|Mar 28, 2006, 11:39 AM|
Ripstop material Portable plane
Iím looking for a build thread for tips and ideas to build a portable plane that uses the ripstop nylon material. I have seen a few of the planes from Acesim/Carbon falcon and would like to build a plane on those lines. Thanks, Fred
|Mar 28, 2006, 12:00 PM|
|Mar 28, 2006, 12:26 PM|
Ripstop Portable Plane
I could just buy the kit, but I think that it would be fun to build it with ailerons instead warperons. I also have bought some of the ripstop material from Walmart. Iím just not certain if I want to try to sew it or just glue it. My thought was to build it like a Zagi hang glider.
|Mar 29, 2006, 02:00 AM|
I'm pretty close to finishing a plane with CF and ripstop nylon wings. Here's some stats:
Wingspan: 69 inches
Wing Chord: 16 inches
Wing Construction: ripstop nylon with carbon fiber spars and aluminum airfoil ribs. Collapsable
Fuselage: ~60 inches (not quite sure yet)
Fuselage Construction: two Slow Stick sticks, connected end-to-end. Detactable
The wings collapse down like an accordion and then the carbon spars come apart. I sewed the wings rather than gluing, as it's more robust that way. To hold things in place while sewing I used doubled-sided tape. The edges of the wing are all edged with dacron for added strength.
All that's really left to do now is to make the tail section and do something about the landing gear. I've put an old motor and GB on it, but I just don't think that's going to be powerful enough. Unfortunately the new Hyperion motor that I've ordered is not going to be in stock for another 7-10 days, so the maiden might have to wait until after then.
Once I've got it flying I'll post some pics and describe the construction in more detail.
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