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Old Sep 22, 2006, 08:01 PM
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What I did with a left over 2m Spectra wing.

I will post the pictures here.


Spec's


2 meter poly wing
T Tail
Pod and Boom Construction
2 Hitec mg255 servos
Koyosho AP29 Motor
Gearbox MJ8051 3.33 to 1
8 Cell 1700 mha Nicad or 2s2p 6600mha Lipo
AUW 40oz
10x5.5 folding prop.


The boom is from a old golf club shaft which is what got me started on this convertion anway.

The motor with the 2s lipoly
7.36 volts
11.79 amps
90 watts
4861 rpm



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Old Sep 23, 2006, 03:23 AM
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Man that was just fun to view. I love seeing stuff like this...

Jay
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Old Sep 23, 2006, 07:14 AM
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Nicely documented..
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Old Sep 23, 2006, 11:35 AM
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Love the pilot!!!
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Old Sep 23, 2006, 01:00 PM
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Well the maiden went as expected. she is a bit under powered but gets the job done.. the t-tail did not survive the first landing so back to the drawing board. may just redo it with a conventinal tail.. (stonger)

I will post video later today afer i get the honey do's done..
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Old Sep 28, 2006, 03:55 PM
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Video

Pod Glider Maiden

Sorry it took so long to get it posted..

I hope to have photo's of the redesigned standart tail up tonight as well..

and this weekend one more test flight...
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Old Sep 28, 2006, 05:12 PM
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Updated Pictures

As promised.
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Old Sep 28, 2006, 07:42 PM
To many projects
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The ol 'head scratching walk to the crash site' ,, well, it is better than spiking the transmitter. Which BTW is why there aren't many football players flying RC.

I didn't stop breaking tails on mach 2 landings until I went V-tail. Till then, I had to float them on home. V's aren't hard to do really, just different.

Good video work BTW. Look forward to the next installment
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Old Sep 29, 2006, 03:40 PM
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A great build thread. "A picture is worth a thousand words".

How about a 'V' tail?
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Old Sep 29, 2006, 03:43 PM
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Quote:
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How about a 'V' tail?
That was my first thought but i just did not want to spend the time to calc the tail feather sizes.. V-Tail set up was a bit daunting to me too..

But it is an option next time the tail gets trashed..

I sure like the way the T-Tail looked in the air I will miss that aspect of the plane..
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Old Oct 01, 2006, 12:35 AM
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So today was not fun... Im still not sure what i did but i swear i was holding the stick to the right while the glider was making a left handed spiral of death from about 50 feet.

Im lucky this was all the damage.. the wing was fine just poped off.. But the fuse required so CA and TLC.. I will try again tomo and see whats up..

I think i stalled it while making a turn into a shear band of lift over the school roof. must have slowed to much and she diped the wing and started the spiral. I swear i gave opiste control input but may have been to little to late..
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Old Oct 01, 2006, 09:28 AM
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Sorry about the crash. You got off
fairly lightly by the look of the images.

Check for wing warps and lateral balance
before you fly again.

Best.
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Old Oct 01, 2006, 02:45 PM
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Quote:
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Sorry about the crash. You got off
fairly lightly by the look of the images.

Check for wing warps and lateral balance
before you fly again.

Best.
I will need to do that I did fly it again today but had to add about 2oz to the nose i think yesterday was i was just to tail heavy todays flight was much more behaved.. almost relaxing

It still porpuses a bit but i can dial that out. when it get slow it still wants to wing over to the left motor on or off so i need to relook at the wing for warps and also verify the insidence of the wing It may be too much hence the loftyness and wanting to stall all the time..
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