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Posted by Coyote24 | Sep 03, 2012 @ 07:08 PM | 1,496 Views
I recently bought my first foamie...

http://www.flyzoneplanes.com/airplan...010/index.html

I am waiting for delivery.
No doubt some mods are going to be performed on this baby!
Stay tuned!

Alain
Posted by Coyote24 | Sep 03, 2012 @ 06:58 PM | 1,578 Views
I got this glider used from a member here a while ago and never made a blog out for it.
Many modifications have been done, so I shall start a blog for Maggie shortly.
Alain, Sept. 3 2012.
Posted by Coyote24 | Jun 30, 2011 @ 08:51 PM | 1,991 Views
Turborix programable ESC
EMAX CF2812
HY 8x4.5 folding prop.
Posted by Coyote24 | Jun 30, 2011 @ 01:57 PM | 2,011 Views
There you go folks this is where I am at with this build. Still tons of fittings and cleaning up to be done but all up I am still under 500g, so I am happy so far.
Did I learn something so far? Yeah, I have a LOT of respect for all these guys who build scale models with perfect trailing edge, all piece fitting perfectly together and then they add detailing. My hats to you all, that is what I have learned so far...
Cheers,
a.
Posted by Coyote24 | Jun 30, 2011 @ 01:49 PM | 1,987 Views
Ok so the elevator needed to be modified, to be actually working, and I wanted the horn to be inside the fuselage for a clean appearance. finally I wanted it to be removable if necessary.
I designed the following, I think it is self explanatory.
First the elevator was cut in two and the centre braces were moved inside to allow movement around the fuselage.
The elevator spar was replaced from balsa to spruce.
a CF tube is inserted glued and screwed to the spar.
The box that is attached to the fuselage is pierced on each side (this is a precision job, I first just pierced a whole in the box to pass the CF rod and test fit, then did the proper whole to fit the bushings), nylon washer inserts are glued to it, then drilled to accept the CF tube, the horn is put in place glued and from under the box through an opening a small screw is fitted through the horn base and the CF tube.
2 more nylon washers that have been slit are slipped over the CF tube on each side to prevent the rudder from moving side to side.
A reinforcement piece of ply is added under the fuselage.
two holes are drilled and tapped through the fuselage and the box. Plastic sacrificial screws hold everything in place and allow for small adjustments.

The servos for the rudder and the elevator are put into a tray and the tray is glued to the fuse between former 8&9 (note I chose this location after calculating where my CG would be with the engine in the front etc. moving this location would allow for balancing the plane depending on the battery you want or the type of engine...)
Posted by Coyote24 | Jun 30, 2011 @ 01:27 PM | 1,947 Views
So the wing was extended, why? Well just because it happened to be an easy mod. And I like the idea that it is 6ft wingspan, has a nice ring to it! So I kind of end up with a Thermic '72' LOL
The spars inside the wings where replaced from Balsa to spruce and a layer of ply was glued to the entire length of the spars. Corner bracings where also added for the entire area of the ailerons. The ailerons are cut from rib 12 to 19. Then servo placement and then servo trays were put in. Beautiful Sullivan tubing was installed.
Posted by Coyote24 | Jun 30, 2011 @ 01:09 PM | 1,924 Views
The nose is suppose to be finished with a small block of balsa.
instead I inserted a 1/4" balsa plate with ply reinforcement and finished the nose with a 1/4" piece of balsa rounded to the shape of the prop. then the inside was cut out to allow air to cool the engine.
I built a little 'L' shape engine mount again with balsa and reinforced with ply. The picture shows a fitting session the screws and nail are just temporary!!
finally I reinforced the bottom of the fuse former 0&1 with two pieces of balsa.
Posted by Coyote24 | Jun 30, 2011 @ 12:57 PM | 1,912 Views
So the original plan call for rubber band to attach the wing, I could not see how this would be a good attachment so i modified it. I added 1/4 " balsa plate with ply reinforcement on the fuse under the saddle that receives the wing and added compression pieces between the saddle and the fuselage frame. In the wing I filled the area between the centre ribs of the wing with filler and two small pieces of ply. Drilled and tap, the wing will be attached with two sacrificial plastic screws so 'if' I crash (sorry 'when' I crash) it should save the wing and the fuse somewhat.
I made the canopy removable by duplicating formers 4&6 and framing them, the aft part fits nicely under the wing saddle and in the front I added a small magnet on former 4'b' and glue a screw head on former #4.
Posted by Coyote24 | Jun 30, 2011 @ 12:44 PM | 1,856 Views
I first build the rudder as per the plan, and faired it, then I made two cuts in it at 1/3 & 2/3 length and inserted small pieces of ply and CA gued it back together I then added a small piece of ply to the LE of the rudder. This mod added a lot of strength. I then faired the ruder again back to shape. Finally I made the mod to add the hinges. the middle one is on port the top and bottom are on stb. Due to the rudder being so thin I opted for a groove instead of an insert for the hinges
Posted by Coyote24 | Jun 30, 2011 @ 12:32 PM | 1,812 Views
You end up with something like this...
Posted by Coyote24 | Jun 30, 2011 @ 12:17 PM | 1,735 Views
This came as a short kit from Aerosente.
Posted by Coyote24 | Jun 30, 2011 @ 12:10 PM | 1,811 Views
Hello all,

My first journal entry! I dislike 'blog' so I use journal! ;-)

Here is some pictures of my first build, a modified Thermic 70.
Here is the web site.
http://www.aerosente.com/a050-thermi...ank-zaic-.html

I will start by posting only some of the mod I made and if there is interest I can post more of the build of the plane.
Let me know if you are interested in seeing more of this build.
I have to thank my friend David for all the help support and parts for completing this plane!
Cheers,
Alain

Modifications:
From free flight to RC
no engine to electric
rudder, elevator and ailerons added.
wingspan extended from 70 to 72" (cord length)
miscellaneous reinforcements (!).