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fibo
that kids name is Pete, and I think he is the proprieter of Bananahobby. He does all the test vids too, he can fly just about anything, he's really good. Not even sure he's a kid, might be 40 for all I know.

As for aileron rolls, I can't argue your point on the Hawks, considering my disastrous results from trying. I do think it might be possible with radically chopped wings (past the dihedral) and larger ailerons. And of course a much hotter motor than stock.
Not in an hurry to repeat my last splat, so I may never know... But I am gonna chop a set of wings, just to be more agile in general, and cut down on that forever glide slope!
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eljay
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The ailerons will have less control and effect the closer they are to the fuse, if you could extend them further toward the tips then the roll efficiency would improve. Full length would be best.

Greatly increasing the throw where the control surface is now will help with roll control.

The only down side to converting the WH into a 4 channel is the fact that the ailerons receive zero prop wash over the control surface. The Hawk Sky is the same, useless at rolls.

I believe you hit the nail on the head, as usual, Paul.

So tell me this: say I've flown my SWH long enough to feel experienced enough to fly 4 channel. Say I want a plane that will fly properly with ailerons and rudder, which means, I guess, a tractor type instead of a pusher, like the WH. And say I don't want to build another 'scratch' plane, like the BluBaby. So what I'd be looking for would be:

1. RTF or ARTF
2. Tractor instead of pusher.
3. Compatible with hand launch and belly landings (in my pasture, ya know )

Any thoughts what would be a good'n?

David
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers
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kevinm
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Well... I have to eat my words, I guess. Flew my HotRod WH yesterday with my flyin buddy,who's hooked on Slow Sticks. I just buzz him like a Hawk after a pidgeon. Those sticks are so pokey and tame. He was tiring of that I guess, and said "wontcha do a barrell roll with that thing". Told him the wings were too long to roll well, have to cut em shorter for that trick.
Knowing full well it wasn't a good idea, I tried it anyway. Too low, too slow, too far away.
Long story short, lost orientation, and flew straight into the ground at full throttle, exploded in about 5 big chunks. I have done some serious Hawk crashin before, but this was the prize winner! Wish I had some video....

anyway, have to eat my words, cause I got out my spare (stock) Hawk, and flew it around rest of the day. It flies OK, but time to rebuild the HR Hawk.
Need a new fuse...best place that I know of is Harbor Freight. $12, and it ships in a few days.

5 big chunks should glue into one big chunk no problemo - i roll my chopper WH without rudder , but i must have lots of altitude cuz rudder is how to properly keep elevation while rolling (thats some fancy thumbwork) - i can make about 3-4 rolls without perceived loss of altitude,(about 2 rolls a second)- so it doesnt look bad- i just slam the ail. stick, and get em over with - i should practice slightly slower rolls -
propwash on ailerons would be nice, but usually non existent , the flaps, if any, get all the propwash with a single engined plane
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Hunter12396
what do you gutys think about vtol wh?
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kevinm
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what do you gutys think about vtol wh?

mine VTOLS ,if i toss it straight up- heres the vid i watched when hopping up my WH -
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kevinm
got a parkzone 5-AP tx-rx installed now in the SSWH- the Conquest tx-rx i had planned on is incommunicado -doh! - the PKZ 5-AP has hi- lo rates -- dont yet know which channels the hi- lo switch controls - all 3 of them?
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fibo
I'd think it would be all or nuthin on the hi/low switch. Thats how my Parkzone Cub is. Unless youre counting throttle...that stays the same on mine

VTOL.....I'm sure my Hawkerscmitt will do vertical landings, haven't tried take offs.
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Hunter12396
will the wh go with any nimh battery?
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kevinm
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will the wh go with any nimh battery?

you can bump it up a cell and more mahs but i noticed little improvement -lipos are thermo nucular and its bad money after bad sourcing new bigger nimhs-IMO
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