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View Poll Results: Builders likes; FFF or Depron Aero or Dollar Tree Foamboard or Depron or EPP
I would rather build with FFF because of its low cost regardless of its quality 32 31.68%
I would like a better quality foam like Depron Aero, even though the cost is significantly higher 14 13.86%
I will continue to buy Dollar Tree foamboard and peel the paper. 17 16.83%
I prefer regular Depron over the above choices. 29 28.71%
Give me EPP, its gotta take a pounding. 9 8.91%
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 03:53 AM
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Hi Ken,
To points i do not see in the plan: the dièdral ? You Speak about 5° per wing but nothing appears in the plan André the cuts in the vertical fuselage panel looks to be drawn for 0diedral
Other point is thé compensation thé tail. Visible on thé picture but not on thé plan.... What is your final recommandation ?
Tanks
Éric
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 08:05 AM
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Eric,
Regarding the wing dihedral.The center of the wing is flat through the fuselage and then bends up 5° on each panel.

On point two, I understand that you are speaking of the aerodynamic counterbalances on the tail surfaces. I omitted these from the plans as that feature on the prototype produces more drag than actual counterbalance effect. This is the result of the thickness of the foam.

Google translate is wonderful. I hope this helps.

En ce qui concerne la centrale de l'aile dihedral.The de l'aile est à plat au travers du fuselage, puis se penche jusqu'à 5 ° sur chaque panneau.

Sur deux points, je comprends que vous parlez des contrepoids aérodynamiques sur les surfaces de l'empennage. J'ai omis celles-ci des plans de cette fonctionnalité sur le prototype produit plus de traînée que l'effet réellement contrepoids. Ceci est le résultat de l'épaisseur de la mousse.

Mes excuses pour tout inconvénient,
Ken
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 12:42 PM
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Great plane! Hope you soon post the outdoor video ...For your next vlf project a Pilatus PC-21 would be interesting
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Great plane! Hope you soon post the outdoor video ...For your next vlf project a Pilatus PC-21 would be interesting
Thanks. Had alot of fun flying it indoors today.

As far as the next VLF project. You'll have to get in line. I get many requests for this or that design. Not enough time to do them all. Still have many unfinished projects that I want to complete.

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Old Feb 21, 2012, 11:10 PM
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Ken,

I vote take a break for awhile, go complete a few personal projects, period. If you don't you may burn out a bit doing everyone a dis-service, mostly you and your family.

You have many designs out now. I'm sure you will still be cutting kits, and again that limits your personal time too. I've seen you lurking in threads with no posting of your own work! Just do it.

When you are ready you will be back with full steam in the boiler, ready for the next legacy.

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Old Feb 23, 2012, 10:57 PM
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U.S air force texen II

hey ken still working on the tunco.had to redo glued together wrong.iam working on a texen II .have some pics.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 03:35 AM
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This plane just looks sweet. I'm interested in making a larger 42" one. Has any progress been made?
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Old Mar 04, 2012, 07:58 AM
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Hilary Ken,
Here is thé result. Test fly next week-end..... Too much wind today in brittany
Cheers
Éric'
Sorry but impossible to upload pic tirés situ thaïs iPad........nevertheless, Nice plane, Well balanced and pleasant to build
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Old May 13, 2012, 11:41 AM
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That is right in the neighborhood for the battery range of 1300-1500 mAh 3s coupled to a 2208 to 2212 motor or Towerpro equivalent. Looking at the same 4 or 5 servos as well. That would allow for optional flaps. Also landing gear with a retract option hopefully. Looking for suitable equipment for that.

Ken
I like this plane it looks good, flies well. I think I'm ready to move on to a more capable plane.
Any updates for a 42" kit w/ landing gear and optional flaps? Also, is the wing removable?
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Learned two things today:
The Tucano doesn't fly well/at all underpowered
and
Wood stick reinforcement for the front is important.

Tried to use a Dynam Hawk Sky motor and an 8x4 I with 2S had on hand instead of waiting longer for the right motor/prop. Took four hand launches before I gave up. I kept thinking if I could throw it higher and harder I could at least get some airspeed built up. I would probably still be out there trying if it hadn't snapped the nose off on the fourth try. Need to learn to trust those thrust calculators more.

I even had the throws down to 1/4" and still managed to tip stall it before I could get up speed. It actually is a pretty tough bird. Did I mention the wind started gusting right when I started to "fly?" Well, the DollarTree foam snapped without exploding so out with the glue and bamboo skewers...
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 08:36 PM
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Looks really good!
What does VLF stand for, Vertically Laminated Foam?
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 08:56 PM
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Close Vertically Laminated Fuselage
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Thx!
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 08:57 AM
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Hi there
My name is Awie.
Sorry to ask you something you've build a view year ago. I'm looking for more info on the tucano that I recently disc overt and trying to built it. I have come so far by building the fuse, by the wings are a bit confusing to me. How did you assemble the wings if I may ask. If you have any photos or drw to assist me I would welcome it so much. Ps if you have any other plans for nice aircrafts, can or will u please email I to me. Ill be very thank full to you for ever

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Awie,

My advice on the Tucano is to use the SEMFF WWII Combat models thread as a guide on how to assemble. Here is a link that I have in the first post of that thread of a pictorial guide to assembly of this type of model. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1874

Always happy to help,
Ken
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Old Oct 12, 2013, 12:46 AM
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One question is this a trainer
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