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Tips

The Tips pages are a collection of tips and techniques from experienced slope pilots.



South Dakota Rock 1, Extreme 0
Posted by Greg Smith on Nov 7, 2003, 23:53

Last trip out was the first time to SD in several trips that I damaged one of my favorite planes so I feel pretty lucky, but there is still a twinge of pain to see my current favorite plane get damaged.

Here are some pix of the repair.





Hitec Focus III Elevator Modification
Posted by on Mar 23, 2003, 21:49

There is a good article on the Birdworks site about how to tone down the elevator channel on your Focus III radio. This is very useful when using this radio for a flying wing because while the Focus has a mix for elevons, the standard amount of elevator travel is far too much for flying wing configurations. You either need to be careful on the stick or do this mod!
[go to the modification page]





Kevlar Leading Edge for Bagged Wings
Posted by Greg Smith on Dec 3, 2002, 20:37
Durable and easily repairable, Kevlar is a great way to do the leading edges on foam cores when vacuum bagging wings for your sloper.



Slope Plane Pedal Launcher
Posted by Greg Smith on Jul 26, 2002, 12:32
A simple pedal launcher and a 25 foot section of strong bungee can turn a dull, windless day at the slope into a blast!



The Wanger - A device for rescuing planes from trees!
Posted by Karl Ingersoll on Jul 26, 2002, 12:20
The Wanger: A homemade tool for retrieving tree bound model aircraft.




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Tips
South Dakota Rock 1, Extreme 0
Hitec Focus III Elevator Modification
Kevlar Leading Edge for Bagged Wings
Slope Plane Pedal Launcher
The Wanger - A device for rescuing planes from trees!
Silicone Hinges - A great way to hinge your control surfaces.
Model Airplane Glues: Tips and Techniques


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