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Old Dec 06, 2006, 03:29 PM
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Well Chara,
right now I have few DIY CD rom motors (single & double) on the bench to test.
Target for the Watt-power you suggest should not be a problem...the problem is me, the pilot.
I was thinking reducing the speed to tame the bird..
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Old Dec 06, 2006, 04:36 PM
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Throttle control! That will help. What prop are you putting on tho, is it going to have enough pitch speed?
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Old Dec 07, 2006, 03:34 AM
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TeamT,
I don't know about what pitch speed is going to be but I would to use this bipe for a relaxed park-flyer kind of plane so....I'll try to aim more for a thrust power plant using a large diameter/low pitch prop.
We'll se if it's going to work.
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Old Dec 09, 2006, 03:38 AM
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removable BIPIE wings...

Chara, see what I did.
I made some changes to your "bipie". Elastic bands no glue to secure the wings to the fuse, and to be able to unmount the ailerons servo without ruine the fuse.
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Old Dec 09, 2006, 03:40 AM
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.....removable wings..

Wings and fuse apart, here we go .....
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Old Dec 09, 2006, 06:26 AM
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Frank, excellent work!!! Great idea with the removable wings!
I would need that too because I run into space limitations in my apartment with all these airplanes lying around.

The blue and white finish BTW realy looks best on this plane...

Hope you'll have lots of fun with Bipie!

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Old Dec 09, 2006, 12:01 PM
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Thank you Chara.
Looking forward for new plans from you...

Frank
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 06:12 PM
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Scaled down Version

Here's mine scaled down 25%, AUW with batts 5.1oz, Trying to fing the right motor prop combo. Looking for less than 5 amp 2cell application.
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 06:16 PM
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Old Dec 12, 2006, 12:17 AM
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That looks perfect for a CDRom motor. M.A.E. might be a good place.
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Old Dec 13, 2006, 03:15 PM
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Quote:
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Here's mine scaled down 25%, AUW with batts 5.1oz, Trying to fing the right motor prop combo. Looking for less than 5 amp 2cell application.
very cute! and yes, this thing screams for a CDRom motor.
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Old Jan 09, 2007, 11:44 PM
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Nice Job

Great looking plane and nice evolution.

Thanks
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Old Apr 17, 2007, 01:47 PM
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I'm kinda new to flying/foamies (have built two STC's) so hope this isn't a dumb question.

How do you mount the motor? Glue on a plywood piece as a firewall? Install a 3/8" square stick?

Have a "Nasty" started on the bench but may switch to this one for some much needed training.

Thanks in advance.

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Old Apr 17, 2007, 02:16 PM
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Rjay,
there are so many ways to mount a motor that it would be a good idea to start a sticky "tripps and trick" thread for motor different mounts. but still it is the most challenging task in many builds.

it mainly depents on the style of motor you use.
If you go through my build-log pictures at the beginning you will see the way I solved this problem on the Bipie. I have glued two round pieces of hardwood into the nose and drilled a hole into each of them (looks like a pig nose when motor is not mounted). the holes match the distance of the flange holes of the motor-mount, so I can screw the motor to the nose.
hope that helped....
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Old Apr 17, 2007, 02:53 PM
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Chara,
Thanks. I saw the wood but wasn't sure how it worked. What's the approx size of those pieces? Is location important, meaning does the prop shaft need to allign with the hz stab or other?

Thanks again.

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