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So what are we all building during lockdown?
#31

Lets start on the wing.

   

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#32

(12-07-2020, 05:18 PM)Busboy Wrote:  Nice flying Jason, looks like she goes wherever you point it...
It's not too bad could probably do with a little more tuning but it's getting there.
I need to sort out the camera mount at the moment it's shaking the crap out of the camera which is no good at all.
I'm hoopefull I can get that sorted soon

“The knack of flying is learning how to throw your machine at the ground and miss.”

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your thoughts turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."  ~Leonardo Da Vinci
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#33

(16-07-2020, 07:53 AM)srl Wrote:  Lets start on the wing.



srl
   The fuse looks good. Interesting how the ribs slot in to the shear web with deep slots like that.
I guess the main strength comes from the strips that make up the spar caps.

    Laser cutting is really cool it's a great way to build things. The cad part of it take some time and effort tho'

Keep the photos coming !!

Jason

“The knack of flying is learning how to throw your machine at the ground and miss.”

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your thoughts turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."  ~Leonardo Da Vinci
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#34

Now I need to find my West System and carbon tow to beef up the spar.

   

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#35

It's looking nice and light!!

“The knack of flying is learning how to throw your machine at the ground and miss.”

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your thoughts turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."  ~Leonardo Da Vinci
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#36

Hi Jason
I don't know about light as all the plywood adds up. It will be compaired to the Hobby king stick (Crusader) as it will have the same 3536, 10x5  motor setup.
Good to replace the wing sheeting with one long sheet. The kit is cut to fit in a box for nomal postage.
I would have concerns about the wing holding together without the changes.
West system glues the sheet to the carbon tow and spar, white wood glue along the ribs and leading edge.

   


   

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#37

More wing sheeting and the wing tips.
Pins pull out eassier with white glue , not so good with CA.
The ply wing join looks a bit weak , will have to do something about that.

   

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#38

Wings joined and strengthened with fiberglass.
Also using sandpaper to make balsa dust!.

   

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#39

Lets start covering.

   

   

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#40

Best to make use of these JR servos. I dout they have any colectors value !

   

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#41

Its finished and It flys great!

   
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#42

Looks great, a long time coming.
Is that running on 3s?

Gravity sucks, or should I say, is the downfall of all things flying. It's the way it's controlled that makes the end memorable or not.
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#43

Yes 3s Tod.

Its good if you like building with balsa.
If you want to learn to fly then maybe just buy something like this PNP version -
https://www.banggood.com/Hookll-Cessna-182-V2-1410mm-Wingspan-EPO-RC-Airplane-KIT-or-PNP-with-LED-Light-p-1716137.html?rmmds=detail-left-hotproducts&cur_warehouse=AU&ID=531466

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#44

Here is my Capp glow to outrunner conversion, this aircraft was last flying about 15 years ago. Lots of dust and dry oil still on it.
   
Cutting out a motor and battery mount on the CNC.
   
All done and it flys quite well.
   
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#45

I hope you didn't clean off the oil residue, just give it a clear coat , make it look authentic and awesome that it has been flown by glow engine.

Gravity sucks, or should I say, is the downfall of all things flying. It's the way it's controlled that makes the end memorable or not.
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#46

I've been asked about the weight.

1760g pluss  batterys 425,

The large KatanaMX with the same motor is 1578g without batterys.

   

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#47

Another glow conversion , this is a Thunder tiger ARF from 2007.

   
Weight without batteries is 1701g.
Will test fly tomorrow. I think it only took to the air a couple of times with the 46pro. CG looks ok.
   

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