3,7g Palm-Z Tadpole
This is my latest effort in the LRF field.
Here are some specs:
25 cm wingspan
20 cm lenght
Picco-Z tailprop and motor
3mm i.d. coil
Construction material is 1mm hotwired depron, 3mm depron for the fuselage, a 15cm piece of 0,8mm carbon pultruded rod and a small lenght of carbon capstrip.
It can fly in a very small room!
I'll post plans soon.
I have build a 10g, plane with balsa / foam, and tried to install the Palm Z hardware. The only problem was the rudder kinda got sticky, so while I was fiddling with it, I must have shorted out the coil as the rudder stopped working entirely. So I'll use the opportunity to improve the actuator. As I see a smaller diameter coil may be more powerful (which I will need for my model) I would like to know the details of your actuator mod if you would be willing:
1. diameter wire? Magnet and magnet orientation?
2. Did you use two wires wrapped together in a coil (like in the original Palm Z actuator) with a single double stranded lead to the Rx, or one wire, with an incoming and outgoing leads to the Rx.
Thanks...and keep up the good work!
Thank you for compliments
A 10g airframe is wayyy too heavy for Palm-Z hardware, my tadpole airframe weights one gram indeed.
And, yes, Palm-Z actuator is cr@p but it will teach you to treat actuators with the due respect...
I don't know what diameter is my wire, i've just looked for the thinnest i could find: mine was found in one of these cheap big wall clocks.
My actuator is just like the Palm-Z one, it's just 3mm i.d. instead of 4mm or so.
The magnet is a little gem and you get two of them, treat those things like diamonds!
If you are not familiar with actuators, i suggest you to read (and print too) "Inside Story":http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...04&postcount=2
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