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Old Oct 23, 2010, 03:51 PM
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My project

Well this is my project, building my first plane from skratch, my drawings, my opinions and for now, all my ideas.
I have buildt one plane ever, a FF-supernova from rcfoamfighters and after that plane was totaled, I decided to build a plane from skratch.
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I designed my plane using google sketchup.

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From the computer to pen and paper... then cutting

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After cutting the foam

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A bit more hot wire cutting

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sanding and add vertical stabilisators and motor mount with hot glue

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Adding electronics, this plane would not fly, the torque from the engine made it hard to take off. I did also add bigger flaps.

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Finally a plane that was able to takeoff!

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The plane DID FLY (!!!) on first try!

In the near future I will find a CG I like, and then try to move the wings a bit more forward, cause the flaps have to be a bit trimmed up to conteract the nose to go down... moving the CG further back will make the plane unstable and it goes up and down to easy! (if i made the flaps smaller that problem might be gone??!?)

I might begin 2. layout tomorrow (23.oct) - I will build the plane with edfs this time!
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:36 PM
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Hey, you did pretty well for a scratch build with a hot wire cutter! That plane looks awfully fragile, though. Don't make any mistakes while flying, or you'll end up with a pile of crunched styrofoam instead of an aircraft, eh?

Looking forward to your next project. #2 looks even better!
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 04:16 PM
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Thank you!
Fragile? - oh yes... I will not tape or add carbonfiber yet, because it takes too much time if I am going to work into all details at all the planes.. Instead I will use a lot of glue
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 02:03 PM
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nice design!

I saw you use pretty thick foam, which seems very rough.
The build would be easier and the resukt eveb better, when you would you use 3mm depron sheetings. Did you already use this?
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