Posted by Dan.Cummins |
Aug 30, 2009 @ 01:19 PM | 8,007 Views
UPDATE 03 JAN 2010: Cameron made his first solo flight today at Mt. Laguna. Conditions were light, and the lift band was out a ways, but he flew about 45 minutes, and greased his first landing!
My 10 year old son is showing some interest in slope flying, so we cut and built this wing. He doesn't have the attention span for long builds, so he was only a part time helper after the spackle and sanding phase.
MAIDEN REPORT: Wing flew well at Parker Mountain on Saturday. Wing performed EXCELLENT! Winds were light, but it still got it going about 78 mph on the backside, and flew on the front side til dark! Fast wing, great inverted performance, great recovery (Thanks Pismo).
CG = 175mm
AUW = 26 oz
Nose weight needed to balance = 2 oz
Airfoil Alain Zutter - Modified
Wing Material = 1.3 EPP
1 carbon tube spar full span on the high point of the wing
Basswood drag spar
Balsa elevons, glass with 1.4 oz glass, covered with Ultracote
Double bias strapping tape parallel to TE
Double bia strapping tape on the LE
Twirler tape on LE covered by clear packing tape
Elevons attached with Blend Derm tape.
Standard Hitec servos (HS-311)
5 Cell RX pack (Enyloop AA)
RX= Electron 6
Standard Hitec switch
RC Cam DIY LMA
Deans mini FM plug flush mounted for charging batteries
2mm coroplast custom winglets attached with #8 binding post screw/post
Tips have 32nd ply gooped in place to help attach winglets.
Control Rods = 2mm carbon rod with 2-56 adapter on servo end, nylon Dubro clevis on elevon end
Throws = 5mm pitch ; 10mm roll
TX setup with 50% exponential to keep it flyable with lots of roll when you want it!