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Old Jan 15, 2015, 09:30 PM
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Project: Designing my own Indoor Plane MOD MOVE TO SCRATCHBUILD FOAMIES PLEASE

Hey all!! Thanks for checking in! I am a student at Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley CA. For my Kapstone project I am going to be designing an indoor 3D Plane. I'm going to be updating this as a blog keeping track of progress over the next semester.

What is something you look for in a plane? Have suggestions, concerns, criticism, or resources to help out? Email me at christian_filloux@priorypanther.com!

Thank you all very much!
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Old Jan 15, 2015, 09:30 PM
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Old Jan 15, 2015, 10:40 PM
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First Design

Here is the very first part of the first draft. It is 32.5" tip to tip, and will be around 33" long.
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Old Jan 16, 2015, 07:59 AM
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why not add the counter balances to the wing control surfaces as well? Maybe make the ailerons a little wider as far as chord goes.
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Old Jan 16, 2015, 08:33 AM
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To add to above I'd make the ails parallel with the leading edge of the wing, starting with the tip of the ails. This would make the ails much wider at the root of the wing. For hovering in 3D you need the wider ails at the root where they're in the slipstream of the prop. Looks good otherwise. Are you flying RC?

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Old Jan 16, 2015, 09:10 AM
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To add to above I'd make the ails parallel with the leading edge of the wing, starting with the tip of the ails. This would make the ails much wider at the root of the wing. For hovering in 3D you need the wider ails at the root where they're in the slipstream of the prop. Looks good otherwise. Are you flying RC?

Gord.
i think i will do that as well as make the entire thing slightly larger. 35" Wingspan, 37" Long, And yes, I am a rc pilot: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz5...EcQDQqf9vDq0oQ

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why not add the counter balances to the wing control surfaces as well? Maybe make the ailerons a little wider as far as chord goes.
As of now im not trying to make it super crazy, it shouldn't need the counterbalances.
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Old Jan 16, 2015, 09:16 AM
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like this...
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Old Jan 16, 2015, 09:17 AM
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actually those counterbalances look a bit long..lol
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Old Jan 16, 2015, 10:05 AM
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Looking good man! There is no better feeling than seeing your finished product up in the air flying! Let me know if you need any help on it. I have full access to AutoCadd which is what I design all of my planes on!

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Old Jan 16, 2015, 11:14 AM
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Looking good man! There is no better feeling than seeing your finished product up in the air flying! Let me know if you need any help on it. I have full access to AutoCadd which is what I design all of my planes on!

Your friend,
Tristen
Rad T-Mac. we going to fly at camp?
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Old Jan 16, 2015, 11:15 AM
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V1.01 Horizontal Fuse.

Here is the second version. Will be 35" Wingspan, and 37" long.
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Old Feb 22, 2015, 04:05 PM
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I'm back!

Alrighty! I've been doing lots of school work recently (gotta keep my grades up if i wanna have fun outside of class :P ) I have now made a version i think i am ready to get cut out... first im going to just tile it up and print it out as plans and lay it up on some dollar tree foam just to see if it even makes sense... Sometimes the "Does it look ok?" test is the one that catches stupid mistakes... I'm sure you have all been there too and that's nothing personal, just part of building and flying. (Check out the "fins not square" thread for good laughs about this stuff)

Here she is. Still thinking on a name. looks kinda like a whale so thinking something related to that? I don't know. doesn't really matter yet because i'm sure is not going to look like this by the end of my run.

Wingspan is 35"
Length is 37"
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Old Feb 22, 2015, 05:14 PM
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Lookin' good. Another old saying "If it looks like it will fly it probably will"

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Old Feb 22, 2015, 10:10 PM
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Build it lite, and it will fly great!
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Old Feb 26, 2015, 10:14 PM
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Build it lite, and it will fly great!
That the plan!! Here is my setup:
Hacker A10 9L Motor
HS-35HD Ultra Nano Servo (tail)
Futaba S3114 High Torque 9g Micro Servo (wing)
325mah 2s Thunder Power
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