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Old 10-02-2014, 04:26 AM
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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.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:16 AM
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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.
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:18 PM
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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.

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Old 10-06-2014, 08:34 AM
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Old 12-25-2014, 06:59 PM
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Has anyone put a GP 176evo in this 40%?
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:48 AM
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This weekend I picked up a used pilot decathlon just needs a reciever. Does anyone know if a ar9200 will work for this plane?
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:50 AM
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How many servos are you running?
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:39 AM
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Throttle
2 on each aileron
1 on each flap
2 on rudder
1 on each elevator
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:52 PM
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Hey Mean....
What radio do you have? That might limit how you do things anyway. If you have a DX 18 I would get a different receiver with more channels and assign more servos to separate channels. In your plane you have a total of 11 servos plus you will need a kill switch. These kind of airplanes are where the multichannel receivers and radios make things simple because you can assign more servos to separate channels.. That means: No inline servo reversers [for flaps hooked up to the same channel] No y-harnesses. No match boxes or servo programming ( I always found them inaccurate anyway] . Also I also have smoke system and landing and nav. lights in mine which I switch off and on with the radio. [not imperative but kind of cool] In one of my previous posts I stated that this plane's roll rate benefits from coupling the flaps with the ailerons so that they move together except on landing where you want to use the flaps as flaps. When you start doing stuff like this it gets easier to set things up if you have more channels. See what the other guys have to say about setting up if you have a DX 9.
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Old Yesterday, 01:04 PM
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I have a jr 11x. Thinking about going to jeti 16 channel
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