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Old Jan 24, 2004, 09:52 PM
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Shorts Skyvan SC7

Here is a Shorts Skyvan SC-7 that I built out of fanfold foam. Itís powered by two GWS EDP-100C motors wired in parallel, and Iíve been flying it with an 8 cell 720 mAh pack. It weights right at 15 oz. fully loaded and ready for flight.
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Old Jan 25, 2004, 08:15 PM
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great plane! any construction pics?.....plans, templates????
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Old Jan 25, 2004, 09:01 PM
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Sorry, no pics. I pulled the plans off of the page below.

http://plans.rcmodell.hu/planelect.html

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Old Aug 21, 2006, 06:33 PM
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on my list :-)

I'm very new to rc but that particular plan has been on my list for a while .
would be really interested in as much info as you could give.

I was thinking of mabe 2 of the small gws brushless combo's.
6mm depron sheeting.
mabe 2s1p 1200 lipo.
working hatch.
any sugestions would be apreciated.
whats your:
wingspan?
Flighttime?
adaptations of plan etc?
thanks for any info in advance.

p.s. my first post hope it works ok
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Old Aug 21, 2006, 09:18 PM
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Wow it's been awhile

It's been three and a half years since I built and flew that plane, but I do have some suggestions.

Don't waste your time with the rudders. Build it with ailerons and elevator only. It will fly much better.

I used EDP-100C motors which were underpowered. I'd go with 2 EDP-300C motors. Brushless would be even better.

Trim down the wingspan. As shown, that's a 48 inch spread. While I like the way it looks, a 40 inch wingspan would be more practical.

Have fun, and if you do build one, post the pic in this thread, I'd love to see it!

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Old Aug 21, 2006, 10:49 PM
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Tenlado,

I too have had that plane on my "to do" list. Nice build.
Did you use a flat wing? or is it "built up"?

Thanks,
Victor
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Old Aug 22, 2006, 05:41 AM
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Tbolt,

It was actually an under cambered wing.
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Old Aug 23, 2006, 09:46 PM
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3 and 1/2 years?

Blimy 3 and 1/2 years , looks like it was just made yesterday lol

hopefully i'll get started on it after xmas funds, kids and wife allowing lol.
reading these threads you just don't realize how long people have been at this foam stuff, all seems so timeless lol.
thanks for the advise i'll keep it noted to try a 40" span.
would and aileron rudder mix be even better?
hope i can do it justice.
will take a while but sure i'll post pics.
good luck victor and thankyou for the tips tenlado.

thanks,
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Old Oct 12, 2006, 11:48 AM
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I pulled the plans off of the page below.

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Sorry, no pics. I pulled the plans off of the page below.

http://plans.rcmodell.hu/planelect.html

Tenlado
How did you get them printed out? I downloaded the plans but it opens as JPEGS?
Sorry new to this free plan stuff. Any help would be gratefully appriciated.
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Old Oct 12, 2006, 12:43 PM
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How did you get them printed out? I downloaded the plans but it opens as JPEGS?
Sorry new to this free plan stuff. Any help would be gratefully appriciated.
As I recall, I had a friend scale them up in Photoshop. I then printed them out on 8.5x11 sheets of paper, taped them together, and cut out the templates to mark the foam with.

Unfortunately the originals are long gone.
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Old Oct 12, 2006, 01:16 PM
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Very cool! Just printed sheet 2. Mine has a lenght of 13.5". This is just the fuse, does not include elevator. Does this seem right? Also what, if any is the thrust angle off the motors? Seems like a fairly easy build, hope to have one built tonight and possibly fly this weekend. Thats if I have the time. Did you ever think of making the rear door open and drop small items out while flying?

EDIT: Forgot to ask the chord of the wing.
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Old Oct 12, 2006, 01:43 PM
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How did you get them printed out? I downloaded the plans but it opens as JPEGS?
Sorry new to this free plan stuff. Any help would be gratefully appriciated.
Vagabond, What you can do is unzip the file and save in a folder. Then open with paint. Once you have it opened you can adjust the size larger or smaller. Then after you get it to size you want goto print options (under file on tool bar) and go to page setup simply have it setup where it does not center horz or vert. This will save paper. After you print cut along the line and tape together. Hope this helps you. I enlarged mine to 200% this gives me a total WS of 47-48" and a lenght of 28" from nose to back of vert stab.
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Old Oct 28, 2006, 05:24 PM
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hi all

if anyone is interested in twin brushless this might be worth a look
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...twin+2205%2F15
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Old Oct 28, 2006, 05:42 PM
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Thats some great info mark. I was thinking of using 2 400xt's with one esc. I have an Eflite 40 amp'er I can use for it. A 3s2100 TP Lipo should adiquite right?
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Old Oct 28, 2006, 06:30 PM
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hi water boy

i'm really new at this so u probably know better than me, but i was hoping to use a 15 - 25 amp esc and a 2100 battery i have
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