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Jun 30, 2008, 11:04 AM
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Do SFG's need to extend all the way to the end of the ailerons to be effective?
Would they be effective if they only extended to the back of the wing, not to the back of the aileron?
Thanks for any suggestions....
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Jun 30, 2008, 11:07 AM
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The larger they are, the more effective they will be. They don't need to extend to the aileron to be effective.
Jun 30, 2008, 11:42 AM
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What plane are we talking about here? Depends on the plane from my experience. Takes a lot of expermenting to get the size/position/shape and number of SFG's correct.
Jun 30, 2008, 11:48 AM
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It's a varation of this ... https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=885655
I made the wing symetrical instead of a KF step.
Jun 30, 2008, 12:53 PM
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Unfortunately there's no set rules for SFG's. You'll have to experiment and see what works best. Start out on the end of the wings and be prepared to make changes after testing. Sometimes hot glue in small amounts will hold it on while you test and then you can remove SFG and rub/roll off hot glue dobs. Then repeat with different sized SFG and see how that one works. Thin airfoils seem to get the nod lately for better penetration and transitions from high alpha to level flight. My 2 cents...
Jun 30, 2008, 01:33 PM
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Thanks Ed !!
Jun 30, 2008, 02:40 PM
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My middle name is Edward but Jason will do! Initials spell JET EDFrules is just a screen name I started with(into jets first, what can I say). Have fun and keep em' flyin'!

Jun 30, 2008, 03:16 PM
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Ooops sorry Edward...I mean Jason
Jun 30, 2008, 03:48 PM
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for me, i like to have the SFGs 2-3 inches from the tips on 35-45" span models

and the SFGs will be the size of an iPod touch, not as thick, but the length and width will be similar

i also like the SFGs pointing outwards on the wing, at about 10 degrees

helps with knife edge and slow flight
Jun 30, 2008, 04:08 PM
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Darn, looks like I need to buy a new Ipod
Jun 30, 2008, 04:12 PM
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Thanks for the comments guys.
I think I'll try an oval one first. I'm more concerned with the look, but any good flight characteristic added will be a bonus.
Jun 30, 2008, 04:42 PM
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the ipod touch is so worth the money
Jun 30, 2008, 04:56 PM
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Yeah, I guy here at work has one... they are pretty cool.
Jun 30, 2008, 05:41 PM
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Bill, SFG's are even proving useful in Giant Scale aerobatics at the moment. Manuel Santos modified his 121"ws Dalton and used them recently at XFC. Even the big gassers are starting to look like foamies lately

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