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Re: SF33 1/6 scale

Posted: 04 Jul 2020, 14:50
by StephenB
Thanks Peter and Cliff - that answered another question as to whether it would r.o.g. I thought prop clearance may be an issue. How do the outriggers fare - are they vulnerable on landing??

Re: SF33 1/6 scale

Posted: 04 Jul 2020, 21:45
by Cliff Evans
Really depends on how long the grass is! Not really had any problems with them.

Re: SF33 1/6 scale

Posted: 12 Jul 2020, 18:38
by IanT-White
Peter , I have a two thirds scale SF33 ,which flies really well , with a King 190 twin , with onboard electric starter takes off very easily and climbs 6 to 7 metres second
Occasionally the outriders bend if they catch a tuft but easily straightened ,115 lbs
Good luck with your flights
Ian Turney-White

Re: SF33 1/6 scale

Posted: 12 Oct 2020, 13:39
by StephenB
No mention of control throws on Cliff's plan, what did you dial in Peter?

Re: SF33 1/6 scale

Posted: 12 Oct 2020, 15:30
by Peter Balcombe
Stephen, I cannot remember exactly, as I passed the model over to Cliff with servos linked up & checked using a servo tester, but no receiver in place, leaving him to set up the Rx and actual control throws.
I would have given Cliff something like as much rudder as I could reasonably get mechanically say 3/4” or more each way.
Elevators would have been about 1/4-3/8” each way & ailerons probably something like 3/8” up & 3/16” or so down.
(I basically set up what looked enough travel & left it up to Cliff to use what he thought necessary from there)

I expect that Cliff will be along soon to advise what he actually used.

Re: SF33 1/6 scale

Posted: 12 Oct 2020, 17:29
by Cliff Evans
rudder 3/4” each way.
Elevator 3/8" each way
Aileronse 3/8” up 3/16” down

Is exactly as mine is set up 65% expo on elevator.

Re: SF33 1/6 scale

Posted: 12 Oct 2020, 17:35
by Peter Balcombe
Cliff Evans wrote:
12 Oct 2020, 17:29
rudder 3/4” each way.
Elevator 3/8" each way
Aileronse 3/8” up 3/16” down
Wow, that was a good guess 8-)

Re: SF33 1/6 scale

Posted: 12 Oct 2020, 20:45
by StephenB
Many thanks Peter and Cliff, a little less than I had "estimated", so probably saved a fraught first flight experience!

Re: SF33 1/6 scale

Posted: 12 Oct 2020, 20:47
by Cliff Evans
The elevator is still quite lively!

Re: SF33 1/6 scale

Posted: 12 Oct 2020, 22:21
by StephenB
Cliff Evans wrote:
12 Oct 2020, 20:47
The elevator is still quite lively!
Noted!