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Posted by vincent123 | Jul 15, 2015 @ 10:30 AM | 562 Views
Build myself an FPV race quadcopter,
at first it feld kinda lame, left it for half a year catching dust.

Restarted playing with it a week ago, tuned a bit, bought a wider FOV lens, and hey clear skies !

Man this is fun ! Indeed like Star Wars racing movie thing!

Broke some 40 props already, a lot of tuning left to do ..
Posted by vincent123 | Mar 10, 2015 @ 02:13 PM | 2,454 Views
To reduce building time, considering for a first time to sent it out to a laser cutting service ..

Vincent
Posted by vincent123 | Jan 01, 2015 @ 02:30 PM | 2,032 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 @ 04:46 AM | 2,637 Views
Finished product, ready for maiden!
Wingelts screwed onto the wing.
Posted by vincent123 | Dec 21, 2014 @ 02:06 PM | 2,410 Views
Fuselage and wing joined.

Aileron stiffened.
Posted by vincent123 | Dec 07, 2014 @ 06:20 AM | 1,970 Views
Some progress,
Wings glued, fuselage frame ready.
Posted by vincent123 | Nov 15, 2014 @ 07:21 AM | 2,858 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 @ 05:09 AM | 2,803 Views
Fuselage building tabs added to the model.
Idea is to put them in a building board.
Posted by vincent123 | Aug 23, 2014 @ 06:34 AM | 2,635 Views
Wing attached to the fuselage with 2 carbon formers
Posted by vincent123 | Jul 24, 2014 @ 03:56 PM | 2,844 Views
The bones, still som finetuning needed !
Posted by vincent123 | Jul 24, 2014 @ 11:27 AM | 2,706 Views
Battery bay and gear bay sort of finished.
Posted by vincent123 | Jul 20, 2014 @ 02:31 PM | 3,029 Views
Gave shape to the EDF hatch ...
Still a lot to do.
Posted by vincent123 | Jul 16, 2014 @ 09:42 AM | 3,138 Views
Steerable retract suspended front wheel and door added.


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


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Posted by vincent123 | Jul 14, 2014 @ 09:56 AM | 3,272 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 @ 01:45 PM | 3,514 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 @ 05:11 PM | 4,612 Views
Another testdesign, now made with Rhino 5 for the first time.
Program has a steep learning curve.
Posted by vincent123 | Apr 22, 2014 @ 03:25 PM | 3,404 Views
Another 2 mockups
Posted by vincent123 | Apr 12, 2014 @ 05:08 PM | 3,776 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