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Old Apr 04, 2012, 06:20 PM
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I did a similar repair to the nose of my Axon cutting off the damage and gluing on the replacement using a coupling. Turned out rock solid; no issues.
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Now that i have put it together i am worried that it will be to long and there fore the wing wont be big enough
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 10:19 PM
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Now that i have put it together i am worried that it will be to long and there fore the wing wont be big enough
Well but how much does it weigh and how big is your wing?
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Old Apr 05, 2012, 01:28 AM
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Well but how much does it weigh and how big is your wing?
The wing is the one piece 30" foam board and the weight I guess is to be determined
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Old Apr 05, 2012, 08:28 AM
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The wing is the one piece 30" foam board and the weight I guess is to be determined
I think I get what you have going on. I think you would want to double up the wingspan if you're going to add any more weight than the original Noob Tube. Way to reuse parts though.
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 12:54 AM
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Hi Ed, you asked me to bring my cargo plane over to this thread, so here I am :-)

The fuselage was actually based on Mikey's-RC YC-14 design, but only because I hadn't discovered yours yet. Your designs are more elegant

I started with a KFm2 airfoil in a 48" wingspan. It flew well, but in a nose-high attitude. Since it is a cargo plane and will carry potentially heavy objects, I started building a 60" wingspan Armin wing to replace it (with black foamboard!) I gotta say, it flies a LOT better with the Armin wing. The wing has a single aluminum arrow shaft for a spar. They break apart but are always together because of the Y harness for the ESC's. Bomb bay is "french door style" using a servo stretcher to get more throw, so that when closed, the servo arm is straight up, so any weight resting on the doors produces almost zero load on the servo. Carries two 3S 2200's, with BL2212/10 motors (1400kv) turning 8x4 props. I've also FPV-ified it, so it also has 2 cameras (1 for recording), video tx, and an extra 500mAh 3S pack. It has enough room inside to house a 1280MHz cloverleaf antenna. I plan on also adding a GoPro to it soon -- I have no doubts it won't care about the extra weight. The smaller skewplanar antenna on top is connected to the FrSky receiver. It also has an altimeter. So far I've gone up to 1400 feet but I plan to go higher. It's had a couple of rough landings which is why it's dirty... it had wheels at one time but I removed them because it would roll too far on landing. The 2 motors are coupled with the rudder which worked ok for taxiing, but I just like to throw it. Pictures below the movies.

Onboard video with KFm2 airfoil:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0RLd1wm2y4

Wingboard view with Armin wing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzKJX8NPYIY

Bomb bay view with Armin wing, dropping rocks and flying high:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFYM3gGfe6U
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 10:33 AM
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That is a fully tricked-out foamie, Hollywood style, very versatile, and well-documented. Wingtip shots are so nice. Good ideas in there. Thanks for showing us.
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Old Apr 07, 2012, 06:42 PM
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Removing paper from foam fold.

I got some of the fan fold foam from lowes and was wondering how to get the onion skin like paper off. I used a piece od duct tape on some and it helps take it off but that could get expensive. Also I've just sat and picked it off piece by piece. Is there a way to get it off in larger pieces?

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Old Apr 07, 2012, 11:25 PM
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maiden flight of the cargo dropper
flight time on 2-2200mah lipos
about 17 mins wind was 10-20 mph
thanks Ed

cargo dropper 4-7-12 (1 min 51 sec)
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Old Apr 07, 2012, 11:32 PM
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maiden flight of the FUGLYJET
flight time on 2-1300mah lipos
about 10 mins wind was 10-20 mph
thanks Ed
I check the video and flight time is more like 6 mins

fuglyjet 4-7-12 (2 min 20 sec)
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Old Apr 07, 2012, 11:50 PM
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@bhcnomo: Fabulous "two-fer" today... congratulations!
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 10:16 PM
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First flight with a GoPro on the Armin/Mikey's cargo plane:

GoPro Camera on Cargo Plane (4 min 6 sec)
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 12:14 PM
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here some more video of the cargo droper

cargo dropper 4-8-12 (2 min 13 sec)
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 12:34 PM
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bhcnomo - Fantastic! Those look like a couple of great models. Parachutes coming soon?
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 01:02 PM
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Al the videos are really nice i as soon as i get a chance im going to build my first plane. what was the motor you had in the noob tube.
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