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  1. Thread: P-Effect

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    I'm not with he P & Gyro factor. I mentioned tip...

    I'm not with he P & Gyro factor. I mentioned tip weight some posts ago and I'm still going for that. Here's the deal based on what I've experience with a meticulously laterally balanced aircraft;...
  2. Thread: P-Effect

    by David Bathe
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    Some years ago, I had a similar frustration....

    Some years ago, I had a similar frustration. Twiddled with several things until I was encouraged to add to wing tip weight. Something I was dead against as the aircraft was meticulously balanced....
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    Well done. Warned you about the gound looping....

    Well done. Warned you about the gound looping. You can do as much toe-in as you like, but it won't change much until you discover the real secret of keeping it straight: Use very little throttle!...
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    I remember the build well. I did the clipped...

    I remember the build well. I did the clipped version. Powered originally by a.46FX way to much power. Dropped to a 46.LA still over powered.
    What does it all mean: Hold back on the power or you'll...
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    Nothing to say pappy35... or was that your...

    Nothing to say pappy35... or was that your micro-cosmos intellectual contribution?
    Anyway, I've said what I think, reported what I've experienced. No interest arguing.
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    Hey I just laughed it off. It's the typical...

    Hey I just laughed it off. It's the typical Luddite, knee jerk reaction I was expecting.
    Let's reiterate: Gain and heading hold are misleading, they should be renamed: turbulence damping and auto...
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    Obviously you didn't read, or understand the post...

    Obviously you didn't read, or understand the post Dude.
    Pull your brotherhood head out and give it a wipe.
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    Ok, there's been some delay since I received the...

    Ok, there's been some delay since I received the kit but the weather has now cleared up some and I've got me a nice frozen pond in on the farm land adjoining my house... so it was time to put the HK...
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    OK, close the thread... The Cub wins. This is...

    OK, close the thread... The Cub wins.
    This is outstanding!!!!!
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    From what I can see, It appears to be a deep...

    From what I can see, It appears to be a deep nylon box sandwiched/glued into the foam core... held in with 4 small screws (not bolts).
    There is a clip on youtube of a guy demonstrating some dreadful...
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    My Arcus F3A arrive from HKing yesterday. Gotta...

    My Arcus F3A arrive from HKing yesterday. Gotta say, it was quite a bit larger than I was expecting.
    All the parts as spec'd in the HKing web-shop, no let downs. In-fact, quite the opposite!
    I'm...
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    Check out this baby. Mine's in the post. Arcus...

    Check out this baby. Mine's in the post.
    Arcus F3A Aerobatic Biplane EPO 1000mm fro HK.
    Yummy.
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    Jon Wold, thats a wicked colour/graphics scheme!...

    Jon Wold, thats a wicked colour/graphics scheme! So much more refreshing than all the french curves and nauseating multi colours in vogue.
    This has a graphic IDEA! Brilliant.
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    Back in the early 70s, a buddy of mine build a...

    Back in the early 70s, a buddy of mine build a topflight P51 and covered it with silver solar film. He then spray painted camo on top and scratched panel lines through the paint. The rivets, albeit...
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    Great shot scoobiemario!

    Great shot scoobiemario!
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    Love what you're doing Simple! Exactly what this...

    Love what you're doing Simple! Exactly what this thread is all about.
    Cant quite understand all the flying shots... guess people just want to post.
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    Excellent Peter, so now we have an absolute top....

    Excellent Peter, so now we have an absolute top.
    Anyone have a baseline...20-deg or about 90m?
    Telemetry/rough numbers anyone?
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    Mvelez, I thought it would be rather neat......

    Mvelez, I thought it would be rather neat... least thats two of us;-)

    Having spent all my life producing artwork for the commercial industry i can tell you, what we perceive as straight, round,...
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    Box visualisation

    Gentlemen, I'm having one of our chaps plugin the dimensions of a typical F3A box into a 3D visualisation program. Thought it would be good to see the real the optical distortion of shapes as we...
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    Back on topic. Brilliant shot of a brilliant...

    Back on topic.
    Brilliant shot of a brilliant model by our own Tom Crump.
    Saw it in Question & Answers and had to repost it here.
    2042337
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    Looks wonderful. Cheap to. Great job. Post...

    Looks wonderful.
    Cheap to.
    Great job.
    Post some more pictures.
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    That's one nice looking plane. With a decent...

    That's one nice looking plane. With a decent engine (read power), the models fly staggeringly well too don't they.
    Sorry for the pun but they do.
    Interesting to note that the F3A guys discovered...
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    1960655 David Hart... it's an absolute beauty!...

    1960655
    David Hart... it's an absolute beauty! The dynamics, the crop, the exposure. Superb.
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    Vulturetec, You are the Bees Knees mate!...

    Vulturetec, You are the Bees Knees mate! Brilliant stuff.
    I don't think I ever seen so sharp pictures of such beautifully detailed models, in this thread or the other.
    Regarding dynamics/optical...
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    That last copper shot against the grey sky is...

    That last copper shot against the grey sky is worth a mention.
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