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Skip Chernoff
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« on: March 16, 2017, 11:27:54 PM »

I was looking at an old Veco Kit of the Palmer Thunderbird II. What's the deal with the differential flaps? Are they any good?

As a side note I had a T BirdII that I got in a trade with a pal. It flew well until I ran out of fuel overhead.I didn't notice if it had the differential flaps or not. It was a very nice flying model......PhillySkip
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 03:57:30 AM »

I was looking at an old Veco Kit of the Palmer Thunderbird II. What's the deal with the differential flaps? Are they any good?


No.  Build it without them.

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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 01:02:43 PM »

Yes, forget the differential flaps.  I had Mr. Meriwethers version with the differential flaps and it flew fine the way he had it set up.  He did say it was the pits getting the flaps to line up.  Go with Tom Morris controls and you will be happy. Hoff
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 04:17:47 PM »

Thanks guys,I don't know when I'd get around to building it with so many projects to finish and so many kits sitting on the shelf,maybe next year.

BTW I started on the retract equipped "electric powered" Shark 45. I'll have all three gears doing their thing. Should be a very cool plane.
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 05:04:54 PM »

Even Bob Palmer gave up on them. FWIW Coffee
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 06:53:25 AM »

Thanks Ty
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