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Old Jan 18, 2012, 11:30 AM
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Windrider A380

Yes, mine is still servicable.

Folk keep trying to show off with their new Hobbyking version, and then I impress them with my grown up model.
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 02:13 AM
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I just had to pull the A380 down from the shelf yesterday!!
I'm falling in love with this bird again
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Old Oct 26, 2013, 05:17 PM
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I have purchased one of these from Windrider and will receive it this week, the build will include EDF's, flaps, retracts and vinyl and will be flown from a grass strip

Does anyone have an all up weight with EDF's and retracts added, also any suggestion on motor choice would be appreciated

Ben -E that first pic looks great

Mike
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Old Oct 26, 2013, 05:26 PM
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Ben -E that first pic looks great

Mike[/QUOTE]

Thanks! Love this plane :-)

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Old Oct 30, 2013, 02:10 AM
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Wow -- ordered this Friday and it turns up in the post today Wednesday from Hong Kong, thanks Ming for the quick post

I am going to make this with a one piece removable wing like my other airliners, 4 edf's, add full length CF spares, fowler flap's, retracts, light's and vinyl, I am not sure 4 50mm edf's will get it off grass I have no experience with these --something to think about

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Old Nov 04, 2013, 02:58 AM
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After looking back through the posts and video's I thought I would lift up the nacelles for more ground clearance for when the under carriage are added as they seem a little low, I took off 18mm 3/4'' off the top of the pylons keeping the same profile and scribed in the front section so now the pylon meets the center of the wing, I have done this to help with those 'not so good' landings

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Old Jul 25, 2014, 01:14 AM
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Made some more progress with the a380 wings, added some foam pad's and plywood plates for the retract mounts and cut the pockets out for them to park, at the same time cut out an area in the wings for electronics to sit, then cut out and hinged some fowler type flaps and cut pockets that will have hidden servos and push rods, also cut out a grove to take the 6 cables along the wing for the 4 x 50mm EDFs I will use, to finish off a couple of CF strips were added to the end of the wings and ailerons for strength

It was a lot easier to do this working on 2 separate wings than 1 big fixed wing like I have done in the past, next job will be to glue the wings into the belly of the fus and then make the cuts for a 1 piece removable wing

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Old Jul 30, 2014, 03:12 AM
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Just finished the one piece wings
After I cut them from the fus I put a couple of lolly sticks into the wing join for good measure, opened up the bay for the main retracts to park in, and to secure the wings I have put a couple of pins in the front of the wing center that locate into some ply on the fus and at the back its held down with two bolts going in to a piece of ply under the foam with nut serts installed

Last mod is the front retract bay then I can install all the electrics and think about flying it

Mike
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Old Aug 10, 2014, 01:09 AM
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Got some more progress done, I made up the plywood plate for the front retract and steering servo , cut it in to the foam and finally glued the fuselage together, then made up the front strut and cut the opening for it, I have got to make up some trucks for the mains then all the fab work is done

I put the wings on the fus and added a battery to test the throws and flaps and took a short vid

Mike

Windrider A380 first test of throws and flaps (0 min 28 sec)
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 04:02 AM
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Finally got the front strut installed, the wiring loom made and fitted and all the edf's in, weather permitting I will maiden the weekend
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 04:12 AM
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Pulled my A380 off the shelf again and threw it off the cliff

The nacelles are mounted with magnets, and since our landing site is full of trees one popped off whilst trying to reach the ground safely...

No major damage, so it will fly again soon
Love this bird!!!


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