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Bushwacker Build Crooked Tail

jack10525

Active member
#1
I built a FT Bushwacker and my tail came out crooked. The alignment of the front wing and back wing is off a few degrees. I wonder if it will still fly ok or I should try correcting it. I'm just not sure how to go about it.
 

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#2
I honestly can't predict how it will fly, maybe some bank? I have the FT Seaduck and somehow one nacelle became higher than the other creating what you have there but not as steep. It flew fine other than needing some down elevator trim.

In the end though, since it's foamboard and easy to cut, I would try and physically correct it as much as you possibly can now.
 
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d8veh

Elite member
#5
It'll fly OK. I doubt that you'll notice any difference from how it should be, though it would be a different matter if you were trying to fly precision aerobatics. You'd be surprised at how crooked an RC plane can be and still fly.

You might need to adjust your trims a bit (maybe lots) to compensate. If you haven't flow before, it would be best to get an experienced pilot to do that, otherwise get the plane nice and high, let go of the sticks at half-throttle and make it go straight and level with the trims.
 

jack10525

Active member
#8
Yeah I was about to toss it in the air today as it sits but it was just too dang windy. I did manage to fly my scratch built ugly stick. This thing is not the most elegant flyer but it does well in windy conditions for some reason. Ended up smacking it into a 8 ft tall 4" pole. I bet I couldn't hit that again if I tried. I swear it just popped up out of no where!!!
 

buzzbomb

I know nothing!
#10
Charlie Brown had a "Kite Eating Tree." I've got a Quad Eating Tree that not only reaches out, it's got gravitational tractor beams. It is the Death Star of trees, and when it gets its weapons online, my aircraft are in trouble.
 

Merv

Legendary member
#11
Charlie Brown had a "Kite Eating Tree." I've got a Quad Eating Tree that not only reaches out, it's got gravitational tractor beams. It is the Death Star of trees, and when it gets its weapons online, my aircraft are in trouble.
That's funny you mention a tractor beam, I've noticed a lot more Gravity Waves lately. They are defiantly getting worse. Why just yesterday I was flying inverted, about 5 feet off the ground. And you guessed it, a gravity wave sucked my plane straight into the ground. You can't just "make up" this kind of stuff.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_wave
 

buzzbomb

I know nothing!
#12
That's funny you mention a tractor beam, I've noticed a lot more Gravity Waves lately. They are defiantly getting worse. Why just yesterday I was flying inverted, about 5 feet off the ground. And you guessed it, a gravity wave sucked my plane straight into the ground. You can't just "make up" this kind of stuff.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_wave
Great... Now I'll never know if it was my lack of skill, or a natural phenomena that caused my first flight to crash (when I do). Has anyone shared this information with Txwarthog?
 

d8veh

Elite member
#13
It's not just aeroplanes that are affected either. Have you noticed how when you're cycling, pedestrians that are walking straight, suddenly deviate into your path when you get about 10ft from them, and in the supermarket as you walk down the isles, every person looking at something on a shelf takes two steps back just as you try and pass.

I found a solution to planes that fly into walls or trees:
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Merv

Legendary member
#14
It's not just aeroplanes that are affected either. Have you noticed how when you're cycling, pedestrians that are walking straight, suddenly deviate into your path when you get about 10ft from them, and in the supermarket as you walk down the isles, every person looking at something on a shelf takes two steps back just as you try and pass.
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Now lets not get off topic here. Your talking about Russian Mind Control, not gravity waves.
 

buzzbomb

I know nothing!
#15
It's not just aeroplanes that are affected either. Have you noticed how when you're cycling, pedestrians that are walking straight, suddenly deviate into your path when you get about 10ft from them, and in the supermarket as you walk down the isles, every person looking at something on a shelf takes two steps back just as you try and pass.

I found a solution to planes that fly into walls or trees:
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That is not just nuts, it's scary.
 

buzzbomb

I know nothing!
#16
Now lets not get off topic here. Your talking about Russian Mind Control, not gravity waves.
NO! The Russians use mind control to make gravity waves? That's a revelation! The Russians don't want us to fly RC, or shop, or ride bicycles. Mind-controlled gravity waves are everywhere! Where's my tinfoil hat. I just had it...
 

Merv

Legendary member
#17
NO! The Russians use mind control to make gravity waves? That's a revelation! The Russians don't want us to fly RC, or shop, or ride bicycles. Mind-controlled gravity waves are everywhere! Where's my tinfoil hat. I just had it...

You know I never would have thought of that. I think your right, sorry I thought you were getting off topic.
 
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