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Old Oct 15, 2015, 02:33 PM
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depron Bandit

Here's a couple of pics of my unfinished as yet, Bandit. Made with Depron 6mm and hot glued together, a FG arrow shaft for spar. Using a Freewing 70mm 6 blade fan, 60A Plush ESC & 3000mAh 30C battery. Servos are ones I had on hand, just a few more hours of work and we'll be ready to give it a try. Probably will fly it unpainted first.
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Old Oct 17, 2015, 01:31 PM
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With higher power setups mine would start to roll this or that way probably because of the wing in front of the spar twisting at higher speeds. Heck it even did it with lower power setups in a dive. I'd add a balsa leading edge if I built another one (still have the original but hasn't flown in years) to stiffen the wing, or hotwire a blue foam airfoiled wing.
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Old Oct 18, 2015, 11:56 PM
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Thanks for the heads-up, Ed. Perhaps, I'll add a 3mm top skin to the wing from LE to where the ailerons get cut out or as you suggest a hard LE.
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Old Nov 05, 2015, 02:25 PM
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Maidened this airplane the other day, no wind and test pilot had a bit of a time getting up to speed. Not the best hand launch either as it is hard for me to run, bad knees and all.
Once up to speed tho' flew well, did not notice any rolling that was not planned, Ed. I used some HD clear tape on leading edges of wing & stab. Don't know seemed to fly well both hi & lo speed and landed easily all be it a little fast. Going to put a hook on the bottom, so I can bungee launch it.
All in all, pretty decent airplane.
Thinking of trying a Depron F-100 next.
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