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Old Jun 10, 2011, 04:51 PM
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large fpv plane question.

I would like to make a large plane to use for fpv. I am thinking something like an easystar, except with an 8' wing. My question is, would this fly on 5lbs of thrust?
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 05:15 PM
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first off, have you flown FPV yet?
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 05:18 PM
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yes, on an upgraded wild hawk, 4' stuntcat and a .60 size trainer (6' wingspan)
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 05:34 PM
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Search for "14' WS Megastar with Smoke" on YouTube.
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 05:44 PM
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I fly FPV witha .60 size low wong trainer. 71" wingspan. But I fly out of town with it.
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 05:46 PM
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i didn't know planes HAD wongs. And for whatever reason, the fpv system I have is sensetive to shock, to the point where full throttle can nearly white out the camera, so it's a pain trying to fly/see with a trainer.
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 06:58 PM
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Old Jun 11, 2011, 02:19 AM
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Old Jun 11, 2011, 11:08 AM
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LOL...otherns poor spellin boddah's me 2. So, i dislike texting...:grin:

I want to build one like this, same construction methods but a higher-mounted wing (lower center of gravity, more stable) and with just a single fuselage, not twin-boom. I like the looks of twin-booms but it will be too bulky for my transportation. I have a truck w/ topper but i'll have other things in it.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1034007

For this project i have purchased...

FPV parts I currently have. $794
> = Parts on the way $70
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Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter w/ 2.4ghz tx module & 8ch rx $60
> FrSky V8HT ACCST 2.4Ghz DIY Module $16
> FrSky V8FR ACCST 2.4Ghz 8CH Receiver (HV) $20
(12) HXT900 9gram 1.6kg .12sec mini servos $33
> (3) HobbyKing 939MG Metal Gear Servos 2.5kg $13
TR 42-40A 1050kv 35A Brushless Outrunner motor $20
TowerPro H40A Brushless ESC w/ 1.5amp BEC $10
TURNIGY 8-15A UBEC $15
> HobbyKing Micro UBEC 3A/5V $4

(6) 3S1P 20C Zippy Flightmax 2200ma LiPo's $54
T610 10amp 200watt Charger/ Balancer $60
(8) 18650 3.7v 2500ma Li-Ions, over-under charge protected $56

(2) 10x5-E APC props $1.50
(2) 11x5.5-E APC props $3
Topflight prop balancer $25

Sunsky 1.2ghz 800mw (500mw) video tx/rx $80
AGL Hobbies OMM 1280mhz Dual Notch Filter $20
(I intend to go with IBCrazy's CP and SPW antennas)
(24) small RAM heatsinks $10
(2) 40mm 12vdc fans $4
Arctic Alumina Thermal Adhesive $10
(These last three are to cool the Video Tx)
(2) cctvohio GP-CX161 micro color board cameras $48
(1) cctvohio micro b/w board camera $Free w/ above
(Will upgrade to a securitycamera2000 600TVL CCD WDR camera when funds allow)
ServoCity 180 servo stretcher $20
7" LCD monitor $80 (for headset FPV rig)
Aiptek MPVR+CB Camcorder, ground station recorder $65 (used)
Aiptek MPVR+CB camcorder AV in-out cables $10

FMA CPD4 CoPilot $60
(Will buy a DragonOSD for $214 when funds allow)

20 pairs of Deans connectors $16
(2) 12", (2) 24" servo extensions, (2) Y-cables $10
(2) Panel Mount On/Off/Switch Jacks $20 (for homemade headtracker) HHT
(2) 36" Badge Retractors $4 (for HHT)

> 33ft Turnigy 5mm Red Heat Shrink Tube $1.60
> 33ft Turnigy 5mm Black Heat Shrink Tube (Yes, it's only $1.60 for 10 meters)
Some 1/4" pink EPS foam
Some packing tape
Gorilla Glue
5-minute epoxy
Various plywood & balsa struts & sheets
Various control rods w/ sheaths & connectors

If anyone has questions or you can't believe the price and need the link, feel free to ask.
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