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Old 01-13-2019, 01:31 PM
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Gil, interestingly mine’s a pre-drilled, wings and tail, but the fuse still was the “hard” way. I’m pretty sure that, even in this age of LEGO building, one can induce some differences by just holding or clamping pieces at an angle whilst pushing or pulling during the riveting operation.

Titanhank thanks for your feedback
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:42 PM
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I did experiment with raising the flaps to match the fuselage. It gained about 2 knots. I have put them back until i get time to really check all the angles. I have been occupied putting in a glass ifr panel and autopilot.
There is nothing wrong with flying with the flaps "reflexed" a couple of degrees.
Just do enough flight testing to see how it affects stall speed in all configurations. Shouldn't be enough to be noticeable.
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:03 PM
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ok, did a couple of flights experimenting with my -6: no discernible difference in speed by fully retracting the flaps.

I already noticed that said flaps set themselves up in a higher position whilst in flight, pressure on bottom and suction on top.
Now pushing the release knob on the flap handle and pushing the handle fully down shows maybe 1/2 knot speed decrease. The handle will then happily maintain that position.

Guess all ships being built with slight variations will show different results
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