Alan Cantwell 1131 wrote:Whoes Dave?
Sorry for calling you Dave, my mistake.
DAVE JOHNSON wrote:Geoff----glad you are enjoying your 120 build---here are a couple of pics from yesterday---this is the original 120 kit suplied to the LMA by Slec for a test build----4 of us built it in my workshop over 2 nights---its had a hard life opening the trainer slot at shows for many years---then spending a few years at waterplane events with some Cub floats on---and now reborn as the new PC Plod and test flown yesterday----getting a bit overweight now----but if you keep the finishing light you will find it a joy to fly
Dave Parry wrote:I would look at scrapping the tailwheel in the kit, it's really isn't a good design, more of an afterthought. It contently kicks the rudder over when sat on the ground, not good for the servo. This needs a re-think, maybe an independent tail wheel that just moves freely the rudder is more then capable of steerig the plane.
Dave Parry wrote:Here is my sky-120 colour scheme when it was first built.
And here the current scheme.
Hope it helps.
Mike Ellis wrote:No need for a steerable wheel as the rudder alone will track the aircraft for take off.
Mine is fixed and works perfect..
Alan Cantwell 1131 wrote:Prob good advice on the tailwheel, I always ran mine with closed loop control, with springs to take the sideways load, but, as Dave says, the rudder will do the job, re the covering, we are finding the hobby king film to work well, and it’s cheap,
Dave Parry wrote:Geoff, my second picture is Hobby King covering, it really does cover well and is cheep as chips.
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