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Old Jul 12, 2012, 04:08 PM
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He's baaaaack

I finally got back to building one of these, and I've made some changes. I'm calling it Hammy26.

I cut the parts out of Hobby Lobby foamboard because I wanted to leave the paper on and want it to stay on. I scaled it down to a 26" wingspan so all the parts would more easily fit on a single 20"x30" sheet of foamboard, and that size plane seems ideal for my 1/2 acre flying space. The entire LE is a 3mm CF rod. This plane will be used outdoors so I hope the extra weight will be helpful in the wind.

I had lots of color packing tape so for once I decorated a plane before assembly. I still have to cut off the rudder and separate the fuse halves. The parts shown in the photos weigh 213 grams - porky by my usual standards but hopefully it will penetrate well if properly powered. I know it will not be a floater, and that's fine with me.

I haven't selected the motor yet; I want to see what the airframe weighs after assembly and with three 9g servos.

So far my investment is $2 for the sheet plus several feet of packing tape. I'm planning to use 5 min epoxy to assemble it. I have all the other odds and ends on hand.
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