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Old Jun 17, 2014, 07:11 AM
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Lightening holes

Felixx

I suppose you could use an alternative (some may say a bit radical) method to achieve a lighter model.

Forget the .308, use the 12 Gauge solution,(from a distance of course) haha. Only joking mate.

But on a constructive note, I attach a coupla of pics of some other builders solutions.

The Capricorn with all those holes looks a real 'work-of-art' - very innovative.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/thumb...rter=no&page=2

The other method may only be useful for a larger sized models though.

My suggestion would be to try out the 'trusty' Dremel. Mine came with a little attachment for routing I've seen a guy (I think its on the Slo-28 thread), he used it for removing material.

Anyway, I hope this was useful
Geoff
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Old Jun 17, 2014, 03:10 PM
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Hi PJ
The one on the left is sorta what I had in mind, but not so holey, just a nice series of holes down the fuse
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Old Jun 17, 2014, 04:43 PM
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If you don't mind seeing gear and having a bit less strength, you could always just go with a profile fuse. Thats always a quick way to save weight. Other than building an OK40 and an Acorn, I think all the rest of my builds were profile. Of course that was always cuz I was in a hurry. But it worked and rarely did I go over 6-7 oz's. Before repairs that is.

Just a thought.
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Old Jun 19, 2014, 11:10 AM
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Jimmy is completely correct. A properly built profile SDXS in the 500-600 mm span range is going to come out less than 200 grams AUW with the right gear. Even if you end up using whatever stuff is lying around from previous planes -- like a 30 gram motor and 9 gram servos -- yer still gonna be under 220 grams. At that mass the plane will perform like a 3D sportster and still be easy to repair after the inevitable connection with Mother Earth.
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Old Jul 21, 2014, 09:24 AM
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[QUOTE=A Useless Geek] "..........inevitable connection with Mother Earth".

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Old Jul 23, 2014, 09:15 AM
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I know that of what I speak, me hardy. Arr. That lubber, Earth, she's responsible fer th' death o' many of me planes, arr. Bally lass.
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 07:27 PM
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well I made a flite test swappable pod and most of a nut ball (I didnt have enough depron for the folded up wing sides so just made the centre piece and the tail elevator.
Im picking up more foam today and I will make a FT Flyer wing too. Then I get 2 planes for the price of one!


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Well its 11pm here, I finished her.
A Black FT Flyer version of the smart dart- with red flashes under the wings and I will place a black widows hourglass on her back

Pics in the next 48 hours
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Old Jul 24, 2014, 10:40 PM
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here it is, I have woken up with conjunctivitis and cant be bothered jamming it onto the power pod
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