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Old Dec 07, 2011, 10:00 AM
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KONA VTPR project

Dear slopeacrobatic maniacs.
I'm building a VTPR model named KONA . I just like to share this information.
The Kona is fully designed in a 3CAD package and cnc cutted.

The wings, stab and fin are foamcore abachi and balsa sheated .
For more detailed information I have setup a new website, with some information and pictures.
It is a personal website in , though still a lot of work on it ;-(
Time to time I try to update with new pictures and comment.
Also if you have questions or tips, that's why I started this topic do not hasitate to contact me .

Span : 1800mm
Lenght : 1170mm
Wingsections : SB96V-SB96VS
Stab./fin sections : NACA 0007
Weight : . . .
Fusalage : balsa/ply
Wings : foamcore abachi sheeted
more on : www.wachtelaer.be

Thanks for your time
Benny
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Old Dec 07, 2011, 10:06 AM
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Hi Benny, welcome to the forum.

I've found there's always lots of information and good advice for all sorts of questions here.

Do you have a link to your website yet?
I'm sure lots of us would be very interested in your VTPR build.
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Old Dec 07, 2011, 12:59 PM
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Yes of course and thank you for your interest !

I show some picture later on ,...
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Old Dec 07, 2011, 01:04 PM
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Cool,

Can't wait to see some progress.
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Old Dec 07, 2011, 01:10 PM
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Hi Benny ! Looks like a great project, I'll be following with interest!

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Old Dec 07, 2011, 02:26 PM
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Yeh Chris believe me,... Ive been bussy for a while. 200h of CAD design only. Mostly the thinking and hows and the who's, took a lot of time.
You have to know that my tail, will turn a real 180į,for a full butterly twist and kulbutin manouvres,...
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Old Dec 07, 2011, 04:23 PM
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Hi Benny...Welcome to RC Groups. I really look forward to following your progress. And that plane in your avatar looks pretty VTPRish...Welcome!

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Old Dec 07, 2011, 09:40 PM
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Yes, welcome to the insanity! Wouldn't trade it for any other obsession.
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Old Dec 08, 2011, 12:18 PM
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Yeh , thanks guys,... we're on the same line ;-) I'm a bit bussy now, but this weekend I try continue the building. I keep you posted .
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Old Dec 08, 2011, 12:51 PM
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Nice looking model Benny, but I would have thought a small former with balsa or spruce noseblock would have made the nose build easier and stronger (though of course you can't then get noseweight as far forward I suppose).
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Old Dec 08, 2011, 01:38 PM
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Yes Matty, I know, but I had designed the possibility mounting a brushless motor also. All parts are foresseen allready, I just need a extended axes and a ballbearing, with a hub that can be removed, so you can make your choice quickly if you are on the slope or on the field. Mine to start is a slopeversion only and also prototype.
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I have been contacted by people who want's to by a kit, but that's to soon, I'm sorry. I'm not sure if I can get so far in that stage. But who knows.
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Hi Guy's a little bit progress, I covered fusalage last week.
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 11:26 AM
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Good to see another wood acro bird being birthed. Looks good Benny.

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Old Jan 09, 2012, 11:31 AM
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Good to see another wood acro bird being birthed. Looks good Benny.

Eric
Yeh, thank you Eric, you begin to see some shape ;-)
soon I post more pictures , also from the beginning, we're missing a big part here ;-(
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 02:08 AM
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Hi Benny, welcome to the forum.

I've found there's always lots of information and good advice for all sorts of questions here.

Do you have a link to your website yet?
I'm sure lots of us would be very interested in your VTPR build.
yes I have, but still not finished www.wachtelaer.be
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