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Old Nov 06, 2006, 10:34 PM
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sweeet!

very nice plans!
has anyone flown one from the plans . .. 20" or 40"???
interested in building pics or maiden flight info . .
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Old Nov 07, 2006, 02:54 AM
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I've just cut all the parts for the 20"version.
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Old Nov 07, 2006, 06:12 AM
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If you'd like, I can host the plans on www.parkjets.com
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Old Nov 07, 2006, 06:45 AM
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Total depron weight for the 20" version is just 35 gr (1,2Oz)

I was quite dissapointed there was so little interest in this plan, since I've put a lot of time and effort in it.

Let's wait for me to finish building the prototype. The plan might still need tweaking. After I've seen her fly, we can show a nice pic with the plan on the parkjets page. Thanks for the really nice offer.

I'm looking into using a ducted fan on the 20" ws. (inspired by Chris's L-39 albatros)
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Old Nov 18, 2006, 06:20 PM
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Took this picture a few weeks ago.



The parts are waiting to be assembled, after I'm done with the pond racer.
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Old Feb 01, 2007, 05:38 AM
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Any news on this?
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Old Feb 01, 2007, 12:44 PM
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Well, not really. Santa gave me a nice engine for it:

http://www.rctechnics.nl/product_inf...oducts_id=1403



Still got some unused 2S 800mah Lipo's. And a ESC. But time is not on my side. The Pond Racer demands it's attention. And let's face it, it's by far the best looking model of the two.

As soon as I'm done or bored with the Pond Racer, and I've got my Formosa airbrushed and ready to go, this will be next.

I still can't believe nobody ever started building one. These are very nice plans. THEY ARE FREE. Maybe it's the complexity of the parts that puts you off. Well, it only took me one evening of cutting templates, and cutting depron to get the parts. It should be fairly easy to put together. If you get stuck, ask me for a solution or clarification. No problem.

The 40" version is a real giant. Be sure you've got enough experience to finish and fly a beast like that. And if you use FFF, make sure you tape the outside of any curved part. Unlike FFF, Depron has a stressed skin of it's own.
And I've designed the curved parts with stressed skin in mind.

I learned the difference in behaviour of these two foams with my Duplex delta plans.
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Old Feb 01, 2007, 03:41 PM
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New renderings to get you going:





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Old Jul 04, 2007, 10:45 PM
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Started cutting the 40" model. Anyone have any flight experience yet ?
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Old Jul 05, 2007, 03:43 AM
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I haven't heard about anyone yet. Still need to build my 20" version.
Let me know if you become stuck. It's quite a jigsaw puzzle.

You're building from 6mm depron or FFF?
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Old Sep 29, 2008, 01:12 PM
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Hello,

Anyone has video of this plane flying ?

Thx.

(and thanks to Prop-er too for this superbe plan)
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Old Sep 30, 2008, 02:06 AM
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Mine is as good as finished. Really need to put some pics up.
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Old Oct 04, 2008, 02:48 PM
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Parts ready to assemble


Making the hingecuts


Allmost done. Where's the CA?


CA't


Adding formers



Fitting the wing


Nice nose.


Looks like a dinosaur (Rafalysis Depronius)


Lower fuse with formers. All parts fitted snugly.


Sanding the double 45 angle to the ailerons hingeside.


Get it?


Adding hinges. (actually 5 1/4" floppy disk sleeves)



Building the jetpipes.


Glueing the lowerfuse.


Assembling the fuse skin. (can be tricky from time to time...)


Shape begins to form.


Fuse sides


Ready to sand.



Prebend the fuse skin around a soft angled table edge.



Lower fuse skins. These where actually around 3mm too large. I will change this in the drawing tonight.
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Old Oct 04, 2008, 05:00 PM
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I just put the revised drawings for the 20" version online. Just download the plans, and you've got the latest version.

This is how my Rafale looks now:







There's still some sanding and painting to do, but I'll first check if she will fly. Setup is a Himodel 1540kV 25gr outrunner, 350mah 20C 3S lipo from UH, 10A ESC and two 5gr HXT's on the elevons. I haven't put controls on the canards yet. (But this is easy to do afterwards)

Vincent
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