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Posted by PopHi | May 28, 2013 @ 03:15 PM | 3,119 Views
Built as a means of putting to use epp wings bought 12 months previously. Basic shape and setup copied from a video posted by Metalmonster.

Span 1.5m
Motor 230w, 9x6 folding prop
30 amp ESC
Battery 2600 mAh
2 Hs55 Servos

Maiden was straight forward.
Performance :
Fast climb, a lot of fun!
My best scratch build by a long way. (Well except for the 2m version)
Update:-
Now set up for FPV with Cam/VTx/DOSD , 20 min flight time

Alula FPV RTH (4 min 28 sec)
Posted by PopHi | Oct 28, 2012 @ 05:48 PM | 2,275 Views
Twin pusher detail :

2 x 2217 200w motors with 30amp ESC's with (chopped 9x6) 6 inch props.

Battery 2600 + 1300 VTx battery duration anywhere between 15 mins and 30 mins depending upon thermals (minus Gopro). Duration untested with GoPro.
AUW with Gopro + FPV gear 2.2kg

Why bother : no prop in view with GoPro + the challenge

Note : Fuselage halves have never been glued together. Masking/Painters tape holds this well enough and it will probably always be a "work in progress"!

Short Video of Cularis Twin Pusher (1 min 8 sec)


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Posted by PopHi | Apr 18, 2012 @ 05:59 AM | 2,425 Views
Winginit 2 - successful attempt to build a quieter wing.
Epp Wings, Balsa/spruce centre section + waste water pipe!
Span 1.5m sweep 40 deg from CL
Wings detach from centre section for transport.

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Description: Underside. Gopro/FPV camera normally nose mounted. Skid protects hand in event of bad launch.

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Posted by PopHi | Jul 10, 2010 @ 04:28 AM | 2,911 Views
My version of the Windex 1200.
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Description: Windex scratchbuild
Flies just as well as my Skywalker.
Picture taken before installation of KX131 in nose, V antenna on wing tip, Turnstile antenna for Rx under opposite wing tip. Span 1.6m.
Flies on 2 x 2250Mah, Suppo A2217-8T (1100Kv 200w) 40 mins

Short flight video
FPV 3k (3 min 43 sec)