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Old Jan 10, 2012, 04:00 PM
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New TopSoaring Manta Ray Flying Wing Build***

New TopSoaring Manta Ray “Flying Wing” Build

Technical Details:
Wingspan: 2000mm (78.7 in.)
Wing Airfoil: MH45
AUW: (31.58 oz) Flying weight
Battery: 3S-2200mah LiPo
Control: Flap, Delta (ailerons+elevator)
Servos: 4 x HS-65BB
Motor: 28-34 kv880 outrunner brushless motor
Prop: CAM 12x6

A 2 piece wing, made with lite-weight blue foam core, vacuum molded with fiberglass skins, Kevlar hinges and carbon fiber reinforcements.

Phenolic motor mount is included as well as aileron and flap horns.

Winglets are made of lite balsa wood and vacuum covered with fiberglass skins.Held on the tips with plastic screws.

Fiberglass hollow molded fuselage pod with carbon fiber canopy.
Carbon fiber tubes used as wing joiners

Here is what the Kit Looks like Very cool !! More later
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 04:22 PM
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Beautiful . . .
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 04:42 PM
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Manta Ray Fly Wing****

Hi Guys,
Here is a photo of it together I am using a (Typhoon micro 15/13) Glider
Brushless Motor. 1200 kv, Dia. is 29.2 so I will have extra room inside the carbon fiber tube, to mount the motor!! and wires.
Prop is a (Aero Naut cam 11x8) ESC will be a (Phoenox-25)
Spinner is a Red Aluminum spinner (HC-40mm) Folder comes with 4 adapters!
Installing the fire wall
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 05:54 PM
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whoah: that is hot
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 06:32 PM
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Wow! Now this is quite possibly the coolest plane I've seen! I want one! Unfortunately I think it's out of my budget, is the $300 something price I saw online is accurate - post some pics!
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 07:27 PM
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Manta Ray Fly Wing Build

Hi Guys,
Ok I deceided to apply some Holographic 2" tape to this Flying Wing, so I can see it better!! and know which way its going!
It did not add any weight and was easy to do! I still have to install servos,
going with HS-65hb Servos. Also the CG must be right on!! More on that when
I get to it.
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 09:20 PM
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Hi Guys,
Ok I deceided to apply some Holographic 2" tape to this Flying Wing, so I can see it better!! and know which way its going!
It did not add any weight and was easy to do! I still have to install servos,
going with HS-65hb Servos. Also the CG must be right on!! More on that when
I get to it.
Joe
Joe,
Beautiful wing! Well done! Can't wait to see it in the air.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 11:12 AM
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joe,

Make sure you have a blade stopper on the spinner to stop the blades from going pass the center of the spinner. If the blades folded pass the center, they will not open.

Brian, an EAJ
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 11:26 AM
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Hi Brian,
Thanks Brian, I made one I will do lots of testing to make sure all is working right.
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 07:12 PM
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Sooo.... how's it going - the public has a right to know!

Further to joe_crash's comment, I too would be interested in knowing the purchase price.
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 07:41 PM
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Hi Kiwikid,
Slow, I still have to finish installing the servos and then get the CG set, which is harder to do on flying wings. Lots of rain and fog here right now.
Here is a site where you can buy one! They have every thing you need to get one flying!
http://www.hobbyclub.com/product_inf...oducts_id=1278
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 07:47 PM
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There are 2 places that I can find in the US that sell it:

http://www.atlantahobby.com/store/pc...y-51p16093.htm

http://www.hobbyclub.com/product_inf...oducts_id=1278

-Mike
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 07:48 PM
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Didn't see Joe's post..

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Old Jan 26, 2012, 03:34 AM
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 12:54 AM
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fyi regarding prop stops for pushers

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Hi Brian,
Thanks Brian, I made one I will do lots of testing to make sure all is working right.
Joe
hi Joe.
fyi - don't know what you have done or resolved so far but i ran across this product at esprit models for electric pusher prop hubs.

claims to keep the props from staying folded in on themselves during startup.

http://www.espritmodel.com/aeronaut-...ack-turbo.aspx

good luck and success !

john s.
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