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Old Nov 08, 2012, 08:36 AM
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Micro Horten VII

Threw this little VII together one day. I'm wondering if the 6x15mm 1s brushed motors are enough...

It glides great, just chucked it a few times. I somehow got washout that looks correct Its made from 6mm depron and card stock. White water slide decal sheet was used for the white wing panel as a finish. The rest of it is simulated wood. Tan base sprayed on and then drybrushed with a few shades of brown.

Also, what should the thrust line be? I have it now, its parallel with the flat bottom of the airfoil... Do these need down thrust?
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 09:03 AM
I don't like your altitude
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That's a little beauty!Raimund has 4.5-5.5* down thrust on the plan,which is close to the line of the bottom rear.I'll have to go to tapatalk to put up a pic.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 09:14 AM
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Hope you can see that.The centre chord is 410mm,cg 235mm from the nose.
I'm not happy with the motor mounts on the trailing edge,mine is sulking in a corner waiting for me to move the motors up to an internal bulkhead and extend the prop shafts.
Did you take any pics while you were building?
Regards Stuart.
Note to self- make sure the camera is square on to the subject
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 10:57 AM
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Ok, got it. Yes that drawing is perfect, thanks!

No build picts, it was a build in a few hours as fast as possible kinda deal, lol.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 03:32 PM
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Hey Rich that looks great...ever get back to the bigger brother
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 04:27 AM
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That looks great! Can't wait to see how it flies, video I hope.
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 09:06 PM
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Threw this little VII together one day. I'm wondering if the 6x15mm 1s brushed motors are enough...

It glides great, just chucked it a few times. I somehow got washout that looks correct Its made from 6mm depron and card stock. White water slide decal sheet was used for the white wing panel as a finish. The rest of it is simulated wood. Tan base sprayed on and then drybrushed with a few shades of brown.

Also, what should the thrust line be? I have it now, its parallel with the flat bottom of the airfoil... Do these need down thrust?
The lighting really does make this look like its made of wood. Beautiful little plane, hope to see it in action.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 07:26 PM
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Hey Rich that looks great...ever get back to the bigger brother
Het Scotty,

Negative, its on display

Thanks for the compliments guys Its pretty easy to simulate wood finishes once you learn the formula. this was not even that great of a job, I just grabbed what was in front of the paint cabinet!, lol
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 01:31 AM
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I am going to sell this one when its done. Fun for me is building them More info later after I get it running.
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Old Dec 28, 2013, 11:53 AM
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Did this ever fly? Looks great
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Old Jan 07, 2014, 09:25 AM
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Threw this little VII together one day. I'm wondering if the 6x15mm 1s brushed motors are enough...

It glides great, just chucked it a few times. I somehow got washout that looks correct Its made from 6mm depron and card stock. White water slide decal sheet was used for the white wing panel as a finish. The rest of it is simulated wood. Tan base sprayed on and then drybrushed with a few shades of brown.

Also, what should the thrust line be? I have it now, its parallel with the flat bottom of the airfoil... Do these need down thrust?
Very cool. You know you can make the V-stabs smaller if you place them on the under side.
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Old Jan 08, 2014, 08:27 PM
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the things that look like V-stabs, are the motor housings as per the original. Though it would be interesting to know how much effect they have.
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