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Posted by vincent123 | Dec 21, 2014 @ 03:06 PM | 1,465 Views
Fuselage and wing joined.

Aileron stiffened.
Posted by vincent123 | Dec 07, 2014 @ 07:20 AM | 1,021 Views
Some progress,
Wings glued, fuselage frame ready.
Posted by vincent123 | Nov 15, 2014 @ 08:21 AM | 1,901 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 | 1,935 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 | 1,764 Views
Wing attached to the fuselage with 2 carbon formers
Posted by vincent123 | Jul 24, 2014 @ 04:56 PM | 1,979 Views
The bones, still som finetuning needed !
Posted by vincent123 | Jul 24, 2014 @ 12:27 PM | 1,835 Views
Battery bay and gear bay sort of finished.
Posted by vincent123 | Jul 20, 2014 @ 03:31 PM | 2,161 Views
Gave shape to the EDF hatch ...
Still a lot to do.
Posted by vincent123 | Jul 16, 2014 @ 10:42 AM | 2,264 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 | 2,396 Views
Design changed, duct made open now, in order to slender the design furthermore and reduce weight and complexity.


Retract located in nose.


Vincent
Posted by vincent123 | May 16, 2014 @ 02:45 PM | 2,656 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 | 3,754 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 | 2,531 Views
Another 2 mockups
Posted by vincent123 | Apr 12, 2014 @ 06:08 PM | 2,912 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 | 3,022 Views
Other side covered.

Almost finished..

Vincent
Posted by vincent123 | Mar 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM | 3,181 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
Posted by vincent123 | Mar 07, 2014 @ 02:53 AM | 3,500 Views
Finger grip retract, seem to work ok.
Posted by vincent123 | Feb 23, 2014 @ 08:45 AM | 3,155 Views
Horns remade to have more power: extended them from 13 to 22mm height above hinge line.

Also BEC increased from 5.25 to 6 volt.

Both changes result in overall 93% more torque.

Vincent