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07-27-2008, 02:41 AM
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Posted By Larry G

Aileron test info

I flew the Spit for about 30 minutes today, and did some roll testing. The extra throw from dual aileron servos really make it snap around at medium to high throttle. Slow rolls at higher speeds...
07-15-2008, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Larry G

Thanks Rad! I've got it at +35% now, will try...

Thanks Rad! I've got it at +35% now, will try bumping it up. I wonder at what point too much expo is bad?
07-14-2008, 12:16 AM
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Posted By Larry G

The Spitfire survives its test flight!!!!!

Took the Spitfire out this morning to give it a go. I decided to throw it myself because I'm left handed and can toss it real well with my left, and keep my right thumb on the stick. And I think my...
07-11-2008, 01:58 AM
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Posted By Larry G

Sunday might be good. Hopefully wind and...

Sunday might be good. Hopefully wind and sprinklers will cooperate.
I made the mistake of touching up the paint on the Spit before the test flight, doesn't that curse me a bit?
07-10-2008, 06:28 AM
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Posted By Larry G

Some pics

Here are some pics........

Motor mount is hobby plywood with light hardwood dowells. Bolts on to stock location.

http://members.cox.net/grapent1/spit002.jpg
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07-10-2008, 05:15 AM
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Posted By Larry G

I don't know, I thought maybe less thrust would...

I don't know, I thought maybe less thrust would be "tamer" for the maiden, but maybe more is better? When I maidened the aileron wing Super Cub with the motor and it was way out of trim, the thing...
07-09-2008, 11:50 PM
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Posted By Larry G

Rebuilt Spitfire ready to go-wish me luck!

A couple of months ago I wrecked my box-stock PZ Spitfire. It had about 25 flights with the Nimh battery packs when I spanked it in and ripped off the tail just forward of the horizontal stab, and...
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