|Apr 07, 2009, 06:46 PM|
BCRCC 2009 Pylon Racing Plane
MS Composites P-51 Mustang
Wingspan: 950 mm 37.5 ”
Fuselage Length: 830 mm 32.6 “
Elevator Width @ CL: 40 mm 1.57”
Distance from prop to LE: 191 mm +/- 12.7mm 7.5” +/- .5”
Motor: KMS Brushless 2208/12 Quantum
BEC: Castle Creations Thunderbird 18
Battery: ThunderPower 1320/1350 mAh 7.2 V 2 cell Lipoly
Prop: APC 9 x 4.7
Weight: Minimum Weight – TBA
The Plane must be built as per included instructions with the following acceptable modifications
Acceptable modifications to airframe:
• Change motor mount
• Imbedding R/C gear *, wires, etc in fuse
• Change thrust vector
• Painting airframe
• Add skid plate
• Have beveling at hinge points
• Reinforcing and stiffening fuselage, wing, stabilizer and rudder
• Use alum, cord, carbon fiber or wood for modifications
• Changes to airframe from stock- rounding the outside edge of airframe, stabilizer & rudder
• Change the size or using only one aileron
• Using no rudder
• Using less than the entire elevator
• Changing the timing of the ESC
• Changing the incidence or location of wing stab or fin
• Covering with film or filling outer surfaces, trim is allowed
* The Castle Creations Thunderbird 18 must be mounted visibly
|Apr 09, 2009, 01:15 PM|
Joined Apr 2009
Downloading a picture
I have been trying to download a JPG file and cannot seem to make it work. When I review my reply, all I see is [IMG]. I would have expected to see my plane when I review my reply. What am I doing wrong?
|Apr 09, 2009, 01:58 PM|
There are two ways to post images on RCG. One is to link to an image file located on a website somewhere else and the other, as I have done above, is to download the picture to my PC then upload it to RCG as an attachment to my post.
The first method is not used much, it uses the [IMG] tags as shown here.
The second method requires you to click on the "Manage Attachments" button that is below the area used to type your reply. This opens up a new window where you can upload files, designate the order they are to appear in, add a caption, or delete attachements. Once done which adding pictures click "Save Changes" then close the window. You will not see any of these attachments when you preview your post, you just have to trust that they will show up when you submit your reply.
Give it a try, let's see your pylon racer!
|Apr 12, 2009, 11:51 PM|
United States, WA, Seattle
Joined Apr 2009
I took a small video of my plane and how I've placed everything. Feel free to ask questions. Right now I've not had to add any weight to balance the plane at the recommended CG.
|Apr 16, 2009, 01:08 PM|
I'm thinking about using dual aileron servos? Do you guys think that this would be a legal mod?
Figured that I would ask before I cut any holes. :-)
|May 18, 2009, 05:06 PM|
Well, she is finished. Took her out this Sunday for her maiden flight. Only a few clicks of trim and good to go.
Kind of seems slow compared to last years racer. Any thoughts?
I'll get the tach and watt meter out and take some readings.
Here is what I got...
at 8.36v, .65W no load static
|Sep 05, 2010, 01:11 AM|
Joined Oct 2009
Hey guys.... I'm one of the Eugene guys and wanting to get my own plane to jump into the frey, what are the latest specs? I have heard a 3s lipo pack is now used? I'll head up to the field this weekend if I don't hear something soon.. =)
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