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Old 12-09-2012, 03:49 PM   #18
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The Skystreak as it now is ready for the test flight. I'm not going to do any more to it until I see if it actually will fly.
In the end I decided to use the hatch fixing method which worked on the Wellesley build. The top hatch slides into the rear of the cowl and when it is slide rearwards slightly a peg locates into the hole at the rear of the cockpit.
The set up of the aileron servo is totally new for me as I've always used torque rods for a single fuselage mounted aileron servo before but this operates smoothly with little or no play..
I've kept the gap on the bottom of the fuselage at the rear of the wing as it will provide though air flow and a clear air space for the aerial.
I only hope now that it has aileron authority and I'll discover that at the first hand launch. I hope it goes better than my first did in 1960.
It really should go in fact as the AUW with a 1000 3c lipo is 13.5ozs
With 138 watts available as the low power setup that gives 163.5 watts per lb which should be plenty but if I fit the 200 watt setup that gives 237 watts per lb which is more than enough.

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