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Old May 18, 2003, 06:30 PM
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AZ-Shrike Bluecor Fan Fold Pylon Racer - Plans & Construction

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As a small token of my appreciation for the incredible amount of information. expertise, and support that I have received from all of you, I humbly offer the following for your building and flying pleasure.

Presenting: The AZ-Shrike!

The AZ-Shrike has been designed for Bluecor or other thin sheet foam construction. A speed 400 or comparable motor should be used and I have found the 5.5x4.5 APC-E prop to be a good match. The AZ-Shrike flies great on 7 or 8 cells (600AE or better). The All-Up-Weight (AUW) is 14.5 oz to 17 oz, depending on your battery. The wingspan is 30". The airfoil is symmetrical and there is no dihedral in the wing. There is no rudder, just ailerons and elevator.

The AZ-Shrike is a thrill to fly. Highly aerobatic and capable of just about anything you can throw at her. But she particularly loves the 400 foot dive bombs and high-speed passes!

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AZ-Shrike video by SkyPyro:

http://www.skypyro.rchomepage.com/html/AZ-Shrike.wmv

Standard Speed 400. APC-E 5.5x4.5 prop. 8x950 KAN battery.

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Old May 18, 2003, 06:31 PM
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Here she is after taping up the fuselage.
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Old May 18, 2003, 06:32 PM
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Proof that she's all Bluecor! [Or can be, anyway]
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Old May 18, 2003, 06:32 PM
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Plans:

A zipped copy of the full .jpg file can be downloaded from page 18 of this thread.

A CAD version of the plans is on page 11 of this thread. I haven't checked it for accuracy or completeness so print out this plan as well, at least for the notes.
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Old May 18, 2003, 06:35 PM
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Here's where we're heading:
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Old May 18, 2003, 06:38 PM
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AWESOME !

Thanks AZ - !

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Old May 18, 2003, 06:40 PM
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Building and Flying the AZ-Shrike

Construction:

Constructing the AZ-Shrike is absurdly simple and should only take a few evenings. That it takes so long is due to the fact that the Probond has to dry!

The steps that will be followed are:

1) Preparation
2) Transferring the plans to the Bluecor and cutting the pieces
3) Fuse Construction
4) Wing Construction
5) Tail Construction
6) Motor Mount
7) Putting it all together
8) Finishing touches
9) Flight testing
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Old May 18, 2003, 06:43 PM
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Step 1: Preparation

You will need:

Parts List:

* 1 sheet Bluecor Fan Fold Foam (but you need most of a folded edge for the wing)
* 1 plywood S400 motor mount (1/16" thickness or slightly larger)
* 1 4 mm carbon fiber spar (24" length)
* 1 length of 1/16" music wire
* 1 Dubro Control Horns (These come in packs of two)
* 1 Dubro Kwik-Links for Torque Rod Couplers/Connectors
* 2 Dubro E/Z connectors sets (you need 3 connectors)
* 1 8" length brass or aluminum tubing for 1/16" music wire torque rods
* 2 or 3 rolls of colored packing tape (can substitute Ultracote or other covering material for the wing, but packing tape is recommended for fuse)
* 1 sheet (36") 3/32" balsa for horiz and vertical stabs (you can use Bluecor to substitute if you're a purist!)
* 1 balsa 1" aileron stock
* 1 6V Speed 400 motor (stock)
* 2 S400 Mounting Bolts
* 1 Xenor diode for S400 motor
* 3 Capacitors for S400 motor
* 1 10-20 amp speed controller (Great Planes 10 recommended)
* 1 Receiver (Hitec 555/Berg 5 or comparable recommended)
* 2 servos (HS-55 or stronger recommended)

Tools:

* 1 bottle Elmers Probond Polyurethane Glue
* 1 bottle of tap water (to be mixed with the Probond)
* 5 minute Epoxy
* Thin CA if you're using the balsa tail feathers
* Popsicle Sticks (for stirring and applying the glues)
* 20 or more 2"x2" scrap Bluecor foam pieces, used for mixing the glues and then discarded
* 1 razor/Xacto/Box Cutter Knife
* 1 24 inch ruler
* 1 1 inch flat metal file
* 1 pizza cutter (rolling blade)
* 1 12 inch ruler
* 10-20 hobby clamps and/or rubber bands
* Soldering iron and solder
* Dremel tool
* Circular and flat files/rasps
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Old May 18, 2003, 06:48 PM
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Step 2: Transferring the plans to the Bluecor and cutting the pieces

I pencil in a center line first on the Bluecor, then draw my dimensions from there. I like to use the dots on the Bluecor to line up my ruler for horiz or vert cuts.

Here I've started to draw the lines for Fuse #1.
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Old May 18, 2003, 06:48 PM
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Oh, what motor are you planning on using ? How is the performance ?

uhh, posted same time nevermind
read my mind
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Old May 18, 2003, 06:50 PM
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Cutting the Fuse #1 piece.

Remember, the plans are NOT TO SCALE. You need to measure the dimensions onto your Bluecor directly.
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Old May 18, 2003, 06:52 PM
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Cutting Fuse #2:
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Old May 18, 2003, 06:53 PM
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Be sure to use a sharp hobby knife, and keep it sharp while cutting. Otherwise you'll get snags on the bottom of the Bluecor while cutting.

You want to avoid this.
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Old May 18, 2003, 06:54 PM
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That's it for now. More to follow in a day or so.
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Old May 18, 2003, 06:55 PM
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Thanks AZ_ Astro!
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