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Offline Frank v B

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Flying this Sunday August 18 10-1
« on: August 16, 2019, 07:25:20 pm »
Anyone looking for help maidening an airplane or help with some instruction can bother me this Sunday.  ;D   Am aiming to be at the field 10 am- 1 pm.
Will bring George's plane.

Frank



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Re: Flying this Sunday August 18 10-1
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2019, 07:38:59 pm »
George! Please watch out for that tree!! (See attached cartoon).  ;D

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Will bring George's plane.
...
Frank

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Re: Flying this Sunday August 18 10-1
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2019, 07:49:42 pm »
I'll get the cowling taped/glued on the FliteTest Spit I've just finished.  I've read and re-read your "How I maiden airplanes"... so... Sunday you can take the controls... thanks Frank.

What do you think I should set the throws to?  No landing gear.

Significant Ailerons
Conservative Elevator
Lots of Rudder


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Re: Flying this Sunday August 18 10-1
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2019, 09:13:22 pm »
David,

To answer your question on how much throw.  Answer.....  "Just enough". ;)
I have to see it.  A Spit is pitch-sensitive.

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Re: Flying this Sunday August 18 10-1
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2019, 09:27:28 pm »
Sitting here chuckling.  I had a feeling that would be the answer.

Pitch-sensitive... you mean you launch it... it spins... and dives into the ground.  That's about right... isn't it?  :o
Still... I had to put it together.

We'll put in "just enough" throw on Sunday.  Maybe the ground will be less firma and more terra.


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Re: Flying this Sunday August 18 10-1
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2019, 09:27:44 pm »
I'll be there.
Looking forward to seeing the new "addition" Dave
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Re: Flying this Sunday August 18 10-1
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2019, 09:33:30 pm »
David,

Hopefully I am "just good enough".   8)

Frank

ps: just don't ask Bruce how much elevator throw.  Look at his definition of "Low Rates".  Of course the plane was so scared of Bruce it ejected the battery. :)
« Last Edit: August 16, 2019, 09:36:58 pm by Frank v B »
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Re: Flying this Sunday August 18 10-1
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2019, 10:14:58 pm »
Hi David:

Throws to use?? Go to the Flite Test Store web site and look up your Spitfire.
This is their recommendation:
Center of Gravity: 2.7 Inches (68mm) from leading edge of wing (Recommended)
Control Surface Throws: Ailerons & Elevator: 10 degrees | Rudder: 25 degrees
Expo Suggestions: 30%

Make cardboard templates with the 10 and 25 degree angles and use them to set the throws. Change hole positions in servo arms and control horns accordingly. Can also use “servo travel” on your TX to fine tune the throws.

Soooooooo, set up the above throws - that is your 100% dual rate setting on your TX. Then use 70% for the low rates on your TX. Assign the 100/70% settings to your “rate switch” on your TX.

Of course Frank will use his “eagle eyes” to eyeball all the settings and set that to 100%. Expo?? “We don’t need no stinkin’ expo!”

Just my 2 cents worth.

Regards,

Richard “BTB” (By The Book)

I'll get the cowling taped/glued on the FliteTest Spit I've just finished.  I've read and re-read your "How I maiden airplanes"... so... Sunday you can take the controls... thanks Frank.

What do you think I should set the throws to?  No landing gear.

Significant Ailerons
Conservative Elevator
Lots of Rudder
« Last Edit: August 17, 2019, 10:25:27 am by Richard_RC_Guy »

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Re: Flying this Sunday August 18 10-1
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2019, 10:13:05 am »
Once again, @Frank v B shouldn't be left alone, and besides who is going pick up his forgotten belongings after him? 

For that reason I will assist Frank and those students who can make it outside of our usual Wednesday evening training sessions.  (NOTE TO STUDENTS  - We're past mid-August, so we need to keep the momentum of the students progress progressing.)

I will be there between 10 - 1 p.m. tomorrow, weather permitting, otherwise huddling with Frank somewhere for a coffeeee.

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Re: Flying this Sunday August 18 10-1
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2019, 12:45:29 pm »
@Frank could you review my planting skills and provide your expert opinion on the state of my jets wing and spar tomorrow? I can bribe you with Timbits?
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Re: Flying this Sunday August 18 10-1
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2019, 02:20:32 pm »
I believe the going rate for an expert opinion is timbits.  However, a review of "planting skills" is an additional coffee.

Here's my planting advice... throttle up, elevator up, quick realization that all that was wrong, throttle down, plant. ;)

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Re: Flying this Sunday August 18 10-1
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2019, 03:48:55 pm »
David- re: your ......throttle down, plant. ;) add: .....irrigate regularly, wait, harvest.  ;D
A model airplane's cycle of life.

Bruce: re Your
"I will be there between 10 - 1 p.m. tomorrow, weather permitting, otherwise huddling with Frank somewhere for a coffeeee."

You are going to protect the students from my (dis)abilities. 8)  I guess someone has to do it so it may as well be you. ;)

If rain-----Tim's Woodbine

Frank
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Re: Flying this Sunday August 18 10-1
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2019, 05:43:56 pm »
Rain or shine I will be there - I can use all the help I can get  ;D
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Re: Flying this Sunday August 18 10-1
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2019, 08:35:12 am »
Rain, Rain go away.

I am leaving the house to chase the rain away.

Frank
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Re: Flying this Sunday August 18 10-1
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2019, 02:56:23 pm »
Photo report:  Executive summary- a terrific day at TEMAC.

39- Vadim making final adjustments... or.... "If you don't behave I will rip your guts out."   ps: notice the new roof racks on my car in the background.
41- pre-maiden photo of my Cularis from the EdEdge collection.  Launched by Bruce.  Two great flights.
44- pre-maiden photo of David's SpitBoard, the flying shipping container (FliteTest).  Flew great.
45- Vadim allowing Mark to have some of his own Timbits.
48- Aw shucks.  Victoria took her father Vadim to the field..... a reward for his good behaviour.
51- either a deep discussion of model issues or Bruce talking about his toothache.
53- Who says Tim's does not deliver.  Chris completed a mercy mission.  Low blood/caffeine levels are dangerous.
54- Either Temac's Three Wise Men or Temac's Three Blind Mice.
55- Chris trying his hand at 3D.... literally.
59- Chris and his first hover...........
57- ...with Mark's help.  Mark put his back into the work!
64- Sophia and Victoria.

Frank



« Last Edit: August 18, 2019, 08:19:58 pm by Frank v B »
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