|Sep 25, 2011, 06:32 PM|
'My' Guanli Icon A5 FINALLY flies....
.....but it took a new wing and a few other mods to make it happen.
Like others, it's been a to get this thing to fly without it going into a death spiral at anything less than full throttle.
This is actually the second wing I've fabricated for the A5. The first wing was semi-symmetrical, but it had the overall shape of the A5. It, too, suffered tip stall and 'dying duck' syndrome.
The wing that is on it now is better. Nothing special - curved top & flat bottom. Unfortunately, it has a little anhedral instead of dihedral which probably makes it a little more unstable. I did add a smidgeon of washout by bending and rolling the tips a little. That seems to have helped.
It takes off fine, but you can't yank and bank this thing. It also has a weird Corsair-like waggle. Haven't figured that one out yet. You have to land under power or else it will still tip stall, but it actually lands now.
APC 9x7.5 prop (195 watts WOT static)
3300 mah 30C battery
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