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Capt Kremen05/10/2017 13:34:41
293 forum posts
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About to commence a Cloud Models PB 'Bullet' build.

This has strip ailerons.

My impression, rightly or wrongly(?), is that 'tip/outboard' ailerons are more effective, giving crisper and more precise rolls. (Maybe it's just my poor flying!)

What thoughts, outboard ailerons, or full span strips as per original and the kit?

A supplementary, if I may.

If I fit outboard ailerons, thus allowing the inboard portion of the wing to be 'flapped', would it significantly weaken the foam veneered wing in cutting a thin slot for the servo leads? (I would probably infill with a balsa cap in any case).

Thanks in anticipation and for any hints 'n tips on the build, (for electric power), appreciated.

ken anderson.05/10/2017 13:39:03
8436 forum posts
772 photos

I would leave them as they should the good old days of the original "bullet" it was a goodin for displaying its tip stall if you stopped it from flying......I had a one that done the best flat spin I've ever seen from a fair height....

ken bullet/flat spin dept.

Martyn K05/10/2017 14:07:17
4901 forum posts
3554 photos

Leave as is, the Bullet is a cracking aerobatic model. The designer got it right


Dave Bran05/10/2017 17:36:34
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Split the aileron to outboard/inboard sections, then mix the inner to be switchable as ailerons or as flaps and as spoilers.


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