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Old Sep 12, 2010, 03:01 PM
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One for the CF fans?

After having a little play around in CAD, here are the files for a couple of Wildcats in pretty much Classroom Fighter style. I have still to build one myself, only just having completed the drawings, but if anyone else fancies giving it a go, feel free.

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Old Sep 12, 2010, 04:08 PM
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Beautiful project.Thanks for have you posted it!
How i can mod the motor mount part?
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Old Sep 12, 2010, 05:16 PM
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What mod did you have in mind? As drawn, the model is intended for exactly the same gear used in the Classroom Fighters - Plantraco Butterfly receiver, hinged actuator and GB05 motor unit. Span is about 10" (255 mm) and weight should end up around 5 grams ready to fly. That will depend to some extent what material is used, .025" Durabatics or 1 mm Depron.

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Old Sep 12, 2010, 05:25 PM
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Pete i am interested to use 6mm coreless motor with direct drive prop.This setup work very well with a 46mm prop.Can you mod it for me?Thanks
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Old Sep 12, 2010, 07:20 PM
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I'm assuming you won't be using the Butterfly receiver, so have taken out its cut-outs. Is this more what you had in mind? If you need the other one done, let me know if this is right first.

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Old Sep 13, 2010, 03:33 AM
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Thanks Pete!This is my next model.
I use or my reciever in 868-900mhz or the new receiver in 2,4ghz that i have designed.
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 03:33 AM
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If you can please make also the other version with 6mm motor.What program you use for make it?
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 07:51 AM
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Ivan,
Here you go mate, a similar job done on the other version.

I hope you'll post some photos of your build. What material will you use? Will you set it up more like one of the Micro Racers - 3 channel instead of 2 channel?

I have a spare Butterfly receiver for my model, but am still awaiting another GB05 since I've just used the one I had.

The drawings were done using TurboCAD v9. I have v11, but still prefer v9. I'm much too mean to buy the latest version.

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Old Sep 13, 2010, 11:35 AM
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What's the best method of extracting the hardware from a flown-to-far Classroom fighter? What with the tiny motor-magnet wire hidden from view, i'm reluctant to just cut and rip..

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Old Sep 13, 2010, 12:27 PM
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Jay,
There may well be more expert answers to be found, but it might be worth soaking the whole thing for an extended period, in an attempt to soften the glue joining the fuselage halves. However, it's still going to be a bit hit and miss getting out the actuator and aerial wires intact.
The one thing I am sure about, cut and rip is a recipe for disaster.

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Old Sep 13, 2010, 01:17 PM
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Yes Pete i post the photo when i make it.I use depron of 1mm or 2mm.Eventually i can make it for 3ch control similar to micro-racers.But for make it 3ch i have to redesign the actuator more light.
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 03:20 PM
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Very nice, thanks !
I think my printer would prefer Wildcat B...or new cartridges.
These also remind me of the Revell warbird series.

Can we look forward to more of these ?
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 05:58 PM
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I've got a little done to mine, Widcat A. Printed it out onto .025" Durabatics and have cut out the parts. Total weight of parts is 1.8 grams. I didn't think that was too bad considering how bulky the fuselage is, and the fact that the Inkaid was applied with a sponge.

There's no telling if there will be more of these types, it just depends on what I fancy drawing up. Although vastly different to the Wildcat, I'm halfway through building a Nieuport 11 and have parts cut for a White Monoplane. Both are a similar size to the Wildcat. I drew the Wildcat because I've always liked the type. I also like the 109 and 190, but who knows. A lot depends on me being able to afford more Plantraco gear - a new clutch for the car has eaten my modelling funds.

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Old Sep 14, 2010, 04:18 AM
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Beautiful work!Compliment!
P.s:i like the nieuport 11
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Old Sep 14, 2010, 05:51 AM
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Okay then, here are the White and Nieuport files. Once I get a chance, I'll sort out some working drawings for them since there are a few other bits to be glued on - like struts and u/c.

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