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Old May 23, 2014, 11:43 PM
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Dumas Ford Tri Motor 17.5"

Well, I attempted to build the Dumas Ford Tri Motor and convert it to RC. I used Spektrum micro electronics, Eflite 180 outrunner, and a 2S 400mah lipo. As it sits, with all electronics, battery, and basically everything BUT covering, it weighs 2.20 oz. I think it should fly decently and if I get the covering on tonight, I am going to try and maiden it tomorrow morning.

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Old May 24, 2014, 02:08 AM
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Finished covering at 1:00AM.

AUW=2.30oz
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Old May 25, 2014, 02:32 PM
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Couldn't fly it yesterday, WAY too windy.

Today I just went over to the park and tried to takeoff from the ground. It accelerated nicely, lifted off in ~10ft and then.... failure. It seems tail heavy as it took off then nosed up, stalled, and bounced off the ground. No damage it seems, and every micro plane I've ever made has always been pretty sensitive to cg so I think it just needs some tweaking. Boy, does it sure take off nice though! I will try and get some pictures later.

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Old May 26, 2014, 08:09 PM
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Here is what it looks like. Note the wing tip is tore up from the cart rolls when crashing lol.
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