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Taboo GT - construction notes   Updated: October 2009



Recommended CG location: 55-60mm from the root leading edge.

Recommended control surface deflections are:
  • elevator - 25-30 deg up, 20-25 deg down
  • rudder - 30-35 deg both ways
  • ailerons - 20-25 deg up, 15-20 deg down
  • launch and speed camber - 0 deg (lower surface of the airfoil is straight)
  • cruise/thermal camber - 3 deg down (upper surface of the airfoil is straight)
  • slow thermal camber - 5-6 deg down
In the 0 deg camber configuration (launch) the flaperons must be lined up with the wing root trailing edges. In the 3 deg camber configuration (cruise) the flaps must be dropped about 3mm below the wing root trailing edges. To get 5-6 deg of camber (slow thermal), drop the flaps about 5-6mm below the wing root trailing edges.

Do not use negative camber for launch and speed modes. Using negative flap deflections (beyond the point when the bottom of the airfoil is straight at the flap hinge line) does not improve the airfoilís penetration qualities. You can use more than 3 degrees of positive camber in stable air when you really need to slow down the airplane to stay in that weak thermal. In turbulent air you do not want to use excessive camber because you need to keep the airplane flying at higher speed.


Note! The following instructions are slightly outdated now due to the changes in the kit contents and the state of the kit completeness. The new kit requires more work to finish it than is implied in these instructions. Please use the Building Guide as the main reference when building the kit. Use the following MS Word file only as an additional reference. Feel free to use the described techniques on any other models - your own designs or kits.

Taboo GT construction notes (MS Word)   Last update: February 2007





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