|Nov 19, 2011, 03:52 PM|
My ultimate FPV platform, RQ-7 Shadow 200
First of all I would like to let everyone know that this is my first scratch build. I have been flying rc planes for almost 2 years now so I still have a lot to learn and I will never pretend to know it all.
There will be errors, mistakes and what not in this build thread. I am open to all suggestions and remarks, as long as they are constructive and respectful.
So this is it, I have been thinking about doing this for quite a while now and decided to go forward only a few weeks ago. I am not aiming at a perfectly scale copy of the Shadow 200 because it would be too hard, I will probably cut corners short at some point in this build to save time and to soften construction level difficulty.
Here are some specifications and features of my ultimate FPV plane:
I am currently sheeting the bottom the wing halves, next step will be to join them.
First question that I have in mind for a long time, how to make the booms removable knowing that they can't be drilled since they are CF.
This is a work in progress, thanks for your interest and stay tuned for more pictures!
This thing flies! Here are a couple videos (more on page 9) of the maiden flight:
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|Nov 19, 2011, 06:20 PM|
If that is what your plane is going to look like... Your on the right track... That design, twin boom... ect.. Is IMO the way to go... Good start
|Nov 19, 2011, 06:38 PM|
I think we're beyond where scale is important, and just concerned about having a good airframe.
I'll be following your progress.
|Nov 24, 2011, 07:19 AM|
So you got your build thread up!
Your opening pictures are just amazing, the attention to detail, with all the ribs in the Wing!
Possibly (the wings) being the most intricate components to construct, taking everything into account.
|Nov 24, 2011, 05:26 PM|
Joined Mar 2001
Throw all the pieces you cut out of your ribs on a scale. I would be surprised if they weighed 2 grams. I keep them solid for the strength now.
Are you going to cap the spars with CF? Fun!
|Nov 25, 2011, 10:09 AM|
It should be strong enough.
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