has anyone had any xperience with a dg808s by flyfly eg any traps to watch during
assembly and flying habits I bought this one at Tates in geelong and believe it was
the last in Aus 4 mtr span designed for the slope but intend to aerotow it any tips
1. Change the main wheel. The one it comes with has a plastic rim and won't withstand even 5 landings.
2. The fuselage needs to be strengthened from and inch behind the leading edge of the vertical stab to about 8 inches in front of the leading edge with carbon fiber strips.
3. The first main rib (closest to the fuselage) in the wing to which the rubber band hook is mounted, is VERY WEAK and barely glued. You must take off some Monokote, go inside of the wing and reinforce that rib from the inside (On both wings)
4. The wing extensions (shorter part of the wing towards the wingtips) also have a weak rib design and need to be reinforced like #3.
5. Great for slope soaring and aerotow in flight, just remember to keep speed during landing.
Also, if you haven't been there, go to RCGroups. there is a Loonng thread there.
Thanks for the tips, Mark. Yes, speed on aproach will need to be monitored closely. Even though I will be using crow.
Have a 2 metre foamy asw 28 which bites on approach if airspeed gets too slow. Any tips on installing aerotow release
as there is no hole in nose. Maybe underneath ? Best Regards, Alf.
You can find a nice release mechanism here (first picture in the row of release mechanisms): http://www.rcaerotowing.com/forum/sh...le-Accessories
You have to make a hole in the nose. To do that, make a small hole in the nose with a Dremel. Next, use a IRWIN Unibit #1 to make the hole bigger to the right size. BUT you must drill with the Unibit BY HAND. No electric tools! The fiberglass will crack and won't look pretty.
P.S.: PM Alex, and he will send you a release very fast.