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Old Apr 18, 2010, 12:53 PM
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Build Log
Dassault Rafale Quick Build

Hello all, this is a log of my design and build of a quick build / profile / prop in a slot version of the awesome Dassault Rafale multi-role fighter.

** Now also on the parkjets website here: http://www.parkjets.com/dassault-rafale/

This is a design for 6mm depron, mixed aileron / elevators model.
I took inspiration from the great tomhe designs in terms of the construction methods.

Hope you enjoy the photos and maiden video, the plans will be ready to set free (If anyones interested) once I have made a few adjustments after the first build showed up some minor errors.







So you can see the scale:



Electronics installed for correct C of G.



Video to follow shortly!
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Old Apr 18, 2010, 01:22 PM
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So here's the maiden flight. I did plenty of glide tests so after some quick battery movements she flew nice and stable but with pretty quick roll rates.

Not the best weather but wind was low so I took the moment!

The video was shot with my head cam so I'm sorry for the moments where the plane is out of view!! Enjoy.

Rafale Pusher Jet Maiden (4 min 18 sec)
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Old Apr 18, 2010, 08:40 PM
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That looks great. Yes, I would be interested in plans.
What is the wing span please?
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 06:49 AM
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Wing span is 26.5" in the current plans.
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Old Apr 22, 2010, 12:09 PM
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 07:14 AM
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Pdf Plans

Here are the revised plans.

In full sheet only, please use your own tiler for A4 size if required. I recommend "PStill"

Location of CG to follow after I double check tonight! Enjoy.
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Old May 12, 2010, 08:04 AM
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Has anyone tiled these plans yet? I would love to build this plane but have no idea how to do the tiling part myself
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Old May 31, 2010, 04:02 PM
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cg is 1/2" back from the start of the wing. I'm still flying this and its real stable. I would like to add a carbon rod to the tail fin to stop it bending in wind. I found the fin acting as a rudder when bent causing the plane to turn!
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Old May 31, 2010, 04:07 PM
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nice job!!
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Old Jun 18, 2010, 08:37 PM
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Old Sep 03, 2010, 01:08 AM
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Hi.

I have build this model in 80% from the original size.
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 02:47 PM
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Mine is almost completed. I will post pictures of the build this weekend. This airplane is a pleasure to build. Thankyou so much for sharing your plane with us.
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Old Sep 21, 2011, 01:54 PM
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i aint got a clue how to tile plans either, everything comes out messed up.... can someone help please?


Thanks in advance
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 02:32 PM
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not sure if i done this right, someone test for me please, used a program called pdftiler
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Old Oct 04, 2011, 08:51 AM
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not sure if i done this right, someone test for me please, used a program called pdftiler
Just printed my tiled plans out. gonna cut out and get layed down on my depron, ready for cutting. i can see this been a quick build
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