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Oct 02, 2011, 06:24 AM
The wheels touch down FIRST??
BJ64's Avatar
Just finished putting film on the ailerons and taping them on to the JayDub.

Helluva time to find out I should have taken more wood off those triangular balsa thingies

Oh well, it's just going to have to fly now with ailerons that stick out a bit on the underwing coz of the step left where I should have sanded more off... f

BJ
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Oct 02, 2011, 04:58 PM
Live slow, Die whenever
gizzo's Avatar
It's not too late to undo the work and do it again properly.....
Those sticky out bits would be real draggy.
Oct 02, 2011, 06:50 PM
C'mon more Energy
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Originally Posted by Kahnx View Post
What Dingo said. I also recall Sensai Samotage's advice that spoilerons should deploy at least 30 degrees upward for full effectiveness. A nose-up attitude will bleed off speed nicely and bring the plane in at reduced speed. I can verify that it certainly does the job with both my heavy Speedo, and my Jart.

Roger
I can always remember the squeal that Samotages Jart would make when he hit the spoilerons. Tail would drop and it would come in at a really high angle of attack with a sweet noise.
Oct 02, 2011, 07:31 PM
Blue Sky Mining
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I use spoilerons on a Windrider EPP Fox with highly tapered wings; at the tips the ailerons are almost half the chord. When I hit them in a decent breeze the wingtips flex down. Effectively it kills lift by having the tips push down while the center still pushs up. Funnily enough no elevator compensation required at all.
It looks like a bodybuilder hunching its shoulders!

I flew the Nemesis at Mt Black with Josh yesterday afternoon, frontside only. Finally I have the crow setup right and the minor repairs done. What a sweet plane. No ballast and just blasting through the wind. The harder the wind blew the faster the plane flew. I'm starting to agree with Josh that Mt Black frontside is better than Hollowback - absolutely so in a SE. Much trickier landing though (it only took me about 10 approaches to get her down).
Josh put together some really nice flights with the rebuilt Ocelot (the one that looks like a golfstick); smooth aeros and one spot landing after another. He also maidened and DSed his 2nd hand/rebuilt Destiny, very impressively.
Oct 03, 2011, 11:33 PM
Can you DS it??
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Hey Mick, is that a Fireblade I see in your avatar?
Oct 04, 2011, 04:53 AM
AvB
AvB
Wind, hill, ... I'm keen ...
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Al's CNC machine


Al's been making lots of progress with the new CNC machine! I dropped round tonight ... definitely a case of butterflies seeing it now and realizing that this darn thing is really taking shape!













Oct 04, 2011, 05:20 AM
The wheels touch down FIRST??
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Originally Posted by gizzo View Post
It's not too late to undo the work and do it again properly.....
Those sticky out bits would be real draggy.
Man... I really don't want to take off the full fibre-tape hinges, then try to get the heat-film off those ailerons

I'm tempted just to finish it now as-is - do the ailerons once I bust one of 'em...

BJ
Oct 04, 2011, 05:22 AM
The wheels touch down FIRST??
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Originally Posted by AvB View Post
Al's been making lots of progress with the new CNC machine! I dropped round tonight ...
Whoa-ha..!!

That's some mill *blink blink*

BJ
Oct 04, 2011, 05:51 AM
Time to burn up some wind yo!
AussieJarred's Avatar
very cool, so how big can you cut with it? it is to cut out plugs isnt it?

Jarred
Oct 04, 2011, 05:53 AM
Good Better Best quest.
olmod's Avatar
Looks like its going to be machining alloy slabs .
the work head and spindle should be interesting.
Oct 04, 2011, 06:06 AM
Auzzie built planks
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Nice work AL....aluminium molds for the scratcho....just for practice.
Latest blog entry: More colours
Oct 04, 2011, 06:08 AM
Planes dress doors...
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Woooo hoo!!! That's a massive improvement from when I saw it last... Good job Al!
Oct 04, 2011, 06:23 AM
Everything's A Compromise
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Al .... maaaaaate !!!!!!
Oct 04, 2011, 06:26 AM
The wheels touch down FIRST??
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Woooo hoo!!! That's a massive improvement from when I saw it last... Good job Al!
Quality takes time

BJ
Oct 04, 2011, 06:27 AM
Blue Sky Mining
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Originally Posted by BJ64 View Post
Man... I really don't want to take off the full fibre-tape hinges, then try to get the heat-film off those ailerons

I'm tempted just to finish it now as-is - do the ailerons once I bust one of 'em...

BJ
Slap it on the edge of the work bench as is, hinges down, and cover the wing trailing edge with some masking tape to protect it. Then hit the ailerons (through the covering) with a sanding block until they follow the contour of the wing. Cover the bare wood with tape or some fresh film. No more drag and hopefully it'll take longer to bust'em.


BTW. I'm too jealous to comment about the cnc mill.


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