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Old Jul 03, 2016, 01:34 AM
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59'' all foam "baby"-Hercules C130

My club mates usually see me flying multi-engine scale planes and some ask me to make a simple flyer for group flys / fun flys. It was some kind of a challenge for me and 4 weeks later I returned to the field with my baby-herc that I would like to introduce. I snapped some ideas from others here so maybe you can take some ideas for your builds.

It's not a real build thread because it went together real quick and it was some kind of a proto build. It's mostly cut with a cnc-hot wire but literally it could be cut by hand as well.

My buddy still has the pics from maiden flight on his camera so I have to add them some time later. The maiden flight was absolutely perfect.

I am using a one-piece fuselage from a thick foam block, attach a canopy and rudder + elevator from 3mm balsa. In aft area the rough-cut fuse needed two manual cuts and some sanding.

Power system is ax-2308N 1100KV motors, 6x4 props and 10A ESC. Battery 3S 1300mAh. Full power is not really needed so I am thinking about going to 2S although the plane is only 900 grams so far ready to fly.
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Old Jul 03, 2016, 01:37 AM
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I am hoping we can get a few models together each in different paint sheme for a nice group flight. This is the little shortkit I have made so far.
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Old Jul 03, 2016, 03:46 AM
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WOW, very nice idea about short KIT
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Old Jul 03, 2016, 10:43 PM
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Hi this is a great idea!! I'm still patiently waiting for Demons big C-130!!!😴😴
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Old Jul 04, 2016, 03:46 AM
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Super!
Nice to see wing servos mounted flush (and glued in?) with the underside of the wing. Simple, mechanically efficient and light.

Is that just one 1300mAh for all four motors?
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Old Jul 04, 2016, 10:45 AM
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Super interested in a short kit if you want to offer one for sale!
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Old Jul 05, 2016, 11:46 AM
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It turned out I have a 10 minutes flight time with this one 1300 mAh battery on a calm day. Can't believe either but it's obviously an efficient setup.
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Old Jul 05, 2016, 02:18 PM
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I do apologize for the poor pics. It was already getting dark when the weather turned to be calm and nice for the flight. The clear canopy apears a bit ugly on the bird - time to decide on a paint scheme now.
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Old Jul 06, 2016, 09:25 PM
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Nice!!
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