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Old 03-05-2004, 07:05 PM
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I made the big mistake of buying this POS.......
[link=http://www.lanierrc.com/lrcprivate/LRChtmpages/hawk.htm]Lanier Hawk Sailplane[/link]

Anyways - the web site says 5/8" throw for elevator and 3/4" throw for rudder.
Does this mean total measurement for both directions of travel or for each direction of travel?[&:]
I sent Lanier a email asking a month ago and they wont even answer.

Any ideas?
Old 03-05-2004, 07:31 PM
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Default RE: control throws

Usually you see a + and/or - signs to let you know which is what. 3/4 inch total rudder seems small to me though. You might try in each direction first and see how that fits your flying. I usually have lots of rudder available, even if I don't use it all when setting up and trimming out my plane. Where I always get into trouble is with the elevator. Still have not learned 100% and sometimes overcorrect, porpoise or wave action and cut efficiency.

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Gene
Old 03-06-2004, 02:30 AM
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Default RE: control throws

Use TLAR... about 30 deg each way on elevator and 40 deg eah way on rudder. It'll fly and be controllable. Elevator may be a bit touchy... so be ready for that. Rudder should be about right... might want a little moree for tghter turns... but I doubt it.

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Old 03-06-2004, 04:49 PM
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Default RE: control throws

For the ruder and elevator use the recommended throws in each direction.

For the elevator use negative exponential so it wont be to jummpy or use less in single rates and if it is not enough use your double rates with the recomendation.

Saludos

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Old 03-07-2004, 12:55 AM
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I agree with Landi Iwould go with the throw each way I like to have a touch more than called for good luck Smoking Joe
Old 03-07-2004, 12:35 PM
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Default RE: control throws

Generally such throw dimensions refer to each side.. 3/4" right AND left.
Set your rates at 75% and 100% on the rudder, and do the first flight at the 75% setting.
The elevator... unless the c.g is way too far aft, you can start with 50%. The elevator is mostly a trimmer on gliders, so a little less motion there on the first flights won't be of any problem.
As most of the rest of the plane seems have "alarmed" you, don't be surprised if the settings are wrong also !
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Thanks guys.

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