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Old Jul 30, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Thanks for your response. I'll be starting with the paper-on version as I found the appropriate motor ( about 150 watts in) in my collection. I think it will end up about 20 ounces total weight, and an APC 7X5 E turning about 11000 should move it pretty well.

Those foam boards can be deceptive as far as weight goes. I had another no-name one that I bought for 2 bucks at the Hobby Lobby craft store (silk flowers and scrap booking with very little model airplane stuff) and it weighed 40 grams more than the Elmer's one, even though the paper looked thinner. It won't make much difference as a fuselage/keel, though.

Thanks for the dihedral explanation. As a free-flighter, I like self righting airplanes.

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