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Old Jun 03, 2015, 09:33 AM
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I am working on the new 36 inch build now. Has anyone ever tied the rudder tops together with a strip of foam, kind of like a rear canard, but level? I am building for strength, thinking if they were connected, I might not snap them off so easily. Last time they each broke twice in testing. I am learning to fly planes, so many crashes. This build has lots more carbon fiber strips and tube, more tape. I am probably over building, but as a beginner, I am trying to make it bulletproof as possible. any feedback appreciated. Thanks.
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Old Jun 03, 2015, 03:39 PM
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I am working on the new 36 inch build now. Has anyone ever tied the rudder tops together with a strip of foam, kind of like a rear canard, but level? I am building for strength, thinking if they were connected, I might not snap them off so easily. Last time they each broke twice in testing. I am learning to fly planes, so many crashes. This build has lots more carbon fiber strips and tube, more tape. I am probably over building, but as a beginner, I am trying to make it bulletproof as possible. any feedback appreciated. Thanks.
You never know if something will work unless you try it. My UNprofessional opinion is it won't make much of a difference on strength. On my Geo I doubled the foam running the grain crisscross when glued together, with a thin cf rod inbetween. It's held up good at a cost of tail weight....but I also added renforcement all around which made it very heavy. Still flys ok but I lost a lot of the floatiness these were designed for. So to sacrifice a good flying plane for a soso one at a cost of less repairs is a choice. I don't regret mine because I enjoy flying crazy, and I spend more time flying and less repairing.
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Old Jun 04, 2015, 06:36 AM
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I have tried to keep tail weight down, more CF in that area, more tape. I am doubling the lower part of fuselage to enclose the CF tube running fore to aft, foam one side, tape strip on inner side. There will be two 1 x5 mm CF strips upright taped to rudder sides too, maybe it will hold and flex if it needs. I love the design, but can't help adding small mods too. It still seems pretty light, no scales, will weigh when done. Hopefully it doesn't weigh too much. I just want to fly, not so concerned about the "floaty" aspect of it. I have flown quads for a couple years, just wanted to try out planes once I saw this design. Thanks for input on it.
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Could not tell for sure from my phone, but is that Tiggerbat still alive and well? P.S. good picture
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Tigger is doing fine.... He got to fly at Nall this year....
This picture is the SpiderBat blasting out of the pond at Nall.
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Tigger is doing fine.... He got to fly at Nall this year....
This picture is the SpiderBat blasting out of the pond at Nall.
Oh yeah, forgot about spiderbat
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