|May 24, 2011, 11:58 AM|
Next Funscale Build About to Begin
Well the time has come and I am about to begin the next Funscale build in my tribute to the Centennial of Naval Aviation.
Subject for this next build is the F/A-18C Hornet.
I ordered an airframe only Starmax/Blitz RC Works 90mm F/A-18C in Jolly Roger scheme from Banana Hobby this morning.
I will build this plane as a pusher instead of as an EDF, because the 4 minute flight times are just too low for me.
Power will be courtesy of an E-Flite Power 25 and 9x?? pusher prop, driven by a Turnigy DLux 70A ESC. Juice will flow from Turnigy Nano-Tech 4S 3000mAh 25-50C battery. I expect 8-10 minute flight times.
I have ordered HXT-900 and HXT12K metal gear servos from Hobby King for the control surfaces.
Changes from the stock Starmax/Blitz RC Works kit will be flying tail (independently actuated by HXT12K metal gear servos), rotating retracts with semi scale struts (the X-Flight struts), flaps and slats, and drooping ailerons when the flaps are deployed.
I estimate flying weight at between 5 lbs and 5 lbs 4 oz.
I will also weather the plane and intend to install a full-house scale lighting setup, and the Hyperdyne RGB color changing afterburner effect lighting.
Between completing our move to San Diego and upcoming vacation to Galveston, I expect to finish the build in late June.
Waiting on confirmation from Banana Hobby and about to pull trigger with Hobby King.
Stay tuned for updates.
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