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Posted by limmacslim | Jul 24, 2013 @ 03:31 PM | 7,777 Views
This is my Marchetti SF-260, It has a box type fuselage & NACA0013 wing, its based on drawings found at http://www.the-blueprints.com/. Mostly made from 3mm depron & powered by another rewound blue wonder, something like 2000kv pulling 18-19a from a 1000mah lipo on a not very well balanced 7x5 prop, 360g AUW.

It doesnt look it in the video but its actually a tiny bit quicker than our other higher kv park flier sized pusher jets & consistently edges away from them. Its not really my type of thing but thought I would have a go at a semi scale warbird type thing.
At times it feels like a baby to fly but has retained some characteristics I have read about regarding the full scale aircraft. In a stall it is not very well behaved, there is plenty of warning but it really needs the motor spinning to keep it in the air & only comfortably cruises at a relatively high throttle setting even though I went for a low-ish wing loading, someone else noted its either flying or falling & this model is pretty much the same.

Marchetti SF-260 depron RC aircraft (2 min 42 sec)

Posted by limmacslim | Jul 22, 2013 @ 03:40 PM | 6,972 Views
This is my Sbach 342 profile foamie made with 6mm depron, its running a 1200kv strong power motor, 8x6 prop & 450mah 3s lipo, I will be chucking in a blue wonder soon.

Its very floaty & easy to fly, I am still a learner with the 3d stuff & this is turning out to be a nice little trainer. I wanted small wing fences & pretty much borrowed the shape from another sbach design. I have made some slight modifications to my plans so a mk2 will be on its way when this one dies

The landing gear is not very well supported & did come a bit loose after my rough landing, you gotta try though

Sbach 342 92cm depron RC model (4 min 10 sec)


This is a 58cm mk2 micro version. Turn your speakers down, the acoustics in the hall is terrible & there is a loud crash at the end.

Micro Sbach 342 depron RC model (1 min 25 sec)
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