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Old Mar 07, 2010, 08:40 AM
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Take a look at the motor mount we used to use on the Pinata in this post. It doesn't weigh much if glue is kept to a minimum and it can easily be cut down to be more appropriate for this size of plane.

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Old Mar 07, 2010, 10:11 AM
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that's exactly what I was thinking except instead of using balsa to build up top & bottom I would use the epp
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Old Mar 07, 2010, 12:08 PM
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We even mailed a pair to Oslo Norway.
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Yup, and I'm looking forward to experimenting with them The concept of research kits is just too cool to miss, and with quite reasonable international shipping rates, I slammed down the "buy now" button as hard and fast as possible. Not sure what I will do with it (them) yet, but some sort of lightweight mini soarer seems likely. Once again, love the concept of research kits, keep them coming
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Old Mar 09, 2010, 04:03 PM
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I would like to propose a challenge to all interested, using a Grim Reaper and a Scythe: Make a plane drop device on the GR to fit the Scythe. Using ONE controller (DX6i, or other multi-aircraft memory controller) Fly the GR up to ~500'AGL and release the Scythe. As fast as possible, land the GR, switch models on the controller over to the Scythe, perform several aerobatics (double loop, triple cork screw/roll to the left and right, & a figure 8) and land within 10' of a designated spot or within 10' of where the GR landed. The fastest time wins. The time starts at the release of the Scythe and ends when the Scythe touches down and stops. If it is out side of 10', there is a time penalty (to be determined after several test runs) for each additional foot or inch from the landing spot. The Scythe has the option to have a motor allowing the flyer to practice this maneuver with the same plane to be used in the competition, however, for the "contest" the motor cannot be used. We may incorporate the ~500'AGL by requiring the GR to have an altimeter (eagle tree or the like) recording device, as well as having a minimum and maximum weight requirement for the GR and Scythe. Your thoughts on this concept and the rules of the game?

Though I have not tested this in flight, I have tested to see if it is possible, using the DX6i, to switch from one model that is powered on to another model that is also powered on. Once the other model was loaded, it took about 3-5 seconds for the receiver and controller to connect. I don't know how this might be affected in flight or at a distance, but I think this is a possible challenge and will be a very competitive game.

Anybody have any input on this? If this is possible to do, would there be anyone interested in having a competition for this at the UnCivil Wars this year?
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Old Mar 10, 2010, 12:56 PM
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As a bonus for the next 30 days Titans and Reapers sold will have a free Scythe prototype test kit in the box. All Titan and Grim Reaper kits now come with 36" fiberglass spars too.

The Scythe kit includes EPP foam cores and elevons, laminate, spar, lightweight shock cord, and brochure. Since it is a test kit we are asking you to post on the Scythe site how you set up your servos and linkages and lightweight motors and mounts.

Happy flying.

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Old Mar 10, 2010, 02:04 PM
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Whats the point of the baking soda?
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Old Mar 10, 2010, 02:32 PM
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Whats the point of the baking soda?
It sets the CA almost immediately.
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Old Mar 10, 2010, 02:59 PM
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Here's my start 24" 2.48 oz with spar and laminate.
Heres my motor mount it's pretty strong once I wrapped it with laminate.
Now all I have to do is install the radio. What do you think should I put the servos in from the bottom?
I'm thinking of using a 2s 460 Mah http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=8613 gws 5030 prop
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Old Mar 10, 2010, 03:23 PM
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Here's a size comparison with the Assassin
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Old Mar 10, 2010, 04:42 PM
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Here's my start 24" 2.48 oz with spar and laminate.
Heres my motor mount it's pretty strong once I wrapped it with laminate.
Now all I have to do is install the radio. What do you think should I put the servos in from the bottom?
I'm thinking of using a 2s 460 Mah http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=8613 gws 5030 prop
Looks great.

This is what we need. Pictures and explanations. The motor mount a good idea similar to what I was thinking. Don't the rest of you get caught in a rut because we may discover other ways to do it better.

Experiment with the servos. I'm sure they can be done many ways. Which servos are you going to use? Which receiver and battery and ESC?

Is it possible to fly this with a Park Zone Vapor set up?

When I design a plane I start big and start cutting the plane down after it is built so I can see what the change in size does to the flying. Some planes fly better smaller but we won't know that unless we tried it bigger. I've even been known to glue the tips back on and fly the plane for months with the repair.

This is a high lift wing and should fly with a minimal amount of power. This should glide well which may give us the option to keep the wing a little longer.

I heard one flyer is using tiny pieces of credit card for his horns. Please buy the plane before cutting up the credit card or at least only use the top two corners. Maybe you should use your wife's credit card!!!

I saw the motor you posted in flight a couple of weeks ago on a Multiplex Fox modification. I'll get with Steve who did the plane and get some feedback.



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Old Mar 13, 2010, 01:41 PM
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OK here it is all complete except for some covering of the servo's (i'll cover after the maiden )
auw w/ 3s 460 is 5.5 oz
2-bluebird 303 (might swap for hxt500 if they can't handle it )
turnigy 1811-2000 w/gws 4540 prop
rhino 3s 460 mah
spektrum ar6110e
I really want to maiden today but it's pouring out and the forcast calls for almost 4 inches of rain this weekend...bummer
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 01:57 PM
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OK here it is all complete except for some covering of the servo's (i'll cover after the maiden )
auw w/ 3s 460 is 5.5 oz
2-bluebird 303 (might swap for hxt500 if they can't handle it )
turnigy 1811-2000 w/gws 4540 prop
rhino 3s 460 mah
spektrum ar6110e
I really want to maiden today but it's pouring out and the forcast calls for almost 4 inches of rain this weekend...bummer
whats your wingspan
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 02:20 PM
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sorry 24" wingspan
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 03:08 PM
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I covered 4 Scythes yesterday in the laminate. I post pictures when I get some trim on them.

Still debating on radio and motor. Knowing me I will have 4 more combat planes that are ballistic just in a tiny size. I have this compulsive disorder that I can't get over.

Planes should be arriving for the beta testing. I'm anxiously awaiting pictures and comments.

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Old Mar 13, 2010, 08:29 PM
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I don't have one yet, but here's what I'm collecting and will try using these components when I get one (which should come as part of my Titan order, which I will be ordering sometime next week. I've also started ordering parts for the Titan.).

Motor: http://hobbyking.com/hobbycity/store...idProduct=8479
propeller: http://hobbyking.com/hobbycity/store...dProduct=10043
or maybe this propeller: http://hobbyking.com/hobbycity/store...dProduct=10033
ESC: http://hobbyking.com/hobbycity/store...idProduct=2161
battery: http://hobbyking.com/hobbycity/store...idProduct=6520
How about these for the servos? They're lighter than the HS-82mg. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=8303

I'm thinking about using the AR6110e Spektrum receiver.

I have some bamboo skewers left over from building a foam board plane, that I used as wing spars, and I think I'll try those as spars for the Scythe.

I like the idea of using 30 lb. braided fishing line as shock cord, and will also use it on the Roswell I just received in the mail.
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