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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:12 AM
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sweet! hows it fly?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:06 AM
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I know I'm new the conversation but with the board facing this direction the control rods will have to drag over the servo gears causing the binding of the servo. I know because I ran into the the same problem when turning a guillows javelin rubberband plane into rc. I don't know if you have seen this issue causing a problem or your design allows for the clearance. Hope it helps and good luck on the build its looking good.
Thanks for your concern I counter sunk the brick so the control rods come out on an angle to meet the control horns narrowly avoiding the servo spurs

This is my first attempt dabbling with a scratch built/designed profile plane, if it turns out crap so be it, I can rebuild the thing easy enough.

But I have faith in the design and electronics layout, only time will tell if my faith was rightly placed

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In other news, while Im waiting on some parts to arrive, namely BL goodies, I am just about to put another one of my designs into production

The P-38 lightening has been one of my favorite aircraft of all time (followed closely by the ME-262, then the P-51 D) so I knocked up this design last night using MS Paint again (that programs seriously underrated)



Like the Mustang I used actual schematics to get the out lines so its very true to scale despite being a profile design.

The only exception is that I made the vertical stabiliser a bit taller, and the tail booms a bit wider for added strength. Oh! and also the motor/tail booms on the schematics were slightly toed-out (when looking at them from above), so I straightened them out.

...And of course the control surfaces are larger than scale, but not as extreme as my Mustang

Electronics:
UM mosquito brick motors and props
3x 1.7g servos
260mah lipo
navigation lights

Controls:
Dual rudders
Ailerons
Elevator
Throttle
...And a uni-flap

Wingspan:
520mm

Length:
Haven't measured it yet

Weight:
Fully equipped I'm hoping for around 60g (15g lighter than the Mosquito)

Airfoil:
KFm2

PDF's and build thread coming soon
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:20 AM
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Instead of MS paint, try Paint.NET. http://www.getpaint.net/download.html

For me, having alpha, different layers, and a magic wand key helps alot

SB
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:21 AM
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Also, I have a book of 3 views of airplanes, and I think that the P-38 is in there. I could post a scan of the page?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:04 AM
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valiant, most computers have paint program. Can you give a class on how to make a drawing like the p-38 in paint. One that Us non computer operators can understand?

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:09 AM
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Love the P-38 I've done a few Micro P-38's including a micro profile one it flys great using 2 PZ P-51

motors/gear.http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...il+p+38&page=3

I've since made a clear canopy and scale spinners (act Speedy01 made the scale spinners for me) for the Profile P-38, I think it helps it look better.



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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:14 AM
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Very cool!
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:49 AM
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Instead of MS paint, try Paint.NET. http://www.getpaint.net/download.html

For me, having alpha, different layers, and a magic wand key helps alot

SB
I actually have that program, but I found it tricky to use, especially selecting colors. I'll have to put more time into it though, I see there's measurement tools, which will prove very handy indeed

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Also, I have a book of 3 views of airplanes, and I think that the P-38 is in there. I could post a scan of the page?
Thanks for the offer, but Google seems to be working out well for schematics.

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valiant, most computers have paint program. Can you give a class on how to make a drawing like the p-38 in paint. One that Us non computer operators can understand?

JCS
Its seriously dead simple, it just takes patience and a steady hand.

First I find schematics in google then paste them into paint.

Then I lassoo everything I can, and clean up the rest with the eraser.

Nows the fun part, line out where you want the control surfaces, airfoil, etc.

Finally cut up the image and paste the sections into MS publisher, fit the sections on an A4 page, save as a PDF and you're done

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Love the P-38 I've done a few Micro P-38's including a micro profile one it flys great using 2 PZ P-51

motors/gear.http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...il+p+38&page=3

I've since made a clear canopy and scale spinners (act Speedy01 made the scale spinners for me) for the Profile P-38, I think it helps it look better.



Pete
AWESOME!!!

I want to offset the brick to one side and run the rudder control linkage down one side to the vert. stab. Then connect both vert. stabs. together. Putting the battery on the other side should even out the weight.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:17 AM
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Love the P-38 I've done a few Micro P-38's including a micro profile one it flys great using 2 PZ P-51

motors/gear.http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...il+p+38&page=3

I've since made a clear canopy and scale spinners (act Speedy01 made the scale spinners for me) for the Profile P-38, I think it helps it look better.



Pete


Seriously though, how much
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:42 AM
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Hey Valiant,

I've also made a full fuselage Micro P-38 for my friend Speedy01. It has ailerons, rudders, and elevator. I used the PZ Mossy e-gear. I did put the brick in one boom and the battery in the other. It works fine.

Pete
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 02:19 PM
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I'm wondering the same thing. A micro P-38 would be kinda neat to have.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 03:00 PM
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You can see the builds here in this Micro Indoor Forum. It is one of the harder Micro paper to Depron build esp because of the twin rudders but it can be done and it's a nice flyer. My last full bodied one White 33 came in at 1.9 oz. again it uses the Mossy e-gear and props. Here's some pic's of it next to others I've done one BL with folding props way too fast for me it can eat up a field pretty quick.

I do really like the profile and the Mossy e-geared P-38.

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 03:13 PM
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Here's one in the works .. Pres Bruning SBC-4 Hell Diver free flight.. 18 inch wingspan .. rudder elevator .. i am still trying to decide on tissue covering or solarfilm..
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 03:23 PM
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Micro Aeronca C3

Here's one I posted recently on another thread but there's more traffic here so it's the place to be. Obviously an Aeronca C-3 based on the old Tern Aero kit but I enlarged it by 150%. The gear is all Hobbyzone Champ and the performance is surprisingly lively for a 27" 42 gram model. Covering is Esaki tissue with two coats of 75/25 nitrate dope. The color change between the two shots is just from different lighting. The second shot one is closer to the actual colour.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 06:36 PM
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yosemitealoha Great Aeronca C-3 build ! More pics!
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