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Old Aug 03, 2011, 11:45 AM
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Rodent R10

I am in a plane building mode. I got a R10 from john higgins, a week ago, and decided to knock it out fast, so far i bagged the wings with 1/64th plywood, then i bagged them with inside layer of 6oz cloth then 7.8oz carbon then 2oz cloth on the outside, each wing weighs in at 12.4oz. i also made the horizontal stabalizer with a 1/64th ply inside core with the slot cut out for the easy hindges, i shaped it and bagged it with two layers 2oz cloth on top and on the bottom one layer of carbon and one layer of 2oz cloth, i would of put carbon on the top but it would have hidden my hindge line. So far the plane weighs 48oz. Ian
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Old Aug 03, 2011, 01:59 PM
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Looking good Ian! Sure wish I could knock out something fast -- I'm one of those slooow builders...
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Old Aug 03, 2011, 02:26 PM
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I like that 1/64" core on the tails technique. It really makes for a beefy tail that doesn't easily ding.
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Old Aug 03, 2011, 05:31 PM
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It gives it a core strengh and it only weighs 2oz not bad for a beefy tail where weight is not a factor, thanks bill i am not reinventing the wheel on these just building a kit plane, so they can go pretty quick, the paint job will be the lingest part.
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Old Aug 03, 2011, 08:16 PM
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It'll never fly. Black wings are the worse, man. Very nonaerodynamic. Something to do with the way the sun rays bounce off of them and push them toward the ground.
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Old Aug 03, 2011, 08:26 PM
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I was going to paint them pink
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Old Aug 03, 2011, 11:21 PM
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I have a fetish for black pointy planes...... they look faster.
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Looking good.

I just bagged a set of RODENT wings (my first in carbon) with a layer of uni carbon against the cores, then 5.7 carbon weave and then a layer of veil against the mylars. Much lighter than yours but when your carbon tears off at speed you will still have a bullet proof plywood wing Best to put the ballast IN the wing.

Are you going to use a hardwood leading edge? Sanded tips at 45 degrees with a sheet of ply? Two servos in the wing or one?

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Old Aug 04, 2011, 09:54 AM
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I have a hardwood leading edge, my tips are square, I will be putting the ballast in the fuse, I have not decided how I am installing the lead yet. This is my third rodent and it will be the heaviest,
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Old Aug 06, 2011, 01:18 AM
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By "ballast IN the wing" I meant that your heavy layup is built-in ballast; with the added benefit of extra strength.

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Last night i cut off the ailerons, with the this cool tool i copied from Joe Manor.
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Old Aug 19, 2011, 03:42 PM
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Looking good, keep the pics coming. Can`t get enough sled build threads.
Can you show a close up of the aileron cutting gadget, I couldn`t make the pic big enough to see it properly.
Thank`s,
Ian.
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Looking good. I think I need an R10 for my next sled build.
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I will post picture tomorrow thanks
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Here is my cutting tool, I took apart dremel hand tool extension and used a pieces of brass tubing for the bearings to sit in, drilled a hole so you can lock the diamond bit in it, gooped a small vacuum hose next to it to catch the carbon dust, the plastic part and allumium is a draw alliginment tool.
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