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Posted by Old_Pilot | Nov 20, 2014 @ 06:31 PM | 4,395 Views
Doppelpfeil 1.0 Maiden (1 min 45 sec)

She's a handful..working on Doppelpfeil 2.0.......

flew her 5 times successfully..it was that "Oh let's put her up one more time" that killed her....got her in the sun, lost orientation, and she went in hard....BUT..the foam board crumpled like the front of a Mercedes, saving all the electrics........
Posted by Old_Pilot | Nov 11, 2014 @ 04:53 PM | 5,213 Views
This is for all the guys on RCAAA......you know who you are !

I've decided to try to build a 3D-ish foamie......so I stole the stuff I liked from 4-5 ARF's and came up with this....takes (2) sheets of 3/16" Elmers board and a 2 liter bottle for the canopy.....I'll revise and annotate once I build her, but you guys get the idea......As always, drawings are on 36x48 paper.. foam board blanks are 40x30.

I did a box fuse because I don't like batteries, ESC's, and Receivers flopping around in the wind !

This ain't Dollar Tree foam !

Preliminary electrics:


Golden Power 2217/6 1500 kV...

No. of Cells: 2 - 3 Li-Poly
Kv: 1500 RPM/V
Max Efficiency: 80%
Max Efficiency Current: 8 - 22A (>70%)
Load Current: 1.6A @10V
Resistance: 0.100 ohms
Max Current: 28A for 60S
Max Watts: 311W for 60S
Weight: 70g / 2.45 oz.
Size: 27.5 mm x 30 mm
Shaft Diameter: 4mm

Buddy RC


Prop : APC E 8060 or 9060 (probably change, but I'm sure either will fly her)

Battery 2100 mah 20C 3S


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