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Old May 18, 2011, 02:01 PM
"Unnecessary Necessity"
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New bird in the nest!

My first build for these 1 gram Rx from Flydream, a bit in the "House of Frog" spirit and between the junior and senior serie in size. The span is 14" with a 3mm Depron wing with sanded airfoil. The fuselage is mostly 1/16" balsa with a foam top and covered in Solite. So far it weigth about 24.5 gram with the motor installed(AD-C5 /3700Kv) and balance perfect so I am wondering about using Toki,AS-2000 servos. The esc will be TGY DP 3A and GWS 4530 prop with one 180<240mA cell which I have used before in a heavier foam Me-109 FF conversion.
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Old May 18, 2011, 02:58 PM
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Old May 19, 2011, 06:18 AM
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My first build for these 1 gram Rx from Flydream, a bit in the "House of Frog" spirit and between the junior and senior serie in size. The span is 14" with a 3mm Depron wing with sanded airfoil. The fuselage is mostly 1/16" balsa with a foam top and covered in Solite. So far it weigth about 24.5 gram with the motor installed(AD-C5 /3700Kv) and balance perfect so I am wondering about using Toki,AS-2000 servos. The esc will be TGY DP 3A and GWS 4530 prop with one 180<240mA cell which I have used before in a heavier foam Me-109 FF conversion.
How many birds in your nest now ?family pic ?
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Old May 19, 2011, 11:37 AM
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Nice little plane. Let us know how the maiden goes.

None of my business, but there seems to be a lot of unnecessary metal hung on that motor.
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Old May 20, 2011, 10:33 PM
"Unnecessary Necessity"
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Did some more work on it today. It now comes at 28.3 grams with motor,prop,esc and foam cowl glued on + a 1/32" landing gear (I like ROG). The Rx will be another gram and 6 grams for a 240mA Zippy so now I have to chose what servos to use! it still balance at 25% chord(with the not so heavy prop adapter)I might even be able to try the FD servos in it and still be around 45 grams.
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Old Jun 12, 2011, 05:39 PM
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Forgot to post again since last time! The bird has flown now several time and proved a nice stable flyer. Wind is a problem around here to fly outdoor so I can only go out in the evening just before sun down I'll make the next build a bit heavier (this one's came out a 45 grams with 180mA bat.)to be less floatty. I'll also go for a build-up wing since the 3mm depron I have now show sign of actually flapping a bit
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Old Jun 13, 2011, 03:32 PM
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Forgot to post again since last time! The bird has flown now several time and proved a nice stable flyer. Wind is a problem around here to fly outdoor so I can only go out in the evening just before sun down I'll make the next build a bit heavier (this one's came out a 45 grams with 180mA bat.)to be less floatty. I'll also go for a build-up wing since the 3mm depron I have now show sign of actually flapping a bit
You could just glue a cf rod along the wing length underneath to make stiff ?
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