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Kadet Sr. Aileron Conversion

Old 01-10-2004, 06:48 AM
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Default Kadet Sr. Aileron Conversion

Does anyone have information on the conversion of the Kadet Sr. to aileron's. Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 01-10-2004, 11:51 AM
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http://www.angelfire.com/indie/aerostuff/kadflap.htm
Old 01-22-2004, 09:31 AM
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Default RE: Kadet Sr. Aileron Conversion

I have built both Kadet senior and the smaller seniorita with ailerons.
I halved the recomended dihedaral and used the strip trailing edge supplied as a strip aileron, simply hinging it to a 1/4 inch strip used as a trailing edge. just cut a length of 1/4 sheet the height of the trailing edge of the ribs and notch it 1/16 for each rib. easy flies very well.
Use plenty of differential and mix 10% rudder (if you are lazy).
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Default RE: Kadet Sr. Aileron Conversion

I've done it both with and without ailerons. I can't say the ailerons are a great improvement. Be sure to cut down on the dihedral if you go that route. I also upped the power to a .60 but it never was an aerobat.
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Default RE: Kadet Sr. Aileron Conversion

Looks very nice with barn door ailerons and flaps Then change the shape of the tailplanes and wingtips and you have.. a stand-off scale Piper Tri-pacer.

I did the barn door ailerons and flaps by putting one servo for each moveable surface inside the wing. Hinged them at the light "spar" near the trailng edge.
50% of the span aileron, 50% flap.
I also made hinges for the flaps from large control horns, putting the hnge line 1 inch below the wing.
The flaps moved back and down (sorta-fowler)
The pushrod for the flap pushed/pulled the LE of the flap at center.

With flaps at 60 deg deflection, holding the nose high and a bit of power ( RJL .61) the thing would stay in place in appx 10 mph headwind.

I have some pics of the modification somewhere. (been over 2 years since I saw them..)

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