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Old 10-02-2014, 04:26 AM   #856
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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   #857
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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   #858
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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   #859
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