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  2. SilentPilot

    Wing retaining

    So you reckon taking out ~4⁰ is doable?
  3. satinet

    Wing retaining

    The plan is perfectly zoomable for me. Some pdfs can take a few seconds to re-render depending on how complicated they are. Personally i would print out the bit with the joiner and lay my own joiners over them. Shouldn't be too hard to bend them. Just seems like having a different joiner angle is introducing a significant variable you don't need.
  4. LEO THOMPSON

    SUPRA E FUSE RECEIVER READY

    Pm responded to..
  5. Today
  6. SilentPilot

    Wing retaining

    I pulled out the joiners and they seem to be 14⁰, so that's only out by about 4⁰. I'm not going to try alter them. My margin for error is likely bigger than that anyway! So that leaves CG, which I suspect was already too far back for a turbulent slope, and then control throws. It does seem to have quite a large throw on rudder. Plus I think the actual rudder has been oversized. I'll try more expo. Then I guess there's technique and experience. It does seem to fly how they said it should
  7. Whitmore

    1st 2020 2m Hi Start 14 day Duration Challenge

    I generally find my thermals keep some of the wind in Another brief attempt this morning out at the rec. A bit too early for lift purposes as the sun wasn't getting through the stratus but very calm so you could cruise about and find what was there . I had one decent flight of 8:20 getting to a good height and flying with three kites who were showing me the way. I'm coming for you Jon... well trying anyway! (Is the 28th the last day ie we can log a new time on the 29th? I've forgotten how we do this!) Jon
  8. SilentPilot

    Wing retaining

    Thanks, that’s the one I found too but I can’t zoom in and read it I managed to lay a protractor on my iPad though and estimate it to be 10° Does that seem about right?
  9. wookman

    Wing retaining

    Here is the Outerzone plan download which seems to zoom in without loosing clarity. https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=8884 No measurements but there is a clear drawing of the wing joiners in elevation to give the angle.
  10. SilentPilot

    Wing retaining

    Cheers wookman I've been reading up on the 2m Algebra so see what dihedral is should have. I guess most people do their research before getting the plane though eh... I did find a plan and it shows bent wing joiners but I cant read what it says and zooming in just makes it blurry. It seems the way if flew matches how others describe. It can be slow to turn but once over it almost needs to be held off with top rudder. I must say I did notice this, though I think I only needed to centre the stick to stop the roll. Not typical of a R/E model, they usually self right if left alone... The wallowy feel can be reduced slightly by reducing the dihedral (though nobody says what to!) and/or moving the CG forward slightly. I know I was close to the (Aft?) CG markings that Pete had put on. Maybe that is too far back for slope use with its associated turbulence. I'll keep looking for a book dihedral angle!
  11. satinet

    Portachiavi cg

    Depends on the electronics i guess but 3s LifePo4 is much closer in voltage.
  12. Reggles

    SUPRA E FUSE RECEIVER READY

    Leo, Pm sent re Supra fuselage.
  13. LEO THOMPSON

    SUPRA E FUSE RECEIVER READY

    Reduced to £325.
  14. van

    Portachiavi cg

    it is possible to use 3S Lipo cells instead 9V batt- for Portachiavi CG ?
  15. Brett82

    GP15

    Very nice, and you know Baudis do good quality. I've seen some of the other scale Baudis models, but not this one. @LS8-18 I guess different people have a different version of famous... lol
  16. wookman

    Wing retaining

    Straighten the joiner to achieve designed dihedral. Get as much rudder movement as you can and use expo to soften the response to taste. Don't slow the rudder servo.
  17. SilentPilot

    1st 2020 2m Hi Start 14 day Duration Challenge

    Thermals are wind you know
  18. SilentPilot

    Wing retaining

    Thanks Pete by the way, it flew real nice as long as I didn’t try to control it too much! I think it might try a little more nose weight next time it goes in a moderate breeze. I haven’t bungee launched it yet. A combination of strong wind and not having it fully dialled in yet was enough to put me off!
  19. pete beadle

    Wing retaining

    Hi SP Just straightening the 6 gauge joiner wire a little should solve this problem, straighten the wire a little at a time, fly it, and see if the reduced dihedral does the trick.....if not ,reduce the dihedral a little each time, until it does To straighten the joiner wire and reduce the dihedral, mark the centre of the wire with some 1/2|" or 1" masking tape wrapping the tape round twice. Mark the exact centre with a black pen, clamp the wire in the jaws of a biggish vice, so that the wire is clamped into the vice exactly on the centre mark, slide a round metal tube (I use a car badge bar with a 1/2" ID one metre long) onto the wire, then apply pressure - slowly - until you see the joiner bending at the centre mark and until the dihedral is reduced to the amount required Repeat if necessary until the required reduction in dihedral is achieved Good luck Pete BARCS1702
  20. Hi, I am trying to decide my next step. Either buy a new wing £80, complete new kit £180, used wing if ones available. I have already repaired, successfully, the fuz. Alternatively would you consider repairing the wing for a fee?
  21. SilentPilot

    Wing retaining

    Mr wookman you were spot on! Initially turns seemed nice enough but once bank is established there is indeed an ugly amount of Dutch Roll going on. Things get better with expo and reduced throws but i don’t like landing with severely reduced throw. I'm tempted to try slowing the rudder servo slightly! Then again it’s probably not a good landing configuration either... What’s the best way to straighten the wire? I’ll try get some more though.
  22. StraightEdge

    1st 2020 2m Hi Start 14 day Duration Challenge

    Nice one Jon... yes I've noticed that bigger lift does often seem to be accompanied by bigger wind...
  23. martynk

    1st 2020 2m Hi Start 14 day Duration Challenge

    Updated Table Well done Jon W - nice to see you back flying again. I went out with mine yesterday as well (still unflown), but the breezy southerly was hopeless - across the narrowest part of the field and a large copse of 100 ft trees immediately downwind. A non starter I am afraid.
  24. Hi Sounds promising. Less servo's would you take £70? £100 with servo's? Cheers Jon
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  26. Richard Swindells

    Who the? What the?

    sounds like fun, and a good leveler if launch height is no longer a significant factor
  27. BigT

    Loola DLG - Price reduced!

    Might be interested in a straight purchase if you can ship safely. Whats your best price plus shipping please?
  28. Hawk wing, light or standard, wanted. Any colour.
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