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Old 04-05-2017, 08:25 PM
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BJ Craft Essence G2

Hey guys. I realize the F3A forum is pretty dead but thought I'd post my latest project.


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Old 04-05-2017, 09:34 PM
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Nice plane. Do you fly at SCCMAS?
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Old 04-05-2017, 11:19 PM
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Sometimes. I usually end up flying at Livermore or Bayside though.


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Old 04-06-2017, 12:43 AM
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That's a great flying plane! I put a ton of flights on mine. Let us know what you think about it
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Old 04-06-2017, 09:39 AM
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Great airplane and nice build . Looking forward to hearing how you like it.
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Old 04-16-2017, 02:24 PM
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First 15 flights have been great. Had a hard time getting it trimmed out and I think I need to adjust the wing incidence as well as the T Can. Was getting a bit of coupling on the tail and got most of it mixed out. Biggest issue is on upline rolls it will lose heading. Next flight I'll focus on aileron diff and see if that helps. Flew the Advanced sequence a couple times and felt pretty good overall


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Old 07-31-2017, 05:35 PM
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Old 07-31-2017, 06:27 PM
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What are your incidences set to?

Ail diff or no?

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Old 08-01-2017, 08:35 AM
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What are your incidences set to?

Ail diff or no?

Tony


Hey Tony,
Wings and TCan are set at +.5. Thrust line is -2 down and 2 right by virtue of the mold. I haven't had to shim it.

I would have to put a gauge on the ailerons to see the differential. It's about 5% in my radio but that could be because of discrepancies in the servo setup and not a characteristic of the plane.

I do have a ele>rud mix that I am trying to tune out. I wish I could adjust the stab incidences independent of each other to try and rid any of the coupling.

Overall it flies sweet. Really my first pattern plane coming from many years of flying Carden kits. I plan on building an Element over the winter


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Old 08-01-2017, 10:14 AM
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How are u getting those numbers? Setting tail to 0?
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:18 AM
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How are u getting those numbers? Setting tail to 0?


This plane doesn't have a waterline to reference to I basically assume the motor is preset to have -2 down so I just reference the wings to +2.5 to get the positive .5. Then trim the tcan to match the wing. CG on the front of tcan and it's pretty good


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Old 08-01-2017, 12:53 PM
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Jon,

Just a reference the canopy base sits at -8 degrees so if you block the tail up to make that -8 you can get your true readings from that. Sounds like your liking the plane so far, I'm very happy with the G2 design from BJ Craft.

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Any update on balance location?

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Pattern contest in Orange County

Pack up that plane and come down to Orange County for our Pattern contest next weekend...

https://nsrca.us/index.php/list-even...tern-challenge

Two guys signed up for advanced so you will go home with a trophy...
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