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Old Nov 10, 2011, 01:47 PM
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Builds money can't buy - share what The Dollarmodeler don't have :o)

Hi all i want to start this thread to share extraordinary modelers work in respect to building technology on rc modelplanes not availabe at kennedy composits, hobbyking.
Build not buy. Show what you have.
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Old Nov 10, 2011, 06:13 PM
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Old Nov 10, 2011, 06:49 PM
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WOW. True Here my parts starting to upload.

The size of the rudder is about 20" high. Weight is 65g 2 servos included.
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Old Nov 10, 2011, 08:11 PM
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Wow, Recordcap! More details please?
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Old Nov 10, 2011, 08:22 PM
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The size of the rudder is about 20" high. Weight is 65g 2 servos included.
That is impressive. I hope for your sake it was designed in CAD, as that would be a nightmare to try and figure out the size and shape of all those parts otherwise
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Old Nov 10, 2011, 08:35 PM
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Here's a couple of mine:
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Old Nov 10, 2011, 08:37 PM
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That is impressive. I hope for your sake it was designed in CAD, as that would be a nightmare to try and figure out the size and shape of all those parts otherwise
There's ways around that if you plan it out right and don't mind doing much of the shaping after the basic "flat" structure is put together.
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 12:22 AM
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There's ways around that if you plan it out right and don't mind doing much of the shaping after the basic "flat" structure is put together.
I figured that was one way of doing it as well. I still wouldn't want to have to do it
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 06:28 AM
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I'm a firm supporter of building, and not buying. Here are a few of mine.
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 11:01 AM
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As requested here more details..

Here some more pictures.
USing Pinkfoam balsa and CF and transparent ultracote light.
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 06:01 PM
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Here some more pictures.
USing Pinkfoam balsa and CF and transparent ultracote light.
That is very impressive.

Are those carbon laminate, or just painted black? The color is very striking.
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 05:35 AM
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Wow Thermaler, does that ever bring back memories! Have any of those shown, actually even come from kits? What is the wing span of the Aquila. My stock one was 100 inches.
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 07:40 AM
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Hi Cheesehead,
assume this is because of the packers()). The construction is a mix of Balsa, Pink foam and carbon fiber laminate, extruded profile trailing edge and stripes (all ribs are capped). At the end I "painted" it with black permanent marker adding zero weight. Final coating is done with Oracover light. Carbon fiber most towards the surface where stress occurs.
I found this article very helpful and learned from:

http://themmmclub.com/pdf/structure.pdf
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 11:09 AM
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Wow Thermaler, does that ever bring back memories! Have any of those shown, actually even come from kits? What is the wing span of the Aquila. My stock one was 100 inches.
They are sort of from kits. I use the parts as patterns so when I oops I can rebuild.
The Aquila XL is a 150" version, they also did a 123" version called the Aquila Grande'.

Joe
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