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Posted by SGTalon | Dec 09, 2008 @ 04:59 PM | 54,578 Views
It has been a while since i actually made a blog post. I have not been sitting around doing nothing!

It has been much slower than this summer for sure. I got a little burned out on the space thing so i started working on some other designs.

I have been thinking about building a small plane for a long time. I even bought a small motor and some 3mm foam a while back (before the Summer of Space) Well i finally got around to building something. I re-designed the Micro3DX design that is popular here. Here is the thread

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=936681

24" span or so. It turns out that my small motor isn't all that small. The AUW ended up being 6.5 oz. Too heavy for that small of a plane. I need to drop at least another ounce. SO i am looking for another motor.

SO i figured that i needed more wing area. I designed a 3DBatix FoameIIx biplane was next. 24" span again but 2 wings this time! Well since i built it the winds here in Detroit have been 20+ mph!!! GRRR 4 weeks now that the weather has been bad for flying!

IN between i designed a really cool plane. The German Wespe. WWII secret project from the Germans. Man was it cool! I actually started cutting foam on it this weekend. Pretty awesome design:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=950807

Then i got inspired by this cool company called Falx. www.falxair.com

They have a plan for a Hybrid drive- Brushless Motors, Lipo Batteries, Turbine generator Tilt wing plane! It is really cool! So i designed my own version of it. See if i can make it fly.

I actually put the plans for the Wespe and the Falx on the same page when i printed to save time. So i have the parts cut for both planes now!

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=960584

Not sure what i will do next. I am thinking of doing another Star Wars design. Or maybe i will just build out some of these designs i already have. Not sure yet. I hate cutting foam. It is the designing that i love!