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Old Jan 27, 2008, 03:05 PM
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WreckRman2,

I think you will like that little motor for the price. I have a couple of them and they will swing up to an 8 X 3.8 prop. Start is not completely smooth on the 8 x 3.8 but it is smooth as butter with a 7 x 4. I have a six ounce airplane that it flys very nicely to include hovering on a 2S 300mAh battery swinging the 7 X 4 prop.

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Old Jan 29, 2008, 01:57 AM
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Félicitation

Salut Anthony,

Félicitation pour ton avion!!! (Congratulations for your plane!!!! )
I think it's my next F3P airplane...

I'll try to give you some pictures of it...

Where do you find the foam in France. I go to Paris this next WE...

Thanks

All the best
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Old Jan 29, 2008, 03:34 AM
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Thank you One,
You can find this foam in "Castorama" for example.
I think you should take scales to weigh the foam before buying it.
The last I bought was about 105g (1,25m x 0,8m).

Aidan,
What "undesirable tendencies in turns" are you talking about?

Anthony
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Old Jan 29, 2008, 05:03 AM
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Aidan,
What "undesirable tendencies in turns" are you talking about?

Anthony
I haven't flown the plane for about a year but as I recall the nose tended to rise and yaw out of the turn a little. It wasn't a serious problem but didn't feel quite as precise as I'd have liked. I don't see any signs in the video that yours suffers a similar problem. There were a few small issues with the Index 1 and I didn't fly it enough to get them fully understood and/or corrected before I moved on to the Index 2 (which has no such problems ). It's possible that the issue was something other than yaw instability. I know a few others have built the Index 1 since and I don't think anyone has mentioned experiencing the same thing.

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Old Jan 29, 2008, 05:06 AM
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Can someone advise where to order this foam for international delivery (Australia)?
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Old Jan 29, 2008, 09:24 AM
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Anthony,

Got mine cut out and just finished painting. Will begin the assembly of the Cirrus, and will include photos.

I think this plane is going to build light. I will be using regular depron.
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 11:56 AM
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Anthony,
The plane looks great!
Mes parents ont habité au Havre dans les '60s quand je ete etudant.
J'ai beaucoups mémoires affectueuses de ces temps.
There!
See, your English isn't nearly as bad as my French!

JLK
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 09:32 PM
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Framed, with CF

Framed, with carbon fiber.

As it sits, I'm at 48g. This is my lightest build yet!

I plan on running:

Park 250
3-Dymond D4.7
Castle Creations-phoenix 10
Spektrum AR 6100 receiver

Maybe I will have it ready for a test flight this weekend, and will take it to an indoor fly-in next week in Plainview Texas.

I hope to evaluate for a club build, to try and get some members interested in indoor flight.

Mini Ifo
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Old Jan 31, 2008, 12:11 AM
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Framed, with carbon fiber.
As it sits, I'm at 48g. This is my lightest build yet!
Did you build with depron?
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Old Jan 31, 2008, 09:22 AM
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bobferg,

Yes, the plane is built using 3 mm depron. I used 1mm CF for the wing support, and .75mm for the truss support.

I also installed a 3mm x .5mm flat CF strip along the back of the wing.

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Old Feb 03, 2008, 04:47 PM
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Nice pics of Mini-ifo's Cirrus. Not wanting to be left out at the upcoming SPEF event, and with an opportunity to compare notes I figured I'd whip up a couple to try out too. Nice looking plane and an easy build. I also went with a single 3mm x .5mm carbon flat in the wing to give it a bit more structure.
I have not yet weighed the airframes yet, but they're both entirely glued/pained with a few carbon flats in the nose. Possibly tonight I'll get gear in 'em. I'll get some weights posted too. These are nice low effort builds. I only wish I'd weighed before I sprayed so I'd know how much some paint adds. I think some colors (darks) can show better while adding less.

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Old Feb 03, 2008, 05:38 PM
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Looking forward to seeing these fly next week in Plainview.
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Old Feb 04, 2008, 12:32 PM
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Yup, I can't wait to see'em at SPEF too! It'll help me get a better idea of the bracing!

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Old Feb 04, 2008, 02:11 PM
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Troy,

You can see the bracing pretty well on them bottom photos of my planes in post 38.

I just used Dick and Derk vana der Vecht's truss method they used on their Clik!'s.

It works great!

You can also use a long piece of depron run down the fuse for support.

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Old Feb 04, 2008, 02:38 PM
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I hear ya Dennis. I just wanna see it in person so I can touch it, feel it, smell it and then it'll make even more sense to me.

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