Well my son played football ( see: magnet ball ) and that took all day and monday wednesday afternoons. Cricket could be worse, maybe, never played with 8 yr olds. People masquerading as adults, yes, but not children
I was thinking about these ships that can fly faster, so I looked around for some airspeed sensors and came across this one from FRsky, the ASS100 (interesting name) - it is good from 0-300 Kph so that should cover my speed range (slow) - now I just need to figure out where to plug it in!
I have been enjoying the flight simulator and especially the gliders with air brakes (crow), so I have been dreaming of adding them to this ship which is quite fast and I am a bit scared of the landing speed! My mate @jonoashton can do it but I will feel safer with some brakes!
Today was the day - out came the knife and the beginning of some flaps - I was surprised the wing is balsa sheeted not FG - the TE of the wing is hollow so I needed to build up the open side of the new flaps - A little balsa strip is now glued in place.
I am thinking I may as well put them on a seperate servos so I can run them as full span ailerons or flaps.
A bit more progress - yes I used my micro cable ties again, however this time I used a slightly beefier one given this ship is more of a beast - remember to ‘V’ the centre with a blunt chisel for the folding point.
Drilled the pilot holes and glued the cable ties into the flap side - added some blocks with CA to pack the wing side.
Servo holes cut and there is just enough room to fit them pretty flush with the underside of the wing - control horns are recycled 3D printed ones and I added some balsa standoffs to help glue them in more securely - every thing seems to fit well so I got glued the servos into position.