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Old 09-05-2007, 03:11 AM   #1
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Default How to get a Flying boat off the water?

I have a Hydro Foam flying boat. I have had a blast with it on the water. I have it set up with 3 servos (rudder, 2 for ailerons). I have briefly left the water and done an unintentional roll. The first roll came out ok - the second one tok some epoxy! How do I do a controled lift off without an elevator? I have been looking closely at the YouTube videos of these things and they appear to have ailerons. Is it possible to switch some wires around in a "Y" harness to get the servos to function together as elevators? Yes, I know that I can flip one of the servos to get the same effect but they are epoxyed in.


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I have a Hydro Foam flying boat. I have had a blast with it on the water. I have it set up with 3 servos (rudder, 2 for ailerons). I have briefly left the water and done an unintentional roll. The first roll came out ok - the second one tok some epoxy! How do I do a controled lift off without an elevator? I have been looking closely at the YouTube videos of these things and they appear to have ailerons. Is it possible to switch some wires around in a "Y" harness to get the servos to function together as elevators? Yes, I know that I can flip one of the servos to get the same effect but they are epoxyed in.


Thanks for any ideas/suggestions?
Okay I think what you are wanting is...to add and elevator correct?
What you can do is either get whats called a V-tail mixer or if your Tx has it use the ELEVON setup.
Elevons are really just ailerons and elevator mixed. Pulling back on the left stick makes the elev go up, pushing it to the left or right will activate the ailerons. This is whats used on flying wings.
Hope that helps and heres a link to a V-tail mixer.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHHS3&P=7
Also you may not have to remove or reposition your servos.
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Okay I hope this will explain it better. When you click on the pic, click on the puple square in the bottom right corner to enlarge. This way you can read the words.


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Default V Tail Mixer it is!!!

Thanks Water Boy

I have ordered 2 V tail mixers - They are the answer to how you get a flying boat off the water!!! Thanks much!
The diagram you sent was helpful too.

What's the story behind the WATER BOY?

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Thanks Water Boy

I have ordered 2 V tail mixers - They are the answer to how you get a flying boat off the water!!! Thanks much!
The diagram you sent was helpful too.

What's the story behind the WATER BOY?
Your welcome Flyboytoo. Glad I could help you out.

As far as the Water Boy, My last name is Waters. Thats pretty much the jist of it. Man its really not all that cool of a story.....HMMMM maybe I will think of some cool story and post it.
Hope you boat works well for you.
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