Lanier Husky 106" Electric conversion
I decided a little while ago that I wanted a scale bush plane.
It had to have flaps, large wheels and be capable of STOL.
It would be nice if it was a model of a real plane as well.
I was also looking at getting a large scale plane.
Some reading was done and a few good candidates shined through.
The Sig Rascal 110 (110"ws), the Graupner Taxi (94.25"ws)and (on a suggestion from one of the local club members) the Lanier Husky (106"ws).
I ended up combining the two types of plane I was after and got the Lanier Husky 106 from Tower Hobbies. I see that they just dropped the price for the ARF.... Isn't that the way it goes
The planned components are as follows
12s2p a123 batteries
CC 110HV speed control
Hitec HS645mg servos for the elevator halves and rudder
Hitec HS475HB servos for the ailerons and flaps
Axi 5345/14 brushless motor
Spektrum AR7000 receiver
2s1p a123 receiver pack
6" dubro smooth air filled tires
2" foam tail wheel
When I received the plane and unpacked it, I was very pleased with the quality of the kit.
The covering was done quite nicely. The only thing I don't really like about the trim scheme of the plane is the excessively patriotic theme it has. Red, white and blue is one thing, but the stars on the bottom of the wing???
Those stars were removed by gently peeling them off and removing the adhesive residue with nail polish remover. The stripes may still disappear some time in the future.
I did some assembling before I picked up the servos as I just couldn't wait.
I hinged the flaps and ailerons, installed the stab and hinged the rudder and elevator halves.
The tail lined up perfectly. The hinging slots in the tail were faultless as well.
The wing is pretty good. One of the ailerons got put into the drill jig at the factory backwards and was drilled in the wrong location for the controls to be installed. That was an easy fix by simply drilling a new hole. I'll cover the old hole with some matching covering in the future.
The same aileron had a bend in it as well. The hinge slits in the wing matched this curve, though and I didn't notice when I installed the control surface. I will have to remove it, straighten it and re-hinge sometime.
Some pics from when I mocked the plane up when I first got it.
I put my E-Flite Taylorcraft 450 on top as a size comparison
The room in this photo is 12 feet wide!!
Horizontal stab hinged
I have my hand next to the stab to give and idea of size. Being 31" wide, it doesn't fit through a standard household door! It will fit turned, though....
Landing gear installed and the wings on. Sure pretty!
Here I have it assembled in my kitchen for a control test once the servos were installed.
Here's a short video of the controls operating. I just need to set the control throws as per the manual.
Now I just need to wait on some parts.
Half my batteries will be arriving on Monday or Tuesday.
The speed controller is on order.
Waiting on prices from local suppliers for the motor.
Main wheels on order.
Will get some pics soon of the radio bay.
Let's hope for a maiden soon!!
That's a big one for sure!! I bet I'll be a real floater for you.
Do you think this would fit as well or better in the "Giant Electric Planes" forum?
Not saying that you and it are not welcome here as that's not my style nor place to do so. I was just thinking that it might fit and be easier for others to find who may have the same "giant scale bush plane" deas down the line if it's over there. (I'm one to talk, I'm building a 100" plane myself )
Also, with all of the contest builds and such going on here, you may get buried much more quickly than you deserve. Your call 100%.
Either way, best of luck with your project! Thanks for sharing.
Oh, I am.
I've been watching the shipping of the batteries for 10 days now.
I'm excited to play with these cells as well.
I think I'll just re-post all the info in the Giant scale electrics forum and put a link in this thread that will forward people to that thread.
That is, unless I hear from a Moderator in the next 5 minutes.
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