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Posted by jwhitacre | May 22, 2011 @ 08:37 PM | 2,262 Views
I've been working on this mainly on the designing end for a month. I got some great advice on the "Where's the huge spirit thread" over on sailplane talk. Now I'm cutting wood for the fuselage.
The sides are mated up and drying right now with the front doubler in place. I will get a few pics of the fuse sides tomorrow. The upper and lower fuse parts are also cut. All that is left to fab up is the bulkheads then I can do some assembling
Posted by jwhitacre | Apr 29, 2011 @ 03:41 AM | 2,945 Views
Well I suppose that enough people requested for them to bring the slowpoke back because I have a new kit here! Hopefully they bring the 40 size back too. Anyway to the build: I am on the road working right now so this one will be built on a 4' X 2' piece of fiber board I got at Menards. I bought the minimal tools needed to do the framing in my hotel room so this will be interesting. The plan is to make it a floater so the tail will be made from laminated contest grade balsa to keep the weight down in back. Luckily the LHS here has a HUGE stash of Sig contest grade sheets. I bought as many as I could afford to take home for future sailplane builds.
The setup will be a 25 size outrunner up front and probably a 4000mah 3 cell lipo. That should give me some pretty long flight times. The pics for the build will be taken with my phone so sorry in advance for the quality lol. The only other major deviation from stock I can think of will be changing the LG setup to an aluminum gear attached to the fuse in front of the wing.