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Posted by Old_Pilot | Jul 30, 2015 @ 03:18 PM | 4,600 Views
She flies !

CF 105 Ver 3 Maiden (2 min 56 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Jul 27, 2015 @ 06:08 PM | 5,078 Views
A few changes from Version 2.0......maiden will probably be Thursday

30" WS x 40" OAL x 46 oz AUW
3/16" Elmer's board
KFM-2 airfoil
83% thrust cone (hybrid nacelle/fan mount)
(2) 70 mm 5-bladed Dynam fans with 3000 kV motors
(2) 50 amp ESC's
(2) TowerPro MG 90 S servos
(1) Lemon 6-channel Featherlite receiver
(1) 3700 mah 40C 4s battery
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jul 20, 2015 @ 05:26 PM | 5,105 Views
The first time I tried to make this airplane fly didn't turn out like I wanted.......it could almost barely drag it's butt into the sky.....embarrassing to say the least....Version 1.0 had a single 70 mm fan....... Version 2.0 has (2) 70's that I moved outboard of the fuse.....AUW with a 3700 mah 4s is 48 oz....maiden tomorrow

Update: Got taken out by ingesting a dragonfly or two into the starboard fan...it exploded and Version 2.0 hit the ground hard.....broke her all to pieces. Got two good passes in over the field and was going for my camera, when a swarm of dragonflies descended on the runway....you can still see the bug juice on the inside of the fan housing.
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jul 13, 2015 @ 09:29 PM | 5,099 Views
Got bored and built this today

2217-6 1250 kV 8x6 2200 mah 3s 40A ESC

30" WS x 24" oal

28 oz AUW

114 w/lb
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jul 11, 2015 @ 03:02 PM | 4,458 Views
real easy to fly, plenty of power, added a bit more rudder throw, and she'll knife edge..........if you notice, you only hear three clicks of trim..flew her all morning

Ugwi Stik Maiden (4 min 50 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Jul 07, 2015 @ 07:59 PM | 4,371 Views
flight ready

Power specs:

Power Specs on the Ugwi Stik

Motor: (Value Hobby)

The G32 (42-50) brushless out-runner motor can replace a .40 - .46 two stroke nitro engines and is equivalent to E-Flite Power 32 / AXI 2826. It is capable of producing up to 6 lb of thrust and generate about 720W of power.

Specifications:
•KV: Listed as 800, tested to be approx. 810.
•Weight: 7.54oz (214g) for motor only, not including mounting accessories.
•Motor Diameter: Approx. 42mm
•Shaft diameter: 5 mm
•Max efficiency: Approx. 40A
•Max Load: Approx. 50A

Motor Dimensions (see below)

•60A brushless motor ESC
•3-4S LiPO and at least 3300-4000mAh.
•Prop Selection: Remember to always use props designed for electric motors, nitro props are heavier and might overload the motor.
With 4S LiPO: 12x6 or 11x5.5 or 11x7 (I'm using a 12x5 XOAR)
With 3S LiPO: 13x6.5 or 13x8

AUW 60 oz with a 2200 mah 4s

192 watts / lb......I think she'll fly.....with or without wings......LOL
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jul 02, 2015 @ 10:16 AM | 3,805 Views
First dry fit