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Old Nov 05, 2012, 09:18 AM
CV-15 VB-16
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Good news, bad news.

Bad news first: The linkage to one aileron was binding and I had to remove the wing to repair it.

The good news: Because I had made the wing / nacelle a bolt on assembly it was a piece of cake to repair.

Oh, yeah. I no longer need a reminder to ca the control horns

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Old Nov 18, 2012, 01:06 PM
CV-15 VB-16
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I scrubbed a little paint on her just to get an idea of how she'll look completed

I also made what I believe to be a better canopy mold and formed a new canopy.

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Old Nov 19, 2012, 07:24 AM
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Looking good. My old best FB would be jealous!

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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:01 AM
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Thanks, Fred.

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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:51 PM
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That sucker has got to be close to flying now guiseppi!
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:22 PM
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That sucker has got to be close to flying now guiseppi!
Reeeeeeeaaaaaaaallll close, Dave. Maybe this week.

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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:28 PM
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Here's the scheme I settled on. Found an image online of a decal sheet and made some water slide decals.

I built a 30c 240mah 3S LiPo to fly it. AUW 89g so I hope she'lll go.

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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Sweet! Good luck on the maiden!
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:31 PM
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Here's the scheme I settled on. Found an image online of a decal sheet and made some water slide decals.

I built a 30c 240mah 3S LiPo to fly it. AUW 89g so I hope she'lll go.

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That should be a rocket on 3s. Id think with the GP Ammo setup, even 2 would do! Good luck on the maiden for sure!

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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Thanks guys.

After reading your post Fred, I wonder if 2S may be the way to go on maiden.

Does this fan and motor make that much thrust?

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Old Dec 01, 2012, 08:51 PM
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Thanks guys.

After reading your post Fred, I wonder if 2S may be the way to go on maiden.

Does this fan and motor make that much thrust?

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The stock GP Sabre weighs but 63g when new, and puts out 60g - 65g of thrust depending on who has measured it. about 1:1 Thrust to weight. And it flys great. I would assume it could fly a 100g - 110g airframe Ok before you were pushing it. Also I think if you go 3s you need to upgrade the bearings. Not everyone reported failing bearings, but some did. 2s easier on the motor, lighter battey, lighter AUW of airframe.....

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