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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:58 PM
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My flat carbon fiber came yesterday and I have it all installed, across the top and bottom and on the inside radius too! Gluing up the KF plates when dry will snap a few pictures. Decided to go with 4channel set up so I cut and hinged the outer alerons too. It is a bit too close to Christmas to self indulge but if I can swing it I will order up the motor and esc from Headsuprc they can get it to me in 3 days. In the meantime I can hook up control surfaces.

Pictures soon
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:45 PM
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Ya know it just hit me about what you said about NOT cutting the elevator off for hinging if I was to go Delta set up. It's only a matter of glue in it back and if it didn't work just cut I back in ! Leaning back toward Delta AGAIN !

By the way the thickness of the nose is 1" with the tri thick pink FFF. Here in NY...

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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:52 PM
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:57 PM
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Oh No!
You needed the biggest canopy!
the other ones are for smaller birds.
Sorry about that.......

Your looking good tho!
Seriously , your first foamie? I am honored
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:57 PM
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Well I went back and found a 36-55 canopy at the very end of the canopy section obviously the better fit my mistake for not looking through the entire listings. I now have one coming my way!

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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:39 PM
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You can always make a baby bat for your small canopy next. 3mm depron should work nice.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 03:32 PM
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All glued up waiting on the motor and ESC and servos , I suppose I can build the motor mount .

See anything that I should know ?

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Old Dec 01, 2012, 03:46 PM
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If you are going to paint it, now is a good time.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 03:54 PM
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All glued up waiting on the motor and ESC and servos , I suppose I can build the motor mount .

See anything that I should know ?

Bill
It looks great....
The "V" that goes aft where the motor mount goes......
I have been cutting that straight across and not having the rearward "V"

Then the motor and mount gets moved forward accordingly....

This helps with CG issues.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 09:59 AM
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Well fellas I finished the Geobat yesterday and took it to the field for a maiden flight. Now I had a good flight and it flew rather well but it seemed to be tail heavy when I was over 1/4 throttle nose up and plowing through the air slowly climbing, if I backed off I had good level flight and glide slope was good. It was a little sluggish on turns but that is to expected I guess from what I have read here. balance seemed to be about 3/4 " in front of the carbon fiber crossbar in the nose. the thrust line of the motor is 90 degrees to the body has anyone added a little up thrust to that to maybe push the nose down a bit? Or is it a matter of adding weight to the nose?
So far so good still working on securing the canopy the Velcro is not working out leaning towards magnets now.
Pictures to follow!!

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Old Dec 05, 2012, 10:03 AM
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Well fellas I finished the Geobat yesterday and took it to the field for a maiden flight. Now I had a good flight and it flew rather well but it seemed to be tail heavy when I was over 1/4 throttle nose up and plowing through the air slowly climbing, if I backed off I had good level flight and glide slope was good. It was a little sluggish on turns but that is to expected I guess from what I have read here. balance seemed to be about 3/4 " in front of the carbon fiber crossbar in the nose. the thrust line of the motor is 90 degrees to the body has anyone added a little up thrust to that to maybe push the nose down a bit? Or is it a matter of adding weight to the nose?
So far so good still working on securing the canopy the Velcro is not working out leaning towards magnets now.
Pictures to follow!!

Bill
I swear the KF's move tha CG forward.... and you have a double KF
So I would move the CG 1" forward and go again.
Also it helps if the motor is up a coupla inches high on the wing. This helps push the nose down.
I have not played with thrust angles
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 12:51 PM
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Reworked the canopy with magnets and I think it will hold much better. Checked the c/g @ about 1-1/4" I front of C/F rod crossing.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 12:53 PM
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The finished product !!
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 01:01 PM
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Don't know if you can see it or not but I shimmed the bottom of the motor with washers to give it a little different thrust line ... Just playing around a bit will report back after another flight, weather sucks at the moment and getting colder each day too,not to mention I am still hobbling around on crutches.
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Outstanding for your first foamie.... Your gonna love it man. Trim it at half throttle... if it climbs at full throttle, thats to be expected.
The canopy looks great. Good Job all around sir.
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