Originally Posted by Jayman72
New to rcgroups. Infact fairly new to forums.
Like to share pics of my new Funbat build.
2206A motor (Hobbyking)
30A esc (overkill but have motor plans)
Currently pushing a bit over 200w
Covered with signage vinyl and has 3mm carbon spar. Makes it a bit porky but it is strong and helps in the wind.
Flew about 6 times in bare depron with 2730 1500kv and flew great.
Love the way this tracks in the air but heads for the heavens on full throttle.
Have a couple of washers to angle thrust down on motor. Will try more. Using 9x so may try mixing throttle to elevator.
Full credit to the designer of this.
Really nice graphics. It just screams "fun". As for heading for the heavens, I have had several planes like this and they all are the same way. It's not just the thrust angle but the way the airframe behaves. Try gliding inverted sometime. Downthrust will work but try chopping the throttle from full to zero. It will balloon and then stall. I finally settled on "down" elevator trim so that it flies just a little upward at full throttle. From there you can program a switch that puts the elevator level for takeoff, landing and slow flight. You could also program a throttle-elevator mix on a switch. Flaperons can be used too but you only have one servo.