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Old Apr 16, 2006, 11:23 AM
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Lanell - sweet but touchie

I was looking for a foamie that would be good for a beginner (been flying for 3 months). I cut my teeth on a slo-v then on an E-Starter. But I wanted more power and performance. I tried waterdog's Nasty and it broke hitting the ground. I then tried the Big Nasty and it broke too! I even tried the mini 3D. Well I was discouraged with a bunch of build time and nothing to show for it but a dumpster full of foam. So I decided to take what I liked from each plane and design my own. After several renditions I came up with Lanell.
She is a real sweet flyer when properly powered and will float nicely if needed. She has plywood doublers so I can hit the ground hard more than once and a full wing (Big Nasty design). I also made the fuse and tail more forgiving. If anyone wants to build this one I will be glad to share .

I'm new to this list too, so I have not figured out how to post the pix and plans yet. any help would be appreciated.
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 11:32 AM
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When you post, scroll down to manage attachments then find the pictures or files on your computer and load. It will not show up on preview but they will show on the post.

Hope this helps.
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 12:23 PM
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FlyinAZ check your PM's

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Old Apr 16, 2006, 01:22 PM
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Lanell plans in PDF

Here are the plans in PDF...
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 02:05 PM
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Great I'll add it to the Free foamies thread............


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Old Apr 16, 2006, 02:43 PM
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Any pictures?
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 02:47 PM
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nevermind I seen them in the build pdf.....nice plane
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 02:50 PM
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Thanks for the post and comments. I'll build the 33 this week and test it out. Waiting for my replacement 370 that smoked :-(
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 03:08 PM
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Picture for the post..

I can also provide the jpg's if someone wants to rescale it.
By the way how does Rastaprint work over Tile Print?
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Old Apr 20, 2006, 07:52 PM
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Here is the 33 inch version...

Here is the 33 inch version before paint and hardware. It weights in at 6.25 oz. I discovered that the wing cutout was too thin and 1/4 inch too long at the trailing edge. So if anyone builds it, measure the wing befor cutting the opening in the fuse.
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Old Apr 23, 2006, 09:57 PM
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Here is the latest build....

Wing span 37 inches
weight before hardware 7.5 oz.
weight (ready to fly) 19.5 oz.
motor Eflite 450
prop 10X7
battery TP 1320 3 cell lipo.
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Old Apr 23, 2006, 11:22 PM
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Wow... A newbie R/Cer and RC Froup member and you have already contributed more than most of us will!

Good man!

I am gonna steal some of your ideas!
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Old Apr 28, 2006, 06:34 PM
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Completed Lanell 33 inch

OK here is the final figures for the Lanell 33 inch.

Wing Span 33 inches
AFW 15 oz.
Motor Park 370 outrunner (EFLM1205)
Battery TP 2 cell 1320 Lipo.
Prop 9X6 (biggest recommended).

I wanted a motor for my two cell lipo's. The park 370 fit the bill and it will ONLY take a two cell. I found that out the hard way when I smoked it after 6 or 7 flights on a three cell. I also threw a 10X6 prop just fine but wanted to use the recommended prop with this one. The Actual flying weight is 15 oz. which is at the high edge of the recommended weight (7 - 14 oz) for the motor.

Maiden flight was perfect other than a few hits on the down trim and ailerons. It was a bit windy so just did a few loops and rolls to see how well it handled. It flew as well as the 37 inch with ample power for my flying ability. I still have not mastered any 3 D stuff and basically like flying with the "hammer down". Landing was a bit touchy due to the wind, but managed to float it down with out any damage.

I mounted the servos almost under the wing to get a proper CG with the light weight motor and 2 cell. But there is plenty of room for adjustments if you run a heavy 3 cell and a EFLM1200 or larger. The performance will probably be outstanding with a 3 cell

Overall I am very happy with its performance and can not wait for a calm day to really try it out.
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Old Feb 07, 2007, 10:41 PM
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any one still building this plane, i have one on the bench now, going together great.
was wondering if i should sand the trail edge of the wing before i install ailerons?

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Old Feb 23, 2007, 02:13 PM
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Sand em smooth...

Sand them smooth and put a 45 degree angle on the edge of the Ailerons.

I actually abandoned the plywood doublers to lighten up the plane a bit. I've learned to fly a bit better now and don't need the extra strength in the fuse. But it was a nice flying plane. Now I'm building pure foam. Check out the double edge. Only don't double up on the fuse, elevator or rudder. It's a lite plane and flys great. I'm powering it with a 450 and TP 1350 3cell.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=599023
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