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Nov 15 Update
More hand tosses,
and up the line.
Quite uneventful really, I have this feeling I can move the CG back, as well as the tow hook. Will have to see if that happens in 2017 or next year.
The sky was grey and overcast, 1st flight 8 minutes, 2nd Launch got me a 5 minute flight. I was rather surprised actually, thought I would be back in the hanger sooner then that
No matter where you are , there’s definitely no symmetry about the graphics
Appears to be a handy little F3J plane 3.8 M or so I believe.
|1283 sq, in.|
I just stuck this together, the boom is held to the pod with some masking tape, and I am treading gingerly with this plane.
Hand tosses , where uneventful.
Then there are builders , I understand that string , tape and CA can be used to hold servos in , but why anyone would do this is beyond me especially when the room is there.
Sure this method may survive a nose in from 500 ft, but really?
A little pride, it’s not a foam plane, or am I just a little old fashioned and OCD
I’ve done some mods, removed the switch in the process, and flipped the stab servo, the clevis now lines up nicely with the servo horn
The next Day, bright , sunny, but cold .
Something about the boom and the tail feathers bugged me yesterday. Partly why I didn’t glue the boom to the pod.
The problem with gluing the boom is of course getting the boom correct in a couple of planes so it flies straight , and the wing incidence is accurate with respect to the elevator
However the fin/ rudder did not look square to the tail.
Have a look at this picture, the rudder/ fin is leaning right in my eyes. So I can rotate the boom to set the fin vertical or the stab horizontal. Huum
Either way I loose or
A Couple Options I see
Not sure where the issue is yet, but as the fin sets down with a couple rods to the boom, and the elevator is held down to the saddle with a screw. I will be looking at rotating the elevator slightly
Looking for some symmetry Fun / Fun
Added a shim at the perch for the elevator