|Jul 11, 2010, 09:45 PM|
United States, IL, Mahomet
Joined Dec 2006
Dusty's Redwood Plane
I have been having quite a bit of fun with my little scratchbuilt carbon fiber rod plane the "skeeter". But good grief what an ugly plane, electronics hanging off the bottom, wires dangling, looks like a flying train wreck.....uggg!. So what to do?, well lets see if we can clean it up a bit. I had some redwood I salvaged from a job a few months ago, I was going to use it for aileron stock but it is so light why not make a whole plane from it.
I cut out the fuselage with a 350 3 cell in mind, fits just right. I cut the 24" wing out and formed the profile with my table saw and cleaned it up with a block plane and sand paper. Redwood is so easy to work with you can have a wing cut, profiled and sanded in 10 minutes.
I plan on mounting an aileron servo and elevator servo in the body of the fuselage and fly without rudder. I left enough room in the tailboom to snake in a control rod for the elevator and just poke it out thru the fuselage.
More to come.......
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