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Old Aug 21, 2005, 01:01 PM
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I dont think the wing span is big enough...

maybe add a few more feet..

Awesome work

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Old Aug 21, 2005, 02:18 PM
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Ok, this was really stupid. I put the camera up on a ladder on timer mode to take the following picture. Right after the picture the wind picked up and the camera blew off and hit the ground. It's kind of messed up. I took it apart and bent a couple pieces back into place, it works better now. I probably voided the warranty by pulling it apart.. Oh well. It seems to work now. Wasted 3 hrs on it though.. and the tail has still not begun.

That was dumb. I'll have the tail moving here in a bit though- we're going to fly tomorrow.

It's about 60 right now, and it might freeze tonight. Luckily the air is dry, or the elmers would never harden.

-Hans
At least you got the picture before the camera hit the ground. That's a good thing.

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Old Aug 21, 2005, 03:18 PM
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geez.. it's the middle of the summer and I have a fire in the stove.

The tail has finally begun. That is one half of the elevator.
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Old Aug 21, 2005, 04:26 PM
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i'll be sure to try that,
maybe a cool experiment for chemistry...
i got a realy cool teacher for chem, scottish guy
That early plastic "nitrocellulose" was called "gun cotton."

http://chemmovies.unl.edu/Chemistry/RedoxLP/b21.html

KER-BOOM
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Old Aug 21, 2005, 04:39 PM
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awww, look at the weeny airplane!

wing panels look great, hans.

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Old Aug 21, 2005, 04:53 PM
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awww, look at the weeny airplane!

wing panels look great, hans.

beano
I personaly enjoy the story of a Piper Charokee pilot that was told to hold stort of the runway for takeoff for a DC-10 to land and after the DC-10 landed, turned around and taxied back down to the end of the runway and turned onto the taxiway and some quick witted guy in the cockpit said to the Chakrokee pilot(our hero) "Awww....Look at the cute little airplane! Did you make that all by yourself?"

The Charokee pilot not about to be beaten remarked, "Yeah! Made it out of DC-10 parts! And another landing like that and i'll have enough to make another one! "

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Old Aug 21, 2005, 04:54 PM
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Whats the span of the horizontal going to be?
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Old Aug 21, 2005, 06:09 PM
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about 17 feet
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Old Aug 21, 2005, 06:29 PM
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Been on vacation for the past week and have been wondering how you were making out. Wow....a lot of progress has been made! Very impressed! I like the gearbox! So....when will be the maiden flight????
Good luck Hans!

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Old Aug 22, 2005, 12:07 AM
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No go for tomorrow. The plane isn't done. I underestimated the time it would take to build the tail surfaces. The rudder is the big pain- every rib is a different size. I could fly tomorrow, assuming the gearbox & prop get here, but it would mean using a lot of hot glue. I haven't used any yet, and I'd like to keep it that way.

Plus, the last two wing panels are still a little spongy. I'd hate to see them come apart, so I'm going to give them another day.

One half of the elevator is done. The other half is about half done. The rudder is half done. The fuselage is actually quite a bit more complete than the picture shows, I just didn't take a recent one.

Oh well. It's going to be horrible tomorrow evening when the wind is calm and the plane isn't ready. It's better to wait though. Tuesday looks great. It'll allow me to do a better job finishing this thing up.

-Hans
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Old Aug 22, 2005, 12:56 AM
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Right on Hans. You have the patience of a saint my man! Cannot possibly wait for the reports on the maiden.
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Old Aug 22, 2005, 01:04 AM
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I don't want to be a stick in the mud but do you think it's such
a good idea to wrap the lipos in a towel? I'd think if you were pushing them
you would want airflow but if you are not going to push them past 1/2 their
max C rating then it probably won't matter.

Maybe a vented tray with some kind of tie down of some sort....
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Old Aug 22, 2005, 04:31 AM
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I don't want to be a stick in the mud but do you think it's such
a good idea to wrap the lipos in a towel? I'd think if you were pushing them
you would want airflow but if you are not going to push them past 1/2 their
max C rating then it probably won't matter.

Maybe a vented tray with some kind of tie down of some sort....
I agree! You really need to get some flowing over those lipos. Some simple ribs glued on the foam will get the lipos off the foam, and allowing air to flow under them. I think you have PLENTY of room!

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Old Aug 22, 2005, 08:40 AM
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Good point about the lipos. I dont think I'll be pushing them that much. They are the ProLites rated for 13C/ 20C burst. The max we'll be pushing them is about 10C hopefully. However, it doesn't make sense to take chances with that much money in lipos. I'll figure out some way to mount them to allow some cooling, maybe even put a cooling fan on them.

-Hans
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Old Aug 22, 2005, 09:17 AM
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make sure you get cooling to all the cells, i recall there being a discussion about the fact that on bigger packs if you only cool the outside cells they will become inbalanced.

just food for thought
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