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Acro wot XL

Postby ScottH » Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:39 pm

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Re: Acro wot XL

Postby TimR » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:48 pm

How are you planning to power this one Scott?
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Re: Acro wot XL

Postby ScottH » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:11 pm

Was thinking along the lines of DLE 35RA bit more power than the standard DLE 30 :roll:
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Re: Acro wot XL

Postby TimR » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:02 pm

Not trying to hijack your thread, and I hope you'll share some details as the assembly progresses, but something is making me quite fancy one of these - if they ever end up in the UK of course!

http://www.greatplanes.com/airplanes/gpma1210.html

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Re: Acro wot XL

Postby ScottH » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:01 pm

Yes that looks nice Tim :D just had a quick thumb through the instructions and as usual with Chris Foss there is the stupid dowl stick with two wires sticking out for the elevators :? was thinking of joining the elevators together and using a snake, do you think this will be ok ?
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Re: Acro wot XL

Postby TimR » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:06 pm

Oh crikey, not the dowel with the forked pushrod? If you hold one elevator half and move the other one, the pushrod moves sideways - rubbish for anything that might benefit from some precision in my opinion!

I'm not sure one snake would really be enough on this size model. Two might work if they were sufficiently well supported to avoid them flexing. A pair of carbon rods or tubes would be naturally more rigid but still need some support. Is it possible to mount a servo or two near the tail?
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Re: Acro wot XL

Postby ScottH » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:04 pm

Not sure about mounting servo/servos in the tail haven't had the fuss out of the box yet, but if it's possible I like the idea much better than snakes or push rods :)
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Re: Acro wot XL

Postby TimR » Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:48 pm

It also depends on achieving a reasonable balance point without having to add too much weight to the nose...
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Re: Acro wot XL

Postby ScottH » Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:19 am

Acro wot XL WHAT A STRANGE KIT comes with a broom handle and two pieces of wire to control the elevators and plastic control horns that wouldn't look out of place on a wot trainer !! But it also comes with a nice ally spinner plus a propeller yes a propeller and brass barbs to solder on the fuel tubes, from rubbish to great all in one fail swoop lol

Ps if you don't want you GT33 after all the ribbing I can take it off you hand loos like it's just the ticket for the Acro wot (at a very discounted mates rate of cause lol)

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Re: Acro wot XL

Postby TimR » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:30 am

ScottH wrote:... from rubbish to great all in one fail swoop lol

Fail swoop? Is that a Freudian slip Scott? :lol:

That sleeve nut looks good, but unless its wall thickness is 1mm (unlikely) then its not going to get you to 10mm - more like 12mm or more. Probably 'arf inch even... ;)
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