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by Bitconnect
February 29th, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Propeller Design
Replies: 1
Views: 843

Propeller Design

Does anyone know why the ikara propellers have a 8mm "gap" between the start of the blade and the central piano wire axis? Wouldnt it be better to start the blade as close to the center point of the propeller as possible to maximize the blade area? I'm making a propeller and I'm not sure whether to ...
by Bitconnect
January 17th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Climbing issues
Replies: 17
Views: 4937

Re: Climbing issues

added ~1-2 degrees downthrust and took some weight off the tail and added it all to the front. Flies ~80 seconds turning left but stalls when climbing while turning right. Eventually corrects itself but the stall sacrifices a lot of height and results in a very large flight path. Not sure why the ri...
by Bitconnect
January 5th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Climbing issues
Replies: 17
Views: 4937

Climbing issues

My plane flies relatively straight on low turn (~800 turn) flights but when I wind to ~2000 turns, the plane climbs to maybe 10 feet and then hovers and stalls, diving towards the ground right after. I have tried decreasing the wing incidence and moving the cg back to no avail. I can't figure out wh...
by Bitconnect
February 24th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Rubber Motor Tangling
Replies: 6
Views: 1641

Re: Rubber Motor Tangling

Currently, if I understand properly, the reason my rubber is getting tangled is that I'm using way too much rubber for the stock freedom flight motorstick length. The problem here is that decreasing my rubber length would shorten my flight times, as my 24" loops are the optimum loop length for my pl...
by Bitconnect
February 24th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Rubber Motor Tangling
Replies: 6
Views: 1641

Re: Rubber Motor Tangling

I was intentionally making my rubber very long and heavy. Any lighter of a motor and my plane would have gone straight up into the ceiling. I guess all I can do is make a new plane then if the only fix is to make the motorstick longer.
by Bitconnect
February 23rd, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Rubber Motor Tangling
Replies: 6
Views: 1641

Rubber Motor Tangling

I've been testing with 1/8" rubber and if I remember clearly, each time I've been adding 1 inch to my motors to add in more winds since my planes were basically out of winds when coming down. I've never had this problem ever before, but usually, when the plane is descending, the rubber near the fron...
by Bitconnect
January 25th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Plane descending too fast
Replies: 28
Views: 5569

Re: Plane descending too fast

I recently got some 1/8" to test with too, but I don't think I will have issues with 3/32" not giving enough torque. I'm not winding to max right now and have been backing off to .4 in-oz from .75 in-oz just for safety. I'll continue to increase the pitch slightly thought to see if there are further...
by Bitconnect
January 24th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Plane descending too fast
Replies: 28
Views: 5569

Re: Plane descending too fast

I was close to deadsticking so I intend to test with a longer motor and figure out how much to back off from max winds.
by Bitconnect
January 24th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Plane descending too fast
Replies: 28
Views: 5569

Re: Plane descending too fast

It definitely was the pitch. I increased the pitch of the prop to 40 degrees, reduced wing incidence to 3/32, made my stab LE 1/16 higher than stab TE, and the plane is descending slowly now. Launching at .4 inch-oz no longer shoots the plane into the ceiling, rather it climbs 3/4 the way up.
by Bitconnect
January 21st, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Plane descending too fast
Replies: 28
Views: 5569

Re: Plane descending too fast

Bitconnect, If you could please supply more details I could give very specific help (ex. Weight of the airplane as Katy requested, all dimensions of the airplane, propeller diameter and pitch and design, rubber motor length and weight, number of turns in the motor, max torque, number of backoff tur...

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