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Posted by Old_Pilot | Aug 18, 2016 @ 06:22 PM | 4,669 Views
Y'all ain't gonna believe this......go sit down.....
Dassault Systemes' drafting software (Draftsight) has asked me to come to Waltham MA to film the construction of 2 of my flat jets (a 70 and a 90) to be used as a presentation of the capabilities of Draftsight at SolidWorks World conference in L.A. in Feb......I've been beta testing some of their stuff over the last year.....that's another story.....

Anyway, I was sending them the drawings for the StealthStream (with the 3D), and one thing led to another...it's a hoot.......all expenses paid.... I didn't post this anywhere until it was finalized.

Well, it's been finalized ! I'm about as excited as a 5 year old on Christmas morning......

They originally offered to fly my wife and I to L.A. for the SWW conference in Feb. But I countered with an offer to come to Waltham to build and fly the aircraft for their marketing purposes.
And they sent me this today..full 3D solid model of the StealthStream....using SolidWorks.

They went nuts when they saw the last 90mm take to the air.
..and all of this happened because of a couple of pieces of foam board and a fricking coffee cup.........LMAO
Posted by Old_Pilot | Aug 18, 2016 @ 10:49 AM | 4,016 Views
Flight Ready.......total build time 48 hours....from scratch

Spec's

GForce 4250 900 kV motor
65A ESC
4000 mah 40C 4S
Lemon 6-channel receiver
11x7 prop
TowerPro MG90s aileron servos
Tower Pro MG 946R rudder/elevator servos
12% symmetrical Joukowski airfoil
light weight construction.....original had a lot of 1/4".....this one is mostly 3/16 and 1/8
maple spar caps with balsa webs (I-beam spar)
Posted by Old_Pilot | Aug 15, 2016 @ 06:49 AM | 3,534 Views
Stuck a Mobius mini cam on the bottom of the StealthStream 10X...for your amusement

SS10X In flight (1 min 56 sec)