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Scale 35% Krill Extra 330SC....CUSTOM-ARF!!!

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Pistolera, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Your a braver man than I. I have them for a couple Pitts but only for show, never had the guts to see what would happen with them in flight.
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  2. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Since they are an efficient form of aerodynamic counterbalance that serves to reduce the effort needed on the stick to actuate the aileron, I would imagine it would make the aileron very ultra sensitive.

    And since they also serve to bring the centre of mass of the aileron forward of the hinge line in order to help prevent control surface flutter, it should make the wings ultra rock solid and stable through critical IMAC routines. I say, fly with 'em on Earle.
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  3. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    And....since each aileron will have two 500oz/in servos it should be fine. I still plan to test them in steps first, just to see if they do make a difference on an RC plane. Theoretically they should reduce the amount of power needed by the servos, which should equate to less amp draw.

    I do know on full scale they make a huge difference in stick pressures needed by the pilot. Especially as the airspeed picks up.
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  4. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    Probably overkill but last little bit of reinforcement on the aileron joints..... 1 /8" carbon fiber rods inletted into the trailing edges spanning the joint.
  5. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Hey @Pistolera,

    Great to see you posting again Earl. Keep up the AWESOME work on your big Krill. . . . . . . . . :way_to_go:
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  6. I think he plans on wing walking on those ailerons! :laughing:
  7. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Nice work and looking good but after the carbon plates and rods I think it is the strongest part of the plane.
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  8. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    Harharhar....you guys tear me up! Is aileron walking the same as wing walking????:banana-dance:

    Seriously....I kept having nightmares about the trailing edge paint cracking due to flex.....so added that last bit of CF for piece-of-mind. I'm sure it's not needed but now I can sleep better :sleepy:
  9. But, but, but, but what about that stretch being so rigged it causes paint cracking??? LOL!! Seriously, it is looking good.
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  10. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    If you are concerned about paint cracking then you should try Stits paint just does not crack I have painted my fair share of planes with different paints. Some cracked some lifted but Stits has never done anything like that try it some time.

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