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Old Feb 09, 2004, 11:03 AM
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Yet Another Home Brew

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I settled on a design and started building last week. 60" wingspan, MG-06 airfoil. I had a partially built wood fuse lying around so I decided to use it, my plan is to put a couple of layers of glass on it and paint it. Here are some pics.





The wings are Foamular 250 and I plan on bagging them with one layer of 4.7oz Carbon and one layer of 2oz glass on the bias. 1.7oz Kevlar on the hingeline for live hinges. 4 servo wing for flaps and ailerons, single standard servo in the fuse for elevator control on a V-tail. Tail is planned to be foamular 250 bagged with 2 layers of 3oz glass.

What do you think?
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Old Feb 09, 2004, 12:33 PM
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Looks cool, but I would add a rudder
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Old Feb 09, 2004, 06:07 PM
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I dunno about the rudder.....I don't miss the rudder on my 60" ships. I rarely use it on my Opus, except when scratching. If it was a 100" er or more I'd say ya. I like the glassed wood fuse idea.....the MG-06 airfoil is a great one, use the wide chord control surfaces! Nice looking project.
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Old Feb 09, 2004, 06:54 PM
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Where did you get the Foamular 250?

Target

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I'm doing sort of the same thing, only I cheated, and bought a heavier than stock lay up Accelorator fuse from Ken at K&A Models for a very reasonable price. I'm Lazy!!
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Old Feb 09, 2004, 07:22 PM
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Shoe...looks really nice.

Target: Any pics of the Accellerator fuse? They don't have very good pics of it on the K&A site.
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Old Feb 09, 2004, 08:22 PM
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I've always thought that the Accellerator looked like a good ship. Target: keep us posted. What airfoil are you going to cut for it?
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Old Feb 09, 2004, 08:28 PM
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Looks good to me! With all that Kevlar it sounds like it's going to be just about, uh, hehe, bulletproof

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Old Feb 09, 2004, 10:31 PM
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Brett,
I'm up in Ventura county at work, I'll steal my bro's camera to post some pics of the fuse this weekend.

Droydx,
I have already made the tenplates for the stock wing-RG15 root, transitioning to RG14 at the break, and thinned SD7003 at the tip. But I think that I might cut a separate wing out of MG-06 after that. The stock one flies excellent; the only fault is that for our decent lift slopes out west, the fuse is a little light to be adding ballast to(I've repaired cracks a couple times on the stocker). But the heavier lay-up should solve that(I can see the Kevlar lining the sides). And it was very reasonably priced!

Shoe- come on, tell us where you scored the Foamular, I've been looking all over for that pink foam!!

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Old Feb 10, 2004, 09:56 AM
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dcairns: I don't need no stinkin' rudder! Seriously the last 60" plane I built with yaw control and didn't use it so I thought I'd save the trouble and expense of the extra servo.

droydx: Thanks for the comment. The MG-06 section is designed for 30% size surfaces so the wing planform is designed around that criteria. Should make this plane fun .

target: Accerator! Cool! A very good way to go. As to the Foam250...well I drove 500mi to get mine . While on a short vacation I visited Dean at Steelhead products and he had some extra he was willing to sell me. Be sure to post some pics of your build as well.


Here's a pic of part of the tail, fresh out of the bag. It really is a symmetrical airfoil, there's just an optical illusion happening there.

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Old Feb 10, 2004, 11:16 AM
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I was just joking with you, I was just referring to the apparent lack of a vertical stab in your 'mock up' photo. I don't use rudder much either. On the few planes that I have with rudders, I mix it in with the ailerons to be somewhat automatic.
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Old Feb 10, 2004, 11:23 AM
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I was just joking with you, I was just referring to the apparent lack of a vertical stab in your 'mock up' photo. I don't use rudder much either. On the few planes that I have with rudders, I mix it in with the ailerons to be somewhat automatic.
hehe, gotcha. It does look sort of funny in that pic doesn't it? Am I the only one that can't resist doing a little "bench flying" in between each building step? I don't know how much masking tape I've gone on past projects through taping components together to "see how it's gonna look".
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Old Feb 10, 2004, 02:21 PM
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Am I the only one that can't resist doing a little "bench flying" in between each building step? I don't know how much masking tape I've gone on past projects through taping components together to "see how it's gonna look".
You gotta do that!!! That and taking the plane and running around the yard making engine (or jet) noises. I think it is a good mental thing, especially on larger projects. Reminds you why you are spending all this time building and helps keep you focused.
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Old Feb 11, 2004, 04:19 PM
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You boys are NUTS!

I've never done those silly things!

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Old Feb 11, 2004, 04:42 PM
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I've done a little hangar dreaming here and there myself. I save most of it for flying day though. That's when I really get with the swooshhhh, vrrrrrrmmmmm, and most especially the jet sounds on low high speed runs across the face. I could never afford the thousands to fly a model jet so my F-80 on a windy day with me making whistling sounds is as good as it gets!!
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Old Feb 12, 2004, 11:34 AM
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I've done a little hangar dreaming here and there myself. I save most of it for flying day though. That's when I really get with the swooshhhh, vrrrrrrmmmmm, and most especially the jet sounds on low high speed runs across the face. I could never afford the thousands to fly a model jet so my F-80 on a windy day with me making whistling sounds is as good as it gets!!
I find myself going down the hallways when no one is looking with my hand out in front representing an airplane....do I have a problem???? Sometimes the schwoosh and jet sounds come out too.

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