Recent Attachments for AMCross
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Unfortunately, the covering must've shrunk enough to fail the carbon fiber on nearly every surface.
After the school demo, we left the cobweb in the van for a few hours, windows open.
Notice the fascinated students, obviously enjoying the show!
A third flight demo was done after the principal pulled in 3 more classrooms to watch!
The students were all quiet, or oooh and aahhing through each flight.
A nice, easy launch, and she's off!
...and the servo and RX velcro to the other.
The ESC mounts to one side of this plate...
The motor is inplace, and the landing gear rods snapped into the 2 lower holes.
WHEN I build my next Cobweb, I'll mount the motor off the TOP of the rod instead of the bottom, as I did on this one, to increase prop clearance. I'll also increase the downthrust to 4 degrees.
The wing mount goes out the single hole in the top side of the carbon rod.
The complete kit contents (Hobby Lobby photo of green kit.)
Notice the 6 channel transmitter -- even has pitch and throttle curve dials. Surprisingly capable radio package.
The complete kit contents, includes even a nice 6 channel transmitter! This is an RTF package for aerobatic heli pilots. NICE!
Harrier flight really is EASY with this bird's authoritative but not 'twitchy' controls.
Just barely breaking ground!
Easing toward a hover from a harrier.
Let's start, instead, with the Pogo doing 'the pogo' -- brief hops -- break ground, hover at a foot or two, set back down again.
A sketch from the full-size Pogo information site showing her transitioning to a vertical landing...we're not ready for this quite yet.
I was pleased to find the battery could be mounted right on the CG.
Note the slot I had to cut 2" in front of the servo mounting so the leads would reach the receiver. The pre-cut slot for the servo arm and servo leads did not leave enough lead to reach the receiver.
Note the correct orientation for the bottom rudder servo.
Pogo’s left side, without any location marking for the bottom rudder servo.
Pogo’s right side had the servo locations shown clearly.
My first difficulty was gluing the fuse bottom to the wings and fuse top. I had to use a couple of boxes to keep the wings flat so I could make sure the fuse bottom was 90deg to the wings.
A sketch from the Pogo information site of the full scale taking off and transitioning to forward flight...
Isn't she cool???
Sketches of the full-scale Convair Pogo XFY-1, courtesy of fiddlersgreen.net
Looks serious, doesn't she? Let's FLY!
I liked the snap-on clevises and how the clevises snapped into the control horns, which were easily adjustable and secure.
The radio gear instructions have only one discrepancy and that is the pushrod joining. The instructions say to use thread and CA to join the threaded metal pushrod end to the carbon pushrod, while the photos show heat shrink tubing. I chose to use the th
I accidentally installed the aileron servo in the wrong side of the wing.
The instructions gave the option to use cut down EZ hinges or tape. I chose to use tape for simplicity.
The foam sections are all 2 piece laminated, rather than one piece of twice the thickness, which provides additional stiffness and rigidity, while still keeping the weight reasonable. We’ll find out later whether or not this makes a difference in her flig
A quick easy assembly starts with a small number of well made parts!
The stunt mode curve, as described below.
The normal pitch curve...a flat line...so now it is just like a fixed pitch prop.
Now the U-shape of the throttle curve in stunt mode.
The normal throttle curve -- no curve at all. Just simple linear throttle response.
Close up of the Axi
The hollow shaft Axi motor
Straight out of the bag...very little assembly required!
Curtis Youngblood does it again! (Photo by Jim Bourke.)
Andrew Jesky learns he won, as John Glezellis is announced in 2nd. (Photo by Jim Bourke.)
John Glezellis came ready for a fight! This low knife edge pass was one of numerous truly impressive points in his routines.
Uh oh...here comes the infamous mat. Curtis ends his most impressive routines with an auto on the mat.
Curtis' matching helis ready for the day to begin.
Andrew Jesky presents his QQ Yak ARF in a fantastic rolling harrier, in perfect position before his judges.
Justin Moore's Vigor performs on Friday!
Marcus Kim lifts off to begin his round.
Malorie's flights were quite impressive. If she continues to improve as she has, I would expect to see her in the finals next year!
The acro maneuvers can be seen here.
An avid modeler brings a flat plate foamie for the balloon pop at the end of Sunday's flying...and shows his support for the XFC!
Matt Chapman Airshows -- sponsored by Great Planes (!) -- provided full scale excitement to go with all the great RC Flying...INCLUDING A DUET WITH FRANK NOLL and the GP 1/3 scale Matt Chapman Cap ARF!
And, can't forget, RCGroups.com...we're a platinum sponsor!
XFC 2005 -- with Futaba as the new primary sponsor!
Strong airflow over the tail, courtesy in part of good prop selection (thanks HL!), made hangars easy. Again, more throw on the tail would've eased the challenge of making corrections in torque rolls.
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