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Possibility of Adding Ailerons

Old 09-29-2009, 07:53 PM
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I have built up a SkyLady power glider, and have a spare wing (not from the kit I bought an extra). Brief description of wing foam undercambered, 1300mm long, chord 180mm, polihedral with centre 500mm flat and 400mm each side raised to about 60mm, fuse at TE 45mm.
As I gain experience with the SkyLady as a RE only I will be wanting to ease back into aileron flying with the same model. Using 1 centre mounted servo will end up with only about 220mm length of aileron on each side. My intention is not to cut the aileron into the wing but add it to the TE of the flat portion possibly 40 to 50mm wide.
My question to those with the knowledge is: is this likely to give enough control surface to ease back gradually into aileron/elevator fllying?
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:15 PM
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I think you would have effective control with that installation. It will not be too touchy (great for getting starting with ailerons), and combined with elevator input during the bank, you should be able to circle very well.
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