|Feb 26, 2006, 07:41 AM|
Cyclone Elite 10 2metre Electric Glider
I thought I would share my latest build on my electric glider. I have called it the Poodle. It's powered by a Cyclone Elite 10 motor from EM. Flying weight is 1.3kgs, wingspan is 1.9m, currently running on a 12x9 prop on 3s 2000mAh 18C LiPo, thrust is ~ 1.5kgs
It is based upon the first plus fuselarge with my own wing design. Wing Aerofoil @ root chord is MH32, tip chord is RG14 Mod @ 7% thicknes, with carbon fibre spar vertical inserts. The wing itself weighs 366 grams.
Currently the V-tail is a T-tail (will post more pics tomorrow), the V-tail was not effective enough in the first maiden and consequently got damaged enough that I rebuilt it with a fully floating T-tail design.
Against advice, this motor is designed for a bigger prop, but I am interested in trying it out in slightly different configs than what it was intended to be used on.
With the T-tail config, it flew very well, I could prop hang it, though top end speed was not very fast. It obviously had unlimited vertical.
|Feb 26, 2006, 11:50 AM|
I am planning to have this motor on 2.2 kg glider.I have Elite Mini on my other one.
I want to ask You ,have you ever regreased gearbox,if you have ,how often?
Is your gearbox noisy as mine in MiniElite?And a last one.
What Australian animal chewed leading edge of your buddy?
|Feb 26, 2006, 02:54 PM|
It should do a 2.2 quite easily, just put at least 14+ cells or the lipo equivalent behind it. I had this motor initially in a Petrel which came in at 1.9kg's on 12 cells and it had plenty of thrust on a 18x10 prop.
I haven't re-greased my gearbox yet, as it has only had <1 hr total run time, but the gearbox is definately not the quietest gearbox I have heard. I did check it after the initial time I used the motor and everything seemed fine.
Lantana is a very nasty animal...
|Feb 26, 2006, 06:27 PM|
Pants, be carefull with this gear,one day I have noticed I lost power in the mid air,engene stall.What happend,gearbox ran out of grease complitely and jammed.
Good thing plane was high above a ground and nothing happend.I heard from my French friends that they have now Carbonite gears replacement for these motors.
High speed application gearboxes needed special grease too.What a hassle.
But I like them for power/weight ratio reason.
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