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Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:21 PM
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And brushless would be AWESOME! just maybe scale the plans up a bit?
Ya, that's probably what I have to do.

I just bought the UM F-27Q Stryker 180 for the 2S guts from Advantage Hobby that's on sale right now for just under $60 shipped with the coupon code Facebookfive.

http://www.advantagehobby.com/193589/PKZU2280/
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:23 PM
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Oh, come on, please don't tempt me like that- I can't get anything else for another month.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:31 PM
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Sorry about that. Just sharing.

There will be other good deals in the future, I'm sure. So concentrate on your current build. Besides, February is a short month.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:53 PM
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Super barlow, No the green one is a 12" nutball with champ brick and 4site motor. The other is my own taken from the pie yak design. Looking at it I guess it is a shortened PieYak.
They are covered with celophane wrap from the dollar store. Both hover and fly great.
The next build I am going to try dave reaps suggestion of plastic bag material.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:58 PM
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SB, Forgot to say These are easier to fly than the Champ. They can fly much slower and as fast.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 06:18 AM
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Cool!


For the plastic bag covering, it's really tough to get the thing to be stretched out when you put it on. If you need to shrink it, use a hair dryer, but sparingly. If you shrink it too much, it will deform the foam fuse.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:44 PM
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Here are some pictures of the build!

The plane! It looks AWESOME!
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And finally the motor
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Now I'm just waiting to go to my LHS to get some carbon fiber for push rods, and for servos that I ordered to show up on my doorstep.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 03:29 PM
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nice!
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:10 AM
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Thanks!

Unfortunately, the foam that I am using is not the lightest stuff, and I'm at 30g right now without pushrods, batteries, or aileron servos. I'm thinking that I should have an AUW of 40G.

It that an OK weight? This is my first build, so I'm not sure about some of the details.

After I finish this first try, I plan to get some EPP and try again, maybe milling.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 02:06 AM
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Looks like your build is coming along!

Of course, lighter is better, but ~40g is fine. It might have trouble hovering, but your plane will fly just fine. I've seen much heavier plane that fly just fine. Once you have a couple of builds under your belt, you'll get better at building them lighter.

What are you using for glue?
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 11:07 AM
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Cool!


For the plastic bag covering, it's really tough to get the thing to be stretched out when you put it on. If you need to shrink it, use a hair dryer, but sparingly. If you shrink it too much, it will deform the foam fuse.
use a digital modeling iron set to 107 -110 degrees , keep the iron moving and the results are good...a depron frame will deform with the tension, so I moved on to a CF framework, with good results
Note the deformation can be handy.. on a wing you can use this shrink to make it into an undercambered wing shape..the material being under the wing...
the 1 cell setup is flying at 45gms..pic1.... 1sqft
the 2 cell is at 90 gms.. pics 2 and 3.....1.5sqft
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 12:05 PM
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Here is the Axis v4 in 16". 4site guts. 2 and 3mm epp but needed a lot of cf to firm it up. 31g without batt.

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 07:11 PM
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Why did you do it 16"?
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:08 PM
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Anyways, without the ailerons, I did a maiden flight today! I had a bunch of trouble flying it because there wasn't very much coupling

It flew much beyond my expectation for it! I even stuck on some weight on the wings to simulate the aileron servos and it still could hover! (But only on a full battery)

I think this plane'll be a huge ball of fun.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:17 PM
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Super, The only chance to get it 32g and under. I build heavy. I do have the bigger printed out. If the 16" flys good I will build the bigger, It printed to 22" and put the APO5 on it.

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