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Posted by BladeScraper | Apr 26, 2012 @ 09:03 PM | 3,230 Views
Well, as I said, I've got it built. I still need the electronics. I think I will use the Zippy Flightmax 180mAh 2s, and the Turningy Plush 6A ESC. The plush has much better reviews than the HK brand. Even though I am using some carbon fiber rods to stiffen up the tail, I am going to try to build A.L.A.P. (as light as possible) meaning NO hot glue, only CA glue. I have plenty of time to make the plane, no rush really. So I really won't be doing much with it until I get enough money, then order it. Then wait another month to get it. But anyway, at least I know I will be getting a quality, reliable, and efficient motor from Dualsky.


I am going to try to go for either a camouflage or standard flame and checkered scheme. Like these:


flames and checkered

control horns

So, I need the max throws for practicing 3D. On a plane like this to get the control throws as big as I need, I think I am going to get these TINY little control horns from hobby town, put the pushrod on the innermost hole on the control horn and cut the rest off, and limit throws with the "Travel Adjust" function on the Dx6i to limit the throws to where I need them. (cutting the other holes off saves a bit of weight. As I said, I am going to build A.L.A.P.)

Thanks guys!

Posted by BladeScraper | Apr 25, 2012 @ 07:27 AM | 3,355 Views
I worked on the plane a little bit a while back. I used CA and a little hot glue. I also put some 1mm carbon rod and some 0.8 and 0.7mm. I used a small carbon strip for the wing. I have tail bracing to stiffen up the tail. I'll try to get a pic soon.
Posted by BladeScraper | Apr 15, 2012 @ 04:23 PM | 3,313 Views
I will try to get pics of the fuse when I get it!
Posted by BladeScraper | Apr 15, 2012 @ 04:23 PM | 3,263 Views
That plane in my last post, the 26" (actually as it turns out it's 25") EPP 6mm, is already making progress! I had the plane built by a guy at my club ($12 for him to cut it out and install either A.) Welders hinge, or B.) plastic hinges, less resistance.) Of course, though, I chose the plastic hinges, that way my servos may last a bit longer. (a BIT) Anyway, ALL I will be getting is the foam with hinged control surfaces. I will NOT be getting the carbon fiber or electronics, hence the CHEAP price. I will still need to buy those separately. But at least I get it cheap! I will be buying the stuff from HobbyCity. Unless, of course, it's backordered.
Posted by BladeScraper | Apr 07, 2012 @ 07:24 PM | 3,140 Views
When in doubt... SUPER GLUE!

plans for then next few months:

I will put a "✔" if I have it.
Mini Yak 55 (scratchbuild)

Motor: Dualsky Xmotor 1812CA-42T Motor 25W

ESC: Turningy Plush 6A

Battery: ZIPPY Flightmax 180mAh 2S 15C

Servos: HK-282A Single-Screw, Ultra-Micro Servo 2g / 0.2kg / 0.08sec


Receiver: OrangeRx R415 Spektrum DSM2 Compatible 4Ch Micro 2.4Ghz

Transmitter: Dx6i ✔

Foam: 6mm EPP ✔

Hinges: NOT WELDERS GLUE HINGE! Micro Hinges 23x7x3mm (10pcs/set) ✔

Control horns: I am still deciding.

Heat Shrink Tubing: 2mm 1mtr Black


Props: GWS 7x3.5
Posted by BladeScraper | Apr 02, 2012 @ 07:00 AM | 3,520 Views
Um so I bought a connector from HobbyTown USA and soldered it on. Back up and running! Using it for my I.S. (independent study) from SAGE (a "gifted program") and using it for my "creative" product. Hopely it won't get broke before I'm able to fly it there! Or when I AM flying it there :P

Also, I put some foam squares along the pushrods to keep them from flexing so much. They are just a 1/2" by 1/2" piece of foam with a slit cur into them from end to center and push it onto the rod and glued it to plane.