FRCFOAMIES DE HAVILLAND MOSQUITO "THE WOODEN WONDER"

Discussion in 'FRCFoamies Plans' started by Boxermad84, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. CeeKay

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    Photo Reconnaissance modifications to my Mossie. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1419695245.834001.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1419695331.440833.jpg
     
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  3. CeeKay

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  5. CeeKay

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    Yeah, I'd seen that already. Looks great. I might add a motorised mount once I've see how this setup affects the handling.

    I got the camera for Christmas so I'm going round my squadron and making mountings on all the suitable planes.
     
  6. dgp0001

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    Hey guys, I just finished my mosquito and it looked amazing. Unfortunately I crashed on my 2nd maiden flight. I was using suppo 2212/10 1400 kv motors 30 amp esc and a 3s 2200 battery. On my first flight the plane flew, but it seemed tail heavy and I barely landed. I added weight to the nose. After I added weight the next flight went even worse. ended in a nose dive :( . My question is, would the plane have performed better if I had used the recommended electronics or could it have been an issue caused by a building error. The only thing I could think of is the esc, I removed a positive wire from one of the esc's because I was trying to create differential thrust. The differential thrust worked great but I had some concern that removing the positive wire was a mistake. Any ideas or information would be great thanks.
     

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  7. Boxermad84

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    That setup sounds fine to me, did you have cg according to plan? this plane can be very pitch sensitive, did you have any duel rates or expo? your build looks good as far as i can see from the picture.
     
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    I had 30 % expo set up, I guess It was just one of those things that happens when you build a really nice plane haha.
     
  9. Boxermad84

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    Oh man, is it repairable? are you using counter rotating props?
     
  10. dgp0001

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    I had the battery in the front compartment is it supposed to be in the rear?
     
  11. Boxermad84

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    it goes in the front, how was cg?
     
  12. dgp0001

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    I was using counter rotating props and it may be able to be repaired.
     
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    I used the cg points referenced on the plans. I was using the wing spar for the cg.
     
  14. Boxermad84

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    Did you get video by any chance?
     
  15. dgp0001

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    I was going to, but it would have been my first time and I wanted to concentrate on flying not filming. If I can get it fixed Ill keep you posted and get some video. I appreciate all your help. It was a really fun build!
     
  16. Boxermad84

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    i hope you get it fixed, its such a great looker and flyer.
     
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    Will do my best, thanks again.
     
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    Dgp0001, if you had cg according to plan then you should not feel tail heaviness. As you may have read on this thread, using a 3s set up creates pitch up under throttle. Do you think that is what you felt rather than tail heaviness? Different thrust on any plane takes a sensitive touch. While moving throttle position it's easy to bump the rudder stick and have diff thrust over react. I would recommend disabling diff thrust and use the rudder only. Good luck with the repair and hope to see some video soon!
     
  19. CeeKay

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    I found that initially, the aircraft was very sensitive to pitch and required less travel (80%) and a lot more expo (60%) than I would normally use. I also mixed in a little bit of down elevator with throttle to counteract the pitching up.
     
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    I should say that it's exactly the same on my 150% Mossie although I can use much larger batteries to add ballast
     
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