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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:21 AM
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:42 PM
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more planking - more sanding
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 05:41 AM
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great!
and fast!

one question...how will be the inlet an outle fans ducts and fan suport?
i dont see reinforcments in that areas...just 2 spars crossing the outlet section...
i agree with fans location forward...to get the CG easily, and speed control after but inside the ducts.
Really nice! estimated weight? and lenght?
Merry Xmas!
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 10:04 AM
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Juan - you are right about the Fan position for the CG, Post # 8 shows the fan actually screwed to the poplar rails but this point the pod structures are just roughed in. More structure to follow. ESCs actually go in the fuse in a compartment with the batteries behind the cockpit area on 15" cable extensions. Span is 84" and length is about the same. Est weight is aprox 18 - 19 lbs. CG computed out at 11" behind the wing leading edge measured at the fuse. Wing loading aprox 49oz.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:00 PM
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11 in behind the leading edge?? how big is this thing..yikes..what is the wing cord? that would need to be at least 28 in cord ..what fans are you running?
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:12 PM
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See post above for size. Fans are HET 9305 -700 (90mm) with HET 700-60 (2000 kv) motors using 6s batteries and Castle Ice 100s for ESCs. CG is set conservatively to give about a 10% static margain - slightly nose heavy for initial flights.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 08:13 PM
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What is the wing cord? front to back
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 08:44 PM
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My mistake on the previous CG number - should be 8.66" from LE. Actual wing chord at LE is 23.5". Thanks for making me double ck my calcs.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:17 PM
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Yea you had me going..Ha ha ..I was thinking it dont look that big in the pics...still 23.5 in cord is a huge wing...very cool
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:27 AM
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nice and clean

Very nice build, nice to see such a cleanly built balsa structure. Looking forwared to see it fly. rgds mv
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 06:34 PM
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a little more progress-please pardon the Bondo
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 06:53 PM
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What is the source of the canopy?
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 09:43 PM
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Wow..I could tell its big but your hand gives it some scale...its huge!..the plane that is
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 01:14 AM
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The canopy is from the RC Lander 64" T-33 ARF.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 04:31 AM
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Wow… beautiful build!
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