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Old 06-02-2004, 10:44 PM
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I'm starting to build a Dynaflite Flybaby which has a solid wing. I went to the Castle AFB meet Over Memorial weekend and saw a Flybaby that was made to be able to separate the wing in halves. Is there any trick to this on this model. Any recomendations would be appreciated. Regards, Flybye
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Old 06-03-2004, 06:12 AM
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Default RE: Dynaflite Flybaby Wing

I will presume that you have never built a 2 piece wing before. If this is the
case then I would suggest not doing it for your 1st try.
If you are intent on doing this modification,then I would suggest that you buy,
beg,or borrow a set of plans that has a 2 piece wing design and then study them
carefully. Then you will have a better understanding of what must be done.

BTW, I also have a Dynaflite Fly-baby and it's a super enjoyable plane to fly.

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Old 06-03-2004, 06:19 AM
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Flybye,

There are two ways that I know of, one I used to convert a similar aircraft and the other as designed in the Dynaflight Decathlon. The first is to have the wing halves butt into the fuselage side on an aluminum tube (bought from Gator RC). I did it on an 86" w/s bird using 1-1/4" tube. Similar to the asssembly design of the pattern aircraft. Have strong support of the tube sleave at the fuselage wall and separately at the wing root and outer end of the sleave in the wing.

The Decathlon built with the wing halves butted directly together on a similar aluminum tube then installed on the fuselage in the conventional manner.

As I recall, the Fly Baby has a healthy dihedral which can cause a bit of a challenge using a straight through tube. On the one I designed, I had to take some of the dihedral out to accommodate the tube. Flight characteristics did not appear to suffer at all.

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I got a set of Something Extra plans and it gave me a basic design to use. I will see if i can incorporate this design into this model.THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY
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