|Oct 11, 2013, 07:28 PM|
I have been asked to do a build log for my first scratch build. I did start it on my blog but i will now carry on with this thread.
Hi all for my first scratch build i'm going to attempt a micro model.
Initially its going to be a 3 chan as my flying skills are not very good.
I love the look of Bipie which is designed by Chara. Cheers Chara
Its a full fuse version with dihedral. 210 mm top WS, I think I went 40% from the original plans
Deltang RX 43
Plantraco GB03 Gearbox (5.25:1)
Prop - 100x80 for 1mm Shaft - Black
MicroAct Magnetic Actuator - 0.4g x 2 for elev and rudder.
MiniAct Magnetic Actuator - 1.1g for maybe a 4 aileron version later.
Hopefully it will work. Heres some photos with weights included.
Done a little more, not got much free time atm. I made a bracket for the gearbox using thin aluminium sheet and fixed it together with 1.2mm cf rod and some heat shrink tubing.
I cut out the wings and got a bit of shape by placing them on one of my sofa cushions and rolling with a roll of kitchen plastic wrap (all I had to hand) whilst using a hair dryer for a bit of heat. I did get some creases but it's all new to me so its all good fun.
I am basically making this up as I go along whilst learning, so any questions please ask away.
|Jul 22, 2014, 02:05 PM|
Ok hello again i shelved Bipie until now. Thankyou for the nice comments guys Started a new airframe which should be lighter as hopefully learned things from the first attempt.
2 mm depron, as an idea of size i cut the firewall 20 mm width and the rear bulkhead 15 mm width.
Here are some more photos.
|Jul 23, 2014, 04:27 PM|
Apart from a dab of glue and some blenderm tape to hinge the rudder/actuator together
she is finished so the maiden will happen on Friday evening.
I will get some one to vid the flight/crash or non event lol.
Heres some pics.
Thanks for looking.
Once again thanks to Chara from RCGroups for the design and plans.
|Jul 25, 2014, 05:08 PM|
An issue with the undercarriage, had to hand launch and still need to work out a better lipo for the weight to mah as the 90 mah it was flying on was a bit too heavy. But she flies so
|Jul 25, 2014, 06:00 PM|
Awesome build and flight! And the music in the video just made it seem to graceful
Congrats on your first scratch built!!!
|Jul 26, 2014, 06:49 PM|
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