|Jan 19, 2015, 07:53 PM|
I decided to do a FT Cruiser as Bulldog from the Planes movie. There are a few changes from the FT drawings, most notably a low wing instead of mid wing and how the nose goes together. The low wing design makes it a lot easier to make the wing removable too.
All paper has been removed and replaced with colored tape from Tape Brothers. I don't think he ever had skis in the movie, but such are the times.... Now I just need a cockpit and a mouth.
The 8x4.5 props seem to be the smallest APC make in counter rotating.
|Jan 19, 2015, 08:42 PM|
Bloody Wonder MKIII
|Jan 19, 2015, 11:19 PM|
United States, LA, Patterson
Joined Feb 2011
|Jan 20, 2015, 12:08 AM|
125% Mini Scout!
Here's the latest project from the Justwingit hangar....a 125% Mini Scout !
The Mini Scout was a plane I've been looking for....3 channel, kinda antique looking, kinda WWI...perfect! Except for one thing.....the anemic powerplant, tiny 5 gram servos, etc.
Josh did say in the video that he would probably release a bigger version in the spring, but I wanted mine NOW!
My flying buddy (RCG Member Hillbilly30) inspired me to make one of these from scratch....so I did
I downloaded the plans off the Flite Test website (available here: http://flitetest.com/articles/ft-min...d-mighty-minis), and then printed them off on a plotter at 125% scale; this gave me a wingspan of roughly 30", plenty big enough for the powerplant I wanted to use, and put it squarely in the "Dusty" size category, also powered by a respectable power system and using fairly common 9 gram servos.
I took my time building it, and even then, it really only took a couple of days to build. One day to trace and cut-out the pieces, and another few hours or so to glue everything together. The final step was to install all the electronics and that didn't take very long at all....probably the shortest step. I did take some liberties with the original design here and there, but mostly stuck with the original plans. The main place I deviated was I used a traditional firewall, and not a power pod....
Here's a video of some flight testing I did earlier today:
(As with all my videos, they're shot in full 720P HD. For best viewing, I recommend you open it in YouTube, click on the little gear on the lower right hand corner of the viewing window, select "720P HD" and voila! You can now enjoy the lfight in full HD splendor!)
As you can see, she's VERY aerobatic, has plenty of pep, and still floats in for landings like a feather.....simply an awesome design, made even better by a little size increase !
Motor: Turnigy Aerodrive D2830/11 1000 kV
ESC: Turnigy Plush 30A
Servos: Turnigy HXT-900 (x2)
Battery: Zippy 3S 1000 mAh (25-35C)
Prop: APC 9x4.7 Slow Fly or Great Planes 9x4.5 Power Flow
If you're sitting on the fence on scratchbuilding...don't! I highly recommend going for it, as this is an easy way to get your dreams into the sky
Cheers all and happy landings
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