|Jul 26, 2009, 10:42 PM|
Yes !! First Atomic Wedgee out of the mould
Finally I have popped the first wedgee out and i'm fairly happy with it all.
I had a few problems with water in the airlines when I sprayed the paint but it look OK on the outside.
The carbon spar caps and reinforcements show thru the yellow paint but I can live with that.
Just glad it all released from the mould really well.
It should weigh around 850 - 900 grams (30 - 32oz) and have a wing loading around 16 - 18 oz/ft2.
Oops got the weight wrong, I wish I could read my scales properly!!
It actually weighs just under 600 grams (21oz) and has a wing loading around 11.4oz/ft2 and about 17oz/ft2 ballasted.
I still have to mould the new larger fin and cut the elevons out, but it's getting real close to flying now.
|Jul 30, 2009, 07:43 PM|
The plug is abs plastic from a 3D printer then finished with automotive paint.
The mould is epoxy gelcoat backed up with glass & epoxy and filled with non shrinking grout. Very heavy!
Lots of work but worth the effort.
|Aug 03, 2009, 09:39 AM|
Very nice work Shane.
What release did you use in the mold - I see you were able to mask the paint in the mold.
Like the Yellow and Blue - all my planes seem to be yellow and blue
|Aug 04, 2009, 06:17 AM|
I used mould sealer and 8 coats of wax from fgi.
I don't want to use any pva.
It popped out of the mould realy easy.
The yelow and blue is easy to see in the air and it is what I had.
|Category||Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Discussion||Air Force One 2nd Flight My First 2009 Flight Out||FlyBoyTha1||Foamy EDFs||0||Jan 02, 2009 07:46 AM|
|Yippee!||Just took my first FM-1e out for a spin||elecrta-fly||Motorcycles||1||Mar 09, 2008 04:01 PM|
|My first servo went out on my Mini DF||skip63||GWS (Grand Wing Servo)||1||Jun 29, 2005 04:48 AM|
|Yes!!! First circuit with the Eco||redryder||Electric Heli Talk||1||Jul 04, 2004 07:36 AM|