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Jan 31, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by flarssen
Is the wing joiner connected to these spars now?

Fred
Wing joiner does not connect however it is fairly long. It can be seen in these pictures.

From top to bottom the lines in the wing are, CF spar, recessed indent for servo wire and servo extension connector, hollow hole for CF joiner.


Joiner goes almost to stock aileron location.


Jonathan
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Feb 04, 2013, 03:02 PM
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elevator linkage


ok i got to know is the supplied elevator control snake strong enough to take high winds?
RCT
Feb 05, 2013, 02:53 PM
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You are building a FOX??!! For HIGH WINDS??
Feb 05, 2013, 03:58 PM
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You are building a FOX??!! For HIGH WINDS??
you know what i mean, don't look so surprised.
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Feb 05, 2013, 04:23 PM
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I recall my pushrod being a bit sloppy, and perhaps because of it I saved stripping my servo on a few of my soft plush landings. (every EPP landing is soft and plush right?)

You might look at alternative ways to firm it up some, or if you are really concerned, just put the horn on the top of the elevator instead of the bottom. This way you literally are pulling the rod for up (no slop) and pushing the rod for down (potentially sloppy). I think it would be safe to say that most high G or stress movements that are done, are done on the elevator when you call for up elevator. If you're into DS'ing inverted perhaps not the best option though.

-Jonathan
Last edited by Twyl; Feb 06, 2013 at 01:28 AM.
Feb 06, 2013, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Twyl
Wing joiner does not connect however it is fairly long. It can be seen in these pictures.

Jonathan
Thanks for the pictures. The spars is not parallel with the current joiner either. If they were, one could have an additional joiner linked to them. Seems more logic to locate the joiner in that area (CG).

Fred
Feb 06, 2013, 01:32 AM
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I have no expertise in the field of molded EPP, but according to Ming the designer/manufacturer the reason the spar is located where it is is due to requirements or limitations of the molding processes. You are correct on what would be an optimal location from a final product stand point though.

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Feb 14, 2013, 07:55 AM
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help answer a question please


could someone please have a go at answering my question in this thread please?
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...4&postcount=35
many thanks RCT
Feb 14, 2013, 08:23 AM
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could someone please have a go at answering my question in this thread please?
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...4&postcount=35
many thanks RCT
In short YES...... spoileron would work with a lot less aileron than you have now with the modifications you have done to your Fox! I have a old Ocelot that doesn't have a lot of aieron surface and when I deploy the spoilerons mixed with a little down elevator it works fine.
Don't forget to mix in some elevator to compensate for the nose up/down that you will get.
Feb 14, 2013, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by catfish
In short YES...... spoileron would work with a lot less aileron than you have now with the modifications you have done to your Fox! I have a old Ocelot that doesn't have a lot of aieron surface and when I deploy the spoilerons mixed with a little down elevator it works fine.
Don't forget to mix in some elevator to compensate for the nose up/down that you will get.
many thanks now i can move forward with the build.
RCT
Mar 15, 2013, 12:46 PM
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anyone got a Fox decal layout or pic of finished plane with current supplied decals applied
Mar 27, 2013, 12:02 AM
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Is it impossible to install the rudder servo further forward? I'm just thinking it would be nice to make this a lighter build for light wind conditions.
Mar 27, 2013, 12:23 AM
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could use a flexible pushrod so as to terminate at the rudder perpendicular to the hinge line. If you don't the servo will be working a bit harder than it needs to.
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Mar 27, 2013, 10:59 PM
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Yes, rudder servo inside the canopy and link by soft push rod.
But the Fox is light enough I think.

Ming Lou
Apr 09, 2013, 08:26 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I was just thinking having a servo so far back would require quite a bit of weight in the nose to compensate. If I build it with the rudder in stock position, could I still make a build that would fly in say 7-10 mph winds? If so I will just do it this way, easier.

Can't wait to get mine in the mail, Thanks again.