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Old Apr 08, 2006, 03:13 PM
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Aeroworks BD-5B

I just purchased the Aeroworks BD-5B at the Toledo show. It seems it may be lighter then the Cermark and it comes with a aluminum spinner. The quality of the kit is great and the manual is very well written. They clame 102 mph with a Himax 2815. Anyone have one and could you provide any tips to help in the construction and flying?
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Old Apr 09, 2006, 10:22 PM
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Just ordered one! Couldn't resist and it was my birthday present to myself. Let me know what equipement you use and I will do the same.

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Old Apr 10, 2006, 08:27 PM
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I orderd the Cermark version. On that plane i was warned to make vents to provide air across the motor. It is enclosed and it don't get much air back there. I will run a hotter motor than what they suggest. I am going to run a 2815/2000 KV motor on a 6X5.5 prop. I will be picking mine up on Wednesday this week.

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Old Apr 11, 2006, 03:50 PM
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I am currently looking to use the new Futaba Micro Servo's and a Just Go Fly 450 Outrunner motor. I have used these motors in a ModelAero AeroCat Foamie and reached 70 + MPH so in the BD-5B it shoud reach close if not over 100 MPH.

The Aero Works Motor Cover comes with vents which is a plus.
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Old Apr 11, 2006, 05:35 PM
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Nice lookin airplane, I wonder how dramatically it would affect the performance if you slashed about 6" of wing off each panel...

The BD is such a sleek looking plane, I hate it when they go and make the wing look all hosed up..
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Old Apr 11, 2006, 07:06 PM
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Talking with the one of the Aeroworks guys at the Toledo show he mentioned that the characteristics of the wings allows it to be stable at slow flight along with catching a little thermal. As I said they clocked it at 102 mph and that should provide enough excitement.
Are you saying it is not scale?
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Old Apr 11, 2006, 10:38 PM
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Yeh, I guess that's what I'm saying.. It just doesn't look scale to me.. The whole airplane really...

It looks too long in all directions...



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Old Apr 12, 2006, 11:38 AM
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If my figuring is correct it is about 18% of scale and the wings are close to scale size.

What kit is the one in your photo?
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Old Apr 12, 2006, 11:50 AM
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I believe it is scratch built and not a kit..
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Old Apr 12, 2006, 12:06 PM
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Doex anyone know what Kv version of the Himax 2815 was used? I am guessing 1400.

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Old Apr 12, 2006, 07:05 PM
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Here is the link to the motor I am looking at using. Vinnie the owner is top notch to work with.
http://www.justgofly.com/tech_450TH.htm
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Old Apr 12, 2006, 10:38 PM
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I spoke with someone at aeroworks today and he said it was the 1400 Kv motor.

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Old Apr 15, 2006, 05:54 PM
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Any progress RedWings? Mine will not arrive until next week.

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Old Apr 15, 2006, 10:15 PM
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I'm running a 2815/2000KV Himax on a 6X5,5 prop. The speed is very good if that is what you are looking for, I am. Next I'm going to try 4S rather than 3S. BTW I'm flying the Cermark BD-5.

I was told the 1400KV motor is a bit slow unless you run 4S Lipos.

Red Wings,

The 450TH is a impressive motor, what size prop are you running and which KV the 3000 or the 1700 KV bell? How is the speed?

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Old Apr 16, 2006, 06:37 AM
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I have not started mine yet. My friend Galloping Ghost has me working on a couple new projects for Modelaero.com and the BD-5B is about a week away before starting. I did get it out of the box and took a look at it along with the directions. I canít wait to get started and get it in the air. Anyone know how to hand launch it since the field we fly at is grass? I am worried about the buzz saw hanging out the back!!!!!
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