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Old Feb 08, 2010, 09:15 PM
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Hi Guys,

Here is a design I want to share. It's a really easy build using Depron and 2" Blue Foam. It also uses the popular Blue Wonder motor. I wanted something really easy to fly that would look great in the air. The fuse uses 2 laminations of 2" foam and is tapered front and back before the fuse sides are attached.

I've included several pics here and will post a video of it flying if the weather up here in Michigan will ever get out of suck mode.

I have been a scratch builder since 1977, and I hope this design will bring a lot of fun to whoever builds it.
  • Wingspan 41"
  • Weight w/o 11.9 oz. with lots of paint
  • Airfoil Camber 2.4% at 40.2% of chord
  • Dihedral 1.75" each tip
  • Rudder and Elevator Control
  • Engine Thrust 2.5 deg. down


CG is 2 1/4" from the leading edge of the wing

Mark
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Old Feb 08, 2010, 09:21 PM
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wow great looking build
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Old Feb 08, 2010, 09:42 PM
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I like it
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Old Feb 08, 2010, 09:47 PM
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That is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the plans with us.
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Old Feb 08, 2010, 10:06 PM
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Thank You
It's a real joy to fly.

I'm hoping someone can help get tiled images from these plans. I'm not sure how to do that.
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Old Feb 08, 2010, 10:34 PM
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Here are the tiled plans.
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Old Feb 09, 2010, 05:30 AM
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Thanks Daddy-O
I will post it in the first post
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Old Feb 09, 2010, 05:39 AM
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Nice looking plane - thanks for the plans

Here is the A4 tiled version

Cheers
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Old Feb 09, 2010, 06:01 AM
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Old Feb 09, 2010, 07:13 AM
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Very nice build! Great pics.
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Old Feb 09, 2010, 07:22 AM
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Mark,

Really a nice piece of work and plans too.

Thank you,
Ken
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Old Feb 09, 2010, 08:41 AM
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Great engineering and good looks. A kit would definitely make a lot of people happy.
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Old Feb 09, 2010, 09:02 AM
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Thanks guys,I can hardly wait for some building and flying comments. I have some video I will upload tonight.
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Old Feb 09, 2010, 11:16 AM
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Sweet build. Nice use of monobloc.

Some questions:
Is 11.9 oz your AUW? Just airframe?
How are the LG holding up? In particular, how well does gluing the wire to foam work?
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Old Feb 09, 2010, 12:01 PM
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11.9 all up without batt. 4 coats of brush on paint (too much i know) and decal pack
landing gear is really strong, this worked much better then expected.
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