Steve Shumate's "F-15 Eagle" - maiden
Motor: RCTimer 2212-6 http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo...6&productname=
Servos: RCTimer MG9025 http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo...8&productname=
Battery: Turnigy 1.6Ah nano
ESC: HobbyKing HW30A (25A - max.30A)
Propeller: APC style 6x4 (pusher)
Radio: Futaba T7C (programmed with "Flaperon mix" and "Air brake")
AUW: 22.3oz (632g)
Again, thank you Steve Shumate for your plans, excellent drawings and instructions! Easy to follow and makes the building process a joy. This is my third depron model, previously I have built the Polaris and the Sukhoi SU-37.
Maiden yesterday, and I have mixed feelings. Not because of the plane, but because of my flying! I have decided to include the entire maiden flight, hoping to receive some good advice from the experts. I was tempted to take the plane up again at once, but resisted, I felt that I had had spent all my luck for one day.
You can see I had no control at around 60s on the video. After two right turns it started to become boring and I wanted to make a left turn
. Maybe because of too much throw combined with a lot of expo (40%) things got out of hand, and I nearly crashed. For a second or two I could not see the plane but kept flying - throttled up, a little up elevator and to my surprise I could see the plane again! The aileron throw is about ±38mm, and elevator is ±35 - Steve's recommodation is ±1 1/2" (38mm) and ±2" (51mm). How much throw do you have guys?
Takeoff. The propeller is a APC 6"x4" pusher (turning left), so I got an expected right roll right after launch. I guess it is normal since I probably used too much throttle (got too excited!), but could easily correct in time. Next time I shall try with less throttle..
Here are some photos of my F-15 Eagle as "required" by Steve