Saturday, January 30, 2016

OrangeRX DSM2/X Modules

Here's the current state of OrangeRX modules.  There's a lot of discussion that the Devo-compatible module has problems with the Eflight UMX receivers.

OrangeRX DSMX / DSM2 Compatible 2.4Ghz Transmitter Module (JR/Turnigy compatible)
PRODUCT ID: 9171000302-0 

PRODUCT ID: 9171000536-0 

PRODUCT ID: 9029000274-0 

blogodex = DSM2 / DSM2, DSMX, modules, radios

Friday, January 29, 2016

GoldGuy's Slofly Simple Delta

Looks like a nice slow-flyer to build for beginners.  Based on the late Dekan's Simple Delta.

GoldGuy Says:

Twenty more square inches than my first 22 incher and one ounce lighter for a loading of 3 ounce per square feet at a 6 ounce RTF weight. It's a 8X22X17 with the elevon hinge line at 3 1/2 incher. Start off with the CG at 5 1/2" and then fine tune to taste.

Take your SD to the next level, the SSD will loop, roll, spin, snap, stall turns, harrier, prop hang, torque roll and flies inverted on rails, all this and no pitch sensitivity at any speed. Oh ya, and crazy climbing inverted flat spins the guys call 'the Dilbert' (?????).

Build it light, keep it tight.............

Here's the Simple Delta.  Details here, here, here, and here.

WS is 20"
LE is 7" long
LE to TE (hinge line) is 14.25"
Elevons are 2" wide
Fus is 8.5x1.75"
Try 5" as a CG start point from LE, mine works ok at 6" 
The Fin is 5" tall by 10.5" long.The Fin proper starts 8" from it's front and slopes back 2.5"
There are 3mmx.5mm CF flats on the leading edges....prevents damage from weeds!
There is also a 3mmx.5mm CF spar

blogodex: Simple Delta / GoldGuy, Dekan;

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Laminate recommended on RCG

Premium CP Laminating Film -- 3mm regular, 5mm heavy duty.

Premium clear gloss (CP) roll laminating film is a high-clarity, abrasion-resistant, low-melt, polyester-based film.  CP Laminating Film is a higher quality roll laminating film that activates 20-30 degrees cooler than standard polyester films. CP film is available in 1.7 mil, 3 mil, 5 mil, and 10 mil.  Standard widths are 9", 12", 18", 25", and 27".  The activation temperature is 210-230 degrees.

blogodex: laminate / supplies;

Monday, January 25, 2016

Some Skipper Notes

Courtesy of DrBamBam:

Stock Propeller: APC 6x4
Stock Motor - Turnigy D2826-6/2200kv

expo: 40% all       travel (up/dn, l/r)
Ail - high rates     60% /  60% (12mm / 12mm)
Ail - normal rates   40% /  40% ( 8mm /  8mm)
Ail - low rates      20% /  20% ( 4mm /  4mm)
Ele - high rates     60% /  50% (19mm / 16mm)
Ele - normal rates   50% /  45% (16mm / 14mm)
Ele - low rates      40% /  35% (13mm / 11mm)
Rud - all rates     100% / 100% (35mm / 35mm)

blogodex: Skipper / The Fleet;