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Old Sep 18, 2010, 09:04 AM
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my first scratchbuilt in progress

hi im new to this whole foamie building ive put my idea down in sketchup anyone see any reasons why this wouldnt work? before i start to build thanks?
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Old Sep 18, 2010, 01:07 PM
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You may want a bigger vertical tail. It's going to have elevons, right??
You may also need to add some vent holes so your components don't fry.

Otyher than that, it looks great!!

Do you have any plans for it?
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Old Sep 18, 2010, 01:55 PM
Dude, I do fly all day long!
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this resembles something like my flying buddy's burple here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2140

if you plan on making it fast, make sure you add spars across the wings...other than that, should be fine.
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Old Sep 18, 2010, 02:16 PM
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im not sure how to make the pdf file from sketchup everytime i make one there is so much blank space. also does the rudder look big enough now?
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Old Sep 18, 2010, 03:07 PM
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yup that is a good rudder! It seems like wit the right gear, I would make for a very fast parkflyer!!

You need to lay out all of the pieces flat in the PDF, I think. Not so sure myself. Maybe a pro like Tony or Freddie B might be able to help?
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Old Sep 18, 2010, 03:09 PM
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You're going to need your battery to be right up to the nose for proper CG.
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 09:33 PM
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i tried to make pdf file not sure if it was to scale. i included the sketchup file maybe someone can help? almost done building changed a little
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 10:55 PM
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that's real cool!! what stuff are you using on the plane?
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