Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby gcruz24 » Fri May 06, 2011 6:52 pm

I don't think you should have them overlap, can you specitfy "overlap" lolz
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I'm rebuilding my plane, so should I make the pieces I'm going to glue together overlap or no? As in, for example, the wings?

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Postby yogoperson » Sat May 07, 2011 5:12 pm

Like when we are gluing the wood pieces together, should the pieces overlap, or should they not?
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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby illusionist » Sat May 07, 2011 5:17 pm

If they do, it would make a much stronger joint. However, it is up to you to decide if you really need that much strength there. Most of the time, you'll be fine w/o the pieces overlapping.
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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby yogoperson » Sat May 07, 2011 5:22 pm

illusionist wrote:If they do, it would make a much stronger joint. However, it is up to you to decide if you really need that much strength there. Most of the time, you'll be fine w/o the pieces overlapping.

Thanks, because I'm having a hard time trying to cover the frame when the pieces overlap.
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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby illusionist » Sat May 07, 2011 5:24 pm

Yeah, that's true. For the wing, the overlap isn't necessary. Actually, the only place you might want overlap is when connecting the motor stick to the tailboom
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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby gcruz24 » Sat May 07, 2011 6:00 pm

Yeah, you shouldn't overlap them.

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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby yogoperson » Mon May 09, 2011 10:20 pm

Oh okay. Thanks. ^^

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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby Boeing 787 » Sun May 15, 2011 2:25 pm

Does anyone know an average flight time for these planes? Top flight times? And are there anymore videos and tips for this event? Thanks for the help.

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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby yogoperson » Sun May 15, 2011 5:20 pm

It really depends.
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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby Boeing 787 » Sun May 15, 2011 6:33 pm

Could you estimate an average flight time that is reasonable for the top 10 places at Nats? I want to know so I have a set goal to get to.

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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby yogoperson » Fri May 20, 2011 6:18 pm

I want to know too. This little thing here gets one point five to three seconds here.
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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby jander14indoor » Sat May 21, 2011 3:36 am

One minute or more is doable, more than that will have to wait till after tomorrow's trial event, and that probably won't be the max till we have a year or two of competition among thousands of students refining designs.

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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby yogoperson » Mon May 23, 2011 6:01 pm

Seeing all those planes yesterday was AMAZING. I wish I could build like that.
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