:48 PM
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Your so right Ben, I got my Eagle in about the same time, ordered a kit from the west coast and it's still not here yet and it was mailed out a day earlier. What's up with that??

Gary Morris
P.S. Now get busy and get your eagle airborne Ben!


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