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Old Aug 31, 2013, 10:11 AM
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Build your own KATO Flyingwing, wing templates and dimensional data

Hey guy's, well here's the KATO wing templates and Dimensional data to be able to build your own KATO, this is for the standard KATO, for the ultra light version you will need to talk to Justin (JGAF). Both use the same wing, light version uses light gear and light elevons and tiplets. See posts 43 & 44 for more template info.
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Old Aug 31, 2013, 10:15 AM
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you will need to align the 2 sections of root templates together to make the full airfoil,
please make this a sticky so everyone can access it easily
Thanks
Kevin Bagwell
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Old Aug 31, 2013, 04:33 PM
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Thanks for Sharing Kevin.
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Old Aug 31, 2013, 10:13 PM
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This thing rocks!

Thanks Kevin!

Playing the Rail (0 min 0 sec)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg4fEWIz6C8
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Old Sep 01, 2013, 10:15 AM
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I'm Hoping the templates come out the right size when printed, they might be slightly smaller than the original, I'll need to make a measurement or have a ruler in the scanned template copy for comparison.
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Old Sep 01, 2013, 10:47 AM
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Thanks Kevin,

I blocked out foam and now have to start cutting out the templates
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Old Sep 04, 2013, 08:35 PM
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Cut and sanded my templates,

Will start cutting cores tomorrow. Wish me luck
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Old Sep 05, 2013, 07:31 PM
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Cut my first set of Kato cores,

...and they came out nice. The 1.3# EPP still has issues with slag, but I got lucky with these and had very little kernels. Sweet!
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Old Sep 05, 2013, 11:11 PM
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Now to crank out a few more sets of cores, tomorrow
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Old Sep 06, 2013, 01:28 AM
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Nice Chip!
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Old Sep 06, 2013, 11:55 AM
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Thanks Justin,

Now to get these bad boys in the air


Gimme one wing (7 min 25 sec)
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Old Sep 07, 2013, 10:07 AM
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Cut out 5 more sets of cores yesterday,

....hoping to get the last 3 sets today, although one block suffered an errant hot wire cut, so it may only yield 1 wing panel. I may try to CA the errant cut, long enough to get the airfoil out of it
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Old Sep 07, 2013, 09:24 PM
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Made a 3M77 repair to the errant cut,

...so hoping to get 3 more sets of cores done, this weekend.

Justin's getting 4 sets of cores tomorrow, so I expect we'll see a few more Kato Lites on You Tube

I'm now planning on building a Std Kato, a Kato Lite and a Kato Electric and have one spare set of cores. Maybe Neil wants 'em for a Kato Electric?!.
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Old Sep 08, 2013, 09:52 AM
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Damn, that's slammin the core's out, let's see some Kato's Ripp'in it up, maybe we will need a Kato fest sometime in the future.
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Old Sep 08, 2013, 10:04 AM
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Thanks Justin,

Now to get these bad boys in the air


http://youtu.be/xua5mvA6Yig
I like the rail grind at the end, even the dog was stoked on the plane ( wanted to chew it up) but the ultra lite mods that Justin did are the ticket for lite conditions, the plane performs way better than I expected.
I think I may need one of these Kato ultra lite versions.
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