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Old Mar 03, 2005, 11:32 AM
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WOW! Now all is clear. Congratulation! This and the link on the other side are very smart solutions.
Which kind of magnets did you use?
They should a bit strong to cope with the control surface under load.
Thanks!

The magnets are N45 magnets I got from http://gobrushless.com. I would recommend using pretty thick magnets, as I had to double up with some thinner magnets to get the right amout of hold.
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Old Mar 03, 2005, 11:48 AM
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Thank you.
Hope to read soon about the maiden flight.
Or, at least, when the weather will be better!
Piero.
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Old Mar 03, 2005, 11:01 PM
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Well, I dremeled the landing gear down to a whopping 4oz.




I also worked up the nerve to break out the scale... AUW with *all gear necessary for flight, 32oz even. Not at all what I was hoping for. It should still be great for its intended role, but I was hoping to have extra payload capability available for future expansion. (was dreaming of parachute recovery system, pan/tilt camera mount, bigger camera, GPS/altitude datalogging, etc..). With camera and downlink, I am going to call it 40oz, giving it 9.2oz/sq.ft. wingloading. With the high lift airfoil and flaps, it should be ok.


*all gear being:
- porky airframe
- 4x hs55 servos
- Berg6 receiver
- Axi 2212/26
- Phoenix25
- 3s1p 2000mAh lipo
- 5V BEC
-connectors, wire, linkage, etc...
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Old Mar 04, 2005, 07:28 AM
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It seems like a lot, but it is a pretty clean airframe, with the vtail and all. The exposed photo gear is the drag creating component, i would guess.
So at slow speeds it looks like it will handle well with that wing loading.
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Old Mar 04, 2005, 08:45 AM
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I went to bed extremely annoyed about the weight of the landing gear, and finally, something useful came to me in a dream instead of all that other messed up stuff I usually get. I woke up and immediately sketched out the new landing gear, which I am guessing will weigh in at 1/2oz-1oz (so figure about 8lbs). I will use the current gear for testing, but at least I can shed some weight later.
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Old Mar 04, 2005, 08:54 AM
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why not cf lg?

I have just started to use them, and they are great.

http://www.fiber-lite.com/
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Old Mar 04, 2005, 09:09 AM
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why not cf lg?

I have just started to use them, and they are great.

http://www.fiber-lite.com/

Excellent site, I may have to order a set of those. Thanks!
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Old Mar 04, 2005, 09:36 AM
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Excellent site, I may have to order a set of those. Thanks!
I bet you could make your own. I have seen threads on it. It seems easy if not messy (epoxy).
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Old Mar 04, 2005, 10:43 AM
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Thank you Brutus, it's bookmarked. I looked at their stuff closely, but still wonder which landing gear width is best suited for a plane the size of a Slowstick . Any idea ?
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Old Mar 04, 2005, 10:51 AM
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I would guess anything the same size as a SS gear, such as 7 to a8 inches between the wheels.

Actually wheel size probably has more to do with good touchdowns than the gear.

Think about it. a small diameter wheel easily gets stuck on a pebble, whereas a large diameter wheel will roll over a bumpy grass field.

btw there is another site which makes nicer gear, but I cannot remember what it was.
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Old Mar 04, 2005, 11:23 AM
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Thank you Brutus.
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I hope you find the other site as these guys are out of stock on everything.
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Old Mar 05, 2005, 12:28 AM
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Ap1 Is Finished!

Try sneaking this through airport security (tail is under it):



All the parts laid out:



Go go gadget airplane!:



Electronics access:



Flaps down:



I am going to try for a maiden some time this weekend, but the weather may or may not cooperate.
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Old Mar 05, 2005, 08:44 AM
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Now that is really impressive.

I mean I have been watching, but that photo of everything folded up!

You are the Q of the rcgroups. Who cares if it can fly. A great accomplishment in it's own right.
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Old Mar 05, 2005, 10:05 AM
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why not cf lg?

I have just started to use them, and they are great.

http://www.fiber-lite.com/
Check these out:
http://www.nesail.com/detail.php?productID=2974
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