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Old 05-27-2012, 07:03 PM
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Well I flew the LA Racer with up flaparons mixed with the elevator. The plane flew fine but it’s hard to tell if it’s going any faster in the turns. I started with 10% for the first flight then increased it to 15 %. I’ll have to see how it works in a race.
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Well I flew the LA Racer with up flaparons mixed with the elevator. The plane flew fine but it’s hard to tell if it’s going any faster in the turns. I started with 10% for the first flight then increased it to 15 %. I’ll have to see how it works in a race.
Bob
Did you get the left turn signal fixed?
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Well yesterday I raced the LA Racer at the Hico Texas race. I came in third in the A-Main. I like the elevator-aileron mix idea very much. I’m now planning on putting two wing servos in my Sky Raiders.
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Sneaky OldBob!!! I like that!
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Barry, I beg to disagree.
A mistake by WM on a few kits should not change the rules.
Until they start shipping <u>ALL</u> LAR's with the short gear that should not make it legal to change the gear.

If someone has an LAR that came with the short gear I supose it would be legal, but changing the gear would not.

If you need some long landing gear I have some.
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Bob, some of the LAR40's were shipped with the SRMII landing gear so???? that makes the SRMII gear legal on the LAR40.
Old 06-15-2012, 09:13 AM
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Nah,  I have always had the long ones on mine so far.  I do have lots of short one left over from the carnage of the last four years.
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Yup, we do acquire a lot of spare parts. Could be that travelling around with Loaners and letting everyone fly them might cause more spare parts than actually racing.

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Yeah, you know how it is Ken.  Stuff Happens!!
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Originally Posted by DonStegall
Bob, welcome to the world of fine tuning.

Ok, here's the theory part. On a high wing plane like a Cessna where the wing is above the thrust line, when you pull in flaps, the nose of the plane pitches up, and you have to add down trim. On a low wing plane like a Cherokee, when you pull in flaps, the nose pitches down and you have to add up trim.
I am disagreeing with you. I got my pilots license on a PA38 (Tomahawk) which is low wing. Pulling the flaps made the nose pitch UP and meant I had to dial in DOWN trim. There were 2 stages. Ended up with nose down attitude so could see clear view of the touchdown point on the runway.
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Not being a full size pilot I am not sure of the fine tuning for them. As for the SRMII and The LA Racer I always check the engine thrust angle and the wing incidence and decalage and adjust as necessary.

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