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Old Oct 16, 2012, 02:02 PM
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What plane is that? I don't recognise the bones. Nice job!
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Looks like the larger PA Addiction to me. but without cowling
That is Correct Alex! It is the PA Addiction X. It was fully rebuilt after LVC'ing at the bottom of a blender and into the trees I documented most of the build and conversion to a night flyer here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1502256

The cowling was a difficult issue for me, as I like a clean looking plane. However, in the end, access was more important for this project as it is far less noticeable when flying at night. For me to be able to use the cowl, I would have to remove nearly 40% of the fiberglass. This is because it was so difficult for me to bring the CG forward to within 4-5 inches of the recommended range- the lights, wiring and repairs had destroyed not only my wing loading but also my CG.

Solution was to mount both the 3s 2650mAh flight battery and the 500mAh LED battery on the nose, and also move the ESC as far forward as possible. With these changes, the cowl is not very practical unless I cut out a significant portion of material...
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