Life has thrown me a curve ball-- a small stroke just before Christmas. So a need for a minor change in my building. The Sabre is on hold for now, low on cash and not yet able to do the detail work I need to finish the sabre. Right arm not up to it yet! So I thought I would try a scratch foamy.
Had been looking for a subject to model, and had seen one that Hoover or die had built. I too have always liked the lines of this plane, just as Hoover or die did. His thread http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ght=e+scorpion A good 90mm size. i did get a start on it before my stroke, whch as it turns out, was a good thing. The one from Aviation Design is Length =59" WS= 49" , mine will be 60" long, WS 52", just a little bigger.
Looking at cutting cores for wing. stabs, and tails. Using FFF for most all else. Guessing AUW around 10lb or so, so needed a little larger wing area. JetFan 90 / Het 700-68-1200KV 12s, Rhom-air retracts. Had thought 1680Kv on 8s might be OK, but our field is grass and the extra power won't hurt. 12s add about 1lb more, but close to 12lb thrust, instead of 9lb. Worth the penalty, I guess. I do need to get a few things, but it will not break the bank. I did have all the templats cut for air foils and plans drawn up. I could not do that now. Any way here's what I have so far. I am afraid this build will take awhile, not as fast as I once was!
Now I just have to clean my work area. Left it quite a mess when I had...Continue Reading