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|Jul 28, 2005, 04:50 AM|
I just tried it, and the DXF (which is actually the same as the PDF, but for those guys who prefer CAD) tried to open right there in the browser. A right-click, and Save Target As... solved the problem.
Since the plane has no other vertical stabilizers at all, I would highly recommend keeping the fins. I would expect the plane to go into an unrecoverable "death spiral" spin without them.
|Jul 28, 2005, 09:14 AM|
Glad you are enjoying the plans. Thanks again for your help Dan!
The prototype was built using Dow BluCore Foam. She could be built using 6mm Depron for the struts and 3mm for the panels. This should drop the weight quite a bit.
Below are the specifications of the prototype:
Span: 27.5 in
Length: 35.5 in
Weight RTF: 22.2 oz
Motor: Hi-max HA2025-4200 w 4.4:1 gearing
Battery: Thunder Power 11.1v 1320 mAh lipo
Prop: APC 9x7 SF or GWS 9X7 SF
ESC: Castle Creations Phoenix 25
Receiver: GWS R4P
Servos: HS 55 (3)
Controls: Elevon mixing
Throws: 3/4 in
The brushless motor I used was more than enough power. At one point she hovered for a period on it. I recommend a speed 400 or better for best performance.
NOTE: The plans were drawn from the completed prototype so most likely you will need to do some triming and adjustments. Please if you come across one let us know so we can modify it on the plan. Enjoy!
|Jul 28, 2005, 09:50 AM|
Wow, i didn't realise how big yours was (actually i forgot), mine is tiny compared to yours and it were intended for sp400 or more. Hope to see some progress from all you guys over the next 2 weeks (I'm not here for two weeks). Good luck,
|Jul 28, 2005, 10:50 AM|
Joined Jul 2005
Wow. GO-RC, this totally rocks! Following the progress of both your Falcon, and SnakeX2s has been awesome. Thanks for taking the time to release these plans!
|Jul 28, 2005, 11:37 AM|
USA, MO, O'Fallon
Joined Dec 2003
Thanks for posting the plans. Unfortunately the 3rd dxf link appears to be defective. Clicking (or roght clicking) on http://www.foamfly.com/gallery/album...DXF_Page_3.dxf
Gives a file not found AND a 404 error.
|Jul 28, 2005, 01:50 PM|
Joined Jul 2005
You do realize, the next step is adding some sweet LED or fiberoptic lights, right? hehe! I guess the trick is to keep the CG aligned. If I can pull it off, I'll send some pics.
|Jul 28, 2005, 02:08 PM|
Grand Rapids Kent Cty, Michigan, United States
Joined Jan 2004
Very nice plans and build manual
Thanks Go-rc and Hippo for your efforts. I almost feel guilty getting these for free. Note the key word is almost.
This will be my next project after I get my 55 inch Birddog in the air. Looking forward to lots of build pictures and flight reports from others.
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