Aerowork 96" Extra 260 Assembly/Review

Joe Hunt

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--Posted by Kaveman--


thats the way monkey break that motor in hard and the plane showem how its done

your my new hero little guy lol
 

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Video of the maiden... we had a flame out, but it was strictly from an idle that was too low. But, we're not taking any chances with the engine until we find out at what engine number the problem with the hub-to-case seize has been fixed:

http://www.ruddermayhem.com/aw-96inch.wmv

Posted By Kaveman on 11/17/2007 11:46 PM
thats the way monkey break that motor in hard and the plane showem how its done

your my new hero little guy lol
Uh, don't count on Monkey doing any flying tomorrow... he'll be a little, uh, tied up:
 

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Joe Hunt

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--Posted by 1bwana1--

I am getting concerned that this Man/Monkey relationship is taking a dark turn....

Still, I have to agree with Monkey, today's video was just too gay. I'm counting on Monkey to pull off a Hudini escape and show us what this over powered beast can do.
 

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--Posted by Gmanbill--

Dint make me call the Society for Prevention of Cruelties to Monkeys (SPCM) they are real big and hairy and a little stronger than us.
 

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--Posted by Ottrod--

Don't turn your back on Monkey.....I happen to know that he is a direct descendant of Macgyver (don't ask him about his parents and Macgiver in the jungle back in the '80's).

He will take that whimpy tape and use it against you!
 

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--Posted by Peter Gordon--

Posted By Joe Hunt on 10/13/2007 5:15 AM

I wanted to try one of the new www.smart-fly.com PowerSystem EQ-6 units on this plane. They are similar to the PowerExpander EQ-10. The unit is an 8-channel unit and channels 2-7 are programmable. Also there is an ignition cutoff, a built in regulator for the servo power, and a failsafe switch. This unit probably fits the bill for a wide range of plane sizes and power needs. These PowerSystems will be on the market very soon... so I talked Smart-Fly into sending me out a prototype to try:click on thumbnail to enlarge



Joe, when you say the channels are programmable, what do you mean?

Peter
 

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Posted By peter gordon on 11/19/2007 12:59 PM

Posted By Joe Hunt on 10/13/2007 5:15 AM

I wanted to try one of the new www.smart-fly.com PowerSystem EQ-6 units on this plane. They are similar to the PowerExpander EQ-10. The unit is an 8-channel unit and channels 2-7 are programmable. Also there is an ignition cutoff, a built in regulator for the servo power, and a failsafe switch. This unit probably fits the bill for a wide range of plane sizes and power needs. These PowerSystems will be on the market very soon... so I talked Smart-Fly into sending me out a prototype to try:click on thumbnail to enlarge



Joe, when you say the channels are programmable, what do you mean?

Peter



Hi Peter! Yes, that is a little misleading. Those channels have built-in synchronizers, equalizers (which is an extension of the receiver's functions of subtrim and endpoint, also reversing). They do not program the servos firmware.
 

Joe Hunt

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--Posted by Peter Gordon--

Thanks Joe. Do you change the set-up on the board through dials, or is there an interface to do the "programming".

Also, what prop did you go with?
 

Joe Hunt

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--Posted by ottrod--

Awesome flying Joe! I am fearful of the next chapter........"Monkey Returns" (film at 11).
 

Joe Hunt

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--Posted by ben_beyer--


How did you do the elevator servos in this one Joe?

Did you plug them in to the same channel and use the PE to match them up?
 

Joe Hunt

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--Posted by ben_beyer--


Cool. So you're subtrims and end points don't match between the two channels anymore lol?
 

Joe Hunt

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Yes, yes, right, right. In the old days, even with the high end servos, when you moved the subtrim you would lose synchronous operation with other servos you were trying to stay matched with. But, no more, not on 8711s, anyway.

I talked about this in the Aeroworks 122" Extra 260 thread. Where on one wing I took the time to custom drill servo arms so as to keep all three subtrims at zero. Things stayed linear and synchronized as anticipated. But, when I did the remaining wing with standard arms, and used subtrim and end points... there in was the surprise. Still linear and synchronized. At that point I ditched the custom drilled servo arms for standard arms. Used a Smart-Fly EQ-10 to move the sub-trim and end points, and was done in a flash. All linear and synch'd up. 8711s rule. The radio, of course, showed all zero subtrims and 140 end points. But, the matchbox type devices are just radio extensions, just sub trim and end points. Anyway, with the 8711s, have no fear, subtrim away... you'll stay linear and synch'd up.
 

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--Posted by ben_beyer--


Yeah, I know Garret Morrison said the Futaba 9156's (which is what I'm going to be using next) are the same way. He may have had to adjust his a little, but they're not off by much.
 

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Yup, I wanted to use 9156s on my 122", but went with the 8711s. Glad I did, now, because of the first release gear train failures with the 9156s. Still want to try them just for the experience... but these 8711s are remarkable, at least coming off the Hitec servos.
 
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