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Simon Chaddock12/01/2019 23:38:04
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I must say I am pleasantly surprised how well the cheap A8 is performing. The only bit I have actually replaced is the extruder heating element. Entirely my own fault as I broke one of its wires when i changed over a nozzle..

Yes it will have all the flaps. Full span on the lower wing, half span on the upper.

From this video it appears the upper flaps travel a bit more than the lower. I don't think the ailerons droop.


Edited By Simon Chaddock on 12/01/2019 23:39:04

Colin Leighfield13/01/2019 21:49:53
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You wil have some fun with this one Simon, a great choice.

Simon Chaddock13/01/2019 22:23:46
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Now comes the tricky bit the scale printed undercarriage.

With the lower wing centre section in place all the undercarriage mounts are available so after many hours of both CAD and printing........


All printed, even the pins are cut off bits of filament. The only metal will be the stub axles'

The printed spring units are in about the fully relaxed position but should give nearly 1" (25 mm) of travel once the appropriate rate springs are installed.

Part of the design philosophy is that it should shear off before tearing out the fuselage mountings as I can always print more undercarriage. wink 2

Simon Chaddock15/01/2019 11:26:55
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With temporary too strong springs in the spring units the fuselage can sit on its printed/Depron wheels.


The tailplane and elevator. 2mm Depron skins over a Depron shear web.


The 5 g elevator servo.


The tail plane is braced.


The brace is also 3 mm Depron but with a balsa leading and trailing edge.

The elevator halves are joined with a short section of thin wall glass fibre tube.

To keep things light and simple the elevator is top tape hinged with invisible (matt) tape.

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