Originally Posted by Freddie B
Hello and thanks for the compliment, and for the questions.
If you go to Post #100, post #101, and post #103 it will walk you through the canopy making on this one. The plug is faom, a bit of basswood, covered in glass. The canopy is clear heat shrink wrap sold at LHS bt company named Trinity to cover Old style NiCd batteries with. Simple and light.
Maiden ETA ? It's 6 degrees Fahrenheit (-14.4 Celsius) outside right now, but soon, LOL! Too cold for me!
I had mentioned somewhere here that loading down the chuck glider made a good glide test on glide angle and CG location. It does like to have some speed on at this size and weight. Inside my Man Den (basement) I have powered her up and aimed it at the couch a few feet away, with no pushrods on yet, and the fan is obviously 'picking' up steam' so to say, but this was no real test if you know what I mean.
I did see that post,Did you heat with a heat gun,or Bake in the oven?that soft white power stuff might be a good glide test surface
keep up the helpful tips. Ken