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Old Jan 04, 2013, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by XeCutor View Post
Sounds fair enough, then it's just that the manufacturer hasn't done a proper job setting up their CNC machine to make perfect parts. It's still pretty good though, and the pre-laminated pieces are nice because laminating wood is a bit of a pain.

Current weight for uncovered airframe with pretty much all bits that needs to go on is 75g exactly. This includes all the electronics except battery, also missing:
- Some kind of battery hatch
- Stickers from decal sheet
- Push rods for all surfaces (using CF for long ones, 0.5mm steel for short stuff)
- Probably various small bits
- Covering

Might be possible to have the complete airframe minus covering and trim done in less than 80g, but 85g might be more realistic (time will tell). I should safely have the airframe done in under 100g, but with a battery, flying weight will probably exceed 100g.
Sounds about right, I am in the same ballpark for weight.

Thanks,

Dave
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