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  • Originally posted by Flash Jorden View Post
    I didn't try flipping the flaps up as spoilers (i guess that what you call it) on the maiden, I've never done that before, so I'll try it on a future flight.

    My only gripes so far is that it is a PAIN to get the wings on or off. They fit so tightly in the fuse pockets that you have to use so much force fully seating them, and getting them of. Firmly rocking the wing back and forth helps, but feels so wrong. I also have an issue getting the tail to fully seat the first time or two after connecting the elevator and rudder servo leads.
    Good to know you were able to huck the thing by yourself.
    I think sailplane guys call it "reflex" - UP flaps that is accompanied by a little DN ailerons. Be careful when you throw the flaps UP. This is supposed to help the plane lose altitude quickly while maintaining airspeed.
    If I discovery the wings and tail are tight and difficult to put on and take off, I'll use a little silicone grease in those areas that might help them slide a bit better. I have some lab grade vacuum grease and I think a very thin layer of that in the right places will ease things along.

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    • Hi all, Flash Jorden and Xviper, the maneuver where you push the flaps up over center is indeed nicknamed "reflex" or "tickle". I guess I should have went into detail about what it is used for. You do need to droop your ailerons a bit and add a bit of DWN elevator. What happens is the aircraft tends to want to really dump airspeed fast. If you attempt to add power without cleaning up the aircraft first, you will spin. I managed to rip the tips off the elevator already on my first one. Kind of a weak spot as it's all foam out there. So, it is aerobatic, just use a hint of caution. T33jetman is seriously gonna embarrass us all if his paint and Spoilers look as good as they do in the pictures. Way to go! Can't wait to see what she looks like when you are done. I've assembled and flown the second one I have, I think I'm up to 7 or 8 flights on that one. Our weather is threatening to change the end of this week, and the weekend is a wash. But I have a couple of different size Grumman G44 Widgeons to get airborne, so won't be flying. Got some graphics for a NASA aircraft coming and will install on the second Fox. I'm envious of t33jetman, wish I had the time. Someone has to grow the mud down here.

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      • Originally posted by dutchwhite001 View Post
        I'm envious of t33jetman, wish I had the time. Someone has to grow the mud down here.
        Thanks man, I'm trying to do my best not to have a cookie cutter looking plane at the field.

        I'm a very busy man : 1hr 15 min drive home every night, been feeling sick, have to get wood for the fire every night, have to think about what I do all the time on these planes because you guys don't see all of my mistakes that I have to redo all the time. Stop watching TV, turn on some music and get busy is my battle cry.

        I wish I could be fast like all of these other painters , but I'm not. I just use rattle can paints no airbrushing.

        You think this plane looks good out of the box.....till you put some paint on it then all the finger dents from the factory that have to be fixed and painted .



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        • This is all for tonight, must get some sleep.

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          • You certainly have a talent. Very creative design. Keep it up!!!

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            • Hey Jetman, I don't know, looks pretty cookie cutter to me! Actually, that is one beautiful aircraft. You are by far one of the best rattle can heroes I've seen! Your artwork is fantastic and your choice of graphics is spot on. I would be afraid to fly it! Would love to see the wings when you get them finished. Just keep plugging away, you are an inspiration to us all. Got a little time in on mine this morning. I really love the sound she makes. I'm gonna make a prediction that this is going to be a good seller for both FMS and for MRC. Wait till you get her in the air Jetman, it's all smiles. Gotta go water the mud. Dutchman

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              • Dutchwhite001
                Thanks man, for the kind words.
                I've flown all my paint jobs. Just dont fall on love with them.

                I'm just a street artist I guess.
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                • Just a really nice job!!

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                  • Hey Jetman, If you don't mind me asking, where did you get your graphics from. They look fantastic and so does your paint work!

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                    • Originally posted by rzing View Post
                      Hey Jetman, If you don't mind me asking, where did you get your graphics from. They look fantastic and so does your paint work!
                      CALLIE GRAPHICS

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                      • He is my update from over the weekend.
                        Not much, just finished both sides with decals and painting the Black and Red strips on rudder.
                        The wings I might do something different on how I paint them.

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                        • Wait before you order this set from Callie because I need to give her some corrections that need to be done on the wing decal and the wing tip decal , elevator decals.

                          The Black and Red strips for the wing tips, elevator tips, and top of the rudder are wrong from her right now . Unless you want to paint them on yourself like I did. ( I will send her the correct figures for these)

                          The rest of the decals are OK from her.
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