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Old Feb 19, 2010, 01:57 PM
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That thing looks like it's gonna fly!!
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Old Feb 19, 2010, 02:14 PM
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That thing looks like it's gonna fly!!
Hi son, lets try it this weekend....

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Old Feb 19, 2010, 10:05 PM
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call you saturday!

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Old Feb 19, 2010, 11:47 PM
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Ok, I will be at work for a while. Just call me when you get going.

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Old Mar 10, 2010, 09:53 PM
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A few more pictures I should have put up last weekend...
BTW sorry for not trimming the wing tips for more scale profile, I want to wait till after the maiden.

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Old Mar 13, 2010, 07:46 PM
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Success

Flew the F86D today, my son did the honors as I had not been flying anything since early February and felt that his reflexes would be better than mine.
We went out and found a feild where there was some grass that was about 1ft and not dead weeds so we could glide test. The CG was set to 18% of MAC at the house and the glide was straight with no tip stalling. So we went for it. I tossed it straight and level into the slight breeze and she flew away a little nose high, I think the CG was a little nose heavy and once on step it flew with only a few clicks of up. After gaining a little altitude we retrimmed and she got on step. Not fast but looked pretty cool in the air. This thing was flying arround with only 85watts maybe 40mph. Once trimmed the plane would fly arround at a little more than half throttle.
Sorry about pictures but even though I had a check list it was left on the work table. Tomorrow I will fly it again and this time I wont forget the pictures and video.

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Old Mar 13, 2010, 09:38 PM
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Congrats Eric! I'm really glad to hear the maiden went well. Can't wait to see some pics and video!

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Old Mar 13, 2010, 10:07 PM
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Hi Matt,

It flew and flew well, not fast but no trim problems at all. The alignment fixture I made did its job.

Statistics:

Length: 24"
Wingspan: 24"
Wing area: 125in2
Weight: 8.4oz
Wingloading: 9.7oz/ft2
Fan: GWS40mm
Motor: Feigao 5300Kv
ESC: Castle Pheonix 10
Battery: Thunder Power 900mah
Power: 85watts
Power loading: 162 watts/lb
Thrust Installed: 3.2oz completely ducted
Thrust/Weight: .38/1

This airplane would be best with a 50mm fan like the wemotec but the inlet is nearly scale and pretty small and it would not work so well with the larger fan ... but if the rotor comes off again I wil cut this one out and put the wemotec into it with a 5300Kv Eflight inrunner I have.

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Old Mar 14, 2010, 07:38 AM
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Good job Eric.
Waiting for vid.

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Old Mar 14, 2010, 11:20 AM
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Hi Boogie,

I wont forget the camera this time. I tied the strap to the transmitter..
Its 10am right now, I am getting everything ready to go.

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Old Mar 14, 2010, 08:06 PM
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Proof of Flight

Here is the video, it is short as I wanted to fly my plane too...

Eric B.

Eric's F86D 03-14-10.mpg (0 min 51 sec)
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 11:05 PM
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cool project eric! whats the reason behind the odd shaped wingtips?
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 06:18 AM
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Congrats to you and your son, Eric! Sounds nice and smooooth...

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Old Mar 15, 2010, 07:17 AM
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cool project eric! whats the reason behind the odd shaped wingtips?
Hi Corsair Nut,

Too lazy to finish the wing before flying it...
I will put the tips on it today or early this week, there is an electric flyin this weekend I want to attend with it.

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Old Mar 15, 2010, 07:22 AM
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Congrats to you and your son, Eric! Sounds nice and smooooth...

Fuzz
Thanks Steve, it was fun working on it with my eldest son. I think AirSally has been having the most fun sharing the hobby with Corsair Nut.

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