Welcome to The FlyingGiants! - please login or click this bar to join our community...


Welcome to The FlyingGiants Community! We're all about fun, and inside you'll find the greatest, friendliest, and most helpful group of people around! If this is your first time visiting, please check out site, and click here to sign up! We hope to see you soon!!

Go Back   FlyingGiants > Giant Scale Planes > Newcomers
Forgot your password? Create a new account

Thread Tools
Old 10-02-2014, 04:26 AM   #856
Gettin' Lower!
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 81

Tomorrow is the "Day"
Any good numbers on expos? Flaps are on a switch to be used as ailerons. Flap 1=20 Degrees, Flap 2=38 Degrees
Plane weighs 46lbs wet. Its got a DLA112.
Half tank of gas CG is dead on, with a full tank of gas its a tipping to the nose a few degrees.
stssa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2014, 09:16 AM   #857
Flyin' Around
pc2209's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 28

Stssa....I'm flying the 40% I have found that the airplane needs all the aileron you can get out of it so I take off with full rates and with the flaps switch set so that they move with the ailerons. The only time I switch the latter off is for using the flaps when I'm landing or doing a reallllllllllllllllllllllllly slow low photo op low pass. I think I have about 50% expo. The elevator is a different story....even at low rates it is pretty sensitive but I still fly it at high rates so I don't have to fool with the switch... but have about 70% expo in it to keep things smooth... Rudder is full rate with 50% expo. I don't think you need to worry about over controlling with full rates in this airplane except possibly jerking the airplane elevator so hard on a fast downline that it pulls the wings off. Don't know your level of experience but it is helpful in terms of looking more scale [and probably safer for the airframe] if you reduce power on the downlines to keep the speed reasonable.
pc2209 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2014, 01:18 PM   #858
Gettin' Lower!
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 81

Thanks for the advises. I have already maiden it. It was a blast. Check out the maiden video. It only needed a couple clicks on the rudder. Dla112 was pulling better than I thought. For a second I was going to try to hover but it felt a little weak and didnt want to risk it on the maiden flight.

Last edited by stssa; 10-04-2014 at 12:40 PM.
stssa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2014, 08:34 AM   #859
Bad-ass Super Contributor!
McFueler's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Claremont NC USA
Age: 53
Posts: 3,160

Congrats !
Was the IMAC Southeast Regional Director 09-10
McFueler is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hempel 50% Cub or Pilot Decathlon pepatrick Airframes and Kits 92 11-07-2010 09:07 AM
Bill Hempel 38% Decathlon assembly thread Asher Carmichael Airframes and Kits 11 04-04-2010 09:16 PM
TBM / Pilot-Rc Decathlon gonzalo38 Airframes and Kits 17 10-31-2009 08:49 AM
Zafiro 3D:short building thread yonatan Build Threads 15 05-23-2009 09:53 PM
100cc YAK building thread pilot-rc Pilot RC Support Forum 0 11-06-2008 11:44 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:15 PM.

All Flyinggiants.com content copyright 2006-2014 by RCGroups.com, LLC except where otherwise indicated. The Flyinggiants.com logo is a trademark of RCGroups.com, LLC.
Please report any misuse of our trademarks or copyright violations using the contact form.
RCGroups Network :: RCGroups :: Crackroll :: RC Cars

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.