I just maiden flew my SWISS DART today on beautiful and calm lake of Zürich.
Actually I intended to do some highspeed gliding on the ski first, but there was a little wave and hopp she got airborne. Well, therefore I continued and flew a few circuits. The CG seemed to be perfectly balanced but response to the elevator was a bit too strong. For the second flight I just added some expo (40%) on the elevator and she behaved very smoothly thereafter. Quick subsequent rolls however always ended in some murky manouver, most probably caused by the thrust vector. Alltogether she is fun to fly, and I hope we will have a lot of fun on the lake together.
And there she sits on the water (even after the maiden flight
Posted by Amir3 |
Apr 13, 2011 @ 11:26 AM | 2,417 Views
Just finished another project today. Forgot to take pictures during the construction. Painting similar to the "Slow ride" from Aerofly SIM. I just liked it.
Plans are available on http://www.amjd.ch.
Website is in french. Basically just the drawings of the depron parts, no measures, no detailed construction hints. So I had to use a little bit of invention myself to finish it properly. Weight is 450 gr. Powered by AXI gold 1200 KV on a 1000 3S Lipo.
A big " Thank you" to Vleisie.
I adapted somehow his seadart plane and created my SWISS DART.
I used Balsa for the wing leading edge, integrated the pushrods for the elevons into the wing and used a different engine mount. I also filled the lower aft part of the fuselage with a boat shape.Driven by a 2000 KV AXI gold on a 3s 1800 Lipo.
Some pictures with the details before and after the paint job.
Isn't she a beauty?