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Posted by rcjim11 | Mar 19, 2012 @ 02:31 PM | 1,808 Views
My Minimag with gyros on roll + pitch.
Motor: CF2822
LiPo: 1800mah 3s
Prop: 9x4.7

Jim
Posted by rcjim11 | Feb 16, 2012 @ 03:31 PM | 1,974 Views
Here is my CC Miniquad. Tuning is still in progress, but it seems to be very stable.

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Jim
Posted by rcjim11 | Feb 09, 2012 @ 04:06 PM | 2,105 Views
Here is the latest build for the indoor season. I will be running on an AP03 so am aiming for around 35-40g AUW.
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Posted by rcjim11 | Dec 28, 2011 @ 02:37 PM | 2,567 Views
Posted by rcjim11 | Dec 02, 2011 @ 04:39 PM | 2,781 Views
I've recently been flying this awesome plane. It flies super slow and at only 76g it's a lightweight!

J-Bug Indoor Flying (0 min 46 sec)

Posted by rcjim11 | Nov 25, 2011 @ 01:57 PM | 2,522 Views
My old Bludart got smashed up a bit and don't fly as good as it did, so I smashed it up and am currently building a new one.
Here is the progress:
One thing that I learnt is that the foam fuse is susceptible to breaking in half upon a poor landing in tall grass so on the new build I have put bamboo skewers along the length of each of the sides to give cheap insurance against breakages.

I have also increased the size of the control surfaces to 2" from 1.5", which should make it a completely new plane!

You may also notice that I have added LEDs to it and will be doing some night flying. My old config consisted of two strips along each side of the fuse and a strip on the rudder and the size of the elevator. However that proved difficult to orientate when in a hover. Now I am going to outline the whole of the wing and the sides and we will hopefully see an improvement. Check back soon for a night flying vid!

The wing
I am planning on making a few different wing sizes. I am going to test the original, a new wing with a 2" increased root chord and also varying dihedrals.
Posted by rcjim11 | Nov 14, 2011 @ 11:26 AM | 2,710 Views
Hi,
I have been flying one of these and so far it is going very well, especially in the wind.
The original thread is here, I just tiled the PDF using this tiler

Here is a quick video:
PiPlane (0 min 43 sec)