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#1 zbrubaker Jan 08, 2012 10:48 AM

Micro Monocoupe 90a for UM gear
 
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I'm working on the first of what will be (I hope) in a new line of micro fliers designed around the Parkzone UM gear that I'm going to call the Wisp series.

The idea for this new series is to have them all designed around a common 'Power Pack' that will hold the motor, receiver brick (AR6400) and battery and can be easily swapped from one airframe to the next.

So far the Monocoupe 90a has come along very nicely.This is a completely new style of design for me and has been a lot of fun so far. It's really a whole new world as far as design and building techniques.

I hope to have the prototype ready to fly by next weekend at the North Penn High School Indoor FunFly

#2 CapMike Jan 08, 2012 10:51 AM

Looking good there. Now to finish it off and get it in the air.

#3 scrubs Jan 08, 2012 12:00 PM

That's pretty cool, lots of precision laser work there. Kind of an extension of the Whim series in a way.

How will you be finishing it? Iron on covering? Dope and tissue? Or just dope and a color coat?

First thing I thought of was boy would that be a cute electric FF.
scrubs

#4 zbrubaker Jan 08, 2012 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by scrubs (Post 20358893)
That's pretty cool, lots of precision laser work there. Kind of an extension of the Whim series in a way.

How will you be finishing it? Iron on covering? Dope and tissue? Or just dope and a color coat?

First thing I thought of was boy would that be a cute electric FF.
scrubs

I'll be painting the bare wood. Seal the wood first and then a couple of light coats of acrylic paint.

#5 Vyceroy Jan 09, 2012 01:44 PM

Nice and simple .. good design..

#6 danrc Jan 10, 2012 12:38 PM

wow, just found this thread...Zeke, this is just what I've been looking for!!

#7 IWC Jan 10, 2012 07:43 PM

very cool. I like the paint idea.

#8 nokk Jan 10, 2012 07:58 PM

Weight
 
I've been thinking of building a UM in Balsa. How does that compare to foamies weight wise/crash wise in general?

#9 zbrubaker Jan 10, 2012 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Vyceroy (Post 20370127)
Nice and simple .. good design..

Thanks!

#10 zbrubaker Jan 10, 2012 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by danrc (Post 20380772)
wow, just found this thread...Zeke, this is just what I've been looking for!!

Dan...you know your going to end up buying one of almost everything...just give in and send me your credit card. :D

#11 zbrubaker Jan 10, 2012 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by IWC (Post 20384739)
very cool. I like the paint idea.

credit for that goes to the late Scott Christensen...that's where I got the idea from.

#12 zbrubaker Jan 10, 2012 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by nokk (Post 20384897)
I've been thinking of building a UM in Balsa. How does that compare to foamies weight wise/crash wise in general?

I have no idea...this is my first UM sized plane ever. :eek:

#13 zbrubaker Jan 10, 2012 08:19 PM

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here's a little more progress...current weight as shown is a hair under 1oz.

#14 Vyceroy Jan 10, 2012 10:03 PM

i have several micro gear sets .. may have to get one..

#15 danrc Jan 10, 2012 10:53 PM

QUOTE=zbrubaker;20385091]Dan...you know your going to end up buying one of almost everything...just give in and send me your credit card. :D[/QUOTE]

Maybe true. I have many of your planes still up and flying regularly, and the coupe is a mainstay in my rotation. I do need one for the indoor now too.


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