|Nov 04, 2011, 04:57 AM|
Floater Jet Prep
This blog entry will pretty much be just photos before I maiden. As always happy to answer any questions!
Cheers and good flying to all.
A windy maiden (not the best of ideas but I got tired of waiting!):
Some more windy flying (groan!):
A nice day at last so a short vid of takeoff (with ER9X flip-flop up-elevator - see forum for info), couple of flybys and not particularly fantastic landing. I ran out of park so ended up doing a double-back!
2nd battery, same day:
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|Nov 04, 2011, 04:12 PM|
Hi seojeff, thanks for dropping by
I talked briefly about it here:
Fairly simple process, in short I:
Resulting CF/GF wrap (I call it my "crash/bash shield") weighs in at 26gms and complements the weight of my 1800mAH 3S. I still put 8gms of lead in the nose to get CG on the spar. The glassfibre was just to make a male-mould and as the GF was only 30gsm after sanding it was like mylar in both thickness and stiffness. The strength is all in the CF, plus the fact the nose is a compound curve.
Must admit it took some time, but its tough as nails and looks good as a bonus. The sanding in the list above is understated, there was quite a bit of 'quality time' spent with the abrasive stuff and a cork block. The CF was wet-sanded.
|Nov 04, 2011, 05:03 PM|
Should probably add that another reason for using the glassfibre (other than this was an experiment and GF is 1/10 the price of CF) was that with the plastic film release, there were wrinkles in the nose in the resulting GF male-mould. These were easily sanded out (on the outside, left them on the inside as they are not seen). If I'd just gone for CF-only, not only would this be much stiffer and therefore harder to release from the foam, but also the plastic film release wrinkles would have shown through the CF.
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