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Posted by Skypoet | Jul 05, 2008 @ 12:36 AM | 3,800 Views
Title says it all...

I flew it soon after the shots were made... on a very windy afternoon, 25km/h with gusts... it flew great! It is extremely manoeuverable... a little too much sometime... roll rates are crazy... this thing can fly slow at high alpha or very fast on a 3s! I enjoyed some long flight durations while flying rather aerobatically, in the 20 minutes per lipo pack with 620mAh 2s packs, 45 grams each. AUW is around 180 grams. The outrunner is a hextronik - 2400kV? can't remember... it produces 200 grams of thrust on a 2s, for just 5 amps... climbs are vertical).

To be continued

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Posted by Skypoet | Jun 22, 2008 @ 09:15 PM | 3,374 Views
The foamcore fuselage structure appeared to be too heavy during the test flights - for the brittle wings, stab and rudder of the Switchback - so I am building a new fuselage to go with the same wings and tail, with the same purpose in mind to deliver a trainer to Nogen, my Franco-Persian buddy... a few progress pics follow...
Posted by Skypoet | Jun 14, 2008 @ 06:07 PM | 3,927 Views
I had decided to build a trainer for a friend of mine with the wings and tail of a crashed Mountain Models Switchback, and a fuselage made of foamcore... Called my buddy one evening, and told him "I'm making a trainer for ya, let's fly it in 3 hours when it's ready!"... well actually completing this project took a little more than 2 hours... 30 or 40 actually... so a few ...
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later the trainer is ready... finally

Nothing really special here... the fuselage is made of foamcore glued together with epoxy, covered with monokote and doculam... the landing gear sticks onto the fuselage with double-sided tape... so that, in the event of a bad landing in high grass, it will just "pop out", while still holding sufficiently well for a regular take-off or landing... I have already used this concept - successfully - on my Micro-Stik (see below) and Watt-age Decathlon... works great!...Continue Reading
Posted by Skypoet | Sep 10, 2006 @ 12:45 PM | 7,065 Views
For RC or freeflight, not sure yet