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Old Mar 05, 2006, 07:26 PM
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First wing cut with Feather/Cut.

Yesterday my feather/cut and epp came, and today I cut my first wing! Wow is it easy!, the instructions can look scary at first but after you get to see how the thing works, then its a walk in the park.


Heres the wing i cut, its a NACA 0012 airfoil, its for a straight, no sweep, no taper, flying wing.


the span is 24"
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Old Mar 05, 2006, 07:27 PM
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Thats a thick airfoil.
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Old Mar 05, 2006, 07:29 PM
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Kinda, Yeah.
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Old Mar 05, 2006, 07:31 PM
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NICE! wait till it flys... its a totally different feeling knowing you built it from scratch.

cut another one and make it a 48"

JOe
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Old Mar 05, 2006, 07:36 PM
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The finnished thing should look along these lines...
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Old Mar 05, 2006, 07:38 PM
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gonne need a lot of lead to balance that thing... might suggest a small pod/fuse of some sort to get that noseweight out in front

JOe
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Old Mar 05, 2006, 07:47 PM
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i think i can ballance it.
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Old Mar 07, 2006, 01:05 AM
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Well tomarow is the big test flight.


I freeflight tested it in the front yeard just to see if I had balanced it well, and it looks like it, and i didnt even have to add the additional 4-cell battery pack I thought I would have to, which would basically double the weight. All the electronics (Servos, Reciver, Battery) are 1/4" back from the leading edge.

I used 2 Hs-18MG's, A 4-cell flat AA pack, A Hitec feather reciver and some No-name elevon mixer.

Think it will fly?
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Old Mar 07, 2006, 01:09 AM
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hope it does.... whats the weight on it?

JOe
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Old Mar 07, 2006, 01:10 AM
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What transmitter are you using??? You will need to dial down the elevator rates a ton.
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Old Mar 07, 2006, 01:14 AM
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Devilcries?

J/k

JOe
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Old Mar 07, 2006, 01:17 AM
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Nah he wouldn't finish the plane.... I was testing a wing just like that for slofly, had some seriously interesting habits. It could discus launch very well, but had very strange pitch problems. Sorta like a flying slug.
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Old Mar 07, 2006, 01:18 AM
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i dont have a scale, but its pretty light...Im using a semi-old futaba.
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Old Mar 07, 2006, 10:07 AM
It could happen...
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Devilcries?

J/k

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You're reading my mind...
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Old Mar 07, 2006, 10:14 AM
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I've found that the no sweep/no taper wings need the CG further forward than you would think...maybe 8% - 12%.
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