RadJet from the KING!
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Nov 18, 2012
, 10:46 AM
United States, TX, Houston
Joined Sep 2003
The Dually is painted up and almost flight ready.
Went a little wacky on the paint scheme. Would have liked to go with a more correct silver/red/blue Red Bull scheme but none of the silver paint I had left a decently smooth finish like white. Should be good for vis anyway which is the most important thing.
Took her out to the field yesterday but it was a bit windy and I didn't have time to go through all of her systems thoroughly so the maiden will have to wait.
For the first flight at least I'll probably not worry about differential thrust (or counter rotating props), just make sure she flies and handles well before adding this extra layer of complexity.
Got the central elevator mixed in to the elevons, batteries wired in parallel so the motors spin at the same RPM, and left/right sides balanced.
Not sure if I'll launch her from the skid I glued in the center, or maybe an underhand toss grabbing the leading edge-side of the central wing.
Any other ideas?
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