Author Topic: Flights of Fancy  (Read 12790 times)

Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #125 on: August 28, 2019, 05:56:15 pm »
Well done - you'll be a shoo-in for the A.  The 8 does not have to be dead accurate, just a reasonable attempt, and at a fairly consistent height.  I find it's best not to make them too small to give you time to adjust, and to make the crossover fairly nearly at 90 degrees to the other leg.  That forces you to make the circles fairly wide and gives you more room to get them consistent.

And yes, the rudder is a bit of a forgotten control if you fly with ailerons - as most do.  I've got a 1/4 scale Auster that needs rudder in the turns, and a couple of twins that benefit too - but you can mix that in on the radio.

Rudder is most used on takeoff - otherwise the prop effect can take you all over the place - DAMHIKT.  (Took me a while and a close encounter to get better at the rudder).

So well done on using rudder on the approach to keep it straight.

Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #126 on: August 29, 2019, 08:28:52 am »
Cheers Andy

I need to use the rudder since I'm just putting the finishing touches to a cheap Chinese 3 channel v-tail foam/ply eagle thing that my daughter bought me for fathers day. It's taken me ages to get the the surfaces moving in the right directions, you'd think it'd be easy but I could get either rudder input movement correct or elevator correct but not both until last night.

It'll be interesting to see if it flies since I struggled to the V aligned equally.
 

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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #127 on: January 03, 2020, 06:56:30 pm »
Quote from: TheLurker,  August 2019
Have been working up a plan for a smallish span kit scale model - there'll be a build thread over on HPA in due course...

Main structure complete.  Build Thread / HPA
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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #128 on: January 18, 2020, 07:04:10 pm »
Finally.  Some decent footage of my Lacey M-10.  Last time out the nose-button had worked loose and wreaked havoc with the behaviour.  Unsuprisingly.  Nose button down and right thrust reset and is now held with epoxy.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw1431Qvf3U
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VgymGoqv4M

For those who need to know.  Motor is 2 strands 3/32", 16.5" long.  Turn counts were 1200 (42s, ROG) & 1300 (46s, ROG).  Gives a decent altitude without having to worry about hanging up in the rafters.
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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #129 on: January 19, 2020, 05:08:02 pm »
Finally.  Some decent footage of my Lacey M-10.  Last time out the nose-button had worked loose and wreaked havoc with the behaviour.  Unsuprisingly.  Nose button down and right thrust reset and is now held with epoxy.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw1431Qvf3U
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VgymGoqv4M

For those who need to know.  Motor is 2 strands 3/32", 16.5" long.  Turn counts were 1200 (42s, ROG) & 1300 (46s, ROG).  Gives a decent altitude without having to worry about hanging up in the rafters.
You're cheating.  The string you've got fixed to a nail in the centre of the floor is so fine that you give the impression that the model is trimmed to fly in just the correct radius circle to miss the walls by about 300mm.

Ahem.  That's bloody impressive.  Beats anything I've ever built. Chapeau, sir.


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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #130 on: January 19, 2020, 08:09:28 pm »
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Beats anything I've ever built.
No, just different.  I couldn't build or fly a multi-engine oily job with n-channel RC where n = lots whereas you used to without thinking twice about it.

When you get your aeromodelling mojo back you'll find that your VMC SE5A will make a good indoor model. 

This is one of the blokes trimming out his VMC SE5A yesterday.

https:// vimeo.com /385687810   <-- You'll need to lose the spaces in the URL.  The forum software throws a wobbly with unedited vimeo URLs for some reason.

It's a bit stally at the moment but it's fresh off the bench and the iffy launch didn't help the flight either.  When he's sorted it, it too will fly ROG as well or better than my M10. 
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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #131 on: January 20, 2020, 03:33:03 pm »
Quote from: AndyTheFlyer
Beats anything I've ever built.
No, just different.  I couldn't build or fly a multi-engine oily job with n-channel RC where n = lots whereas you used to without thinking twice about it.

When you get your aeromodelling mojo back you'll find that your VMC SE5A will make a good indoor model. 

This is one of the blokes trimming out his VMC SE5A yesterday.

https:// vimeo.com /385687810   <-- You'll need to lose the spaces in the URL.  The forum software throws a wobbly with unedited vimeo URLs for some reason.

It's a bit stally at the moment but it's fresh off the bench and the iffy launch didn't help the flight either.  When he's sorted it, it too will fly ROG as well or better than my M10.
Oooooooooo.  Wonder if I can get mine to do that?

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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #132 on: January 21, 2020, 06:25:20 am »
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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #133 on: January 21, 2020, 11:01:21 am »
Lovely, graceful flights.
216km from Marsh Gibbon

Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #134 on: January 22, 2020, 04:11:48 pm »
Hello!

I follow this thread with interest; I was an aeromodeller in my 'teens. I'm impressed by The Lurker's video. Well done.

I have a query: it looks like there are scratch builders here. Where do you get your materials? I remember using very thin birch plywood in high stress parts of structures. I am currently working on a project (that has absolutely nothing to do with flying!). Very thin (about 1 mm) ply might be useful. But I don't know where to look for it! If a any of you can tell me of a good web-based materials supplierI will be very grateful.

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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #135 on: January 22, 2020, 08:53:29 pm »
I generally use SLEC (https://www.slecuk.com),  but Balsa Cabin (https://www.balsacabin.co.uk) also have a good reputation.
 
I tend to buy stuff in quantity to minimize the post and packing overhead.

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Re: Flights of Fancy
« Reply #136 on: January 22, 2020, 08:59:07 pm »
I generally use SLEC (https://www.slecuk.com),  but Balsa Cabin (https://www.balsacabin.co.uk) also have a good reputation.
 
I tend to buy stuff in quantity to minimize the post and packing overhead.


Thak you very much.