|Nov 06, 2006, 10:34 PM|
very nice plans!
has anyone flown one from the plans . .. 20" or 40"???
interested in building pics or maiden flight info . .
|Nov 07, 2006, 06:45 AM|
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)
|Feb 01, 2007, 12:44 PM|
Well, not really. Santa gave me a nice engine for it:
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.
|Jul 05, 2007, 03:43 AM|
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?
|Oct 04, 2008, 02:48 PM|
Parts ready to assemble
Making the hingecuts
Allmost done. Where's the CA?
Fitting the wing
Looks like a dinosaur (Rafalysis Depronius)
Lower fuse with formers. All parts fitted snugly.
Sanding the double 45° angle to the ailerons hingeside.
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.
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.
|Oct 04, 2008, 05:00 PM|
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)
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