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Posted by vincent123 | Jan 01, 2015 @ 03:30 PM | 1,439 Views
Victory !

Maiden of the prototype went well, no problem whatsoever, settings were spot on.

Ready for the real thing, but this will take much longer to build ... :-)

Vincent

FZ5 PART1: all wood ducted fan flying wing (3 min 3 sec)

Posted by vincent123 | Dec 30, 2014 @ 05:46 AM | 2,049 Views
Finished product, ready for maiden!
Wingelts screwed onto the wing.
Posted by vincent123 | Dec 21, 2014 @ 03:06 PM | 1,827 Views
Fuselage and wing joined.

Aileron stiffened.
Posted by vincent123 | Dec 07, 2014 @ 07:20 AM | 1,396 Views
Some progress,
Wings glued, fuselage frame ready.
Posted by vincent123 | Nov 15, 2014 @ 08:21 AM | 2,289 Views
Made a quick prototype.
Idea is to make it from depron, chedk how it flies ..
Looking forward to building again, it's raining again ..oh oh
Posted by vincent123 | Aug 30, 2014 @ 06:09 AM | 2,246 Views
Fuselage building tabs added to the model.
Idea is to put them in a building board.
Posted by vincent123 | Aug 23, 2014 @ 07:34 AM | 2,074 Views
Wing attached to the fuselage with 2 carbon formers
Posted by vincent123 | Jul 24, 2014 @ 04:56 PM | 2,279 Views
The bones, still som finetuning needed !
Posted by vincent123 | Jul 24, 2014 @ 12:27 PM | 2,138 Views
Battery bay and gear bay sort of finished.
Posted by vincent123 | Jul 20, 2014 @ 03:31 PM | 2,465 Views
Gave shape to the EDF hatch ...
Still a lot to do.
Posted by vincent123 | Jul 16, 2014 @ 10:42 AM | 2,576 Views
Steerable retract suspended front wheel and door added.


Chose for the "neutral nose" to prevent nose down pitch.


Vincent
Posted by vincent123 | Jul 14, 2014 @ 10:56 AM | 2,697 Views
Design changed, duct made open now, in order to slender the design furthermore and reduce weight and complexity.


Retract located in nose.


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Posted by vincent123 | May 16, 2014 @ 02:45 PM | 2,959 Views
YEAH!

It flies and it flies great !

Started with some up elevator on the launch, seemed to be a bit too much.

During normal flight the up elevator I planned, seemed also too much, flies almost straight without up elevator. Just as Ironeagle predicted.

When powering, the plane tends to lift its nose.
Planning to mix the throttle with some down elevator.

Looking forward to tuning this wing !

This is why we build, for the kick of the maiden !

Vincent

Delta plane with finger retract: maiden flight (8 min 32 sec)

Posted by vincent123 | May 01, 2014 @ 06:11 PM | 4,053 Views
Another testdesign, now made with Rhino 5 for the first time.
Program has a steep learning curve.
Posted by vincent123 | Apr 22, 2014 @ 04:25 PM | 2,847 Views
Another 2 mockups
Posted by vincent123 | Apr 12, 2014 @ 06:08 PM | 3,214 Views
ZDelta ready.
So ready to start a new design.

Alternative to the FZX design, this one has duct inlet on top.
This makes it possible to install a retract in the belly.

Early design attempt .., wings later, once COG of fuselage is estimated

Vincent
Posted by vincent123 | Mar 23, 2014 @ 07:52 AM | 3,322 Views
Other side covered.

Almost finished..

Vincent
Posted by vincent123 | Mar 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM | 3,481 Views
Woodwork finished.

Added landing skids to the tips, otherwise the whole wing bottom would be scratched during landing.

Now the most difficult step: choosing a color pattern

Vincent