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Old 08-31-2014, 02:46 PM   #1
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Slowly but surely my build of a Wind Surfer Baby is coming together. I added spoilers which may be to big for the 54" span = they are 1" wide x 6" long and set well outboard on the inner wing panel to mitigate wake problems on the tail feathers. Simple cable pull to operate. Dug into my fishing tackle box and found 15 lb nylon coated Sevenstrand cable that slides smoothly in the thin yellow tubing from Stevens Aeromodel.

Question #1: From pics of other models it appears boxing the spoiler bay is optional. Do you think I need to box the bay or is it okay to leave it open?

Question #2: I have no experience with flying tails as in no stab, all elevator. How much throw is needed? Wind Surfer plans have no info there but I figure the movable surface doesn't have to move far to pitch the plane. Throw in degrees would be helpful but I can work with Imperial or Metric measures.

I did an e-power conversion and plane appears to be coming out nose heavy but it does have shuffle room for the battery.
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