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Old May 07, 2012, 02:57 PM
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Scratch Built M100 Micro Plane

Here are some screens of the frame work for the M100 as I call it....Ready to mount the electronics and cover the wing...built from 0.8 and 0.5 mm carbon fiber rods and foam.Has a 10.5 inch wing span and 8.5 inch fuselage.....
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Old May 07, 2012, 03:08 PM
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NICE!

What's your targeted AUW?

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Old May 07, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Thanks!....My apologies....I am not familiar with the abbreviation. wing loading?..I am a bit of a novice with specifications....for electronics I am using plantraco's. starter set three,,,,
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Sorry, AUW stands for All Up Weight, basically the Ready to Fly Weight.(RTF)

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Old May 07, 2012, 07:10 PM
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Not sure how it will end up weighing in.....Kind of winging it...so to speak...
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Old May 09, 2012, 06:01 AM
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Model is basically finished now...Shortened the fuselage to 5 1/2 inches to allow for the actuator wires to reach the receiver....Covered the surfaces with cling wrap and holographic foil....Ended up having to resolder the actuator wires at the connectors....probably why I am not getting them to function....may need to try soldering them again....motor is running and I could do a short powered up test flight....
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Old May 10, 2012, 10:42 PM
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Another days effort.....went over model again...added a king post and upper and lower wires...Motor is working and rudder....elevator actuator not functioning yet...Center of gravity a bit far back due to short leads from the actuators...might have to add ballast until I can put in longer lead wires or modify the tail a bit..Ready to test fly after slight adjustment to wing and tail feathers..and the winds to calm down...
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