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    Gassers really need them, IMO. It's not as easy...

    Gassers really need them, IMO. It's not as easy to use your throttle trim to kill the engine, and having the failsafe there to shut off your engine in the event of a signal loss is good.
  2. Thread: first kit

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    Well the 4 star is a great plane to have...

    Well the 4 star is a great plane to have regardless. It's forgiving, can go from mild to wild with just a throws and CG change, has enough wing to carry floats, and it's durable and simple. I'd say...
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    Who makes the transmitter for your Zero? A lot of...

    Who makes the transmitter for your Zero? A lot of the RTF vehicles and planes are either Spektrum, Frsky, or Ace. If you can find that out, you can get a replacement receiver and seperate ESC for the...
  4. Thread: wing

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    Not to mention the ratio of wing to tail area...

    Not to mention the ratio of wing to tail area would be completely wrong.
  5. Thread: first kit

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    For what it's worth, you don't need to choose a...

    For what it's worth, you don't need to choose a kit based on the skills you need for the next kit. If you need to learn to solder cabanes and gears, buy some wire and have at it. Work on your...
  6. I put it on pretty heavy so that it will run down...

    I put it on pretty heavy so that it will run down all the seams. In the places where it fogs or runs, I come back with some acetone and clean it up.
  7. Thread: Flap setting

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    If we canceled training in Texas for 20km head...

    If we canceled training in Texas for 20km head winds, we'd never get anybody trained! The Avistar can handle more than that for sure.
  8. That's how the home built DIY planes usually wind...

    That's how the home built DIY planes usually wind up. But it's great you are having fun with it. Be careful the next few times you charge your battery. Small damage can make it go off like a Roman...
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    I totally get suggesting a safely nose heavy...

    I totally get suggesting a safely nose heavy setup for the first flight. Any plane ever made (unless it's a lifting tail or some kind of radical tandem wing sort of thing) will fly just fine with a...
  10. A tip stall is when the plane is going slowly and...

    A tip stall is when the plane is going slowly and drops a wing as you flare. What you did sounds more like a sideslip. You may be tail heavy which would contribute to your control problems.
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    I did that last night. And you are right, it was...

    I did that last night. And you are right, it was super nose heavy. I'm really suprised the manufacturer suggested such a forward CG, as I can't imagine anyone flying this plane that far forward. I...
  12. Thread: Flap setting

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    I forget, does the DX6i have a 3 position switch...

    I forget, does the DX6i have a 3 position switch for flaps? If it does and the gear channel is proportional (it's not on some radios), you can make 6 the master and 5 the slave for the mix. If not,...
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    It lands very nicely, although it's too light on...

    It lands very nicely, although it's too light on the nose gear. I'll move the main gear back some once I have the CG sorted out.

    speed- At this point the inverted upline looks like a big Cuban 8...
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    I got to do some trimming yesterday. I moved the...

    I got to do some trimming yesterday. I moved the CG back a good way just a little at a time until the plane barely has any weight on the nosewheel. It still falls to the canopy in an inverted 45...
  15. Thread: Flap setting

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    You should be able to Y your ailerons and then...

    You should be able to Y your ailerons and then use 2 channels for your flaps. Both of those radios have the programming to mix channels 5 and 6 to make the flaps work. And no, you don't need a...
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    It was a bit nose heavy on the first flight,...

    It was a bit nose heavy on the first flight, which I've moved back a little, and it still needed down trim. I didn't check the thrust line, but I'd be surprised if it were that far off. I'll test fly...
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    The Intruder has an adjustable tail, so incidence...

    The Intruder has an adjustable tail, so incidence changes are fairly simple. I'm planning to go through the trim sequence on Saturday. I just asked this to see if this hunch was right so I could go...
  18. Yep, knowledge is the most valuable asset in this...

    Yep, knowledge is the most valuable asset in this hobby, and a club membership gets you that. But you were at least smart enough to use a proven design. You didn't pick the easiest trainer, but it...
  19. Thread: Flap setting

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    Karbonite gears will be fine. They are stronger...

    Karbonite gears will be fine. They are stronger than the standard nylon gears but can't handle the vibration of a gasser.
  20. It sounds like a neat event. I wish I lived a bit...

    It sounds like a neat event. I wish I lived a bit closer so I could come.
  21. Thread: Flap setting

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    I guarantee your plane is nose heavy. A plane...

    I guarantee your plane is nose heavy. A plane that is nose heavy loses elevator authority and drops its nose on landings, preventing a proper flare unless you keep the airspeed up all the way to the...
  22. No, the CG shouldn't be at the middle of the...

    No, the CG shouldn't be at the middle of the wing. Most planes will fly stable at 25% of the mean aerodynamic chord, which is 1/4 of the way back from the leading edge on a straight rectangular...
  23. The compensation should be enough to cause that...

    The compensation should be enough to cause that kind of control response. The gyro effect is only supposed to dampen unwanted movement a bit, not to actually change the plane's attitude. I'd double...
  24. I'm fairly sure the stabilization can't be turned...

    I'm fairly sure the stabilization can't be turned off. That said, all it is is a set of rate gyros that dampen unwanted movement. Maybe they are reacting in the wrong direction? If you give the plane...
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    Intruder setup and trimming

    Did my first flight on the Intruder ARF last week. I had. .6 degree of decalage and found that I needed significant down trim to fly level. Am I correct that I need to reduce the decalage setting...
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